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Realms of Gold
     

Realms of Gold

by Dr. Robert
 
Dr. Robert is the moniker under which former Blow Monkey Robert Howard recorded his 1997 solo release Realms of Gold. Enlisting guest musicians like drummer Alan White and Paul Weller, who figures in the mix significantly playing piano, guitar, and contributing backing vocals, Howard creates a delightful

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Dr. Robert is the moniker under which former Blow Monkey Robert Howard recorded his 1997 solo release Realms of Gold. Enlisting guest musicians like drummer Alan White and Paul Weller, who figures in the mix significantly playing piano, guitar, and contributing backing vocals, Howard creates a delightful collage of literate pop
ock that is heavily British-influenced. Many of the offerings have a spiritual bent, like the resilient "Follow Your Path," with its sweet, infectious chorus, and the Hammond-organ driven "The Coming of Grace." There's a lot to choose from on Realms of Gold and a variety of styles, from the '60s-flavored pop of "Lucifer's Friend" to the gentle strings of the wry "Ode to Bacchus" to the almost lounge-pop of "Sanctuary," all delivered with heart and melody. The highlights bookend the album in the title track, which starts with a slow, acoustic blues feel and becomes a driving shuffle with some fierce slide guitar, and closes with "So Slow the Rain," a beautiful folk-tinged ballad. A lovely surprise for those who might only know Howard for the Blow Monkeys' 1986 hit "Digging Your Scene."

Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/1997
Label:
PURE (POLYGRAM)
UPC:
0600364250020
catalogNumber:
642500

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Performance Credits

Robert   Primary Artist,Bass,Vocals
Alan White   Percussion,Drums
Brian Bethell   Bass,Harmonica,Percussion,spanish guitar
Gil Cang   Drums
Mick Talbot   Hammond Organ
Junior Nelson   Bass,Moog Synthesizer,Fuzz Bass
Paul Weller   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar
Nicky Brown   Drums
Rhoda Dakar   Background Vocals
Robert Howard   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Harmonica,Percussion,Piano,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,spanish guitar
Benny Staples   Drums
Andy Northfield   Piano,Strings
Glen Scott   Organ,Hammond Organ
Gerry Brown   Bass

Technical Credits

Junior Nelson   Contributor
Paul Weller   Contributor
Robert Howard   Producer
John A. Rivers   Engineer
Ian B.   Contributor

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