Bridge of Sighs (album)
Name = Bridge of Sighs
Type = studio
Released = 1974
Recorded = 1974
Length = 35:22 (not including 1999 bonus tracks)
Label = Chrysalis/Capitol
Reviews = *
AllmusicRating|4.5|5 [http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:3pfwxq95ldae link]
Last album = Twice Removed from Yesterday 1973
This album = Bridge of Sighs 1974
Next album = For Earth Below 1975
"Bridge of Sighs" is guitarist and songwriter
Robin Trower's second solo album. It was released in 1974.
The album was produced by organist
Matthew Fisher, formerly Trower's bandmate in Procol Harum. Acclaimed Beatlesengineer Geoff Emerickwas this album's sound engineer.
The album may have been named after the
Bridge of Sighsin Venice, Italy(see discussion page.)
"Bridge of Sighs" was a breakthrough album for Trower, and known to most fans as his best. This is his second album after leaving
Procol Harum. Songs on this album have become live concert staples for Trower such as "Bridge of Sighs", "Too Rolling Stoned", "Day of the Eagle", and "Little Bit of Sympathy".
"Bridge of Sighs" (Chrysalis 1057) reached #7 in the US during a chart stay of 31 weeks. It was certified Gold on
September 10, 1974. Different printings of the original album cover had the front image inverted.
All tracks composed by Robin Trower; except where indicated
#"Day of the Eagle" – 4:59
#"Bridge of Sighs" – 5:05
#"In This Place" – 4:28
#"The Fool and Me" (Trower, James Dewar) – 3:57
#"Too Rolling Stoned" – 7:29
#"About to Begin" – 3:43
#"Lady Love" (Trower, James Dewar) – 3:21
#"Little Bit of Sympathy" – 4:20
The album was remastered and remixed in 1999 with bonus tracks recorded for KMET radio on
May 29, 1974at The Record Plantin Los Angeles, California:
#"Day of the Eagle (Live)"
#"Bridge of Sighs (Live)"
#"Too Rolling Stoned (Live)"
#"Lady Love (Live)"
#"Little Bit of Sympathy (Live)"
The album was remastered and released in 2007 with eight bonus tracks from the BBC "John Peel Sessions":
#"Bridge of Sighs (recorded 3/5/74)"
#"In This Place (recorded 3/5/74)"
#"Alethea (recorded 3/5/74)"
#"Little Bit of Sympathy (recorded 3/5/74)"
#"Fine Day (recorded 1/28/75)"
#"Confessin’ Midnight (recorded 1/28/75)"
#"Its Only Money (recorded 1/28/75)"
#"Gonna Be More Suspicious (recorded 1/28/75)"
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