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Trower grew up in the seaside resort of Southend-on-Sea, Essex. In 1962, Trower formed a group that became The Paramounts, later including fellow Southend High School pupil Gary Brooker. The Paramounts disbanded in 1966 to pursue individual projects. During this time, Trower created a local three-piece band called 'The Jam' - not to be confused with the later group with Paul Weller. ... Read more in Amazon's Robin Trower Store

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Product details

  • Audio Cassette (17 Oct 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Gnp Crescendo
  • ASIN: B000001OX5
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

1. Caroline
2. Secret Doors
3. If Forever
4. Won't Even Think About You
5. Passion
6. No Time
7. Night
8. Bad Time
9. One More Word

Product Description

In the late 60s, the gifted guitarist became known for his work with the band PROCOL HARUM. In 1973, he started to work under his own name and in this extensive period he recorded PASSION with DAVE BRONZE, DAVEY PATTISON, PETE THOMPSON, a classic album which was out of stock for years and now available as re-issue on the well known label GNP. A special re-issue of a still active rock legend, now available at a special price! --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By N.Harwell on 9 April 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
You would have to go to for a better opinion of this album. I have been a fan of Robin Trower for years but have not been an avid collector of his work. Having caught up on the early stuff I decided to take a punt on this one - however, I was sorely disappointed. It sounds like he was enforced into a style for commercial reasons, abandoning his signature blues/rock material from previous outings. The sound is strange too, the guitar down in the mix, the songs weak (in my opinion). You would have to be a diehard fan to get anything out of this compared to his original earlier albums. But it seems well received over the water, so perhaps tastes differ. Unfortunately it will not see my CD player again.
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By Mdhudson on 3 Sep 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
my favourite track on this gem is 'No Time', check it out
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Where'd this come from? 18 Aug 2003
By Jonathan L. Mayhew - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I just sort of stumbled accross this obscure Trower album. Some other reviewers are [mad] its not the 70s Trower self indulgent long psychelic solo stuff. Its not. The guitar solos are woven in 4 minute vocal song format, mostly. They are bluesy, haunting and beautiful especially on "Night" which is one of those songs you want to play over & over again. This is the r&b end of pop rock. If you think you're too good for pop rock, then go back in whatever bag you like. In the planning of Passion I can see Trower's agent/ record company pleading or demanding something commercial to get him back on the charts. Robin Trower's strong suit has always been his melancholic, sweetly lyrical side--with an ability to give it a blistering rock edge. Its here in spades. If Dylan could make Nashville Skyline, why can't Trower do this cool record?
21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
A MUST for anyone who loves Trower at all 17 Jun 2005
By Mr. P. Power - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This L.P. never got any airplay when it came out but like most of RT's work. He's done great stuff since bridge of sighs L.P. (which is a Top notch classic to be sure) but there's so much more to this artist, and this is a great slice of him from a more modern time in his career. It is both as polished as it is Lyrical and strong. I absolutly love this L.P. It Rocks hard and yet is still very soulful as well. Not that anyone who listens to trower dose'nt know he has always had a knack for that as well as the knack for always finding great english vocalist that seem to have the same strong passionate sound to them. I find The vocals on all his albums stand up to match his great guitar vituoso.
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Where did the new singer come from ? (Read On) 30 July 2005
By The Shade - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Seems to be some confusion about the vocalist, Davey Pattison.

Background :Ronnie Montrose was looking for a singer for his new band called Gamma.
His first choice was the late, great James Dewar, who fronted Robin Trower's band for years.
James turned him down, but..he did know of an unknown, quality singer, for Ronnie Montrose.
That's was Davey Pattison that James Dewar recommended for Gamma.
He told Ronnie, "You'll like him . He sounds like me".

As for Passion... It's a modern Trower versus vintage Trower argument.

About as effective an argument of; new guitars versus old guitars , OR apples & oranges.

What about Clapton ? There's something to talk about. HA!

It does contain some worthwhile songs.

No Time is in the best tradition of Trower blues.
Secret Doors is a great, Trower style rocker.
Passion is good song.
If Forever & Night are good, slower numbers.

It may not be his best record, but it's good overall.

It's good that people enjoy the older material.
That is music that I love.

Musicians do evolve and change over the years.
How boring if all he ever played was the same thing, over & over & over...

This CD does contain some excellent guitar playing from Robin.

By the way, I saw this tour and the band sounded GREAT !

Don't get stuck on Too Rolling Stoned :)
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
He's Outta this World 3 Aug 2001
By Jesse Larios - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Robin Trower is irriplaceable. Trower has been touring consistantly and he has kept in tune. Maybe to some people he was more spacey, funky in the SEVENTIES, but life moves on. Robin Trower on "PASSION" re-invents himself. He might have added some keyboards but it only added a taste more of the blues. "PASSION" might have aimed towards pop music but it was done with a trimmed down overdub effect. This is a more stipped down almost live sound that the band uses. Trower does the same in "SOMEDAY BLUES" another excellent album which features TROWER on Vocals. I am much older now than in my youthful "SEVENTIES", and I do not find as much time on my hands to listen to music for extended periods of time, but I have to listen to this CD entirely. Soulful singing, Monster guitar riffs, meticulous rythym section.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Trower's underrated work 2 July 2005
By Scott Hedegard - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Many critics over the years have written off Trower as a Hendrix clone but closer inspection reveals that Trower, like Jeff Beck were contemporaries of Hendrix, not mere imitators. Beck has not suffered the Hendrix comparisons, but Trower has suffered unjustly over the years. His playing is heavy on the chorus effect and that's about the only thread critics use to disparage him.

"Passion" is a slick synthesizer heavy album but Trower doesn't allow that to bully him out of the mix. Far from it. In fact, the melody quotient on this CD which apparently has just been re-released is very high, creating a piece of work that is very mature in its construction. In another world, it could have easily fit in with any number of Clapton adult contemporary albums, but instead it's too often written off as wimpy.

Tracks like "If Forever", which showcase fine vocals by Davey Pattison and a lilting lush background, gives us a view of a guitarist who is not afraid to add pristine solos over real melodies. It is refreshing, not "lazy" or "wimpy", as some suggest.

The title cut and "Night Time" are other stand out tracks. "Passion" goes down real smooth and easy - and we all need a trim around the edges now and again.
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