Thursday, 6 October 2011

Robin Trower : What Lies Beneath

Another late era Robin Trower album with this album coming as recently as 2009 and a surprise for many when they heard that Robin would be handling the vocals on this album. Of course his credentials as a guitarist have never been in question but Robin has worked with some amazing vocalists over the years with Jim Dewar and Davey Pattinson to name just two.

Fans breathed a sigh of relief however when it was found that Robin had a voice perfectly suited to the earthy blues he performs so well. Once again What Lies beneath is unlikely to convert anyone to Robin Trower but at this stage in his career Robin has a more than adequate fan base that have remained loyal from the very early days of Robin’s solo career and this album is certainly full of the type of material that made Robin Trower a massive draw in America in the seventies and early eighties.

My particular favourites from this album are Skin and Bone, Buffalo Blues and the title track What Lies Beneath. As with the other albums in the recent batch of reissues What Lies Beneath sounds incredible cranked up to the max and the re mastering really hits the spot.

Also included are extensive sleeve notes from respected rock journalist Chris Welch.

Jon Kirkman

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