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CD/DVD Reviews » Robert Gordon - I'm Coming Home

Track List:

1. I'm Coming Home
2. Walk Hard
3. Honky Tonk Man
4. Low Down Weekend
5. It's Late
6. Heaven
7. It's Only Love
8. Mountain Of Love
9. Under Your Spell Again
10. Lucille
11. Quit This Big Old Town
12. Little Pig
Robert Gordon
I'm Coming Home
Lanark (2014)
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Possible Styles: rock'n'roll, country, rockabilly
Submitted by: dcltrueleft.
Publication date - 29 February 2016

As an RG fan who first heard The Voice on 1975's "Live at CBGB's" double LP, I couldn't be happier with this disc - a strapping reaffirmation of supremacy.

Robert has for years percolated on undersung releases (like 2006 Last Call disc "Rockin the Paradiso," and 2007's "It's Now or Never," on Rykodisc.) For those, he was paired with longtime accompanist Chris Spedding, the world-renowned guitar master.

Here, he's backed by a new line-up, a change that only advances the freshness. Storming guitarist Quentin Jones of the Reach Around Rodeo Clowns, and Lanark impresario, is joined by drummers Dave Ferrara and David Uosikkinen (visiting from the Hooters). Marshall Crenshaw, who contributes "Walk Hard," sits in on guitar for 2 tracks. Veteran Gordon band A-lister Rob Stoner brings the bass on all but one cut (Quentin handles that one), and even picks up a guitar twice.

Along for the crackling fun joyride are various top-drawer pedal steel, saxophone, and B3 players, as well as ace background vocalists whose presence lends further authority. (Among the ambient voices on one track is Gordon's fellow vocal legend, Rockat Dibbs Preston. Dibbs wrote 2 of the songs, here.)

But Robert is the star of this show. He can blast a lyric or swell majestically to whatever heights are demanded. Indeed, to hear his confidence-to-kill delivery and deep force-of-nature baritone, it's as if the last few decades never happened -- except that they imprinted his voice with substance gained only by good and bad living.

Something I was only beginning to understand as I stood outside a closed 1975 record store, gazing through the plate glass at newly-delivered, shrink-wrapped copies of "Live at CBGB's."

(One quick prediction: The bouncy, fun "Little Pig" may well become Robert's new "Red Hot," demanded by audiences the world over.)

Recommended "I'm Coming Home," "Walk Hard," "Little Pig," "Mountin of Love," "Low Down Weekend," "Under Your Spell Again," "Quit This Big Old Town"

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Submitted by kitti (02 February 2008)
These days, rockabilly hero Robert Gordon has the status of a cultfigure, and is highly revered by many. After all, it was Gordon that almost singlehandedly kick-started the second rockabilly wave in the late 70s, and thus opened the door for acts like the Stray Cats and Shakin' Stevens. Bruce Springsteen is one of Robert Gordon's admirers, and in late 1977, he gave Gordon the song Fire, and even played piano on Robert's version of that song. At the time, the music that Robert Gordon was making with Link Wray was like a breath of fresh air right in the middle of the disco craze; They...

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Submitted by dcltrueleft (29 February 2016)
As an RG fan who first heard The Voice on 1975's "Live at CBGB's" double LP, I couldn't be happier with this disc - a strapping reaffirmation of supremacy. Robert has for years percolated on undersung releases (like 2006 Last Call disc "Rockin the Paradiso," and 2007's "It's Now or Never," on Rykodisc.) For...

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