What does it sound like?:
As a teenager, I was quite a big fan of Robin Trower, Bridge of Sighs being a regular fixture on my turntable for a number of years. I must confess I’ve rather lost track of his work in recent years, but he’s back, aged seventy two, with this album of new material.
Opener, Land Of Plenty, gets this set off to a fine old start, with plenty of distorted wah-wah on offer, and this is continued by the bluesy What Was I Really Worth To You. Indeed the blues theme continues on a couple of seven minuters, both very well played (as you’d expect), before moving back to a more traditional straight ahead rock sound with the usual distinct Hendrix influence. There are a couple of tracks in the middle section that are a little bit run of the mill, but the album finishes as strongly as it starts with the sultry title track, again showcasing Trower’s excellent playing, which has always been what he’s all about really.
What does it all *mean*?
An impressive album for sure – if you love electric guitar playing then there’s plenty here that will float your boat, be it rock or blues. His own light may be fading now, but his talent still shines brightly.
Goes well with…
An evening of air guitar.
Might suit people who like…
Other Trower albums, virtuoso guitarists.