30 episodes

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…

Digging Deep with Robert Plant Robert Plant

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    • 4.6 • 276 Ratings

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…

    Too Much Alike

    Too Much Alike

    The last episode of this series has its emotional moments, as we look back at the whole of our Digging Deep journey up to this point, but we also end on a joyous musical note; a rockabilly classic covered by Robert Plant and Patti Griffin which includes the timeless lyric, “We're too much alike to like each other, like we used to do”.

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    • 21 min
    Last Time I Saw Her (Remix)

    Last Time I Saw Her (Remix)

    On this episode Robert Plant and Matt Everitt dig deep into a track whose roots can be found on RP’s seventh solo album, 2002’s Dreamland. But we’re not dealing with the original, instead we're unearthing the rare remix of 'Last Time I Saw Her’. Enjoy!

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    • 13 min
    Please Read The Letter By Robert Plant & Jimmy Page

    Please Read The Letter By Robert Plant & Jimmy Page

    This is a collaboration between Robert and Jimmy Page which resulted in a classic song that made its home on the 1997 Walking into Clarksdale album. But it then re-appeared a decade later on Raising Sand – and it would go on to win The Record of the Year Award at the 2009 Grammys. This tune has had quite the life thus far… 

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    • 19 min
    Quattro

    Quattro

    For the first time ever, Digging Deep features not one, but two musicians in conversation. We’ve wanted to do this since the series started back in May 2019, and the song both are discussing is Quattro, the opener from Robert and Alison Krauss’ recent album ‘Raise The Roof. Need any more hints about our mystery guest?

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    • 24 min
    All The Kings Horses

    All The Kings Horses

    The track that Robert discusses in this episode is - by his own admission - one of the very best songs he’s ever written and sung. It's a hugely loved recording for many people, which makes this episode very special. From the 2005 Mighty ReArranger album, it’s the beautiful ‘All The King’s Horses’.

    • 14 min
    Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp

    Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp

    We’re back with a new season (featuring some surprises) and start, maybe unexpectedly, with a song from Led Zeppelin III. A classic track written in a remote cottage in Wales which gave the song its famous title….

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    • 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
276 Ratings

276 Ratings

NicholasPHatton ,

Great stories

It’s great to hear the stories behind some of the most famous songs in music. I listened to the one about the Battle for Evermore today and it was nice to hear some happy memories of someone whose life was simply seen as a tragedy by too many people that have written about her. I enjoyed the one about Achille’s Last Stand as well. Who knew that Robert was in a wheelchair for a while? It’s amazing that we’re all still here when you hear these stories.

Pere Trumfes ,

Utterly brilliant

Cannot get enough of these insights and stories. More please.

Zummastirling ,

The Mighty Plant

These series of interviews are Stardust and Golden to paraphrase another great artist. Matt’s interview technique is so perfect. Robert and he come across almost like co-conspirators, as they unpack the history of the songs or the genesis of how they come together. The most enlightening thing for me is how many of them are cover versions. In these days of digital downloads we don’t always have sleeve notes to plough through.

I have come to a position these days were I just listen to Robert’s music. Unless he sings something that is obviously a cover, like “Bluebirds Over The Mountain” (Which I first heard Te Beach Boys cover in the seventies) I sometimes miss that Robert hasn’t written the song. This is mostly due to the way Robert does his own interpretation.

A short review would simply be, These podcasts are Robert Plant fan’s dream.

I just wish the episodes were longer.

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