Carry Fire

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Carry Fire
Robert Plant Carry Fire.jpg
Studio album by Robert Plant
Released 13 October 2017 (2017-10-13)[1][2][3]
Recorded The Attic Studio, Bristol; The Bee Barn, Bala; Billy Fuller's Home Studio, Bristol; Black Earth Studios, Bath; Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire, England; Rockfield Studios, Monmouth, Monmouthshire, Wales
Genre Americana
Length 48:58
Label Nonesuch/Warner Bros.
Producer Robert Plant[3]
Robert Plant chronology
Lullaby and the Ceaseless Roar
(2014)
Carry Fire
(2017)
Singles from Carry Fire
  1. "The May Queen"
    Released: 18 August 2017
  2. "Bones of Saints"
    Released: 1 September 2017
  3. "Bluebirds Over the Mountain"
    Released: 26 September 2017

Carry Fire is the eleventh solo studio album by English rock singer, songwriter and musician Robert Plant, released on 13 October 2017 on Nonesuch/Warner Bros. Records.[4][5][6] It is the second studio album on which Plant is backed by the Sensational Space Shifters.[1][2][3]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic84/100[7]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[8]
American Songwriter4.5/5 stars[9]
Clash8/10[10]
Classic Rock4/5 stars[11]
Exclaim!7/10[12]
The Independent4/5 stars[13]
The Observer4/5 stars[14]
Paste7.8/10[15]
PopMatters8/10 stars[16]
Record Collector4/5 stars[17]
Slant Magazine4.5/5 stars[18]
Under the Radar8/10 stars[19]

Carry Fire received positive reviews from critics. On Metacritic, the album holds a score of 84/100 based on 15 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[7] The album was selected as the 37th best album of 2017 by Rolling Stone magazine.[20] The album was honoured as the best selling UK Americana album at the 2018 UK Americana Awards.

Track listing[edit]

Source:[1][3][21]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."The May Queen"Robert Plant, Justin Adams, John Baggott, Billy Fuller, Liam Tyson4:14
2."New World..."Plant, Baggott, Fuller, Dave Smith, Tyson3:29
3."Season's Song"Plant, Adams, Baggott, Fuller, Tyson4:19
4."Dance with You Tonight"Plant, Adams, Baggott, Fuller, Smith, Tyson4:48
5."Carving up the World Again... A Wall and Not a Fence"Plant, Adams, Baggott, Fuller, Tyson3:55
6."A Way with Words"Plant, Adams, Baggott5:18
7."Carry Fire"Plant, Adams, Baggott, Fuller, Smith, Tyson5:28
8."Bones of Saints"Plant, Adams, Fuller, Smith, Tyson3:47
9."Keep It Hid"Plant, Adams, Baggott4:07
10."Bluebirds over the Mountain" (featuring Chrissie Hynde[3])Ersel Hickey4:58
11."Heaven Sent"Plant, Adams, Baggott, Fuller, Smith, Tyson4:39

Personnel[edit]

Musicians

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[22] 16
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[23] 13
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[24] 17
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[25] 12
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[26] 12
Czech Albums (ČNS IFPI)[27] 2
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[28] 29
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[29] 10
French Albums (SNEP)[30] 33
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[31] 10
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[32] 24
Irish Albums (IRMA)[33] 7
Italian Albums (FIMI)[34] 23
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[35] 7
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[36] 9
Polish Albums (ZPAV)[37] 9
Scottish Albums (OCC)[38] 3
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[39] 28
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[40] 12
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[41] 7
UK Albums (OCC)[42] 3
US Billboard 200[43] 14

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