April 16, 2008

Duet - Alison Krauss and Robert Plant

While some duets are the concert ones or a one-off in the studio, there are those collaborations that warrant their own album. Such is the case with Robert Plant and Alison Krauss's collaboration, Raising Sand, which pairs the duo for an amazing set of songs.
It's an unlikely pairing - I remember the surprise on my dad's face when I told him about this album. You have two leading members of the bluegrass/country and rock and roll genres, which sounds on the face of it like something very odd, but here, it works brilliantly. Krauss and Plant sound fantastic together, and their songs were some of the best that I heard last year.

Please Read the Letter - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
Fortune Teller - Robert Plant and Alison Krauss