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Now & Zen
     

Now & Zen

by Robert Plant
 

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After years of trying to separate himself from his legendary status as Led Zeppelin's frontman, Robert Plant finally reconciles with his past on Now & Zen. He borrows a few Zeppelin riffs, and even enlists Jimmy Page to play guitar on his hit "Tall Cool One." This album is also notable in that it marks his first collaboration with

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After years of trying to separate himself from his legendary status as Led Zeppelin's frontman, Robert Plant finally reconciles with his past on Now & Zen. He borrows a few Zeppelin riffs, and even enlists Jimmy Page to play guitar on his hit "Tall Cool One." This album is also notable in that it marks his first collaboration with keyboardist Phil Johnstone, who would continue to play and write with Plant on subsequent albums. Musically, the album relies on standard rock arrangements except that the vocals and drums are at the forefront and keyboards instead of guitars are used to fill out the sound. Although most of the album is comprised of mid-tempo songs aimed at rock radio, Plant includes the lovely ballad "Ship of Fools," which demonstrates that he is more than capable of vocal subtlety. Plant, who often uses mysterious (and mystical) lyrics, writes some of his most direct songs, and the way in which the lyrics complement the melodic arrangements are partially responsible for the commercial success of Now & Zen. This is Robert Plant's best solo album, and a must-own for fans of Led Zeppelin.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0075679086327
catalogNumber:
90863

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Performance Credits

Robert Plant   Primary Artist,Vocals
Kirsty MacColl   Background Vocals
Jimmy Page   Guitar
Marie Pierre   Background Vocals
Doug Boyle   Guitar
Toni Halliday   Background Vocals
Phil Johnstone   Keyboards
Dristy MacColl   Background Vocals
Phil Scragg   Bass,Bass Guitar
Chris Blackwell   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

John Cale   Composer
Robert Plant   Producer,Audio Production
Phil Johnstone   Producer,Audio Production
Tim Palmer   Producer,Audio Production
Martin Russell   Engineer
Rob Bozas   Engineer

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