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The Playful Heart (Digitally Remastered Version)

11 July 2011 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
30
1
4:05
30
2
5:03
30
3
6:22
30
4
3:38
30
5
6:20
30
6
3:41
30
7
6:18
30
8
6:11
30
9
4:33
30
10
3:26
30
11
7:44
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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 11 July 2011
  • Release Date: 11 July 2011
  • Label: Repertoire Records
  • Copyright: 2011 Repertoire Records
  • Total Length: 57:21
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B005BRE4AE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,342 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on 21 Feb. 2011
'You've done it Robin'. You've made an album that even surpasses 'Bridge of Sighs'. 'The Playful Heart' is outstanding and IMO is the ultimate Robin Trower studio album. Some of the reviews below go into detail about the songs so I am not going to repeat it. Having much preferred the 70s Trower music and really not been touched too much by the rest except for some outstanding live albums and one or two exceptions, Robin has reached his peak again. I particularly like his jazzy, soulful rich chord structured solos to his blues rock playing and this album is in abundance with his jazz, soulful style of playing. Also the songwriting is strong and tuneful and the singing is good as well. In my book track 10 is the only weak number on the album, the rest is magnificent. 'The Playful Heart' is his best album.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By D. Morgan on 11 Dec. 2010
Well, how is the most unsung guitar legend in rock history performing in his mid 60's ?
Pretty amazingly well IMHO.
You might think he stopped playing live long ago and now occasionally puts out a token studio album. If so, you couldn't be more wrong ! He's recently completed a tour of Europe and the UK prior to an exhaustive tour of the USA starting early next year. And he's been doing the same thing for the last few years ! Check out the double live RT@RO 08 cd and hear a master virtuoso at work.
For this latest album, in essence Trower uses his road band and they are one seriously tight unit, honed to perfection over many tours - I think a special mention is due here for Pete Thompson, who is a simply awesome drummer.
This is the first (band) album of new material since 'Living Out Of Time' released in 2004 and that album was an excellent collection of original songs. And previous to that, the next stand out album was 'Go My Way' circa 2000. So it seems that around every 5 years something a bit special is released. Well 2010 has followed that progression, 'The Playful Heart' for the most part is song writing and playing of the highest calibre. In fact, for me, the soloing on some tracks is right out of Trowers top drawer and that's saying something when you take into consideration his glory years of the mid 70's - Bridge of Sighs etc !
Firstly, the cd sounds fantastic (especially on high end ear phones or Hi-Fi) courtesy of long time Trower collaborator Livingston Brown taking care of production.
The cd couldn't start any better. The title track is a fabulous song, instantly memorable not least due to unusual chords and chord sequences that Trower creates effortlessly. He also comes up with quirky and thought provoking lyrics.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Grum on 16 Dec. 2010
I wasn't going to add my twopenneth to this, but was forced into doing so by the one star review from someone that hasn't actually heard this CD yet.
This is an excellent album. To my ears, it's very reminiscent of his early work. Some great, typically Trower, guitar work and the vocals are not a problem either.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hughami on 28 Feb. 2011
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Like my review for his last CD stated... I'm a huge Mr. Trower fan, but dear God, his singing is cringeworthy! The tracks he sings on are just unplayable for me. Ouch... Believe me it hurts me to say it! The wonderful Mr. Davey Pattison sings roughly half the tracks and as you'd ecpect a BIG difference when he does. More of DP here or anywhere else... PLEASE?

I know you are not making money from your CD's these days, Robin (I assume not, as that seems to be the state of the market) and you want to enjoy yourself and try something new -but your limited vocals (to be kind) are reflected in and affecting the guitar parts -at least to my ears - on the songs you do sing. So, not much to savour there either.

You are a stunning and soulful guitar player and a great, great song writer.. can't you just say two out three ain't bad? (Forgive me for a little paraphrasing Mr. Loaf)

A RT fan (still!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. S. Edmunds on 1 Jan. 2013
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I am so fed up with Trower being compared to Hendrix. There was a comparison 40 years ago but the people who go on and on about it what are you comparing it with, you can listen to all Hendrix stuff in a few hours and half of it is crap. Trower got through the 80 synthesizer years (how would hendrix have got through that) and plays and bends the notes like nobody around. I see all his performances when he is over here and he doesnt get a chance to play his apres 2000 stuff because the dinosaurs who turn up go to the bar if Day Of The Eagle isnt in the first 5 tracks. His guitar makes you cry. Forget his voice, its a vehicle for the guitar to ride upon. he once stated that he plays guitar because he cant sing and the human voice is the most beautiful musical force there is, so he plays guitar which to him is the next most beautiful thing. Stop comparing him and get on with it because there is no better artist alive
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Davey on 19 Jun. 2011
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This to me is what Robin Trower is all about, I liked the last album but not as much as this one. It has all the hallmarks of the earlier records some great riffs and classic Trower Guitar sounds that dig into your soul, classic use of the wah wah pedal in parts of "dressed in Gold " remind me of " All Along The Watchtower".
The title track is brilliant and drives along with great drumming and guitar work.
I feel a subtle connection between this album and the "Passion" album of the eighties, which I felt was one of the best engineered records I had ever heard.
My favorite track is no3 "The Turning" I like the riff and the way it moves on, to then slow right down with some lovely slow guitar breaks, moving stuff ! I love it.
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