Seven Moons

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All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Jack Bruce must have enjoyed his 2005 get-together with Cream so much that, when Clapton and Baker were unwilling to continue the collaboration, he rang up Robin Trower to renew the brief power trio fling they had in the mid-'80s. The Trower-Bruce pairing had released only two albums, B.L.T. and Truce, and was dormant since 1982, so this 2007 reunion was somewhat of a continuation of the project, albeit one separated by a quarter century. The results impressively continue where Truce left off, as Bruce brings his distinctive croon/moan to bluesy, riff-oriented tunes dominated by Trower's silvery guitar runs. Gary Husband fills the drum slot adequately if inconspicuously, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Jack Bruce must have enjoyed his 2005 get-together with Cream so much that, when Clapton and Baker were unwilling to continue the collaboration, he rang up Robin Trower to renew the brief power trio fling they had in the mid-'80s. The Trower-Bruce pairing had released only two albums, B.L.T. and Truce, and was dormant since 1982, so this 2007 reunion was somewhat of a continuation of the project, albeit one separated by a quarter century. The results impressively continue where Truce left off, as Bruce brings his distinctive croon/moan to bluesy, riff-oriented tunes dominated by Trower's silvery guitar runs. Gary Husband fills the drum slot adequately if inconspicuously, but his contributions are mixed so far under Bruce's vocals and Trower's guitar that they are secondary. The previous two releases called in Trower's old Procol Harum lyricist Keith Reid and Bruce collaborator Peter Brown to write the words, but Bruce and Trower pen these 11 songs without outside assistance. Most tunes such as "Lives of Clay," a barely concealed rewrite of Cream's "Politician" lick, revisit familiar territory, and clearly these guys are not out to expand any boundaries. Bruce, who has had serious medical problems since they last recorded, sounds terrific -- strong and vibrant, even if a few tunes such as the minor-key ballad "I'm Home" seem somewhat clunky. This disc's "So Far to Yesterday" recalls Trower's "Twice Removed from Yesterday" both in its title and general mood. The yin/yang pairing keeps Bruce's more oblique jazz influences in check and does the same for Trower's space rock instincts, yielding a throwback that fans of both artists' previous work should enjoy. Trower's patented Hendrix-styled guitar adds a psychedelic edge to songs that generally stick to a midtempo lope and never blast out with Cream's insistent power, which can be somewhat frustrating to anyone who would like to hear these guys let loose. Still, there are enough strong moments on Seven Moons to recommend it, especially to those who enjoyed the duo's previous work 25 years ago.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/8/2008
  • Label: V-12 Records
  • UPC: 788575011125
  • Catalog Number: 220111
  • Sales rank: 65,000

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Seven Moons - Robin Trower (4:40)
  2. 2 Lives of Clay - Robin Trower (5:02)
  3. 3 Distant Places of the Heart - Robin Trower (5:23)
  4. 4 She's Not the One - Robin Trower (2:54)
  5. 5 So Far to Yesterday - Robin Trower (3:33)
  6. 6 Just Another Day - Robin Trower (5:29)
  7. 7 Perfect Place - Robin Trower (3:46)
  8. 8 The Last Door - Robin Trower (5:08)
  9. 9 Bad Case of Celebrity - Robin Trower (4:04)
  10. 10 Come to Me - Robin Trower (4:43)
  11. 11 I'm Home - Robin Trower (3:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jack Bruce Primary Artist, Bass, Vocals
Robin Trower Guitar, Vocals
Gary Husband Drums
Technical Credits
Jack Bruce Composer
Robin Trower Composer
Paul Madden Engineer
Erich "Hypsta" Krause Graphic Design
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Superb guitar and vocals

    Any fan of Robin Trower and Jack Bruce's previous work will thoroughly enjoy the superb guitar and vocals on this album. Interesting riffs augmented by strong vocal melodies make this album a keeper!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    That's what I'm talking about !!!

    It's amazing to hear these musicians continue to create at this level so far into their careers. Some of these songs are almost psychedelic in style.Anyone who likes Disraeli Gears by Cream should like this one. One of the blessing in life is to hear and enjoy talent like this. Going to see Trower this March in Washington DC. Keep it going guys! Trower always makes me want to pick up my Stato-caster and play. Jack Bruce is in great voice here and Gary Husband (who is a wonderful pianist on other projects by the way ) drives this right down the track with some fine drumming. Listen and enjoy!

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