For some reason, I just could not wait for Raising Sand to come out...ran and bought it yesterday.
Listen 1: "Where's Robert Plant?"
"Is this a Julee cruise album taken hostage?"
Listen 2: "Hey, there's Chris Isaak and Margo Timmins!"
"Nice quality sound."
"Is that Marshall Crenshaw playing on 'Polly Come Home?'
Listen 3: 'Gone Gone Gone'...that would have been a great Beatles song. Did the Beatles ever record that?
"Roy Orbison could have done this, too."
Listen 4: "This disc has soul."
"Robert Plant has emerged from the mix. He's restrained, yet tasteful...he's rocking (!) but doesn't need the decibels he used to!"
"Robert owns his 'instrument.'"
"Alison is a genius. She can do anything."
Nice quality recording. Some of the mic sounds are a little prominent.
Listen 5: "This is a great disc."
"Listen 1-4 were accurate, but the recording is more than the some of its early impressions."
"Robert and Alison sound perfect together."
[Feelings of gratitude for them making the disc.]
"Great disc, great recording."
"So far, this is a killer disc! Guys, it will get you laid. Robert Plant comes through again, just like 35 years ago!"
"Less is more."