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Plant & Krauss Take the Top Prize

Posted by Sarah Rodman  February 8, 2009 11:21 PM

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Album of the Year - Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, "Raising Sand"

"I'm bewildered. In the old days we would've called this selling out, but I think it's a good way to spend a Sunday." - Robert Plant

Good for them, good for Rounder, good for good music.

If whoever programmed the performances wasn't tipped off, they had good instincts, having P&K hit the stage right before the big award.

But a fan? Really? Has Alison Krauss turned into Diana Ross suddenly? Love the sexy, black bustier/corset dress though. It seems to me the bright red and yellow lighting was all wrong for that medley of tunes, however, that it should've been more shrouded and backlit to play up the backwoods, gothic element to their sound.

To all the Led Zeppelin fans the world over muttering, "He threw over a reunion tour for this?" it's no substitute but give "Raising Sand" a chance.


Robert Plant and Alison Krauss - Raising Sand (2007)

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