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Robin Trower – Coming closer to the day

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Robin Trower
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On March 11, 2019
Last modified:March 11, 2019

Summary:

This is a good album but the lack of variation in terms of pace gives it the overall feel of not quite living up to its full potential.

Robin Trower has had a long career so far – the 73 year old guitarist first found fame as a member of Procul Harum (he joined shortly after the release of “White shade of pale”, before starting to release music under his own name. He’s also worked with artists including Jack Bruce and Bryan Ferry. That means he’s been making music for well over 50 years. One thing you know you’re guaranteed to get from a Robin Trower album is superb guitar playing – an area where he never disappoints. In fact it’s hard to find anything about a Robin Trower that isnt flawless.

Check out “Lonesome road”…

His vocals remind me of the early bluesy ZZ Top albums – it’s that slightly gravelly tone. The guitar playing is – great with some lovely solos as well.

Listening to the album, each song by itself is very good, but the problem comes when you put them all together – they’re all a bit too similar in terms of pace and style and the end result is that it just feels slightly boring on repeat listening. Had there been a bit more variety in terms of pace then that would have really lifted this album up a level.

Check out “Tide of confusion”…

This is a good album but the lack of variation in terms of pace gives it the overall feel of not quite living up to its full potential.

“Coming closer to the day” will be released on 22nd March 2019

Track listing:

1. Diving bell
2. Truth or lies
3. Coming closer to the day
4. Ghosts
5. Tide of confusion
6. The perfect wrong
7. Little girl blue
8. Someone of great renown
9. Lonesome road
10. Tell me
11. Don’t ever change
12. Take me with you

This is a good album but the lack of variation in terms of pace gives it the overall feel of not quite living up to its full potential.

About Ant May

I spend half my life at gigs or festivals and the other half writing the reviews and editing photos, and somehow find time for a full time job too. Who needs sleep - I've got coffee.
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