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one album which he recorded several times over,
This review is from: Original Album Series (Audio CD)
Here in one handy collection is the body of work that made music critics of the day comment that Yes, Bridge of Sighs was a superb album, but there was no reason to record it over and over again.
Formerly of Procol Harum, where his talent seemed a little at odds with the dubious balladry and keyboard preferences of Gary Brooker, Robin Trower launched his solo career sounding much as he had done on Procol tracks like Whisky Train, Juicy John Pink, etc. Relinquishing vocals to a new guy, he stuck to what he did best, which was soulful, atmospheric, sustained note soloing and sharp, catchy rhythm-building riffs. After a false start, along came Bridge of Sighs, and remained his laurel wreath for the next five years or so. Inarguably one of the finest albums ever recorded, it was evidently hard to crawl out from under its shadow, and his subsequent releases were little more than the Footbridges of Sighs. Long Misty Days did attempt to throw some variations into the mix,, but it wasn't until the BLT collaborations (not included here) that he discovered he couold write fresh material in different syles and return to form.
Worth a place in any collection, but you'll probably only ever play one of these CDs.....