viernes, 29 de abril de 2011

Robin Trower - At The BBC 1973-1975

AT THE BBC 1973-1975

At the BBC 1973-1975 is a double-disc collection that assembles a whopping 30 tracks from Robin Trower's breakthrough years in 1973 and 1974 with his trio of bassist/vocalist James Dewar and drummer Reg Isidore. In 1975, Bill Lordan replaced Isidore. These years yielded the studio LPs Twice Removed from Yesterday, Bridge of Sighs, and For Earth Below; all of the songs on this compilation are versions of tracks from these recordings. Disc one contains his initial John Peel sessions, which contained four performances of tracks from his debut -- including the title track, "Man of the World," "Daydream," and "Sinner's Song." The next eight come from Bob Harris sessions that include mostly material from Bridge of Sighs, with exceptional readings of "Day of the Eagle," "Little Bit of Sympathy," and "Too Rolling Stoned." Interspersed between these are another version of "Daydream" and a smoking "I Can't Wait Much Longer." The final four tracks are from another Peel session from 1974, with more material from Bridge of Sighs, including the title cut and a raw, feverish take of "Little Bit of Sympathy," with the debut of "Althea," which would appear on For Earth Below. The second disc kicks off with another four-track Peel session with material from For Earth Below, including excellent high-energy versions of "Confessin' Midnight," "Gonna Be More Suspicious," the wildly funky "Fine Day," and the swaggering "It's Only Money." Tracks five through 14 offer a BBC Live in Concert performance from 1975 -- previously issued on LP. The live material -- with Lordan -- is taken from all three albums; it is looser, more spontaneous, and electrifying. Sound quality standards are not pristine, but these tapes have been cleaned more than sufficiently and provide very decent sound. The gig is of considerably higher quality due to the source tape. The set includes liner notes by Malcolm Dome of Classic Rock magazine, including an interview with the artist. For Trower's many enduring fans who know that he remains a relentlessly inventive musician rooted in electric blues and hard rock, At the BBC 1973-1975 is a treasure trove of goodies. For the uninitiated, this set provides an excellent introduction to the work of a bona fide guitar hero (whose 21st century material is worth investigating as well).

2011 two CD set, the most comprehensive collection to date of the British guitarist's recordings for the BBC. Includes tracks; from his first John Peel session in March 1973. Additionally, recordings for Bob Harris including such classics as 'Day Of The Eagle' and 'Alethea' are featured. This set is completed by a concert recorded for the BBC in January 1975, where he performs songs from his first three LPs, including breakthrough album Bridge Of Sighs and his then new album, For Earth Below. All tracks have been included for their historical importance, and to present a complete anthology of Robin Trower's BBC sessions from 1973-75. EMI.Record Collector (magazine) (p.97) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Vocalist/bassist James Dewar's powerful, bluesy voice is the perfect foil for Trower's formidable guitar skills...the band's funky chemistry impresses the most."

LAMES DEWAR - Bass & Vocals
REG ISIDORE - Drums(1973/4)
BILL LORDAN - Drums (1975)

JOHN PEEL SESSION (26th March 1973)
1-Twice Removed Fromyesterday
2-Man Of The World
4-Sinner's Song
BOB HARRIS SESSION (26th September 1973)
5-Day Of The Eagle
6-Little Bit Of Sympathy
7-Lady Love
BOB HARRIS SESSION (20th February 1974)
9-The Fool and Me
11-Too Rolling Stoned
12-I Can't Wait Much Longer
JOHN PEEL SESSION (5th March 1974)
13-Bridge Of Sghs
14-In This Place
16-Little Bit Of Sympathy

JOHN PEEL SESSION (28th January 1975)
1-Fine day
2-Confessin Midnight
3-It's Only money
4-Gomma Be More Suspicius
BBC IN CONCERT (29th January 1975)
5-day Of Yhe eagle
6-Bridge Of Sighs
7-Gonna Be More Suspicius
8-Fine Day
9-Lady Love
11-Too Rolling Stoned
12-I Can't Wait Much Longer
14-Little Bit Of Sympathy

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