Raising Sand

Raising Sand

Music CD - 2007
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Publisher: [Cambridge] : Rounder ; Toronto : Distributed by Universal Music Canada, p2007
Branch Call Number: CD FOLK Plant 3564
Characteristics: 1 sound disc :,digital ;,4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Krauss, Alison 1971-

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Merenwen
Aug 23, 2017

I've owned this album since the year it came out, but never left a comment :P Whoops.

I feel like this shouldn't be classified as a "country" album, because not all the songs are country-sounding. "Gone, Gone, Gone" for instance is very old-school rock n' roll, and "Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us" and "Trampled Rose" are very folk-esque. I'm not a huge country music fan, and I had never heard of Alison Krauss before this album came out, but I love it. They really seem in tune with each other.

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rhys33
Sep 01, 2012

Two of the greatest vocalists of our time power-teaming to create a collection of 13 amazing songs. The whole album is mellowed out and downtempo, so if you like that sort of thing you'll probably love this. I'm a fan of Portishead, and although this album is totally different, I find myself liking it for the same reasons.

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sullivans
Feb 05, 2012

Agree it's not everyone's cup o' tea, part of the problem being a the presence of perhaps two too many sombre, extremely slow-tempo tunes. Nevertheless, the musicianship and production values are top-notch and Alison Kraus has a wonderful voice -- she's the real deal. My favourites would be "Let Your Love Be Your Loss", an up-tempo rocker with great vocals by Krauss and a hard-driving, propulsive guitar break; and Killing the Blues, a simple tune that could have been made maudlin by a lesser singer, but rendered achingly beautiful and sad by Krauss (her voice is angelic on this tune) and Plant.

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StevenRobinson
Jan 16, 2012

It may not be for everyone. Some people's definition of boring are the same as other's definition of mellow. I thought it was very haunting, in a good way. Especially Trampled Rose.

Worth a try, if you're curious.

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Michael
Aug 03, 2009

This CD/Album is way over-rated... If you're in a sombre mood already - don't go here... This is guaranteed to put you in even deeper!

It does have the 2009 Song of the Year Grammy Award Winner: "Please Read the Letter".

But if you want to hear it sung - real Delta Blues-style... check out the original song written and performed by Robert Plant and his Led Zeppelin partner, Jimmy Page, for their collaborative album: "Walking into Clarksdale" (1998)!

Not-with-standing what Grammy thinks: I found the Plant/Alison Krauss version tedious - and the rest of this album - tame, lame, and boring!

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eeLmon
Feb 09, 2009

Click on videos to see Alison Kraus & Robert Plant

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kessler817
Jun 25, 2017

Other: Songs 11, 12, and 13 do not play on some CD-ROMs.

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