Robert Plant Proves His Rock Supremacy With Rearrangement Of ‘Ramble On’
Robert Plant with the Band of Joy - Robert Plant /YouTube
Robert Plant sure knows how to strike people’s hearts with his mighty rearrangement of Led Zeppelin’s “Ramble On.”
Led Zeppelin II might have spurred the unforgettable tracks like “Moby Dick” and “Whole Lotta Love,” but it also generated some underrated ones much like this collaboration of Jimmy Page and Robert Plant’s “Ramble On,” inspired heavily from J.R.R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. Albeit being one of the fan favorites, it wasn’t a classic staple for most Led Zeppelin concerts until 2007, when the band with Jason Bonham on drums reunited as a top act for the Ahmet Ertegun Tribute Concert.
But back in 2011, a rare occasion for the Zeppelin’s frontman to assemble his Grammy-nominated group Band of Joy that included singer Patty Griffin and guitarist Buddy Miller to perform this gem at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee. Inside a more acoustic-driven performance, Plant showcased his remarkable voice that has only aged like fine wine throughout the whole song. Backed up with the generous heaping of the wonderful arrangement, it was indeed a promising act for the legendary singer and will remain one of his best performances for the entirety of his career.