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Album Description:

In the realm of rock and roll history, few names resonate as powerfully as Robert Plant, the iconic voice behind the legendary band Led Zeppelin. Yet, Plant's artistic journey extended far beyond the boundaries of the band's groundbreaking success. His second solo album, "The Principle of Moments", stands as a testament to his unwavering artistic brilliance and the depth of his creative vision.

Released in 1983, "The Principle of Moments" marked Plant's evolution as a solo artist, showcasing his ability to venture into new sonic territories while preserving the raw energy and emotional intensity that defined his music. The album's fusion of rock, pop, and experimental elements was a departure from the bluesy hard rock of Led Zeppelin, demonstrating Plant's willingness to explore uncharted musical waters.

At the heart of the album's success is the remarkable single "Big Log", which marked Plant's first solo entry into the Top 40 charts. The song's emotive lyrics and Plant's signature vocal prowess create a captivating atmosphere, drawing listeners into a world of introspection and emotion. "Big Log" is a shining example of Plant's ability to craft a timeless melody that resonates deeply with his audience.

The album's production was a collaborative effort, with Plant teaming up with Benji LeFevre and Pat Moran. Moran, serving as the sound/recording engineer, played a crucial role in capturing the essence of Plant's music. The recording process took place at Rockfield Studios in Monmouth Gwent, providing an environment conducive to nurturing Plant's creative vision.

"The Principle of Moments" features a lineup of talented musicians who contribute to the album's rich and diverse sound. Plant's distinctive vocals are accompanied by Robbie Blunt's skillful guitar work, Paul Martinez's melodic bass lines, Jezz Woodroffe's textured keyboards, and the rhythmic prowess of two drummers, Phil Collins and Barriemore Barlow. The ensemble is rounded out by John David and Ray Martinez on backing vocals, as well as Bob Mayo, who lends his talents on guitars, keyboards, and backing vocals.

The album's track listing reflects Plant's mastery in crafting songs that span a range of emotions and musical styles. From the driving energy of "Other Arms" to the moody introspection of "In the Mood", each track presents a unique sonic landscape that showcases Plant's versatility as an artist. "Messin' With the Mekon" and "Wreckless Love" continue to captivate with their intricate arrangements and evocative lyrics.

One of the album's standout moments is "Thru' With the Two Step", a song that highlights the seamless interplay between Plant, Blunt, and Martinez. The track's dynamic shifts and emotive delivery make it a standout in Plant's discography. Meanwhile, "Horizontal Departure" and "Stranger Here...Than Over There" further demonstrate Plant's willingness to experiment with his sound, incorporating elements that push the boundaries of traditional rock.

As "The Principle of Moments" draws to a close, the listener is treated to the haunting beauty of "Big Log". The song's atmospheric quality and poignant lyrics linger long after the final notes fade, leaving an indelible mark on the listener's soul. "Big Log" serves as a testament to Plant's songwriting prowess and his ability to craft a timeless ballad.

Music Genre:

  English Rock Pop 

Album Production Information:

The album: "ROBERT PLANT (Led Zeppelin) - Principle of Moments" was produced by: Robert Plant, Benji LeFevre, Pat Moran

Sound/Recording Engineer(s): Pat Moran

This album was recorded at: Rockfield Studios, Monmouth Gwent

Album cover design: app. std

Record Label Information:

  Es Paranza 79-0101-1
Packaging: This album "ROBERT PLANT (Led Zeppelin) - Principle of Moments" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, artwork/photos

Media Format:

  12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1983 Made in Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: ROBERT PLANT - Principle of Moments (Germany)
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Robert Plant - vocals

    Robert Plant is a British singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the iconic lead vocalist of the legendary rock band "Led Zeppelin". Born on 20 August 20 1948, in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England, Plant's powerful and distinctive voice captivated audiences around the world and established him as one of the greatest rock singers of all time.

    Plant's musical journey began in the mid-1960s when he joined a blues-influenced band called the "Crawling King Snakes". In 1967, he joined a group known as the "Band of Joy", which also featured drummer John Bonham. However, it was his pivotal role as the lead singer of "New Yardbirds" that would ultimately shape his career.


    In 1968, "New Yardbirds" underwent a transformation and changed its name to "Led Zeppelin", a name that would go on to become synonymous with rock 'n' roll greatness. Plant, along with guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham, formed the core of the band, creating a sound that blended heavy blues, folk, and rock elements. Led Zeppelin's innovative approach to music, combined with Plant's charismatic stage presence and extraordinary vocal range, set them apart from their contemporaries.

    From 1968 to 1980, Led Zeppelin released numerous groundbreaking albums that have since become classics in the rock genre. Plant's vocal performances on songs like "Stairway to Heaven", "Kashmir", and "Whole Lotta Love" became legendary and solidified his status as a rock icon. The band's electrifying live performances and immense popularity made them one of the most influential and successful rock bands of all time.

    Unfortunately, Led Zeppelin disbanded in 1980 following the tragic death of John Bonham. Plant embarked on a successful solo career, exploring different musical styles and collaborating with various artists. His solo work showcased his versatility as a musician and allowed him to experiment with diverse genres such as folk, world music, and even electronic music.

    One notable collaboration in Plant's solo career was with guitarist Jeff Beck, where they formed the band "The Honeydrippers" and released an album titled "The Honeydrippers: Volume One" in 1984. The album included a cover of the classic song "Sea of Love", which became a hit.

    Plant also collaborated with renowned musicians like Phil Collins, creating memorable songs such as "In the Air Tonight" and "Walking into Clarksdale". Throughout his solo career, Plant continued to release critically acclaimed albums and tour extensively, captivating audiences with his powerful voice and stage presence.

    In addition to his successful music career, Plant has been involved in various philanthropic endeavors. He has actively supported causes such as cancer research and environmental conservation. Plant's love for nature and exploration led him to develop a deep interest in world cultures and music traditions, which he often incorporated into his music.

    Robert Plant's contributions to rock music and his unforgettable performances with Led Zeppelin have left an indelible mark on the music industry. His powerful vocals, charismatic stage presence, and willingness to explore new musical territories have made him an enduring figure in rock history. Robert Plant's legacy as a legendary rock singer continues to inspire generations of musicians and fans alike.

  • Robbie Blunt - guitars
  • Paul Martinez - bass
  • Jezz Woodroffe - keyboards
  • Phil Collins - drums
  • Barriemore Barlow - drums
  • John David - backing vocals
  • Ray Martinez - backing vocals
  • Bob Mayo - guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Complete Track-listing of the album "ROBERT PLANT - Principle of Moments (Germany)"

The detailed tracklist of this record "ROBERT PLANT (Led Zeppelin) - Principle of Moments" is:

  1. Other Arms (Robert Plant, Robbie Blunt) 4:20
  2. In the Mood (Plant, Blunt, Paul Martinez) 5:19
  3. Messin' With the Mekon (Plant, Blunt, Martinez) 4:40
  4. Wreckless Love (Plant, Blunt) 5:18
  5. Thru' With the Two Step (Plant, Blunt, Martinez) 5:33
  6. Horizontal Departure (Plant, Blunt, Martinez, Jezz Woodroffe) 4:19
  7. Stranger Here...Than Over There (Plant, Blunt, Martinez, Woodroffe) 4:18
  8. Big Log (Plant, Blunt, Woodroffe) 5:03