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Robin Trower 50th Anniversary ‘Bridge Of Sighs’ & UK Dates

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Following his departure from 1960s baroque rockers Procol Harum, the exceptionally gifted guitarist Robin Trower set sail on forging a solo career and in doing so assembled a new band bringing in James Dewar on vocal and bass duty, and Reg Isidore on drums.

The new power trio set the tone on Robin’s 1973 debut solo LP Twice Removed From Yesterday, but it was the follow up, 1974’s Bridge of Sighs that would catapult Trower into an international guitar hero.

Recorded in just over 2 weeks at Olympic and Air studios in London under the auspices of rower’s former Procol bandmate, producer Matthew Fisher, Bridge of Sighs also benefited greatly from the presence of famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick who brought with him a whole array of recording techniques that greatly inspired Trower. “He came up with a way of recording the guitar I don’t think had been done before,” Trower says.

It was a big room and he had one mic in close, one mic set in the middle distance, and one mic set fifteen feet away to get the sound of the room. That was a very big factor in how the song and the whole album sounds.

Bridge of Sighs is a titanic sounding rock album featuring some truly mesmerising guitar from Trower. The title track and gems such as ‘Day of the Eagle’, ‘Too Rolling Stoned’, ‘In This Place’ and ‘Little Bit of Sympathy’ and the exquisite ‘Lady Love’ are outstanding numbers with Trower’s guitar playing right up there with the most celebrated guitar gods of the era.

Toto’s Steve Lukather observes ““In 1974, I got the album Bridge of Sighs and it blew my mind. I was devouring everything guitar based as I was an up-and coming player, and the sound of Robin’s guitar hit my soul. The tonetouch and feel was so incredible”.

Critically applauded upon release, Bridge of Sighs became a radio staple in the US, where the album reached No. 7, and helped establish Trower as one of the big touring attractions of the mid-‘70s.

50 years later, the recordings have been newly mixed from the original tapes, with an unedited
stereo mix being revealed for the ^irst time.

Chrysalis are proud to present the most expansive version of the album to date. On the CD edition, disc 2 features the original album, remastered from the tape transfers. Disc 2 has the 2024 Stereo Mix along with a selection of outtakes and rarities never heard before and USA radio spots.

On Disc 3, you can hear the trio performing at The Record Plant, Sausalito, amid a US tour supporting the album, available in its entirety for the ^irst time and newly remastered from the original tape transfers. The ^inal disc is a Blu-ray with all the above plus a newly created stunning Dolby ATMOS mix, 5.1, Stereo album instrumentals and additional outtakes only available here. You have never heard Bridge of Sighs like this before!

At the centre of this package is a 24-page booklet featuring newly written liner notes by David Sinclair, newly conducted interviews with Robin Trower and Matthew Fisher and testimonials by Bryan Ferry, Robert Fripp, Steve Lukather, Clive Bunker, Andy Parker and album cover designer Paul Olsen, all alongside previously unseen photographs.

Bridge of Sighs (50th Anniversary Edition)
Disc 1: Bridge of Sighs 2024 Remaster
Disc 2: Bridge of Sighs 2024 Stereo Mix + Outtakes & Rarities
Disc 3: Live at The Record Plant, Sausalito, 29th May 1974
Disc 4: Blu-Ray: 2024 Remaster | 2024 Stereo Mix | Atmos | 5.1 | Stereo album instrumentals |
Outtakes & Rarities | Live at Record Plant, Sausalito, 29th May 1974

2LP Track listing:
LP1: 2024 Stereo Mix
Side A: 1. Day of The Eagle / 2. Bridge of Sighs / 3. In This Place / 4. The Fool and Me
Side B: 1. Too Rolling Stoned / 2. About To Begin / 3. Lady Love / 4. Little Bit of Sympathy

LP2: Live at The Record Plant, Sausalito, 29th May 1974

Side C: 1. Twice Removed from Yesterday / 2. Bridge of Sighs / 3. Alethea / 4. Lady Love / 5.
Daydream

Side D: 1. Too Rolling Stoned / 2. I Can’t Wait Much Longer / 3. Day of The Eagle / 4. Little Bit of
Sympathy / 5. Rock

4CD Track listing:
CD1: 2024 Remaster: 1. Day of The Eagle / 2. Bridge of Sighs / 3. In This Place / 4. The Fool
And Me / 5. Too Rolling Stoned / 6. About To Begin / 7. Lady Love / 8. Little Bit of Sympathy

CD2: 2024 Stereo Mix + Additional Outtakes & Rarities:

  1. Day of The Eagle / 2. Bridge of Sighs / 3. In This Place / 4. The Fool And Me / 5. Too Rolling
    Stoned / 6. About To Begin / 7. Lady Love / 8. Little Bit of Sympathy

CD3: Live at The Record Plant, Sausalito, 29th May 1974: 1. Twice Removed From Yesterday /

  1. Bridge of Sighs / 3. Alethea / 4. Lady Love / 5. Daydream / 6. Too Rolling Stoned / 7. I Can’t
    Wait Much Longer / 8. Day of The Eagle / 9. Little Bit of Sympathy / 10. Rock Me Baby

Robin Trower – Bridge of Sighs [50th Anniversary Edition]
https://robintrower.lnk.to/BridgeOfSighs2024PR

Blu-Ray: 2024 Remaster | 2024 Stereo Mix | Dolby Atmos | 5.1 | Stereo Album Instrumentals
To celebrate the 50th anniversary release of Bridge of Sighs, Robin Trower has announced 4 UK
shows for May 2024:
May 27th: The Brook, Southampton
May 28th: Islington Assembly Hall, London
May 30th: Glasshouse International Centre, Gateshead
May 31st: Picturedrome, Holmfirth

https://www.seetickets.com/search?q=robin+trowe

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