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Digging Deep with Robert Plant

Robert Plant

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…



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Digging Deep with Robert Plant - Trailer
05-04-2019
Digging Deep with Robert Plant - Trailer
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S5E5: Last Time I Saw Her (Remix)
13-06-2022
S5E5: 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!See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S5E4: Please Read The Letter By Robert Plant & Jimmy Page
29-05-2022
S5E4: 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… See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S5E3: Quattro
15-05-2022
S5E3: 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?See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S5E2: All The Kings Horses
01-05-2022
S5E2: All The Kings Horses
Digging Deep with Robert Plant. Season 5 Episode 2, All The Kings Horses.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S5E1: Bron-Yr-Aur Stomp
17-04-2022
S5E1: 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….See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S4E6: Polly Come Home
01-08-2021
S4E6: Polly Come Home
So here are. We’ve reached the end of another series of Digging Deep with Robert Plant. It’s been a collection of conversations partially defined by the unprecedented times we’ve been living in (and this episode touches on that) but, as always, some amazing music. We end the series with a cover version that Robert and Alison Krauss made their own on their world-conquering Raising Sand album. It’s the perfect way to end for now. And maybe it even points the way to the future…See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S4E5: Life Begin Again
18-07-2021
S4E5: Life Begin Again
It seemed inevitable that Robert Plant and Afro Celt Sound System would end up working together. Both trade in blending music from disparate geographical locations and find real pleasure in the unexpected results of unscripted collaborations. The only real surprise was why it took till 2001 for Robert and these sonic pioneers to get together. Fortunately, when they did. It was well worth the wait.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S4E4: 12 Harps
04-07-2021
S4E4: 12 Harps
Musicians have growing and evolving connections when they write, perform and record together. The 4th episode in Season 4 of RP’s Digging Deep, ’13 Harps’ is about two friends who decided to make some music together. It's as simple as that.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S4E3: House of Cards
20-06-2021
S4E3: House of Cards
More than once on Digging Deep, Robert Plant has chosen songs by artists with whom he’s crossed paths many times over the years and this episode is no exception. The track in question is the iconic ‘House of Cards', written and first recorded by Linda & Richard Thompson whose own musical history intertwined with Roberts on more than one occasion. As he'll explain.See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S4E2: Rude World
06-06-2021
S4E2: Rude World
For this episode Robert Plant has chosen a song he recorded with Jimmy Page and Rainer Ptacek in 1997 entitled ‘Rude World’. Rainer was a hugely talented cult guitar hero with a unique blues folk style. This track features on a compilation to him called ‘The Inner Flame’ which also included contributions from PJ Harvey, Madeleine Peyroux, Evan Dando and Emmylou Harris (which tells how great Rainer was). If you don’t know his work yet, let Robert be the person to introduce you…See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S4E1: Bluebirds Over The Mountain
22-05-2021
S4E1: Bluebirds Over The Mountain
Digging Deep with Robert Plant has returned and the start of Season 4 reunites Robert with Matt Everitt after a long enforced break. Here they discuss what a touring musician does when he can’t go on tour, some of the musical rarities and curios that Robert uncovered at home during lockdown and the matter in hand, a very special song. The track is called Bluebirds Over the Mountain, and it was written and recorded by Ersel Hickey in 1958 and made a hit by Ritchie Valens that same year. Robert recorded a version for his 2017 album Carry Fire and enlisted the vocals skills of Chrissie Hynde, as you'll hear...See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S3E5: Tall Cool One
20-09-2020
S3E5: Tall Cool One
So what is the identity of The Tall Cool One? Who is the mysterious figure that provides the title for this 1988 single from his Now and Zen album? Is it Robert? Is it someone else from the 80s era of stadium rock? Where does that riff come from? And how did Robert go about sampling Zeppelin and inserting it into his own music? We have at least some of the answers for you…See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S3E4: Shine It All Around
06-09-2020
S3E4: Shine It All Around
This episode concerns a song taken from Robert’s 2007 album Mighty ReArranger, but as is often the case with Digging Deep, the path we take starts of with the creation of a track, but we also find ourselves discussing what songs Robert wishes he’d written, how he uses his voice as an instrument, the recent performance of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Willie Nelson’s generous nature when it comes to keeping his fans ‘relaxed’…See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S3E3: Song To The Siren
22-08-2020
S3E3: Song To The Siren
Some songs weave in and out of history, surfacing with different singers, in new versions and interpreted in different ways; each adds something new to the layers of meaning around the original. The beautiful ‘Song to the Siren’ is one of them. Originally written by folk hero Tim Buckley, over the years it has been recorded by Sinéad O'Connor, Sheila Chandra and This Mortal Coil. Robert added his name to the list of artists in 2002, and here he explains why, and how he approaches performing a vocal for such a famous song…See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S3E2: 29 Palms
10-08-2020
S3E2: 29 Palms
29 Palms (or Twentynine Palms as it's sometimes known) is a city in San Bernardino County, California. It nestles next to the Joshua Tree National Park, is home to the world's largest Marine Corps training base, a ragtag community of artists and musicians, and an “electrostatic generator for the purpose of rejuvenation and time travel”. So, yes, It's an Interesting place. It’s also the inspiration behind the song that Robert has chosen to talk about in this episode…See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S3E1: Morning Dew
27-07-2020
S3E1: Morning Dew
Digging Deep with Robert Plant has returned! And this is a very special season, as for the very first time the show was recorded live in front of an audience and includes questions set by Digging Deep listeners. But fear not, the music Robert has chosen to discuss, and his own personal stories and recollections are as fascinating and honest as ever. We start with a song that Robert covered in 2002 on his ‘Dreamland’ album; a track that could be described as ‘a post-apocalyptic psych folk classic’ with an incredible history… See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S2E6: Big Log
08-12-2019
S2E6: Big Log
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: Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S2E5: Carry Fire
24-11-2019
S2E5: Carry Fire
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? See Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S2E4: Monkey
10-11-2019
S2E4: Monkey
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: Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at
S2E3: Battle Of Evermore
27-10-2019
S2E3: Battle Of Evermore
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:  Privacy Policy at and California Privacy Notice at