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Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs [Chrysalis CHR 1057] (1974)

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Artist:

Robin Trower

Title:

Bridge Of Sighs

Released: 1974
Label: Chrysalis
Catalog: CHR 1057
Genre: Blues-Rock
NOTE: 1977 Re-issue
T R A C K L I S T:
01 Day Of The Eagle
02 Bridge Of Sighs
03 In This Place
04 The Fool And Me
05 Too Rolling Stoned
06 About To Begin
07 Lady Love
08 Little Bit Of Sympathy
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Hal Horowitz [allmusic.com]

Guitarist Robin Trower's watershed sophomore solo disc remains his most stunning, representative, and consistent collection of tunes. Mixing obvious Hendrix influences with blues and psychedelia, then adding the immensely soulful vocals of James Dewar, Trower pushed the often limited boundaries of the power trio concept into refreshing new waters. The concept gels best in the first track, "Day of the Eagle," where the opening riff rockingly morphs into the dreamy washes of gooey guitar chords that characterize the album's distinctive title track that follows. At his best, Trower's gauzy sheets of oozing, wistful sound and subtle use of wah-wah combine with Dewar's whisky-soaked soul-drenched vocals to take a song like the wistful ballad "In This Place" into orbit. "Too Rolling Stoned," another highlight and one of the most covered tracks from this album, adds throbbing, subtle funk to the mix, changing tempos midway to a slow, forceful amble on top of which Trower lays his quicksilver guitar. One of the few Robin Trower albums without a weak cut, Bridge of Sighs holds up to repeated listenings as a timeless work, as well as the crown jewel in Trower's extensive yet inconsistent catalog.


Robin Trower - Victims Of The Fury [Chrysalis CHR 1215] (1980)

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Victims Of The Fury

Released: 1980
Label: Chrysalis
Catalog: CHR 1215
Genre: Blues Rock


T R A C K L I S T:
01 Jack And Jill
02 Roads To Freedom
03 Victims Of The Fury
04 The Ring
05 Only Time
06 Into The Flame
07 The Shout
08 Madhouse
09 Ready For The Taking
10 Fly Low
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Victims of the Fury is the seventh studio album by the English guitarist and songwriter Robin Trower.This was the last album to feature the classic Trower, Lorden and Dewar lineup. It was released in 1980, and on CD in 1989. It was reissued in 1997 as a 2-on-1 CD along with the previous album Caravan to Midnight.[2] Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick was the album's sound engineer. Victims of the Fury reached #34 on the Billboard 200. [wikipedia.org]


Robin Trower - B.L.T. [Chrysalis CHR 1324] (1981)

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Title:

B.L.T.

Released: 1981
Label: Chrysalis
Catalog: CHR 1324
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock
NOTE: Features Jack Bruce and Bill Lordan


T R A C K L I S T:
01 Into Money
02 What It Is
03 Won't Let You Down
04 No Island Lost
05 It's Too Late
06 Life On Earth
07 Once The Bird Has Flown
08 Carmen
09 Feel The Heat
10 End Game
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B.L.T. is a 1981 album by Jack Bruce (formerly of Cream), Robin Trower (formerly of Procol Harum) and Bill Lordan (former drummer of Sly and the Family Stone, the Robin Trower Band and Gypsy). [wikipedia.org]

Robin Trower's Biography

Greg Prato

Throughout his long and winding solo career, guitarist Robin Trower has had to endure countless comparisons to Jimi Hendrix, due to his uncanny ability to channel Hendrix's bluesy/psychedelic, Fender Strat-fueled playing style. Born on March 9, 1945, in Catford, England, Trower spent the early '60s playing guitar in various London based outfits; the most successful one being the R&B group the Paramounts, who specialized mostly in covers, but managed to issue several singles between 1963 and 1965. It wasn't until 1967 that Trower received his big break however, when he joined Procol Harum. The group had just scored a worldwide smash hit with "A Whiter Shade of Pale," but the only problem was that the band's leader, singer/pianist Gary Brooker, didn't have a proper band to back him. Brooker was previously a bandmate of Trower's in the Paramounts, and offered the guitar slot in his new fast-rising project to his old friend. As a result, Trower appeared on such Procol Harum classics as 1967's Procol Harum, 1968's Shine on Brightly, 1969's A Salty Dog, 1970's Home (which spawned the popular Trower tune "Whiskey Train"), and 1971's Broken Barricades.

While Procol Harum helped launch Trower's career, the guitarist realized there was limited space for his guitar work, and eventually left for a solo career. Enlisting singer/bassist James Dewar and drummer Reg Isidore (who was soon replaced by Bill Lordan) as a backing band, Trower issued his solo debut, Twice Removed From Yesterday, in 1973. The album barely left a dent in the U.S. charts, but that would change soon enough with his next release, 1974's Bridge of Sighs. With rock fans still reeling from Hendrix's death a few years earlier, the album sounded eerily similar to the late guitarist's work with the Jimi Hendrix Experience (especially his 1968 release, Electric Ladyland), and as a result, the album sky rocketed into the U.S. Top Ten, peaking at number seven.

Although Bridge of Sighs was to be his most popular solo release, Trower's stock continued to rise throughout the mid-'70s, as he became an arena headliner on the strength of such hit albums as 1975's For Earth Below, 1976's Robin Trower Live!, and Long Misty Days, plus 1977's In City Dreams. Further releases followed, yet by the dawn of the '80s, it became quite obvious that Trower's star was rapidly fading, as each album sold less than its predecessor. A brief union with ex-Cream bassist/vocalist Jack Bruce spawned a pair of releases, 1981's B.L.T. and 1982's Truce, before Trower returned back to his solo career.

The '80s saw Trower try and expand his audience with several releases that attempted to update his blues-rock style (such as 1987's slick produced Passion), but none returned the guitarist back to the top of the charts. During the early '90s, Trower returned back to Procol Harum for a brief reunion (1991's Prodigal Stranger), before backing ex-Roxy Music singer Bryan Ferry on a few releases (1993's Taxi and 1994's Mamouna, the latter of which Trower earned a co-producer credit for). Trower continued to issue solo albums in the 21st century (2000's Go My Way), while a steady stream of live sets and compilations appeared. Trower returned to work with Ferry once more on 2002's Frantic, again earning a production credit. Reassembling most of his late-'80s band, Trower released Living Out of Time in 2004 and returned with Another Days Blues in late 2005. What Lies Beneath appeared in 2009 from V-12 Records.
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