Alison Krauss and Robert Plant Reunite for New Album, ‘Raise the Roof’
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Raising the spirits of music fans when it’s sorely needed, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have announced they’ve reunited for a new album, Raise the Roof.
The project comes 14 years after Raising Sand, their initial pairing that won six Grammys, including Album of the Year and Record of the Year, and garnered platinum sales. Raise the Roof will come out via Rounder Records on Nov. 19.
Raise the Roof, like its 2007 predecessor, was produced by T Bone Burnett, and Krauss and Plant are joined this time by drummer Jay Bellerose and Buddy Miller, Bill Frisell, Marc Ribot, and David Hidalgo on guitars, among many other contributors. The album features 12 songs — a co-write from Plant and Burnett titled “High and Lonesome” along with 11 covers, including the first single, “Can’t Let Go,” written by Randy Weeks and recorded by Lucinda Williams on Car Wheels on a Gravel Road.
Plant and Krauss plan to tour behind the album in 2022. Dates and locations have not yet been announced.
Here’s the tracklist for Raise the Roof:
- Quattro (World Drifts In)
- The Price of Love
- Go Your Way
- Trouble With My Lover
- Searching for My Love
- Can’t Let Go
- It Don’t Bother Me
- You Led Me to The Wrong
- Last Kind Words Blues
- High and Lonesome
- Going Where the Lonely Go
- Somebody Was Watching Over Me