Robert Plant and Alison Krauss Reunite for New Album, Share Cover of Lucinda WIlliams’ ‘Can’t Let Go’

    Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have reunited for a new collaborative album, which will arrive 14 years after their previous effort, Raising Sand. The new LP, titled Raise The Roof, is set for release on November 19 via Warner Music. It’s largely a covers record, featuring 12 new recordings of songs by Merle Haggard, Allen Toussaint, The Everly Brothers, Anne Briggs, Geeshie Wiley, Bert Jansch, and more, as well as ‘High and Lonesome’, a new original by Plant and Burnett. Below, check out the duo’s newly unveiled rendition of ‘Can’t Let Go’, written by Randy Weeks and first recorded by Lucinda Williams, and find the album’s cover art and tracklist.

    Raise the Roof was produced by T Bone Burnett and features contributions from drummer Jay Bellerose, guitarists Marc Ribot, David Hidalgo, Bill Frisell, and Buddy Miller, bassists Dennis Crouch and Viktor Krauss, and pedal steel guitarist Russ Pahl, among others.

    “We wanted it to move,” Krauss said in a statement about the LP. “We brought other people in, other personalities within the band, and coming back together again in the studio brought a new intimacy to the harmonies.” Plant added: “You hear something and you go ‘Man, listen to that song, we got to sing that song!’ It’s a vacation, really—the perfect place to go that you least expected to find.”

    Raise the Roof Cover Artwork: 

    Raise the Roof Tracklist: 

    1. Quattro (World Drifts In)
    2. The Price of Love
    3. Go Your Way
    4. Trouble With My Lover
    5. Searching for My Love
    6. Can’t Let Go
    7. It Don’t Bother Me
    8. You Led Me to The Wrong
    9. Last Kind Words Blues
    10. High and Lonesome
    11. Going Where the Lonely Go
    12. Somebody Was Watching Over Me

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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