Robert Plant - Pictures At Eleven (1982) [Swan Song 7567-90340-2, Germany]
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Swan Song Inc. | 7567-90340-2 | 19??
Classic Rock, Hard Rock
Pictures at Eleven is the debut solo album by former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, released in 1982. On his solo debut, smartly, he never tried to emulate the brute power or sophistication of Zeppelin. The songs, mostly written with guitarist Robbie Blunt (formerly of Bronco and Silverhead), moved pointedly beyond the blues and folk roots of 70s Zep. Recorded at Rockfield in Wales, the sound was already identifiably 80s - a kind of techno-rock in the making, with Jezz Woodroffe's subterranean synths underpinning Blunt's effects-tweaked session-man licks, the whole thing powered by the big drums of a visiting Phil Collins (on all tracks bar Slow Dancer and Like I've Never Been Gone) and Cozy Powell. Plant's vocals had that distanced, reverby quality so popular with producers from that disowned decade.