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Robert Plant & Alison Krauss — Quattro (World Drifts In)
Album: Raise The Roof
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7

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Total ratings: 442









Released: 2021
Length: 4:27
Plays (last 30 days): 6
Love the run but not the race
All alone in a silent way
World drifts in and the world's a stranger

In a light, eclipsed and alienated
In a time, occupied and invaded
Can't tell what's right, better hit the ground running

In the hills where the tall weed grows
Hands are tied and won't let go
Can't escape this place without leaving the world behind

In a light, ashamed and humiliated
In a time, sacrificed for the sake of trade
The soul is bent, feels the weight of truth
Falling through
Left behind, no choice but to run to the mountains
Where no poppies grow, you have to hit the ground running

In a light, paralyzed and spirits fading
Out of time, must decide to fall or run
Into the eye, of the storm no sign or omen
Make it right, or fall to the other side
Where fields are burning
From the day you're born
You'll always hit the ground running
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 fortheloveofpete wrote:

Going to see them tomorrow night in Upstate NY. Can’t wait Loved his/their music for decades I haven’t seen live, at a great lakeside venue (Finger Lakes Performance Arts Center) Oh Yeah!🥳



I just saw them last night. It was a very good show, but on balance I would have to say I liked their 2008 show a little more. 
 smartn1 wrote:

This is nice but the original is so much better.



I disagree.
This is nice but the original is so much better.
Going to see them tomorrow night in Upstate NY. Can’t wait Loved his/their music for decades I haven’t seen live, at a great lakeside venue (Finger Lakes Performance Arts Center) Oh Yeah!🥳
Nice tune. nice... not more not less.
I love Alison's voice, its got a real emotional connection to it...but, man its so low in the mix here that its almost an afterthought.  This track doesn't do anything that would make me more likely to purchase this album...pretty underwhelming...
 scrubbrush wrote:

This is absolutely, positively my favorite Calexico song and easily one of my top 500 favorite songs of all time. If anyone likes it nearly this much, you should go seek out live versions on the YouTubes. Calexico does a beautiful job of changing and enhancing it when performing live. 
Add to that to the fact that Led Zeppelin was (is?) my favorite group from age 16 until... well, 52? 
All that adds up to... this version just OK. 



Meanwhile, back on the ranch...
 FlatCat wrote:

They sucked all the life out of the song. So ponderous. 




There is another song on this album, "Can't Let Go" which is a Lucinda Williams cover.  Same there too, it sounds like some lame folk band from the 60's.  And Alison is inaudible.  Yes, lame, unfortunately.  Hope there are some better ones on this record.
This is gorgeous! No need to compare with Calexico, which is a very awesome song. If you release a cover, make it equally as good, better or make it your own which is what Robert and Allison have done here. Love it!
They sucked all the life out of the song. So ponderous. 
To those who complain that this is not Calexico, I don't get it. If you think that this version is not up to the original, fine. But Plant and Krauss are showing that they have really refined taste! Little Angel Dance as done by Plant etc. is not Los Lobos, but excellent. If you want to hear this song by Calexico, this is not hard to do.
This is absolutely, positively my favorite Calexico song and easily one of my top 500 favorite songs of all time. If anyone likes it nearly this much, you should go seek out live versions on the YouTubes. Calexico does a beautiful job of changing and enhancing it when performing live. 
Add to that the fact that Led Zeppelin was (is?) my favorite group from age 16 until... well, 52? 
All that adds up to... this version just OK. 
Bleh.  The Calexico original is so much better.
Impressed Plant knows Calexico, but this doesn't add to the original at all. Just play Calexico. 

BTW Calexico is on tour,  go get tickets, you won't regret it, unless you get Covid.
Good to hear this release, great voices!
This is nice on the ears.  Don't know about raising the roof, though.  I'd probably be sitting this one out with some Maltesers.
OK, but, the pair have done better tunes together.
Nice song love it
 acolt wrote:

I seriously don't know how to feel about Robert Plant. Zeppelin was amazing and genre-defining. Plant is certainly allowed to keep making music if he wants to, and it's not for me to tell him what to do with his life.

But on the other hand, I'd like to start missing Robert Plant at some point. He makes that difficult.




It's not as hard as you think... Just start off 'missing' Led Zep and think of this new material as being a new artist.

When I hear these two, I certainly don't hear LZ. Love this stuff to bits
I've never seen a song rating on RP with no ratings below a 3 before. Very nice! 
Of course, it's early. The haters always show up eventually.
I seriously don't know how to feel about Robert Plant. Zeppelin was amazing and genre-defining. Plant is certainly allowed to keep making music if he wants to, and it's not for me to tell him what to do with his life.

But on the other hand, I'd like to start missing Robert Plant at some point. He makes that difficult.
I'm not sure it surpasses the original Calexico version, but I like it.
Great to hear these two wonderful voices together again... and to be the first to comment on it!