- Robert Plant
Yeah. Coming from the man who wrote and sang the lyrics to the #1 song on virtually every list of the all time greatest classic rock songs, "Stairway To Heaven," that might be considered a classic bit of understatement.
One thing was certain. Plant didn't want himself or his music to be typecast. Even after 12 years as the very visible lead singer of one of the most popular bands of the 70s, Plant hoped to establish a musical identity separate and apart from his Led Zep persona.
Did he succeed? Singer Tori Amos says, "Watching him try and stylistically experiment but also not be all things to all people -- that's the one thing that he's been quite surefooted about."
As the title implies, the set includes nine of Plant's solo albums, from his first -- 1982's Pictures At Eleven -- through his most recent -- 2005's Mighty Rearranger. Rounding out the box are The Principle of Moments, The Honeydrippers, Volume 1 (a "supergroup" made up of Plant, ex-Led Zep guitarist Jimmy Page, guitarist Jeff Beck, keyboardist Paul Shaffer and rhythm guitarist Nile Rodgers from CHIC), Shaken 'n' Stirred, Now and Zen, Manic Nirvana, Fate of Nations and Dreamland.
Each CD includes bonus tracks of live versions and unissued studio tracks. In addition to the documentary, the DVD includes 20 Plant music videos.