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All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Guitarist Robin Trower's watershed sophomore solo disc remains his most stunning, representative, and consistent collection of tunes. Mixing obvious Hendrix influences with blues and psychedelia, then adding the immensely soulful vocals of James Dewar, Trower pushed the often limited boundaries of the power trio concept into refreshing new waters. The concept gels best in the first track, "Day of the Eagle," where the opening riff rockingly morphs into the dreamy washes of gooey guitar chords that characterize the album's distinctive title track that follows. At his best, Trower's gauzy sheets of oozing, wistful sound and subtle use of wah-wah combine with Dewar's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Guitarist Robin Trower's watershed sophomore solo disc remains his most stunning, representative, and consistent collection of tunes. Mixing obvious Hendrix influences with blues and psychedelia, then adding the immensely soulful vocals of James Dewar, Trower pushed the often limited boundaries of the power trio concept into refreshing new waters. The concept gels best in the first track, "Day of the Eagle," where the opening riff rockingly morphs into the dreamy washes of gooey guitar chords that characterize the album's distinctive title track that follows. At his best, Trower's gauzy sheets of oozing, wistful sound and subtle use of wah-wah combine with Dewar's whisky-soaked soul-drenched vocals to take a song like the wistful ballad "In This Place" into orbit. "Too Rolling Stoned," another highlight and one of the most covered tracks from this album, adds throbbing, subtle funk to the mix, changing tempos midway to a slow, forceful amble on top of which Trower lays his quicksilver guitar. One of the few Robin Trower albums without a weak cut, Bridge of Sighs holds up to repeated listenings as a timeless work, as well as the crown jewel in Trower's extensive yet inconsistent catalog. [Chrysalis/Capitol's 2007 reissue included eight bonus BBC sessions.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2007
  • Label: Parlophone (Wea)
  • UPC: 603497913794
  • Catalog Number: 791379
  • Sales rank: 8,268

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Day of the Eagle (5:02)
  2. 2 Bridge of Sighs (5:01)
  3. 3 In This Place (4:29)
  4. 4 The Fool and Me (3:55)
  5. 5 Too Rolling Stoned (7:31)
  6. 6 About to Begin (3:46)
  7. 7 Lady Love (3:20)
  8. 8 Little Bit of Sympathy (4:21)
  9. 9 Bridge of Sighs (4:54)
  10. 10 In This Place (4:04)
  11. 11 Alethea (3:55)
  12. 12 Little Bit of Sympathy (3:52)
  13. 13 Fine Day (3:22)
  14. 14 Confessin' Midnight (4:47)
  15. 15 It's Only Money (5:01)
  16. 16 Gonna Be More Suspicious (2:58)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robin Trower Primary Artist, Guitar, Group Member
Bill Lordan Drums
Reg Isidore Drums, Group Member
James Dewar Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Robin Trower Composer, Author
Matthew Fisher Producer
Geoff Emerick Engineer
Peter Mew Remastering
Tony Wilson Producer
Gavyn Wright Artwork
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    I can't possibly be the only one to have heard of Robin Trower!

    I first heard Robin Trower's "Bridge of Sighs" in the mid 70's on the radio, and after listening to the title track, not only was I hooked, but I had to have it, now. The guitar is deep, soulful, and powerful. The vocals by James Dewar match the guitar perfectly with it's soulfulness, quiet power and deepness. When it was on vinyl (some of you may remember those days), it was among my favorites. Now, after time and CD's, he is still one of my favorites, he's just become "old school" I guess and his work is becoming harder to find. Just give it a listen and see if you don't love him too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    when hard rock was young

    I know Bridge of Sighs is considered Trower's best, and I know Day of the Eagle by heart because my boyfriend's bar band covered it, but I absolutely love the pounding R & B sound of Little Bit of Sympathy.

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