Robert Plant’s new album, Carry Fire, will be released by Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records on Friday, October 13, 2017. Carry Fire, Plant’s his 11th solo album and first full-length release since 2014’s acclaimed lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar, is available now for pre-order at all digital music retailers and nonesuch.com and robertplant.com with an instant download of the album’s first track, “The May Queen.”
Pre-orders via nonesuch.com and robertplant.com also include an exclusive limited-edition print featuring a beautiful image from the album art.
As a number of Plant’s recent solo albums have been made available in hi-res at 96/24 and 48/24 options, we here at HRAC expect Carry Fire to follow suit.
Carry Fire was produced by Plant in the west of England and Wales at Top Cat studio in Box, Wiltshire with additional recordings at Real World and Rockfield studios. As with lullaby, Plant is accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters: John Baggott on keyboards, moog, loops, percussion, drums, brass arrangement, t’bal, snare drum, slide guitar, piano, electric piano, and bendir; Justin Adams on guitar, acoustic guitar, oud, E-bow quartet, percussion, snare drum, and tambourine; Dave Smith on bendir, tambourine, djembe, and drum kit; and Liam “Skin” Tyson on dobro, guitar, acoustic guitar, pedal steel, and 12-string guitar.
Plant and The Space Shifters are also joined on Carry Fire by a number of special guests. Chrissie Hynde joins Plant on the duet “Bluebirds Over the Mountain” (a track written by rockabilly legend Ersel Hickey and later recorded by both Richie Valens and The Beach Boys). Albanian cellist Redi Hasa performs on three tracks, as does Seth Lakeman on viola and fiddle.
Plant and The Space Shifters (now including Lakeman) will celebrate Carry Fire‘s release by beginning a world tour in November 2017 starting in UK & Ireland and touring all corners of globe from thereon. Dates will be announced soon; for updates, visit www.robertplant.com.
Plant and the band spent 2 years on the road together supporting lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar, their unique sound and vision ultimately evolving into something even more creative and powerful. Together with his friends, Plant presents the songs Carry Fire, melding unusual rhythms with naturalism and smoldering power. “It’s about intention, I respect and relish my past works but each time I feel the lure and incentive to create new work,” Plant observes. “I must mix old with new. Consequently, the whole impetus of the band has moved on its axis somewhat, the new sound and different space giving way to exciting and dramatic landscapes of mood, melody, and instrumentation.”
- The May Queen
- New World…
- Season’s Song
- Dance With You Tonight
- Carving Up The World Again… a wall and not a fence
- A Way With Words
- Carry Fire
- Bones Of Saints
- Keep It Hid
- Bluebirds Over The Mountain
- Heaven Sent