Alison Krauss and Robert Plant chose to create their interpretation of “Please Read The Letter” for their 2007 collaborative album Raising Sand, which resulted in the song winning Record Of The Year at the 2009 Grammy Awards. On the U.S Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart, the song peaked at number twenty and one hundred two on the U.K. singles chart. Many critics praised the vocals for how admirably Robert Plant and Alison Krauss’s voices complemented one another to create the perfect melody of an unforgotten song about lost love that deserves to be reminisced about for a long time. The song was written and recorded first by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant for their album “Walking Into Clarksdale.”
Meaning Behind The Song
The song “Please Read The Letter” by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss expresses their longing for the love they once shared. One of Alison Krauss and Robert Plant’s chart-entering country songs is about a breakup, but they want to do so on good terms because they don’t want to leave with any ill will toward each other. They sincerely hope that the other person will cherish the memories they shared. When the line “It’s crazy how it all turned out we needed so much more” appears, it demonstrates that they were not a good fit for each other, resulting in the inevitable breakup.
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It expresses how much people can love each other but cannot be together anymore. No matter how better you can treat the person, it would not be enough if the other person could not reciprocate. It is a song about saying their last goodbye to one another before they go and move on with their lives.
Let’s go back to the past and listen to “Please Read The Letter” by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss below.