David Browne
July 19, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Dreamland

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Robert Plant
Producers
Universal

We gave it a C

In theory, a terrific idea: Unabashed old-school flower child Plant digs deep into his hippie-folkie roots with a set heavy on remakes of hippie-folkie classics. But his croaky, oddly wavering delivery all but sinks fine songs by Tim Buckley and the Youngbloods, as well as a few blues covers, and his rendition of the Hendrix-associated ”Hey Joe” is a bombastic Zep parody. Plant makes the brilliant past seem truly leaden.

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