Living Out of Time (Live)
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||Too Rolling Stoned (Live)||Robin Trower||8:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sweet Angel (Live)||Robin Trower||3:57||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||What's Your Name (Live)||Robin Trower||2:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Rise Up Like the Sun (Live)||Robin Trower||2:54||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Daydream (Live)||Robin Trower||10:16||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Living Out of Time (Live)||Robin Trower||3:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Breathless (Live)||Robin Trower||3:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Day of the Eagle (Live)||Robin Trower||4:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Bridge of Sighs (Live)||Robin Trower||10:26||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Close Every Door (Live)||Robin Trower||3:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||I Want You to Love Me (Live)||Robin Trower||6:06||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Please Tell Me (Live)||Robin Trower||4:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Little Bit of Sympathy (Live)||Robin Trower||5:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Sharing four tunes with its 2004-released studio counterpart, Living Out of Time, this 2005 performance, recorded at a single gig in Bonn, Germany, is a reminder that Robin Trower is every bit the guitar player he was on his first live album from 1976. Interestingly, three tunes ("Too Rolling Stoned," "Daydream," and the concert-closing "Little Bit of Sympathy") are reprised from that early collection. Trower and band were ready to release another studio album after Living Out of Time when this was recorded, but none of those tracks made it into this set. Regardless, this is a rousing show that respectfully runs through the warhorses such as a fiery ten-minute "Bridge of Sighs" and the aforementioned tunes, with as much enthusiasm as the newer, far less familiar tracks. Vocalist Davey Pattison ably replaces the unforgettable James Dewar, who passed away in 2002. He has the same gravelly, soulful bite as Trower's original vocalist and almost as much emotion, even if he isn't working in a unique style. Trower remains Trower, whipping off edgy, Hendrix-inspired riffs on his trusty Stratocaster like he just thought of them. One straight blues sneaks in, a thinly veiled rewrite of B.B. King's "Rock Me Baby" (Trower recorded that on his 1973 debut) titled "I Want You to Love Me" and credited to Trower. Otherwise, it's business as usual and business is good as the band charges through this material with impressive chops, live sound that is muscular enough to be studio quality, and nearly inaudible audience participation. Any Trower fan will be thrilled with this document, not just because he's playing with such passion, but also because the mix of new and old material is handled so deftly. It shows that the guitarist has remained true to his original vision yet has moved on to write more quality material, albeit in the same vein as the '70s music that still identifies him. By maintaining his connection to the past but continuing to refine — if not redefine — his style on tunes like "Sweet Angel," Trower remains one of the few hard rock survivors still worth experiencing in concert nearly 30 years after the release of his most influential work.
As if it's '76 all over again
Not having James Dewar is a huge loss but Davey Pattison(Gamma) is an able replacement and did a lot of work with trower in the '80s. This collection is such a tour de force for Trower fans fond of the old and new tunes alike. He hasn't lost a thing except a few hairs but his chops are as passionate and powerful as ever. Will not dissapoint serious guitar fans unless they think that Lenny Kravitz is the second coming....
Living out of time - Trower Live
I saw Trower at Winterland in 75, he was great and I was 11. Saw him last year in LA, But this is insane good. If you like live Trower there is nothing I have ever heard or seen him do that ranks with this. I always wonder when we will all get arthritis in our left hands, not Robin, fingers are bionic.
Back In The Day....
Also saw Trower at the venerable Winterland many times. Day of the Eagle got all the pub/air but Bridge of Sighs and Little Bit of Sympathy are my favorites. Bridge of Sighs, with Pattison is still very good but with Dewar, it was almost an out of body experience. Unless I'm missing something, why are "In This Place" and "Lady Love" missing? Great tunes! Off topic...kind of: If you can find it, "Beyond The Mist" is an incredible album largely ignored.
Born: March 9, 1945 in London, England
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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