Where to start with Robin Trower?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by DEG, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. DEG

    DEG Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Lawrenceville Ga.
    I have none of his music. Recommendations? Thanks, David
  2. The Panda

    The Panda Forum Mutant

    Marple, PA, USA
    Bridge of Sighs. The only studio lp of his I own, have one or two live shows as well.
    It totally captures the heavy, Jimi-influenced sound of his guitar and the great low voice of Dewar.
    The songs are atmospheric or rocking. really in your face with no apologies.
    For my money it has the best material overall.

    You will find he has many fans here who will recommend other releases as well, but if you're kind of like me and just exploring, this is the place to start. I've never heard any other lp that grabbed me the way Bridge did. He did have a cool b side called Take a Fast Train that only came out on cd a few years ago. It's a re-write of Jimi's Fire, but it's still cool.
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  3. Damien DiAngelo

    Damien DiAngelo Forum Resident

    Michigan, USA
    His best album is his second one, "Bridge Of Sighs". You can't go wrong with that one.

    You could also start from his first album "Twice Removed From Yesterday", then work your way forward. His first 5 albums are all top notch.
  4. Kassonica

    Kassonica Forum Resident

    The live album is decent.
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  5. frcnorth

    frcnorth Well-Known Member

    Reno, Nevada
    I suggest "For Earth Below" A great follow-up to "Bridge of Sighs" (better in my opinion). All the albums with James Dewar are a must. As for the albums when Davey Pattison (ex Gamma vocalist) sang with Trower, I would recommend "Passion, "Go My Way" and "Living Out of Time".
  6. Dylancat

    Dylancat Forum Resident

    Cincinnati, OH
    Not only those, but dig back.
    Get the first five Procol Harum lps.
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  7. Alofter

    Alofter Nowhere Man

    Marshall Michigan

    Beautiful deep cut imo.
  8. Alofter

    Alofter Nowhere Man

    Marshall Michigan

    Another great jam. Hendrix inspired, Trower delivers and Stevie Ray studies.
  9. Alofter

    Alofter Nowhere Man

    Marshall Michigan
  10. Alofter

    Alofter Nowhere Man

    Marshall Michigan
  11. Craigman1959

    Craigman1959 Forum Resident

    Alabama, USA
  12. Alofter

    Alofter Nowhere Man

    Marshall Michigan
  13. Kingsley Fats

    Kingsley Fats Forum Resident

    Bridge Of Sighs is his masterpiece.
    Twice Removed From Yesterday highlights his Hendrix influence & is a great album.
    An expanded version of the live album would be wonderful.
    James Dewar really is a superb singer
  14. fairies

    fairies Forum Resident

    Have this 3 cd box , first 5 albums great set [​IMG]
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  15. DEG

    DEG Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Lawrenceville Ga.
    Good grief! Shopping around online, his stuff is $$$$$!!!!!
  16. Another Steve

    Another Steve Forum Resident

    I started with this, covered everything I needed.

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  17. mwheelerk

    mwheelerk If You Fly A Flag Of Hate You Ain't No Kin To Me

    Gilbert Arizona
    Bridge of Sighs

    Stop There
  18. Kingsley Fats

    Kingsley Fats Forum Resident

    Yes I haven't come across too many of his albums (cd's) when out on the hunt which suprised me.
    Although Bridge Of Sighs often crops up
  19. qwerty

    qwerty A resident of the SH Forums.

    Bridge of Sighs is the only one I know. And it's a good one.

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  20. The third and fourth Procol Harum albums. Then move forward to the First four solo album.
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  21. NapalmBrain

    NapalmBrain Forum Resident

    Kansas City, KS
    Bridge Of Sighs>Twice Removed From Yesterday>Long Misty Days>Victims Of The Fury>For Earth Below

    I like the live album too, Caravan To Midnight and In City Dreams aren't bad per say I just rarely reach for them over the 5 I listed above. Big fan though, I still need to check out the stuff with Jack Bruce
  22. Daryl M

    Daryl M Forum Resident

    London, Ontario
    Anything with James Dewar as his vocalist.
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  23. Go to Bull Moose they have some of his stuff used at a reasonable level.
  24. adad

    adad Forum Resident

    San Diego
    I agree with the early albums being his best.
    I want to add I liked In City Dreams. I listened to it a bit when I was a teenager in the late 70's.
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  25. jon9091

    jon9091 Master Of Reality

    Start with his first two albums...
    Twice Removed From Yesterday
    Bridge of Sighs

    Proceed chronologically from there.
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