Influences And Recollections of a Musical Mind

Written By Braddon S. Williams

Robin Trower: Bridge of Sighs

Bridge Of Sighs (1974) put Robin Trower firmly in my list of guitar heroes. Being the enormous Jimi Hendrix fan that I am, I found Trower’s power trio simply irresistible.

Like Hendrix, Robin Trower played Fender Stratocasters primarily, and both men favored a blues-based approach to playing guitar. Unlike Jimi, Trower left the vocals to his bass player, James Dewar, who did a great job on Bridge Of Sighs with lush, soulful tones throughout the 8 standout tracks on the album.

Reg Isidore provided the steady drumming, but the guitar work of Trower was the star of the show. Songs like Too Rolling Stoned, Day Of The Eagle, Little Bit Of Sympathy, and the psychedelic, dreamy Bridge Of Sighs still find their way into my playlists from time to time. Great tone and great tunes never go out of style.

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