|Fate of Nations|
|Studio album by|
|Released||25 May 1993|
|Studio||RAK Studios, Sawmills Studio, Cornwall, Monnow Valley Studio, Monmouth|
|Label|| Es Paranza (North America)|
Fontana (Rest of the world)
|Robert Plant chronology|
|Robert Plant studio chronology|
|Singles from Fate of Nations|
Fate of Nations is the sixth studio album by English singer Robert Plant, released 25 May 1993 on Es Paranza Records in North America and Fontana Records internationally. It features former Cutting Crew guitarist Kevin Scott MacMichael. The song "I Believe" is a tribute to Plant's late son, Karac.
The album was Plant's last solo album until his comeback with his seventh studio album Dreamland in 2002.
Plant explained his album in the following terms:
From the very beginning of this project, around January 1991, right after the Manic Nirvana tour, I knew what I was going to do: go back into my past, listening to [Moby] Grape, the [Jefferson] Airplane, Tim Hardin, Quicksilver, Traffic, and other turning-point artists in rock. These people were trying to tell the listener something, joining various traditions, with the sense of a quest being insinuated and bandied in their acoustic and electronic themes. I'm also proud of what I've attempted to do lyrically [on the album], trying to tell vivid tales that come from a hearty tradition of prose.
Fate of Nations was remastered and reissued by Rhino Records on 20 March 2007, this edition included 5 bonus tracks. In April 2019, the album was reissued on vinyl for Record Store Day 2019.
|1.||"Calling to You"||Robert Plant, Chris Blackwell||5:48|
|2.||"Down to the Sea"||Plant, Charlie Jones||4:00|
|3.||"Come Into My Life"||Plant, Blackwell, Doug Boyle, Kevin Scott MacMichael||6:32|
|4.||"I Believe"||Plant, Phil Johnstone||4:32|
|5.||"29 Palms"||Plant, Blackwell, Jones, Boyle, Johnstone||4:51|
|6.||"Memory Song (Hello Hello)"||Plant, Johnstone, Jones, Blackwell, Oliver J. Woods||5:22|
|7.||"If I Were a Carpenter"||Tim Hardin||3:45|
|8.||"Colours of a Shade" (UK edition)||Plant, Johnstone, Blackwell, Maartin Allcock||4:43|
|9.||"Promised Land"||Plant, Johnstone||4:59|
|10.||"The Greatest Gift"||Plant, Blackwell, Jones, MacMichael, Johnstone||6:51|
|11.||"Great Spirit"||Plant, Johnstone, MacMichael||5:27|
|12.||"Network News"||Plant, Blackwell||6:40|
|13.||"Colours of a Shade"||Plant, Johnstone, Blackwell, Allcock||4:45|
|14.||"Great Spirit" (acoustic mix)||Plant, Johnstone, MacMichael||3:54|
|15.||"Rollercoaster" (demo)||Plant, Jones, Blackwell, Boyle, Johnstone||4:01|
|16.||"8:05"||Don Stevenson, Jerry Miller||1:49|
|17.||"Dark Moon" (acoustic)||Plant, Rainer Ptacek||4:57|
|Chart (1993)||Peak |
|Australian Albums (ARIA Charts)||37|
|US Billboard 200||34|
|UK Album Charts (OCC)||6|
|1993||Calling to You||US Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart||3|
|UK Singles Charts||21|
|US Billboard Mainstream Rock Chart||9|
|If I Were a Carpenter||UK Singles Charts||63|
|Russia (NFPF) |
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
* Sales figures based on certification alone.
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