Robin Trower - Long Misty Days / In City Dreams Import, Original recording remastered
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BGO is pairing up some of the old Trower albums in order of issue. Unlike the last set (For Earth Below and Robin Trower Live), the two albums here complement one another in such a way that it seems they should have been issued together.
I like Trower's hard-rocking songs, there are plenty on offer here: Same Rain Falls, Hold Me, Pride, Further On Up The Road, and Caledonia. But I also like his more experimental and innovative side: Somebody Calling, Smile, Love's Gonna Bring You Round, and In City Dreams. Guitar lovers will thrill to Trower's heroics and James Dewar's matchless voice gives depth and soul to his music in much the same way that Jack Bruce's vocals expressed the soul of Cream.
There is also a softer angle to some of Trower's songs which sometimes works very well, as on Sweet Wine of Love and Little Girl, though Dewar's voice is usually at it's best on the grittier songs.
Long Misty Days and In City Dreams feature some of the best of Robin Trower's early solo work. If you have been with Trower all along, you already know that. But if you are a recent convert. this is one of the key recordings you should add to your collection. BGO has put together a pairing that really works and is worth every penny of the price.
"Long Misty Days" chugs along with the intesity of all Trower's blues-driven rock albums, and is a solid listen. However, "In City Dreams" is the ultimate listening experience. The atmosphere on this album is THICK. It's 40 minutes of hypnotic listening, from the haunting "Somebody Calling" to the optimistic "Smile" to the incredible title track. The guitar work is impeccable; the songwriting phenomenal. Not a popular Trower album, but if you want pure emotion combined with beautiful guitar effects and vocals, this is IT!
Some really good stuff on this Cd -I particularly liked "Some Rain falls", "Long Misty Days" and "I Can't Live Without You". I have LIVED that song... they hit that one out of the park. All in all, I can heartily recommend this CD to you.
Robin is absolutely one of the most talented, most underated guitarists in the world. Why he's not a household name is beyond me. Must be too talented???
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Robin Trower's albums have much in common. He's a blues guitarist. BB King had the guts to buy the Schmillinger Compositional System and find a was to break out of the mold. Read morePublished 15 hours ago by Birds of Fire
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