Japanese edition of the 1998 & second collaborative outingby the former Led Zeppelin bandmates with 'Whiskey From TheGlass' added as an unmarked bonus track. 13 tracks total,also featuring the single 'Most High'. Steve Alb... more »ini (Pixies,Nirvana, Cheap Trick,« less
Japanese edition of the 1998 & second collaborative outingby the former Led Zeppelin bandmates with 'Whiskey From TheGlass' added as an unmarked bonus track. 13 tracks total,also featuring the single 'Most High'. Steve Albini (Pixies,Nirvana, Cheap Trick,
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Same tracks - BMG label.
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Unfortunately not a great album
Paulo Alm | Rio de Janeiro, Brazil | 04/16/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Page & Plant's Walking Into Clarksdale was released March 1998 to much expectation. After all it was their first album of new material together since Led Zep's In Through The Out Door - released 19 years before. Unfortunately it doesn't offer much in terms of creativity and sound which are Zeppelin's trademarks. The album has its moments - Heart In My Hand, Most High, When I was a Child, Blue Train - but it falls terribly short when you think of comparing it to any Zeppelin effort or even some of Robert's or Jimmy's solo albums. It just makes you miss John Paul Jones and John Bonham, and that's sad. Another thing that bothers me is the production. Did they really need Steve Albini's hand??? The sound is flat overall and the drums don't sound right. For a 1998 production, I'd dare say it sounds way below average as if the mojo wasn't working. And that coming from Jimmy, the producer, is just unacceptable. I guess this album needs more remixing and remastering than Led Zeppelin's first album!!! I'm giving it three stars because I'm a fan but two could be more accurate."
Walking Into Clarksdale
Bjorn Viberg | European Union | 10/10/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Walking Into Clarksdale being Page and Plante's 1998 and is a ordinary rock album with very generic lyrics and sound. The album was met with ok reviews and Allmusic gave the album 3.5/5. I think this is a tad generous since it sounds like any other rock album and the sound and lyrics deserve more 3/5. Apparently the album only took 35 days to record and it feels rushed and they could have spent another 35 days to create better lyrics and sound. This feels rushed. The booklet also feels rushed. No lyrics and a few photographs that look like friends took them in the studio. 3/5."
Could have had more energy to it
Dragonwheel | Montreal PQ Canada | 05/30/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"If you followed some of the solo work by Jimmy Page you would remember that Robert Plant and Jimmy Page did a track on Jimmy Pages solo album Outrider called The Only One, back in 1989. It was a strange track. If Walking to C had been more like that track on Outrider, which in and of itself was a kind of weird album since it featured a bunch of singers and a bunch of drummers, etc, Clarkesdale could have been much better. The better Zeppelin recordings always had some humor, and Clarkesdale is kind of a serious guy album. We are serious it says, and we are walking to Clarkesdale. Well, I doubt that either of them have ever walked anywhere since the Zeppelin took off back in 1968, never mind hoofin' it from one town to another in the State of Mississippi. I notice that many people really liked Clarkesdale. Nobody seemed to say it was sloppy, or that the songs were nowhere near as good as Led Zeppelin's stuff, or as good as a whole bunch of solo material from ex-Zeppelin members either. I listened to it about half a dozen times over the time span of a month and then pretty much just put it away. The promo shots for the album show two guys, Page and Plant, who looked like they wanted to be somewhere else, looking kind of forlorn and alone, not the same situation as previous times for either of them I think. 'Most High' was the best track, but I always thought it sounded kind of odd, like someone trying to be Arabic whilst not being that thing in reality. Egad. I did notice Clarkesdale was the last time that pairing ever happened for original song writing purposes. Well, rock and roll never dies, it just changes labels, over, and over, and..."