Now And Zen (studio album) by Robert Plant

Now And Zen
Now And Zen by Robert Plant
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 10,674th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
70/100 (from 69 votes)
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Award Top albums of 1988 (155th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (1,561st)
Award Best albums of all time (10,674th)
Product Details

Vintage 1988 Robert Plant "Now & Zen" LP - Atlantic Records (A1-90863) NM
Condition: Used
Time left: 10m 31s
Ships to: Worldwide

ROBERT PLANT / ZEPPELIN / CD RADIO SHOW / Now and Zen / JAN 8 1996 /w/Cue Sheet
Condition: Brand New
Time left: 3h 53m 47s
Ships to: Worldwide

Robert Plant 3 Cassette Lot: Manic Nirvana, Now and Zen, Principle Of Moments
Condition: Acceptable
Time left: 8h 2m 36s
Ships to: Worldwide

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Robert Plant bestography

Now And Zen is ranked 8th best out of 12 albums by Robert Plant on

The best album by Robert Plant is Lullaby And... The Ceaseless Roar which is ranked number 5193 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 250.

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70/100 (from 69 votes)
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From 08/02/2020 08:13
I have been after a decent vinyl copy of this album for years! Finally, at last, picked up a near mint copy at a second hand vinyl shop yesterday. It is an excellent album with, as the title would suggest, a bit of a middle eastern theme to it. Ship of Fools is undoubtedly the high point but the opener is very worthy also. Love the eighties synth textures and the very underrated Robbie Blunt guitar work. I can see myself listening to this quite often.
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From 04/12/2019 23:23
Best Robert Plant album by far, it's a shame it is ranked so low among is discography (With "Mighty rearranger" at number 1, which is arguably is weakest album (!)) Absolute delight tracks in "Ship of fools", "Why" or "The way I feel", and the rest of the album is pretty listenable too.
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From 07/15/2016 19:40
A good album. Ship of fools, has got to be Robert Plant's greatest ever solo song. As for the album itself, it's a bit dated in parts, but decent enough.
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