Robin Trower has always been a fan-pleaser, turning out new albums regularly and touring in the US (but sadly not the UK yet)every year, but each successive release has tended to appeal to a narrowing fan base. No longer. Go My Way is a terrific return to the form of the 1970s on which his reputation was built. The title track is an 8-minute extravaganza that will become as popular live as Bridge Of Sighs. The rest of the album is as consistent. There are two reasons for the album's success. First, Trower is now his own vocalist. He tried singing first on last year's blues-based album. Now, more confident, he is stretching his vocals further and they complement the songs beautifully. In fact, his singing appears to have changed in part the way Trower writes: vocal and guitar lines are now sparring off each other in a way difficult to achieve when the two are carried by different people. Second, on this album for the first time, Trower has used acoustic guitar as an extensive back-filler, giving his songs added depth and texture as Townshend did on Who's Next. The effect is mesmerising. If you like electric guitar with feeling, buy this album. You won't be disappointed.