Robin Trower – ‘Bridge of Sighs’ (1974)

Robin Trower’s sophomore record became his most well-known and acclaimed piece of work. What we have here is a well-balanced and paced mix of spacious, bluesy jams along with harder, funkier cuts.

James Dewar provides some great soulful vocals to accompany Trower’s guitar-playing; notably sounding similar to Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, especially in tracks “Bridge of Sighs” and “In This Place”.

Trower’s guitar playing throughout this record is superb. It is evident from this album alone that he has tremendous talent, whilst also being showcased in the track “Too Rolling Stoned”. At over seven minutes-long, Trower demonstrates his ability through the multiple stages of the track, culminating in an impressive, lengthy solo. This is blues-rock, done right.

Favourite track: Bridge of Sighs // Least favourite track: Lady Love

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