Day of the Eagle really is a 'best of' the classic work of Robin Trower and serves as a terrific introduction to those that may be unfamiliar wityh the man's work.
Trower could be said to be cut from the same cloth as luminaries such as Clapton, Page, Frampton and maybe even Page but he has never sought neither received the attention or accolades of said peers.
This album is album choc a block full of superb inspiring guitar playing from Trower but at all times it is contained and never veers into self indulgent guitar histrionics. He is ably supported by Jimmy Dewar not only on bass but by a man with a really authentic blues rock gravelly vocal and a skin tight drummer.
Picking out highlights is something of a dichtotomy, easy on the one hand almost impossible on the other as each of the selected 17 selected has its highs but would be emiss ofme not to focs on the title track Day of the Eagle, Too Rolling Stoned and the astonshingly atmosospheric and moving Bridge of Sighs. This is true hair on the back of the neck territory.
Masterful music and now of course with the additional of a digital remaster, a must for lovers of Blues driven rock!