According to the NME, Plant continued to work his setlist as a mixture of new material mixed in with some Led Zeppelin classics, all reinvented to fit the Americana roots vibe Robert is enjoying these days.
Early on, Plant paid tribute to Richard Thompson, of 60s folk-rockers Fairport Convention, when he introduced the BOJ’s cover of their 1978 track, “House Of Cards.”
“It is great to be in this building,” he told the crowd. “I think I have been here before, but then I think I’ve been to a lot of places before. I remember early performances from the Fairport Convention here. He is not with us tonight but his song is. This is off our new album.”
Not surprisingly, the Zeppelin tunes brought huge cheers from the London crowd.
Plant also honored the late Townes Van Zandt, with his cover of “Harm’s Swift Way.” “All these adventures, there are so many new things to find and so many songs and peaks to discover,” Robert said. “Townes Van Zandt is one of the highest peaks you could ever reach. This is one of the last songs he ever wrote.”
The show wrapped up when Plant was joined by The London Oriana Choir on for “12 Gates To The City” and “I Bid You Goodnight.”
You don’t have to guess what the evening sounded like, since the BBC is now streaming the show here.
Robert Plant & Band Of Joy
BBC2 Electric Proms
London Roundhouse – London, UK – October 29, 2010
Down To The Sea
House of Cards
Please Read The Letter
Misty Mountain Hop
Somewhere Trouble Don’t Go
Central Two O Nine
Houses Of the Holy
You Can’t Buy Me Love
Tall Cool One
Harm’s Swift Way
Rock & Roll
12 Gates To The City
I Bid You Goodnight
Robert Plant – Ship Of Fools (1988)