Bridge of Sighs (album)

Infobox Album
Name = Bridge of Sighs
Type = studio
Longtype =
Artist = Robin Trower


Released = 1974
Recorded = 1974
Genre = Blues, Rock
Length = 35:22 (not including 1999 bonus tracks)
Label = Chrysalis/Capitol
Producer = Matthew Fisher
Reviews = *Allmusic Rating|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 Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick was this album's sound engineer.

The album may have been named after the Bridge of Sighs in 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.

Track listing

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, 1974 at The Record Plant in 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)"

Personnel

*Robin Trowerguitar
*James Dewar – bass, vocals
*Reg Isidoredrums


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