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cover art by Robin Trower
This Blue Love
21st Century Blues
Next In Line
Go My Way
Looking For A True Love
Feel So Bad
UK (thanks Alan)
Blues’ is a brand new album from British rock guitar legend, Robin Trower.
As the title suggests, this new CD finds the one-time Procol Harum man
in a fairly bluesy mood with a collection of nine self-penned and three
at the mike for most of the songs is Scottish singer, Davey Pattison, Trower’s
trusted sideman for the best part of the last twenty years and perhaps
the one and only person to have effectively filled the shoes of the band’s
original vocalist, the great late James Dewar.
refined yet raucous rock vocals provide much of inspiration for this collection
and he turns in some exquisite performances notably on Robert Johnson’s
‘Crossroads’ and Chuck Willis’ ‘Feels so bad’.
Trower takes charge of vocals on two songs. ‘21st Century Blues’ is a lilting
12-bar affair with the tempting refrain “bring me some good news” and the
most perfect backing from Dave Bronze on bass and Pete Thompson on drums.
’This Blue Love’ is pure revelation with Trower’s vocals in a very different
league to anything he has ever
before. “I don’t want you, I don’t need you” sings an almost falsetto Mr
thanks to Jamiroquai webmaster
David Rowe for the picture
Fernandez, starlet of Jamiroquai’s 2005
tour band, is guest vocalist for ‘Looking for a true love’ a tasty blues
funk affair with a catchy drum riff provided by Stevie Bacon.
assembles a team of first-class support for this CD. Reg Isadore, the drummer
man on Robin’s signature album from the seventies Bridge of Sighs’, is
reunited with Trower on nine of the tunes here. Nicky Brown’s fluid Hammond
organ dominates the much of the album’s soundscape. In the mix again, Dave
Bronze has done a fabulous job
weighting the performances of the nine-strong cast.
sets out on the road again next week, his second tour in the UK this year.
He will be backed by Davey Pattison, Pete Thompson and Dave Bronze. Let’s
hope something from ‘Another Days Blues’ makes it onto the setlist. After
a long lay-off and, it must seem like a lifetime on the road in the United
States, Robin Trower has
come home. Many happy returns!
" It breathes
a refreshing breath of new life into these classic blues songs.It was also
nice to hear Robin's vocal on a wonderful rendition called "21st Century
Blues" and the
sweetly melancholic track, "This Blue Love". I couldn't get over how much
different the new, uptempo version of "Go My Way" sounds with Davey on
vocal. This release also marks, I believe, the first time a female vocalist
(Hazel Fernandez) sings on
song, "Looking For A True Love". What a wonderful addition to my Trower
music collection! (Ron Love)
Besides the new vocals, the tracks have been remixed by Dave Bronze, and
Dave also redid the bass on 5 tracks. A few changes to some of the guitar
parts was also done.
More to follow..... always.....
the Rockline interview on April 21, 2004 Robin made mention that
he has been working on a remake of his 1997 release "Someday Blues".
To quote Robin "This would be a very good album ... if the vocals
were any good"!
Said tongue in cheek of course, but this was a great blues album
and even though this was Robins first attempt at doing the vocals
himself, I would speculate (and this is just that.... a speculation)
but something must have triggered Robin to listen to this album again and
when he compared the vocals to his most recent release and masterfully
done Living Out Of Time, Robin must have realized that the
strong songs he wrote for
Blues needed something more than what he could give as a vocalist.
Those strong songs required strong vocals. So naturally, he approached
his partner in LOOT, Davey Pattison.
On the original
release the musicians are
organ : Nicky Brown