Robert Plant and Jimmy Page
Robert Plant collaborated with Jimmy Page in 1998 to release their album Walking into Clarksdale. This heavy metal rock album reached number three on the UK charts. In addition, the album placed at number eight on the US chart. Walking into Clarksdale was Gold-certified by RIAA. In their album, they released the song “Please Read the Letter” as a single. Sadly, it didn’t make to any chart.
Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
In 2007, Plant and Alison Krauss worked together to release their first album, Raising Sand. The album was a huge success. It won the Grammy Awards for Album of the Year and Americana Music Honors & Awards Album of the Year. In addition, their album entered the US Billboard 200 chart at number two. It also entered charts outside of the U.S. Raising Sand was Platinum-certified in the US, UK, and Sweden. In their album, Plant re-recorded his single “Please Read the Letter.”
“Please Read the Letter” Chart Performance and Award
The new version of “Please Read the Letter” won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year. This time, Plant’s song was able to enter the chart, reaching number twenty. Moreover, it placed at number 102 on the UK chart. This version is completely different from the original. Page and Plant released a rock version of the song. However, Alison and Plant released a country-folk version. This version is more emotional. You can feel every word the narrator of the song is trying to say.
“Please Read the Letter” was written by Charlie Jones, Michael Lee, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant. The song speaks about a man asking his lover to read a letter he wrote after the end of their relationship.
“Caught out running
With just a little too much to hide
Everything’s gonna work out fine
Please read the letter
I pinned it to your door
It’s crazy how it all turned out
We needed so much more.”
Here’s the new version of “Please Read the Letter” by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant.
Alison Krauss, Please Read the Letter, Robert Plant