Robin Trower "Living Out Of Time" Manhaton Records
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It’s been a long time with several false dawns along the way including cancelled tours and a blues album on which Robin misguidedly sang.

Armed with a new batch of songs and confident Scots vocalist Davey Pattison, Robin breaks new ground stylistically. Sure there’s still the heavy presence of his big toned guitar but clearly there’s been a refinement and refocus of his material.

“Step into The Sun" for example is a solid enough rocker that cleverly employs an Eastern sounding (Kula Shaker) style guitar line., while “Another Time, Another Place” is an impressive slow burning bluesy outing on which vocalist Pattison dredges up the ghost of James Dewar and Trower adds a sumptuous solo. The following “Sweet Angel” comes close to Trower’s early career post Hendrix style, but it’s the ballad “Ain’t Gonna Wait” that impresses, as Robin’s song-writing takes on a new dimension. Similarly the closing bluesy ballad “I Want ToTake You With Me” is another fine example of a mature blues rocker, teasing out some real feel in both his playing and in his lyrical content. The extended guitar led outro is all that long time Trower fans could have asked for.

It’s been a long time but I’m pleased to report the wait has been worthwhile.

Here are some audio clips from
Living Out Of Time
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Another Time, Another Place
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Ain't Gonna Wait
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I Want To Take You With Me
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Living Out Of Time was number 3 in the March 2005 playlist and number 4 in the April 2005 playlist

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