Rough Trade Album of the Month: January 2018 (No. 5)
Soul and blues singer Robert Finley releases his second studio album, Goin' Platinum! via Easy Eye Sound. The album captures a singer at his prime, surrounded by all-time-great session musicians with skill to match his singular voice, including drummer Gene Chrisman (Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin) keys player Bobby Woods (JJ Cale, Bobby Womack), horns players from Preservation Hall and legendary guitarist Duane Eddy. Goin’ Platinum! was co-written and produced by The Black Key’s Dan Auerbach and also features writing credits by legendary songwriters John Prine, Nick Lowe, and Pat McLaughlin. From the lovelorn bombast of If You Forget My Love and the soul-stirring Medicine Woman, to the home-on-the-road ripper Empty Arms and the yearning Honey, Let Me Stay the Night, all capped by Finley’s ethereal falsetto on album closer Holy Wine, Finley’s sublime and stirring vocals, anchor Goin’ Platinum! and elevate the album’s ten original songs, making them feel equally contemporary and timeless.
CD - Softpack with 4 Page Insert.
LP - Heavyweight 140 gram high-performance vinyl.