Digging Deep with Robert Plant

By Robert Plant

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Robert Plant is celebrating S2 of his hugely popular podcast, Digging Deep with Robert Plant, with the release of a very special limited edition 7’’ singles box set. DIGGING DEEP includes 16 A-sides and rare B-sides spanning three decades all beautifully packaged in a hardback book. Pre-order here: https://lnk.to/RP_DiggingDeep_Vinyl

Robert Plant’s music is the result of a lifetime striding around the globe, from The Midlands to Morocco, from Nashville to North Wales, and the influences and friends collected along the way can be heard in his songs. In this podcast he'll delve into his back catalogue to revisit a track from this remarkable history to tell stories of inspiration, collaboration and intervention. It’s Robert’s personal road map to an incredible and personal journey that’s ongoing to this very day…


Episode Date
S2E6: Big Log
00:16:52

You’re probably familiar with the idea of musicians (especially Robert) describing their career as a journey, but sometimes songs go on travels themselves. Since being recorded for Robert’s second solo album, 1983’s The Principle of Moments, this track has surfaced on soundtracks, compilations and computer games, and even though the sound and production is a million miles away from his recent work, it’s become something of a favourite for many, many people…

This season will be accompanied by a limited edition vinyl single box set which collects 16 tracks from across his solo career across eight 7” singles. Pre-order now: https://lnk.to/RP_DiggingDeep_Vinyl

Dec 08, 2019
S2E5: Carry Fire
00:15:44

In this episode we get to know the title track from Robert’s most recent album from 2017. Ably supported by The Sensational Space Shifters, it's another whirling blend of sounds and atmospheres, but lyrically it's a mysterious one. There’s definitely a romantic heart within the song somewhere, but who is it beating for? And why? 

Nov 24, 2019
S2E4: Monkey
00:13:49

In 2010 Robert assembled a new group - The Band of Joy - and recorded an album of the same name. It included cover versions old and new by artists like Richard Thompson, Townes Van Zandt and Milton Mapes. One highlight is an interpretation of the song ‘Monkey’ by the band Low. This dark, swampy, mysterious recording is the focus of this episode… “Turning way down low, telling me things I do not know I know. Tonight you will be mine, tonight the monkey dies..” 

This season will be accompanied by a limited edition vinyl single box set which collects 16 tracks from across his solo career across eight 7” singles. The set is now available to pre-order: https://lnk.to/RP_DiggingDeep_Vinyl


Nov 10, 2019
S2E3: Battle Of Evermore
00:15:16

One of the joys of this series is that we span the whole of Robert’s career so far. We also get to enjoy the rare pleasure of the man himself talking about Led Zeppelin. It’s always an honour and an enlightening experience. This episode tackles a song from their legendary fourth album. A beautiful song, a wonderful lyric and a haunting double vocal from a folk music heroine (we also find out what Robert calls the album - IV? Runes? Untitled? Four Symbols? Or what?).

This season will be accompanied by a limited edition vinyl single box set which collects 16 tracks from across his solo career across eight 7” singles. Pre-order now: https://lnk.to/RP_DiggingDeep_Vinyl

Oct 27, 2019
S2E2: Ohio
00:13:23

Robert discusses 'Ohio', recorded for Patty Griffin's 2013 album 'American Kid'.

This season will be accompanied by a limited edition vinyl single box set which collects 16 tracks from across his solo career across eight 7” singles. Pre-order now: https://lnk.to/RP_DiggingDeep_Vinyl

Oct 13, 2019
S2E1: Tin Pan Valley
00:17:17

We're back! A new season of Digging Deep! New songs, new stories and new journeys to take. Season 2 finds us once again in the company of Robert and this as time we visit the album Mighty ReArranger from 2005. There's lots of questions for us; What song will he pick? What's the rhythm of a racing camel? And who is The Mighty ReArranger? As Robert himself says, "There's stuff to say..."

This season will be accompanied by a limited edition vinyl single box set which collects 16 tracks from across his solo career across eight 7” singles. Pre-order now: https://lnk.to/RP_DiggingDeep_Vinyl

Sep 29, 2019
S1E6: I Get A Thrill
00:12:45

In the final episode of the first series, we discover what happened when Robert Plant got into the studio with a collection of legendary guitar gunslingers like Jeff Beck, Nile Rogers, Brian Setzer and his onetime bandmate Jimmy Page, and indulged his love of early ‘50s rock and roll and jump blues. We’re cookin’ now Daddio!


Series 2 coming soon...

Aug 11, 2019
S1E5: Nothin'
00:22:17

In 2007 Robert and Alison Krauss released an album called ‘Raising Sand’. Something of an instant classic, its huge Grammy-winning success is only superseded by the beautiful musicianship and stunning singing. This episode focuses on how Robert and Alison first came to work together and one specific track that they created…

Jul 28, 2019
S1E4: Like I’ve Never Been Gone
00:12:32

The next stop on our musical map is Robert’s first post-Led Zeppelin album, 'Pictures at Eleven' from 1982. A step into brand new territory, but which featured a killer list of musicians by his side including a couple of "kick-ass" drummers.

Jul 14, 2019
S1E3: Achilles Last Stand
00:17:44
This episode covers one of the most epic Led Zeppelin songs as Robert reveals the story and personal trauma behind the mighty 'Achilles Last Stand'. Starting our journey at the Riot House in Los Angeles on Halloween 1975, touching on the Iliad and ending up in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco.
Jul 01, 2019
S1E2: Bones Of Saints
00:13:23
Robert’s next choice of song is ‘Bones Of Saints’, a track from his 2017 album Carry Fire, and this week he tackles Henryk Górecki, the Welsh mountains of Bala, the dynamic behind The Sensational Space Shifters and the thumb bone of Good King John.
Jun 16, 2019
S1E1: Calling To You
00:21:39
We start our journey with a track lifted from the 1993 album ‘Fate Of Nations’ with Robert looking back at the creation of a pretty bold song lifted from that record, and we also discuss why now was the right time to start this podcast series…
May 31, 2019
Digging Deep with Robert Plant - Trailer
00:02:12

A brand new podcast series from Robert Plant.

Apr 05, 2019