Beth Hart Cover Of Led Zeppelin’s “Black Dog” Is Out Of This World
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Beth Hart has released her rendition of Led Zeppelin‘s 1971 classic hit song “Black Dog,” which appears on her upcoming album A Tribute To Led Zeppelin to be released on February 25.
It follows the release of her cover of “Good Times, Bad Times” in November.
Hart’s version of Black Dog doesn’t lose the originality of the song. The instrumentation resembles the authentic sound of the track even though the introduction of the string section is enhanced to add an electrifying energy to the performance.
Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” has always been an occasional feature on Hart’s setlist since 2004. After she sang an impromptu version of the song in the studio during the recording of 2019’s War In My Mind album, producer Rob Cavallo suggested that Hart should do a whole album of Zeppelin covers, which she did.
At first, Hart said,
“I’m not doing this whole album,”
But then she changed her mind and said,
“To do Zeppelin, you’ve got to be pissed off to hit that right. I can’t go there; I’ve worked years to put my rage away. Then the pandemic and all the things around it hit. So now I’m pissed off. I called my manager and said, Have [the studio team] send me all the music because I am ready to do this.”
Mascot Label Group said in a statement:
“The Grammy-nominated powerhouse vocalist Beth Hart takes on one of her most profound undertakings to date by channeling the legendary voice of Robert Plant. The nine-track album highlights the incredible musical spectrum that Led Zeppelin operated in, from powerhouse rock to psychedelia, folk, jazz, prog, blues, funk, soul and beyond.”
Listen to Hart’s cover of “Black Dog” below.