Highlights from former LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant's appearance at "Le Festival au Désert", held in the Sahara last January, are featured on an upcoming CD, due on October 14 through World Village/Harmonia Mundi Records. The recordings were made on a 24-track recorder during this remote festival, which featured 30 acts from North Africa, Europe, and North America. American media hailed the 2003 Festival as "one of the most surreal ever staged" (Boston Phoenix) and "the most thrilling music festival experience of my life." (Afropop Worldwide). "It was an extraordinary experience... I felt, this was the music I'd been looking for all my life. All you've got to do is listen to the CD… and you're there", said Plant. World Village expects to release a "Festival in the Desert" DVD in early 2004. Plant's live rendition of "Win My Train Fare Home" — also on the CD and backed by guitarists Justin Adams and Skin and members of LO'JO — has been posted in streaming Real Audio at this location. For more information, click here.
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