lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Returning to his native England after an extended sojourn in America, Robert Plant heavily reconnects with his homeland's mysticism on 2014's lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar. Despite the shift in geography, the singer is picking up a thread he left hanging with 2010's Band of Joy. On that album, Plant blurred boundaries between several musical styles, playing covers with a group assembled by producer Buddy Miller, but here he shifts that omnivorous aesthetic to a collection of originals performed with his ever-changing band the Sensational Space Shifters. Certain flourishes sound familiar -- he remains equally enamored of English and Moroccan folk while ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Returning to his native England after an extended sojourn in America, Robert Plant heavily reconnects with his homeland's mysticism on 2014's lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar. Despite the shift in geography, the singer is picking up a thread he left hanging with 2010's Band of Joy. On that album, Plant blurred boundaries between several musical styles, playing covers with a group assembled by producer Buddy Miller, but here he shifts that omnivorous aesthetic to a collection of originals performed with his ever-changing band the Sensational Space Shifters. Certain flourishes sound familiar -- he remains equally enamored of English and Moroccan folk while retaining an enduring obsession with American blues and psychedelia -- but the feel is different, not as robust as Band of Joy or warmly joyous as Raising Sand. The Ceaseless Roar may not get loud -- usually, when it rocks it sounds like a kissing cousin to a folk rave-up; sometimes, as on "Somebody There," it's chiming, crystalline, and bright like the Byrds -- but it is intensely meditative, finding sustenance within mystery. Plant is reflecting on where he's been -- singing "And if the sun refuses to shine" on "Pocketful of Golden," he tips a hat to his Zeppelin past; elsewhere he speaks of getting lost in America -- yet gingerly avoiding questions of mortality and resisting the allure of easy sentimentality. It's possible to hear the weight of his years on lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar -- it is, in the best sense, mature music, dense in its rhythms and allusions, subtle in its melodies -- but he never feels weary, nor does he traffic in false nostalgia. He's building upon the past, both his own and the larger traditions of his homeland, both spiritual and actual, and that gives lullaby and... The Ceaseless Roar a bewitching depth. It's an album to get lost in.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/9/2014
  • Label: Nonesuch
  • UPC: 075597954210
  • Catalog Number: 543973
  • Sales rank: 820

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Little Maggie - Robert Plant (5:06)
  2. 2 Rainbow - Robert Plant (4:17)
  3. 3 Pocketful of Golden - Robert Plant (4:12)
  4. 4 Embrace Another Fall - Robert Plant (5:52)
  5. 5 Turn It Up - Robert Plant (4:05)
  6. 6 A Stolen Kiss - Robert Plant (5:15)
  7. 7 Somebody There - Robert Plant (4:32)
  8. 8 Poor Howard - Robert Plant (4:13)
  9. 9 House of Love - Robert Plant (5:06)
  10. 10 Up On the Hollow Hill (Understanding Arthur) - Robert Plant (4:35)
  11. 11 Arbaden (Maggie's Babby) - Robert Plant (2:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters Primary Artist
Juldeh Camara Lute, Vocals, 2-String Fiddle
Liam Tyson Banjo, Guitar, Background Vocals
Justin Adams Guitar, Background Vocals, Djembe, Bendir, Tehardent
Julie Murphy Vocals
Dave Smith Drums
Nicola Powell Background Vocals
Billy Fuller Bass, Omnichord, Upright Bass
John Baggott Piano, Keyboards, Tabla, Background Vocals, Loops, Moog Bass
Robert Plant Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Robert Plant Arranger, Composer, Producer
Juldeh Camara Composer
Tim Holmes Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Tim Oliver Engineer
Dan Winters Illustrations
Liam Tyson Arranger, Composer
Brett Kilroe Art Direction
York Tillyer Band Photo
Traditional Composer
Justin Adams Arranger, Composer
Dave Smith Arranger, Composer
Billy Fuller Arranger, Composer, drum programming
Geoffrey Hanson Art Direction
John Baggott Arranger, Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2014

    Brilliant! Give it a hardy listen and absorb the layers of creat

    Brilliant! Give it a hardy listen and absorb the layers of creative international sound textures! The talent in this band is overwhelming and all deserve recognition for this achievement. A favorite song with Celtic flair... "Embrace another fall, my year is worn and cold, to you I bare my soul, my summer's almost gone." Enjoy!

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