Robert Plant – Band of Joy
Robert Plant put together a new band for this album and even named his new band and album after his original group, Band of Joy. The new line-up included Patty Griffin and Nashville song-writer and guitarist Buddy Miller – who also produced the album.
Robert had a concept for the album cover which included a string of circus characters forming a sort of grand parade. I came up with the idea of the central clown character holding the precious ‘band of joy’ atop a velvet gold-braided cushion accompanied by animals playing musical instruments – another band of joy.
The garland of red ivy repeats on the back cover, encircling a feather – Robert’s motif from the four symbols depicted on Led Zeppelin III. As always, very Robert, very magical and very mysterious.