Tina Turner’s next album will feature one of the most celebrated hard rock bands — Led Zeppelin, according to The Arts Desk.
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and Jason Bonham, son of the late Zep drummer John Bonham, back Turner on the album, a collection of blues and folk standards that also includes one new song.
The Arts Desk reports:
Songs thus far revealed include an original duet between Turner and Plant entitled “Saltflower”, alongside versions of the Nineteenth century negro spiritual “Wade in the Water”, the folk song ‘Jack O’Diamonds”, covered by everyone from Blind Lemon Jefferson to Nick Cave, and Etta James’ “Something’s Got A Hold On Me”. theartsdesk were permitted only to hear a two minute segment of “Wade in the Water”. Based very much on Big Mama Thornton’s very secular 1968 blues-rock version, Robert Plant is absent but Turner’s raw, almost hoarse vocals, ride a scorching distorted Page riff that will satisfy Zep fans.
Turner hasn’t released an album since 2000. She met JimmyPage at a party in the south of France while on honeymoon last summer after marrying German music executive Erwin Bach, her partner of 27 years, according to The Arts Desk. Page suggested bringing his mobile recording studio to the couple’s lakeside home in Küsnacht, Switzerland. The album was recorded last November.
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