georgio Posted November 8, 2009 Share Posted November 8, 2009 I've always been very curious about Robert Plant's voice post 1973 into 1974. We all know he lost a lot of his high notes between the end of '73 into early '75, but listening to the Physical Graffiti rehearsal recordings (which are brilliant), I've always wondered what happened. The early versions of Graffiti's tracks have Robert wailing away with wild abandon in the prototype versions of Sick Again, or In the Light, or Trampled Underfoot, yet by the time the band lays down the actual tracks - Robert's keys have been stepped down and his voice is much gruffer. He struggles with Sick Again on the actual recording - it's probably the roughest vocal he's laid down, which adds to the rock feel, but still... So, between the rehearsals to the recording - I always wonder what the length of time was, and what exactly happened in terms of Robert's voice. Was the voice operation that Robert reportedly had - after the Houses of the Holy tour? That would be the only thing that might explain it, as the timbre in his voice changes so drastically. PS - we know he got the flu in early 1975 which didn't help either...but I'm looking more at the rehearsal / recording period of Graffiti. Any observations appreciated... Cheers Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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