Just finished listening to the NPR article on the album Allison Krauss and Robert Plant have done together called Raising Sand. If you’re a fan of either (or both) of them, be sure and listen to the audio of the interview (it should be available by noon today). I especially like Plant’s explanation of why he doesn’t care for the term “duets”.
Krauss has what some have described as “the purest voice God ever gave a human,” which much of her work with Union Station seems to validate, and Plant, well as you can see from the pics in the article, he looks like death warmed over, but he’s a brilliant musician and music historian, and probably more intelligent and articulate than most any other rock star alive (listen to some of his past interviews if you get the chance, it’s like William F. Buckley with a sense of humor, and talent). That he, Jimmy Page, JPJ and Bonzo ever got together is one of greatest blessings in our musical history.
These two are supposedly already making plans for a 2008 tour. I’d certainly pay a premium to see that. Let’s cross our fingers.