Back It Up

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All Music Guide - Peter Kurtz
After two albums with singer Jack Bruce, Robin Trower brought back original vocalist James Dewar for his 1983 release Back It Up. Longtime fans surely hoped for another Bridge of Sighs, but by this time the songwriting had been reduced to pedestrian hard rock, with only occasional flashes of the old cosmic brilliance. Both "The River" and "Benny Dancer" have some of the old edge, and the instrumental "Island" is one of the most beautiful songs Trower ever did. Unfortunately, however, this record was ignored by the old fans many of whom were now busy starting families and toting briefcases, and it was hard for him to win over a new audience when haircut bands like Culture ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Peter Kurtz
After two albums with singer Jack Bruce, Robin Trower brought back original vocalist James Dewar for his 1983 release Back It Up. Longtime fans surely hoped for another Bridge of Sighs, but by this time the songwriting had been reduced to pedestrian hard rock, with only occasional flashes of the old cosmic brilliance. Both "The River" and "Benny Dancer" have some of the old edge, and the instrumental "Island" is one of the most beautiful songs Trower ever did. Unfortunately, however, this record was ignored by the old fans many of whom were now busy starting families and toting briefcases, and it was hard for him to win over a new audience when haircut bands like Culture Club flooded both the radio and the latest media sensation -- MTV.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/1999
  • Label: Bgo - Beat Goes On
  • EAN: 5017261204264
  • Catalog Number: 426
  • Sales rank: 27,536

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Back It Up (3:54)
  2. 2 River (3:51)
  3. 3 Black to Red (2:56)
  4. 4 Benny Dancer (8:52)
  5. 5 Time Is Short (3:40)
  6. 6 Islands (4:04)
  7. 7 None But the Brave (2:36)
  8. 8 Captain Midnight (3:09)
  9. 9 Settling the Score (5:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robin Trower Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Guitar
Dave Bronze Bass
Alan Clark Drums
Bob Clouter Drums
James Dewar Bass, Vocals
Alan Clarke Drums
Technical Credits
Robin Trower Producer
Alan Robinson Liner Notes
Jon Walls Engineer
John Walls Engineer
John Pasche Cover Design
Brian Palmer Cover Design
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