Robert Plant nears 70 as voice of spiritual warmth

AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI New York: Robert Plant was Led Zeppelin's "Golden God" whose voice could tear through audiences, but on his latest album he proves anew he is more subtle and spiritual than a screecher. "Carry Fire," which came out on Friday, renews Plant's fascination with American roots music but ventures further afield as the rocker breezily brings in North African lutes and the pulsating energy of electronica.