Robert Plant releasing vinyl singles boxed set inspired by podcast

Digging Deep boxed set features limited edition 7″ singles collection

Robert Plant is celebrating the second season of his hugely popular podcast, Digging Deep with Robert Plant, with the release of a very special limited edition 7’’ singles boxed set. Digging Deep includes 16 A-sides and rare B-sides spanning three decades, remastered versions available on vinyl for the first time. The eight disc collection also features restored artwork from the original 7’’ releases, packaged in a bespoke hardback book. Digging Deep will be available worldwide via Plant’s own EsParanza label on Friday, December 13th.

Digging Deep collects two songs from each of Plant’s eight acclaimed solo albums, highlighted by ten iconic tracks which reached the top 10 on Billboard’s Rock Songs chart, including the No. 1 classics, “Little By Little,” “Tall Cool One,” and “Hurting Kind.” The boxed set also includes a number of songs featured on Digging Deep with Robert Plant, including “Big Log” and “Tin Pan Valley,” both of which are discussed at length in the podcast’s second season.

Digging Deep with Robert Plant kicked off its second season this week with the premiere of a brand new episode. Five additional new episodes will be rolled out in the coming weeks, culminating with the official release of the boxed set.

Robert Plant’s music is the result of a lifetime striding around the globe, from The Midlands to Morocco, from Nashville to North Wales, and the influences and friends collected along the way can be heard in his songs. Digging Deep with Robert Plant sees him delving into his back catalog to revisit tracks from this remarkable history while also telling stories of inspiration, collaboration, and intervention. The podcast has fast proven a popular and critical success, with its first season earning close to one million streams/downloads in just three months. Digging Deep with Robert Plant is available from Apple, Spotify, and YouTube, with new episodes available every two weeks.

Meanwhile, Plant is currently wrapping up a series of North American headline dates, with remaining dates set for Salt Lake City, UT’s Eccles Theater on October 1st; Bend, OR’s Les Schwab Amphitheater on October 3rd; and an appearance at San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival on October 5th. The tour – which once again sees Plant accompanied by The Sensational Space Shifters – included a number of other North American festival appearances, including Fredericton, NB’s Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Indianapolis, IN’s Outlaw Music Festival (September 20th), and Louisville, KY’s Bourbon & Beyond Festival.

8 LP

Vinyl 1:

Side A: Burning Down One Side
Side B: Like I’ve Never Been Gone

Vinyl 2:

Side A: Big Log
Side B: In The Mood

Vinyl 3:

Side A: Too Loud
Side B: Little By Little

Vinyl 4:

Side A: Ship of Fools
Side B: Tall Cool One

Vinyl 5:

Side A: Hurting Kind
Side B: Tie Dye on the Highway

Vinyl 6:

Side A: Calling To You
Side B: 29 Palms

Vinyl 7:

Side A: Song To The Siren
Side B: Morning Dew

Vinyl 8:

Side A: Shine It All Around
Side B: Tin Pan Valley

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