Robert Plant shares previously unreleased track Charlie Patton Highway (Turn It Up - Part 1)

Robert Plant has shared a previously unreleased track titled Charlie Patton Highway (Turn It Up - Part 1).

The song will feature on the recently announced Digging Deep: Subterranea album – a collection of 30 tracks that span the former Led Zeppelin vocalist’s solo career.

Speaking about the inspiration behind the song, Plant says: “I spent time in the hill country of north Mississippi around Como, dropping back to Clarksdale, the incredible centre of black music talent over the years.

“I weaved my car through the Delta back roads, listening to the remarkable protestations of Mississippi AM radio. I was looking at my world and my times from this unfamiliar place and found myself exposed to a nightmare world of half-truths.”

Digging Deep: Subterranea will launch on 2CD and on digital and streaming platforms on October 2 through Plant’s Es Paranza label and will also include two more previously unreleased recordings: Nothing Takes The Place Of You and Too Much Alike, which features Patty Griffin.

Plant has also just launched the third season of his Digging Deep podcast (opens in new tab). A total of five new episodes will premiere every two weeks and all were recorded earlier this year with BBC 6 Music (opens in new tab)’s Matt Everitt before a live audience at London’s Rough Trade East. 

Digging Deep: Subterranea is now available to pre-order.

Robert Plant: Digging Deep: Subterranea

CD1
1. Rainbow
2. Hurting Kind
3. Shine It All Around
4. Ship of Fools
5. Nothing Takes The Place Of You - Previously unreleased
6. Darkness, Darkness
7. Heaven Knows
8. In the Mood
9. Charlie Patton Highway (Turn It Up - Part 1)  - Previously unreleased
10. New World
11. Like I’ve Never Been Gone
12. I Believe
13. Dance with You Tonight
14. Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down
15. Great Spirit (Acoustic)

CD2
1. Angel Dance
2. Takamba
3. Anniversary
4. Wreckless Love
5. White Clean & Neat
6. Silver Rider
7. Fat Lip
8. 29 Palms
9. Last Time I Saw Her 
10 Embrace Another Fall
11. Too Much Alike - Previously unreleased
12. Big Log
13. Falling in Love Again 
14. Memory Song (Hello Hello)
15. Promised Land

Digging Deep: Subterranea (opens in new tab)

Digging Deep: Subterranea (opens in new tab)
Robert Plant will release Digging Deep: Subterranea - a solo career-spanning anthology in October. Among the 30 tracks will be three previously unreleased songs.

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