By: John 'Nunu' Zomot | Additional Video: Wyatt Brake
Robert Plant is the rare classic rocker who seems to have entered a long creative peak, long after his classic-rocking Zeppelin heyday.
Touring behind the fall's Carry Fire, he and the magnificent Sensational Shape Shifters touched all points along his quality solo career, but also left room for a few reimagined Zep tracks as well.
The beauty of a play like The Riviera for Plant is that the room matches the more restrained energy of a man who at one-point.
Of course, this was a quick sell-out -- you can't deny the star power. But wall-shaking Viking war cries were mainly left in memories of arenas past, and the of Plant's dalliances in folk, roots and even country were on display in the more intimate theater setting. The band came with instrumentation to match Robert's subtly different, but no less intriguing, vocal register.
Which is all very nice indeed, but we'll take a little Zeppelin, it whatever way he sees fit. There's plenty to like in many of these videos, which document the twists and turns the old favorites take in the new setting, but also place the newer tunes lovingly into context. And although the show hardly relied on "hits", they helped round out a setlist that didn't lean too heavily on any of Plant's musical personas, and even touched on eighties cuts like "In The Mood".
Check out Nunu's full gallery and more video below.
All The Kings Horses
That's The Way