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Robert Plant Surveys His Past, Present and Future During ‘Austin City Limits’ Taping

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Robert Plant closed out a recent visit to Austin with a performance taped for the long-running series Austin City Limits that boasted a set list encompassing many phases from his distinguished recording career.

While working in a handful of Led Zeppelin classics like “Black Dog,” set opener “The Lemon Song” and encore closing number “Rock and Roll,” Plant left plenty of room for more recent fare, specifically songs from his latest studio release, 2014’s lullaby … and the Ceaseless Roar. As Plant told the crowd, including songs from that LP was a very deliberate choice — not only because he prefers to focus on what’s next, but because of the role the city played in the record’s sound.

“There are no walls in this musical world … everybody had a side trip here and there, me mostly here,” Plant said from the stage, referring to the lullaby album as “a reflection of all the things we traverse and move through, adding, “When I came to live here, I saw a different picture, a bunch of colors. … This song is about that experience.” Check out the complete set list below, and keep an eye on your local listings for airings of Plant’s Austin City Limits episode.

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters Set List, Austin City Limits, March 21, 2016
“The Lemon Song”
“Black Dog”
“Turn It Up”
“In the Mood”
“No Place to Go/Dazed and Confused”
“Babe, I’m Gonna Leave You”
“Little Maggie”
“Fixin’ to Die”
“Whole Lotta Love/I Just Wanna Make Love to You/Bo Diddley”
“Rainbow” (retake)
“Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down/In My Time of Dying”
“Rock and Roll”

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