Robin Trower: The Studio Albums 1973 -1983

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  1. WelshBluesMan

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    I have that Bridge of Sighs album on thick European vinyl...probably German..if not then English. Mint condition.
    Look at Trower put that 3-screw necked, ugly truss rod Strat to work.
     
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    My life without "Twice Removed from Yesterday" and "Bridge of Sighs" would just not have been as much fun. The Trower/Dewar team was superb IMO.
     
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    I got to see him on his 2015 UK tour... The acoustics of the venue weren't great so the vocalist couldn't really be heard clearly, but Robin's playing was fantastic, good and loud too.

    Joanne Shaw Taylor was the support act, she was really good too.

    Only managed to get a couple of photos because I was stuck behind a really tall, very drunk guy who kept turning round to ask me if I was Dave Grohl.

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    Absolutely love RT. Have some of his early stuff on vinyl. Cool album covers.

    Thanks for the tip regarding the CD, what a bargain. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be available from Amazon.ca yet and still a pre-order on Amazon.com

    Sometimes digital reissues sound bad. Would love to know how the recordings are. Could you post a quick review once get the CD box set?
     
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    Whoa. I clicked on this and was transported back to my hometown 1973. 8 Track blasting in a shag carpet lined '65 Ford Econoline with a couple close friends. One saying "watch the road", one saying "watch for cops" and me saying "shut up and don't spill the bong". RIP Weave. Must've listened to that tape close to a thousand times.
     
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    I like the way the record co. added live tracks from the album to the album when it issued the CD. Same w Mountain CDs.

    I caught Robin at Rams Head Brew Pub in Baltimore, a while back. Horrible acoustics but great playing. Tickets for his latest tour, on sale now.
     
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    Yeah I'll do that... I have a CD copy of Bridge of Sighs already so I can do a compare/contrast with that one at least.
     
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    Sometimes I think it's difficult for younger folks, even those with great taste and big ears, to fully appreciate how mind-blowing and otherworldly Trower was in 1973. The power of the sound that first trio produced was almost overwhelming on stage. And until I starting seeing the Mahavishnu Orchestra live, Trower's band was probably the LOUDEST group I'd ever heard as well...
     
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    Those first two albums stand as high water marks. The sound was so uniquely visual that it really took your imagination over. That first lineup was unreal. Dewars voice was just as important as Robins guitar. Robin is one of the greatest of all time.The opening chords to bridge of sighs,while slow and simple sounded like nothing before or since.
     
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    the man has chops for days, and his contibutions to my auditory teen age years are memerable ( at least for myself) I've worn out as many copies of bridge of sighs as I have aqualung and thats alot

    Nice box set!
     
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    Sorry to the OP for highjacking the thread, but seeing a lot of these multi CD offerings now. I just ordered this 5 CD Johnny Winter set on Amazon. I have a few box sets but is this a trend now for CDs or am I just late to the party?



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    My first exposure to Robin Trower, courtesy of my dad.

     
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    Tidy... I'll have a look for that one.
     
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    Hello fellow DMVer - RT is coming to Alexandria at the Birchmere in April. Here's a link:

    https://www.songkick.com/concerts/34945794-robin-trower-at-birchmere

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    Really pleased with the set so far. Box sets often come with the bare minimum of packaging and presentation, but with this one each album is on it's own disk, in it's own sleeve with all the original artwork. So I'm very pleased about that... No booklet with it though, which is a little bit disappointing.

    I've only listened to two of the CDs so far, but the mix sounds really good to my ears. Bearing in mind that I've generally always preferred CD sound over vinyl, so a vinyl fan might hear things very differently.
     
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