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''You've done it Robin'' - Magnificent!
on 21 February 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.