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« on: May 22, 2024, 10:55:53 PM »

Where to start? I know thereís YouTube, Spotify, Last.fm, Friends Reunited and Ceefax, but what do you think? No timewasters.  Angry Wink
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« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2024, 07:37:18 AM »


Where to start? I know thereís YouTube, Spotify, Last.fm, Friends Reunited and Ceefax, but what do you think? No timewasters. †Angry Wink


Box set of The Studio Albums, 10 cds for £33 on Amazon. Thats all I need.
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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2024, 07:49:44 AM »

Bridge of sighs is a good place to start.


Google some of his live stuff, his facial expressions as he plays are a thing of wonder.
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« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2024, 07:56:45 AM »

Bridge Of Sighs and Robin Trower Live was where I started.

Anything with James Dewar on bass and or vocals.
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2024, 08:42:33 AM »



Where to start? I know thereís YouTube, Spotify, Last.fm, Friends Reunited and Ceefax, but what do you think? No timewasters. †Angry Wink


Box set of The Studio Albums, 10 cds for £33 on Amazon. Thats all I need.


That's what I'd do too.  I saw Robin live in a pub in Surrey in about 1984 and it was extraordinarily good.  Crowd of 100 max.  I barely listened to him again til lockdown.
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« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2024, 09:11:30 AM »

He's on tour.  Probably needless to say, but I thought I'd say it anyway. The Sage, now the stupidly- named Glasshouse, still has tickets.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2024, 09:51:22 AM »

There's a double album from 1997 which is both Bridge Of Sighs and Twice Removed From Yesterday. That's all you'll need.


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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2024, 02:09:37 PM »


There's a double album from 1997 which is both Bridge Of Sighs and Twice Removed From Yesterday. That's all you'll need.



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« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2024, 03:04:18 PM »

Bridge of Sighs is definitely the Robin Trower gateway drug. Every song is perfect. The deluxe edition has stellar contemporary live versions, as well.

Robin Trower Live was the second one I bought, and it adds several great pre-BOS songs to the mix (e.g., Daydream).

After that, it's really a hodgepodge. My personal favorites are In City Dreams and Victims of the Fury, but I'm sure there are some RT fans who prefer For Earth Below or Twice Removed From Yesterday. IMO, Long Misty Days and Caravan to Midnight have good moments but are not representative of his genius.

As for the Jack Bruce albums, I never embraced them. And Back it Up has a welcome dose of Dewar but doesn't have strong songs, again IMO.

Except for the glaring absence of Live, the Chrysalis box set covers all the bases. And you can't go wrong with any of the multitude of live releases from 1972 to 1980, which keep popping out of the Chrysalis vault. Such a powerful live trio. (Don't get me started on the 1980 Fort Worth concert for which I had tickets and was subsequently barred from attending...)
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« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2024, 11:22:36 AM »

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