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Shaken & Stirred
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
SHAKEN 'N' STIRRED, a #20 album originally released in 1985, finds Plant collaborating with Robbie Blunt and former Little Feat drummer Richie Hayward. Interwoven with world beats--and synths--album highlights include "S... more »
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SHAKEN 'N' STIRRED, a #20 album originally released in 1985, finds Plant collaborating with Robbie Blunt and former Little Feat drummer Richie Hayward. Interwoven with world beats--and synths--album highlights include "Sixes And Sevens" and the Top 40 hit "Little By Little." Bonus rarities include the longer remix of "Little By Little."
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Patrick Mrizek | USA | 05/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"You know, most people seem to malign this album, the last with his best band (echoing a previous sentiment). This album was both a direct response to the music Plant was hearing at the time and a direct break from the Zeppelin albatross. People who don't like this disc might have a problem with its synth sound or the fact that it doesn't sound anything like the previous two albums or anything past it, but allowing it to stand on its own merit, free from the "but it doesn't sound like Zeppelin" whine that prevails against so much of his solo work, shines a light of clarity on an album of considerable thought and mastery of the moment. Plant and company accomplished more on this disc than he would until Dreamland. It would have been interesting to see where else he would've gone with this band, but he switched gears for the next album, and Blunt, Woodruffe, Martinez, and Hayward (and Halliday) were gone. More's the pity that 66 to Timbuktu all but ignored this disc, showcasing only Little by Little... give this disc a try, remembering that it is a fearless statement by a legend who had covered the musical gamut in his previous band."
Robert Plant Transcends Zepplin
Christina Paul | Anamosa, IA USA | 01/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Despite what many fans out there believe, Robert Plant, like a fine wine, has improved with age. This album is probably one of my favorites in that it shows Plant's versatility as a serious artist. This in and of itself is a challenge to anyone playing in what is so commonly referred to as "heavy metal". The track "Sixes and Sevens" is absolutely haunting, and "Trouble your Money" demonstrates just how much Robert Plant can sing even what I would term a more "jazz" tune and put forth a fantastic delivery. This is a must own for anyone who is a fan of Robert Plant."
A Very Eclectic Challenging Album
Christina Paul | 06/20/1999
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Out of the whole Robert Plant discography, this album in my opinion is his most challenging and eclectic album. Eclectic is not a term I usually use when talking about most music, but this album truly is. No matter how much I've listened to this in the past few years I can't find a music category to peg it in, but that's what's so good about it. I don't count Shaken 'n' Stirred as a favorite album, but I do respect it for it's eccentric flavoring. It's more synth-based than his previous couple of albums, and there's something for everybody on this collection. Although the album is more synth-oriented, the guitar is not ignored. Favorites are the challenging "Little by Little," the weird "Too Loud," and the closing tune "Sixes and Sevens." This album truly holds a place of its own compared to the other albums. Shaken 'n' Stirred also sports an excellent production. I have to give this album a three star rating on this review, but if I could grade it with a half, I'd give it three and a half stars. Worth a listen."