REPRESS OF BRITISH BLUES LEGEND ROBIN TROWER'S FIRST ALBUM ON PROVOGUE
COMING CLOSER TO THE DAY (GOLD VINYL) OUT NOW
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Robin Trower, the iconic guitarist who rose to fame with the legendary Procol Harum, will release his new album Coming Closer To The Day on Provogue records. It's rare to find a '60s legend still on trailblazing form in their eighth decade. But while Trower's peers recycle the old hits or retreat from view, the 73-year-old guitarist finds himself in a golden late-bloom of creativity. Even at this career pinnacle, Trower admits he "just can't stop". And with Coming Closer To The Day, his songcraft and soulful performances have never sounded more alive.
Acting on artistic instincts – rather than bowing to market forces – might not be a fashionable or profitable approach in the modern music industry. But in 2019, it's a philosophy that is driving Trower's late career to new creative heights, as the bluesman tightens his grip on the long-term fans who fell for his classic '60s work, while reeling in younger music-lovers who crave something honest and unvarnished in the age of artifice.
"I think that I'm drawing much more from my roots now," he considers, "rather than shying away from them. I'm not worried about what the music is – or what people might think of it. I'm just doing this out of the sheer joy of doing it. My passion for guitar now is stronger than ever. It's still a great thrill, just to play…"
A1. Diving Bell
A2. Truth or Lies
A3. Coming Closer to the Day
A5. Tide of Confusion
A6. The Perfect Wrong
B1. Little Girl Blue
B2. Someone of Great Renown
B3. Lonesome Road
B4. Tell Me
B5. Don't Ever Change
B6. Take Me with You