Rounder records
Release date
23 Oct 2007
Running length
13 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Rich Woman 4:04 73,044
2 Killing The Blues 4:16 76,276
3 Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us 3:24 65,765
4 Polly Come Home 5:38 59,798
5 Gone Gone Gone (Done Moved On) 3:32 73,276
6 Through The Morning, Through The Night 4:01 60,002
7 Please Read The Letter 5:53 66,154
8 Trampled Rose 5:32 54,283
9 Fortune Teller 4:30 55,532
10 Stick With Me Baby 2:50 57,450
11 Nothin' 5:33 53,535
12 Let Your Loss Be Your Lesson 4:00 49,534
13 Your Long Journey 3:53 50,833

About this album

From its embryonic, conceptual stages – well before any music materialized – the mere idea of Raising Sand held infinite fascination for both its creators and those around them. As word spread of an impending musical collaboration between Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, imaginations ran wild. Two artists, each at the pinnacle of their respective pantheons, Robert and Alison have seemingly little in common. But just below the surface, an elemental understanding flowed between them, waiting to be tapped…

Mutual admirers for some time, Plant and Krauss first performed together at a concert celebrating the music of Leadbelly. That great man’s sound – spry and playful, yet marked by an undercurrent of torment and loss – is a keyhole into the sound world unlocked on Raising Sand. After their initial collaboration proved promising, Plant and Krauss brought producer T Bone Burnett into the fold to help them investigate a more sustained, full-scale project. Charged with selecting both supporting musicians and material that would illuminate the connection between these two unique artists, Burnett succeeded wondrously. Built on a shared core of modal blues and country soul, filtered through alternating layers of unadorned tenderness and thick, shifting textures, the sounds on Raising Sand extend well beyond anyone’s expectations.

It all began quietly, in Alison’s Nashville home. Sitting side by side, with Burnett quietly lining out chord changes on guitar, Plant and Krauss sang. There were no microphones, no effects – nothing to hide behind or escape into.

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  • Hasen_Papa

    Einfach ein großartiges Album !

    25 Jun 2014 Reply
  • fowlhuman

    Best cover album in the world ever?

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • richardneal

    T Bone's triumph as much as Plant & Krauss.

    12 Mar 2013 Reply
  • barrospablito

    Clássico instantâneo.

    10 Sep 2012 Reply
  • JuliaKay337

    This is such a great album.

    7 Apr 2012 Reply
  • generaltrelane

    very yes.

    2 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Moon_Drifter76

    A Masterpiece!!!

    28 Jul 2011 Reply
  • wildroses07

    reminds me of native americans.

    15 Jun 2011 Reply
  • mirrorball95

    This is an excellent album but one of those that grows on you after several listens. What's funny is how people are so divided over it!

    11 Jun 2011 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF

    Este álbum está maravilhoso!! Thank you Robert y Alison!!

    16 May 2011 Reply
  • Emmelsbuell

    Je öfter ich mir diese CD anhöre, um so besser gefällt sie mir.

    22 Dec 2010 Reply
  • mario_rb87

    Simplemente me encanta, es sin duda alguna el mejor álbum que he adquirido, me lo lleve sin ninguna expectativa, y me encanto. esta entre los mejores álbumes que tengo, su audio es Impecable!

    17 Jul 2010 Reply
  • saltynutz

    Always expect the unexpected in the wacky world of music and it's potential..These two should be very proud of what the did together for the evolving possibility of all genres of music..Plus when you could put Alison and Robert in a place to allow their talent to take over..than invite T- Bone to handle the Merrtin tasks ..well you get!

    4 May 2010 Reply
  • ShaniaEve

    Beautiful music...album of the year.

    16 Feb 2010 Reply
  • benjaminroosien

    liking this album

    3 Nov 2009 Reply
  • cruisingaround

    Album of the century! Nuff said. LOL...>:-)

    8 Sep 2009 Reply
  • AirOnSkin

    A stunning Album! Love it :)

    11 Mar 2009 Reply
  • JemLaMusic

    Ils ont vraiment mérité leur succès aux Grammy awards !

    10 Mar 2009 Reply
  • davidmerritt

    Glad that I ran across this album.

    4 Mar 2009 Reply
  • ollimann

    sehr schöne balladen - musik zum träumen - rock pur - einfach nur top

    20 Feb 2009 Reply
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