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...Blues-tinged seventies rock...,
This review is from: Seven Moons Live (Audio CD)
It had been nearly thirty years since Jack Bruce and Robin Trower last worked together on "B.L.T." in 1981 and it's follow-up, "Truce", in 1982. But 2008 saw them get back together alongside ex John McLaughlin, Gary Moore and [ssshh] Level 42 drummer Gary Husband. The result was last years "Seven Moons".
It went down well enough for them to head out on a short tour, and this live CD (and accompanying DVD) is the result. "Seven Moons" was exactly the kind of Blues-tinged seventies rock you'd expect from the protagonists, so how you view that style of music and Bruce's declamatory vocals will determine how much you enjoy this.
That being said, Robin Trower is on absolute fire on most of this CD, and it remains a mystery to me why he isn't acknowledged as one of the greats, when lesser guitarists who haven't recorded a worthy lick in 40 years get all the praise. If nothing else, it had me digging out my Trower albums from the seventies, with the late, great James Dewar.
Most of the "Seven Moons" material gets an airing with 'Lives Of Clay' probably the highlight. 'Carmen' from the "B.L.T." album gets a surprise airing, and some of Trowers delicate guitar work is simply breathtaking. Naturally. Bruce churns out a couple of Cream tunes, but luckily, Trower stamps his own style all over them, as he does the whole record. It's not essential, but guitar fans should certainly give it a listen.
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Initial post: 23 Sep 2009 12:55:00 BDT
Philip S. Walker says:
Splendid, well-informed, intelligent review. Would have loved a few comments on sound quality, though. Could be added, perhaps?
Ex. Trower-producer Matthew Fisher was seen in the audience and backstage at one of their gigs recently. Who knows what the future might bring?
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