Robert Plant has released a previously unreleased track called ‘Charlie Patton Highway (Turn it Up, Pt. 1)’. It’s taken from his upcoming career-spanning anthology Digging Deep: Subterranean, in celebration of the third season of his Digging Deep With Robert Plant podcast and set for release on October 2nd via Es Paranza. Check it out below.
“I spent time in the hill country of north Mississippi around Como, dropping back to Clarksdale, the incredible center of black music talent over the years,” Plant said about the track in a statement. “I weaved my car through the Delta back roads, listening to the remarkable protestations of Mississippi AM radio. I was looking at my world and my times from this unfamiliar place and found myself exposed to a nightmare world of half-truths.”
‘Charlie Patton Highway (Turn it Up, Pt. 1)’ is one of three previously unreleased tracks to appear on the two-disc, 30-track anthology, which features contributions from Patty Griffin, Jimmy Page, Buddy Miller, Phil Collins, Nigel Kennedy, Richard Thompson, and others. The other two are a cover of New Orleans musician Toussaint McCall’s ‘Nothing Takes the Place of You’ and the Patty Griffin collaboration ‘Too Much Alike’.