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This review is from: Long Misty Days / In City Dreams (Audio CD)
Long Misty Days is a great Trower album, The title track is atmospheric, with great James Dewar vocals and melody. Caledonia is steaming, and probably my favourite. Sailing I think its great, shame they didn't find it first. All in all there is a subtle shift towards the vocals and more melodic material, but still plenty of Trower blues funk a la For Earth Below like Messing the Blues. I haven't listen to this album for years, but can't stop playing now.
In City Dreams - I am not sure ?- It's an even stronger push towards melody and vocals, moving towards RnB and soul, with Trower's guitar in a more supporting role. The production has that over clean early made for CD digital sound, and possibly synthesised guitar. I see this as an experimental album at the time. Possibly they should have gone the whole hog on some tracks and added harmonies, and brass. That may have alienated the diehards, but given it some magic that to my mind is lacking.