Robin Trower returns with a stunningly smouldering new album “Joyful Sky” featuring powerhouse vocalist, Sari Schorr. Always receptive to singers who can elevate his emotive guitar touch, the 78-year-old heard a quality in the smoky power of the acclaimed New Yorker Sari Schorr that made him want to tear down and rebuild his songcraft around her.
‘I’ve worked with some great vocalists over the years but Sari is dynamite, just an absolute knockout,’ reflects Trower. ‘This album really pushed me, made me write in different keys and arrange songs for her voice. I went down the R&B route this time because I knew she’d be great with that flavour. But the blues still underpins everything I do – and there are definitely elements from my ’70s stuff in this new album.’
For six decades, Robin Trower’s career has been an act of quiet rebellion. Rewind the reels of the British guitarist’s backstory and you’ll find an artist who has always rolled the dice rather than taken the path of least resistance. In the early-’70s, Trower announced his fearless streak by leaving the security of Procol Harum for a gold-selling solo career whose ever-present “Bridge Of Sighs” – album filled the stadiums of North America.
1. Burn 2. I’ll Be Moving On 3. The Distance 4. Peace Of Mind 5. Change It 6. Joyful Sky 7. Need For You 8. The Circle Is Complete 9. Flatter To Deceive 10. I Will Always Be Your Shelter