Coming on October 2nd is Digging Deep, Robert Plant's double-disc solo compilation. The 30-track collection ties in with the third season of his critically acclaimed podcast of the same name, and includes three previously unreleased songs. The set features such Plant favorites as “Big Log,” “Heaven Knows,” “In The Mood,” “Ship Of Fools,” “Hurting Kind,” and “Angel Dance,” among others.
Among the guest appearances on the various tracks, which span Plant's now-38-year solo career, are Jimmy Page, Buddy Miller, Patty Griffin, Phil Collins, Nigel Kennedy, Richard Thompson, and his side band Strange Sensation/ the Sensational Space Shifters.
Robert Plant's first solo album, Pictures At Eleven. was released on June 28th, 1982 — less than two years after the death of John Bonham. Plant recalled how the project, which acted as the springboard for a long and varied career apart from Led Zeppelin, came about: “Initially, I didn't want to do anything at all. But I got a little four-track tape machine at home and we started knocking out a lot of rockabilly stuff and Dion stuff. And the musicians that I was working with were really quite competent. And a lot of them had been in bands, traveled abroad, been all around the world and had chosen to go into the slow lane, rather than the fast lane. So, there was a total different adrenaline count, which meant that we could spend two nights doing 'Ruby Baby,' or something like that, and making it sound great. So, we said the best thing we could do is perhaps having a go of it on the road, and it just sort of escalated from there into something quite good.”