Robert Plant & Alison Krauss: Rich Woman
Single to be released April 14th on Rounder/Decca
Another single from the best album of the year so far ‘Raising Sand’ (cat no 478 020-5). I've always rated Robert's voice in the top 5 singers and this record shows off one of his strengths to the full. It's an Everlys' style early-60s type song, in which the emphasis is on a moaning mumbling delivery over a relaxed muted fuzzy guitar background, which Bob carries off in a supremely understated manner which exhibits a perfect sensibility to the era. I don't think I'm given to hyperbole but I truly think this could be the best rock record ever made.