Live From The Artists Den
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A rare snowy day in Nashville, Tennessee set the stage for an even rarer event an intimate concert by rock icon Robert Plant at the War Memorial Auditorium. Performing with his new, Grammy-nominated group aptly titled the Band of Joy (which includes fellow luminaries Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin), Plant played both Led Zeppelin classics and new songs that continue to have an impact on the music scene today.
DVD of intimate concert recorded at Nashville War Memorial on February 9, 2011 (including 5 songs not shown in TV broadcast)
Six performances of legendary Led Zeppelin songs
Inside the Den featuring inside scenes from the Nashville War Memorial
Night in Pictures, a slideshow of imagery capturing the evening
Collectable handwritten print from Robert Plant.
Top Customer Reviews
Lead singer Robert Plant brings his 40+ years of singing experience and his new-found love for American music, plus his old repertoire, singer/guitarist Patty Griffin brings her gospel/soul/country-style vocals plus some excellent acoustic guitar rhythm, Buddy Miller brings his arsenal of string instruments, including, acoustic guitars, Wandre electric and a Teo 12-string. He's an excellent picker that lends itself to the Americana roots style of playing, but I feel that he's got a mean streak of rock inside him, which shines while he's playing. Multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott is a real delight. He plays acoustic, electric, mandola, pedal steel and banjo, plus he's got a hell of a great voice. So full of soul. It's not what you would expect upon first seeing him. Bassist Byron House was brought in by Buddy Miller and does not disappoint. He plays both upright bass and electric four-string both with ease and adds some very tasty bass lines. Percussionist Marco Giovino fills in the blanks and adds so much, but doesn't make an attempt to take center stage.
The set list for Live From the Artists Den: Robert Plant & the Band of Joy is pretty standard for the tour, offering up some new songs, some old songs and everything in between.
1. Black Dog
2. Angel Dance
3. Houses of the Holy
4. House of Cards
5. Cindy, I'll Marry You Someday
6. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
7. Somewhere Trouble Don't Go
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Filmed in 2011 in the gorgeous setting of the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville in Tennessee - I mention these two CDs because in some ways "Live At The Artist's Den" feels like a live gig of both albums - with a few curveballs thrown in. And instead of Alison Krauss - we get Patty Griffin doing the female vocal honours - and she (like the rest of the band) absolutely rock.
As for the main man - Robert Plant not only looks and sounds great on this fab BLU RAY (he can do a soft vocal caress or a rock-God scream on a dime) - it's thrilling to see that he is wholly relevant to 2012 and not just 1969. His present set list and song choices now encompass Blues, Gospel, Traditionals, Folk, Rock and World - and it all meshes into the most wonderfully uplifting sound. You can't quite nail down a genre for this but you know it's good. Throw in a truly stunning set of musicians backing him up (Buddy Miller and Darrell Scott on guitars in particular) - and Plant finally seems comfortable - glad to be on stage with these great people - even grinning with relish as he revisits rarely-heard Led Zep album tracks.Read more ›
I was a bit slow to get on board as I found myself, after the initial honeymoon phase, not reaching for the Raising Sand CD very often. Then I watched the BBC's Live at Electric Proms with Robert Plant and Band of Joy. Wow! Immediately this concert became a long-term favorite right up with the likes of such stellar concert DVDs at "Concert for George", "The Last Waltz", and my boot of Brian Wilson (& his band The Wondermints) at Glastonbury Festival. I had to get the CD, which while not as quite as powerful as seeing the band live is wonderful and remains one I am drawn to. This is a case where a live concert is even better than the CD which the tour supports.
The BBC show isn't, AFAIK, available as a DVD. You can find it to burn to DVD if you know the usual places to look for this kind of stuff. That really doesn't matter very much, however, because if I had to pick one: this one is the winner by a bit more than a nose, IMHO. While they are both similar they have some important differences.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Saw a show during this tour and it was awesome. This capsulates that experience.Published 1 month ago by Paizlee
Nice to see Robert Plant in an alternative type music and venuePublished 6 months ago by Stephen Mathis
Absolutely one of my favorite concerts. The sound is well recorded as are the visual in the beautiful War Memorial Theater in Nashville, Tennessee. Read morePublished 9 months ago by John Werner
This is one of the best recorded live performances I have seen in a long time. The band is very together!Published 10 months ago by Peace on Earth...123...Go!
Awesome band, plant was as great as ever and I enjoyed the revamps on lepp tunesPublished 14 months ago by carolyn a. poling
Another reviewer summed it up best: this performance just lacks energy. In addition, I just don't think the Plant the "Rock God" was ever meant to stray this far from his... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Joshu Jones
Very good DVD. Robert Plant does a good job arranging old Zeppelin classics. The Band of Joy is a good backup for Plant.Published 15 months ago by Chris Y.