Classic album is a term often used in the music industry, but just what defines a classic album? Is it reaching certain sales figures? Is it decided by respected music critics or is it just plain old public opinion. If it is the latter, then in the humble opinion of this member of the public Bridge of Sighs is a classic album, certainly as far as the blues/rock genre is concerned. It contains only eight songs, which was about par for the course back in the early seventies, but each one is a gem and where I'm tempted to skip tracks on some CDs, I have to listen to all the tracks on this one.
It opens with the energetic Day of the Eagle and there's more energy with The Fool and Me and Little Bit of Sympathy. Balance this with the beautiful slow ballads In This Place and About To Begin, add the catchy Lady Love, the rumbling Too Rolling Stoned and the haunting title track and you have all the necessary ingredients for a classic album.
This package also includes the Robin Trower bands debut album Twice Removed From Yesterday. This contains a couple of weaker tracks, notably Ballerina, but also contains a couple of classics, in I Can't Wait Much Longer and Daydream, a personal favourite.
What more can I say! Well, after sampling the virtuoso guitar playing of one of Britain finest, have another listen, to someone who had one of the best voices in music, the late great James Dewar. You'll love it!