Sixty Six to Timbuktu

Sixty Six to Timbuktu

by Robert Plant

CD

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Overview

Sixty Six to Timbuktu

Since the split of Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant has deftly sidestepped pigeonholing as a mere purveyor of classic rock, preferring instead to indulge his mercurial interests in everything from old-school psychedelia to swing to Eastern ragas. This two-disc retrospective of Plant's solo career touches on all those aspects, painting a picture of the artist as an exceedingly adventuresome -- if no longer so young -- man. In recent years, he's been prone to more mystical musings, and as evidenced by his versions of Tim Buckley's eerie "Song to the Siren" and Jesse Colin Young's oft-covered "Darkness Darkness." Both evince a different side of Plant's trademark higher register, a facet that's icy and desolate, rather than horn-doggedly wailing. Plant doesn't ignore his libidinous nature altogether, of course, delivering songs like "Tall Cool One," "Big Log," and the previously unreleased "Upside Down" (which dates from the same mid-'80s period). The singer showcases his facility with rock chestnuts on soundtrack offerings such as "Louie, Louie" (recorded for Wayne's World 2) and "Let's Have a Party" (culled from The Last Temptation of Elvis). The set's real revelations, however, come in its surfeit of archival material, including versions of "Hey Joe" and "For What It's Worth" (both of which feature a pre-Zep John Bonham on drums) and Plant's first single, 1966's "You Better Run." And just to prove he hasn't lost the spark that's burned within over the decades, Plant includes a freshly recorded live rendition of "Win My Train Fare Home," recorded during his stopover in Timbuktu. Whether the air is as smoke-filled as in a Route 66 juke joint or as rarefied as in the Himalayas, Plant provides the right soundtrack to cut through.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2003
Label: Atlantic
UPC: 0075678362620
catalogNumber: 83626

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robert Plant   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Sitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Soloist
Alexis Korner   Guitar,Background Vocals
Phil Collins   Drums,Background Vocals
Dave Edmunds   Guitar
Jools Holland   Piano
Kirsty MacColl   Background Vocals
Jimmy Page   Guitar,Soloist
Nigel Kennedy   Violin
Roy Hall   Background Vocals
Marie Pierre   Background Vocals
Nile Rodgers   Guitar
Jezz Woodroffe   Keyboards
Keith Miller   Keyboards
Martin Allcock   Mandolin
Robbie Blunt   Guitar
John Bonham   Drums
Doug Boyle   Guitar
Ginny Clee   Background Vocals
B.J. Cole   Pedal Steel Guitar
Clive Deamer   Percussion,Drums
Francis Dunnery   Guitar
Nigel Eaton   Hurdy-Gurdy
Kevin Gammond   Guitar
Mick Green   Guitar
Owen Hale   Drums
Toni Halliday   Background Vocals
Richie Hayward   Drums
Hossam Ramzy   Tabla
Chris Hughes   Drums
Phil Johnstone   Organ,Piano,Keyboards
Gilson Lavis   Drums
Michael K. Lee   Drums
Nick Lunt   Baritone Saxophone
Kevin Scott Macmichael   Guitar,Vocal Harmony
Paul Martinez   Bass,Background Vocals
James McNally   Accordion,Harmonium,Keyboards,Human Whistle,Bodhran,Low Whistle
Lynton Naiff   Strings
Brent Rowan   Guitar
Muzz Skillings   Bass
Porl Thompson   Guitar
Jon Tiven   Guitar
Pete Willsher   Pedal Steel Guitar
Simon Emmerson   Guitar,12-string Guitar
Mark Hall   Background Vocals
Nawazish Ali Khan   Violin
Innes Sibun   Guitar
Mark Flannagan   Guitar
John Baggot   Keyboards
Johnny Kalsi   Drums
Peter Lockett   Drums
Moussa Sissikho   talking drum
Rosie Wetters   Cello,Soloist
David Swift   Bass
Phil Andrews   Keyboards
Pete Thompson   Drums
Charlie Jones   Bass,Keyboards
Justin Adams   Guitar
N'Faly Kouyate   Kora
Richard Mark Angelo   Drums
Demba "Shadowman" Barry   Vocals
Ted Benham   Vibes
Mary Clee Cadman   Background Vocals
Cris Levzinger   Acoustic Guitar
Paul Lockie   Bass
Extraordinaires   Background Vocals
Rob Farrar   Composite
Nicolas Meslien   Bass
Steve Miller   Piano
Julie Murphy   Vocals
Skin Tyson   Guitar
Chris Brown   Organ
Chris Blackwell   Drums

Technical Credits

Alexis Korner   Composer,Producer
Charlie Rich   Composer
Tim Hardin   Composer
Arthur Alexander   Composer
Tim Buckley   Composer
Robert Plant   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Creation
Skip Spence   Composer
Steve Stills   Composer
Jesse Colin Young   Composer
Richard Berry   Composer
Donnie Fritts   Composer,Producer
Robin George   Composer,Producer,Instrumentation
Jezz Woodroffe   Composer
Rainer Ptacek   Composer
Robbie Blunt   Composer
Doug Boyle   Composer
Clive Deamer   Composer
Ahmet Ertegun   Composer
Fabulous Brill Brothers   Producer
Chris Hughes   Producer
Phil Johnstone   Composer,Producer
Laurie Latham   Producer
James McNally   Composer,Producer
Jerry Miller   Composer
Steve Miller   Composer
Lynton Naiff   String Arrangements
Gary Nicholson   Composer,Producer
Nugetre   Producer
Tim Palmer   Producer
Martin Russell   Composer,Programming,Producer
Porl Thompson   Composer
Jon Tiven   Producer
Jerry Wexler   Composer
Simon Emmerson   Composer,Producer
Danny Kessler   Producer
Larry Beckett   Composer
Benji Lefevre   Producer
Sally Tiven   Producer
Pat Moran Quartet   Producer
Andie Airfix   Artwork
George Khoury   Composer
Roger Bolton   Producer
Jessie Mae Robinson   Composer
Phil Andrews   Producer
Phillip Baptiste   Composer
Charlie Jones   Composer,Programming,Producer
Phil Brown   Producer
Greg England   Producer
Triban Union   Producer
William Roberts   Composer
Chris Blackwell   Composer

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