ROBERT PLANT - Sixty Six to Timbuktu (2003)
Despite Robert Plant's fame as Led Zeppelin's frontman, this Englishman has enjoyed a prolific solo career that's kept him moving forward, rather than clutching at the straws of nostalgia. "Sixty Six to Timbuktu", Plant's first solo anthology, spans nearly 40 years of his non-Zep music. Disc One features an overview of eight Plant albums (minus his debut, "Pictures At Eleven"). The material presented here reflects the West Midlands native's restless musical nature, which found him straying far from the heavy rock of his former band. Instead, the solo path found him delving into synth-drenched 1980s dance music (the previously unreleased "Upside Down"), atmospheric modern rock ("Big Log"), and flirtations with cut-and-paste sampling "Tall Cool One." TIMBUKTU is also up-front about Plant's influences, ranging from Tim Hardin ("If I Were a Carpenter") and Tim Buckley ("Song to the Siren") to Phil Phillips and the Twilights ("Sea of Love"). Disc Two is even more intriguing, as it focuses on both Plant's pre-Zep work with long-forgotten outfits like Listen and Band of Joy, along with songs that appeared on tribute albums to Rainer Ptacek, Elvis Presley, and Skip Spence.CD anthology features 35 songs including all the hits along with previously unreleased rarities. - cduniverse.com HERE
01. Tie Dye On The Highway 02. Upside Down 03. Promised Land 04. Tall Cool One 05. Dirt In A Hole 06. Calling To You 07. 29 Palms 08. If I Were A Carpenter 09. Sea Of Love 10. Darkness, Darkness 11. Big Log 12. Ship Of Fools 13. I Believe 14. Little By Little 15. Heaven Knows 16. Song To The Siren
01. You'd Better Run 02. Our Song 03. Hey Joe 04. For What It's Worth 05. Operator 06. Road To The Sun 07. Philadelphia Baby 08. Red For Danger 09. Let's Have A Party 10. Hey Jayne 11. Louie, Louie 12. Naked If I Want To 13. 21 Years 14. If It's Really Got to Be This Way 15. Rude World 16. Little Hands 17. Life Begin Again 18. Let the Boogie Woogie Roll 19. Win My Train Fare Home ( Live In Timbuktu)
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