An archive of Robert Plant’s music will be released for free after his death

Virgin Radio

1 Jun 2021, 14:44

Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant has assembled a large archive of unreleased music that he intends to give to his fans for free. However, it will only be made available after his death.

The singer/songwriter explained that the recent lockdown has afforded him the opportunity to, “put my house in order,” and sort out his large collection of unreleased projects. 

Speaking on the first episode of the fourth season of his Digging Deep podcast, he told his co-host, Matt Everitt, about his archive. “All the adventures that I’ve ever had with music and tours, album releases, projects that didn’t actually get finished or whatever it is, I just put them, itemised them all, and put everything into some semblance of order,” he said. 

“I’ve told the kids, when I kick the bucket, open it to the public free of charge. Just to see how many silly things there were down the line from 1966 to now.”

It’s not just music that Plant has in his archive. There are also some very personal items too, such as a letter from his mother that he only opened for the first time recently. It read, “Look, you’ve been a very naughty boy, why don’t you come back, because Sue wants to know where you’ve gone. And also, the accountancy job is still open in Stourport-on-Severn. Why don’t you just come back home and we’ll just pretend all this stuff didn’t happen?”

Plant admitted, “I hadn’t opened the letter until about three months ago!” 

Last year, the singer released Digging Deep: Subterranea, which is a compilation album of solo performances, acting as a companion to his podcast series, Digging Deep with Robert Plant.

Plant’s podcast looks into his hits, album tracks, and previously unreleased songs over his career after Led Zeppelin.

The singer/songwriter will be touring the UK this summer. For tour dates and tickets, head to his website.