Bridge of Sighs Original recording remastered, Extra tracks, Original recording reissued
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ROBIN TROWER Bridge Of Sighs (2007 issue UK Expanded Edition 16-track digitally remastered CD album - Originally released in 1974 this was Robins second solo album following his departure from Procol Harum and is considered by many fans tobe his best. Includes the favourites Bridge Of Sighs Too Rolling Stoned Day Of The Eagle & Little Bit Of Sympathy plus 8 Bonus Recordings comprising two BBC John Peel sessions from 5th March 1974 and 28th January 1975. Housed in a picture sleeve)
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I first came across RT's work on an old BBC clip, with his 'power trio' playing 'Bridge of Sighs' and I knew then that I had to hear more. With the risk of repeating myself, some have argued that Trower is derivative, being 'Hendrixesque', yet I would argue that Trower has taken inspiration from others and then crafted his own destiny. It can also be argued that, during his tenure, in the Prog.Rock, Procol Harum, he was a contempory of Hendrix's, no wonder then that RT has been claimed as an influence by and for the likes of SRV, Fripp et al.
As with the 'Best of RT' IMHO, there are no duds on this album, all tracks are superb, no solos just for the sake of them and each track, as a song, is complete with each band member fulfilling his role superbly. It is also nice to hear the orginal tracks - as far as a CD will allow - compared to the 'Bonus Tracks' BBC Sessions (John Peel 1974 and 1975). The 1975 tracks include; 'Fine Day', Confessin' Midnight', 'It's only Midnight' and 'Gonna be more Suspicious'.
Trower's guitar tone is divine and his playing considered and thoughtful, even if it is instinctive and comes from the heart, a contradiction in terms? Maybe, but have a listen and hear what I mean, there is 'space' within his work, superb riffs, with considered, integral solos, yet space too - inspirational!
With a three piece band there are no margins for error - Trower, Dewer and Isidore/Lordon are well rehearsed and a tight unit.Read more ›
Really tastefull chilled bluesy stuff.
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Accidental music discovery which I listened to and enjoyed. Music would interest those who like guitar driven rock, deeply reminiscent of Hendrix and similar. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Paul Smith
This is a really good album. The only reason I'm not giving it 5 stars, is that AutoRip download is not the complete album: it's 'only' the original album, not the additional... Read morePublished 3 months ago by A. Hewson
I had this on vynal when it first came out,i forgot what a fantastic album this Jim Dewar's great voice and Robin's astonding guitar make this a must have for all blues/rock... Read morePublished 5 months ago by harry.r
Great album, don't know how I've missed it for all these years, one that should be in everyone's collection.Published 6 months ago by nomdeplume