Pictures at Eleven

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Pictures at Eleven
Pictures at Eleven.jpg
Studio album by Robert Plant
Released 28 June 1982
Studio Rockfield Studios, Monmouth, Wales
Genre Rock, hard rock, arena rock[1]
Length 41:49
Label Swan Song
Producer Robert Plant
Robert Plant chronology
Pictures at Eleven
The Principle of Moments

Pictures at Eleven is the debut solo album by former Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant, released in 1982. Genesis drummer Phil Collins played drums for six of the album's eight songs. Ex-Rainbow drummer Cozy Powell handled drums on "Slow Dancer" and "Like I've Never Been Gone." The title is an often-heard phrase in U.S. television news[citation needed] that would follow a brief announcement of a story of interest to be shown later during a station's 11 p.m. news program.[2] Pictures at Eleven is the only one of Plant's solo albums to appear on Led Zeppelin's record label Swan Song. By the time of Plant's next release, 1983's The Principle of Moments, Swan Song had ceased to function and Plant had started his own label titled Es Paranza, which would also be distributed by Atlantic Records. Rhino Entertainment released a remastered edition of the album, with bonus tracks, on 20 March 2007.

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Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Robert Plant and Robbie Blunt, except "Burning Down One Side," "Fat Lip," and "Far Post" written by Plant, Blunt and Jezz Woodroffe.

Side one
  1. "Burning Down One Side" – 3:55
  2. "Moonlight in Samosa" – 3:58
  3. "Pledge Pin" – 4:01
  4. "Slow Dancer" – 7:43
Side two
  1. "Worse Than Detroit" – 5:55
  2. "Fat Lip" – 5:05
  3. "Like I've Never Been Gone" – 5:56
  4. "Mystery Title" – 5:16

2007 remaster bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Far Post" – 4:42
  2. "Like I've Never Been Gone" (Live at Houston, 1983) – 7:31




Year Chart Position
1982 UK Albums Chart 2
1982 US Billboard 200 5

Singles and album tracks

Year Single Chart Position
1982 "Burning Down One Side" UK Singles Chart 73
1982 "Burning Down One Side" US Billboard Hot 100 64
1982 "Pledge Pin" US Billboard Hot 100 74
1982 "Burning Down One Side" US Billboard Top Tracks 3
1982 "Worse Than Detroit" US Billboard Top Tracks 10
1982 "Pledge Pin" US Billboard Top Tracks 11
1982 "Slow Dancer" US Billboard Top Tracks 19


  1. ^ "Pictures at Eleven (Remastered)". 
  2. ^ "Film At Eleven". 

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