Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Caravan to Midnight/Victims of the Fury
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
1997 remastered two-on-one from BGO of Trowers's top 40 1978& 1980 Chrysalis albums, respectively. Robert Fripp wroteone of the sleevenotes. Also contains extensive sleeve notesand faithfully restored artwork. 19 tracks to... more »
1997 remastered two-on-one from BGO of Trowers's top 40 1978& 1980 Chrysalis albums, respectively. Robert Fripp wroteone of the sleevenotes. Also contains extensive sleeve notesand faithfully restored artwork. 19 tracks total, including'Jack And Jill', 'S
Caravan to Midnight/Victims of the Fury
Harry Brewer | S'port, La. | 12/18/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"A two album CD one disc that is vintage Robin Trower. Both of these albums made the Billboard top 40 & deservedly so. Are they his best albums? No, but you do get a very good representation here of what Trower was about at this stage. Both albums are similar to each other so it's easy to speak of them together as they are presented here.
Outstanding songs include "My Love (Burning Love)" which should have been a hit for him; there's also "Caravan to Midnight", an instrumental which leaves the impression of the title, "King of the Dance" a foot tapper & "Victims of the Fury".
The sound is excellent released on a British label licensed by Capitol Records. It's an import & priced a little high but well worth the investment."
Beyond The Crunch Chord
L. Bloom | Hollywood | 08/19/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This may disappoint those familiar only with the first 3-4 albums. Twice Removed, Bridge of Sighs, For Earth Below, Live, Long Misty Days, etc. This is a move in a departure from crunch chord rhythms. This has a very soulful, funk groove to it but is definitely not disco or top 40 sell-out. Like the best bands, Trower merely absorbed the latest trends while at the same time it still remains true to the Hendrix - based guitar style. The vocals are soulful, but Trower always did profess and admiration for sould singers of the day. Remember the Paramounts were an R&B band of the early 60's. This isn't "Disco Duck" or anything. This clearly shows an appreciation of early 60's soul groups with lots of somewhat mellower Hendrix guitar sounds going on. (I could have lived without "King of The Dance" but you can't have everything).It is as I said common for groups to indulge the trends in their music rather thanrebel against them. Remember the Stones doing soul, disco or whatever you want to call it and realize that this is better, simply because Trower is nowhere near as overexposed as the Stones. It's an album that rocks without being hard on the ears. This was simply the next step in the evolution of the Trower/Dewar songwriting team.
Two albums for the price of one is a bargain and the guitar work still sizzles as Trower knows just how to play those funk rhythm guitar parts and make them his own. This once again isn't selling out or disco but just the next step in the songwriting development beyond the crunch chord."
Randall J. Mier | wisconsin | 09/27/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Now, i'm not warning against buying this product-but let me say this: Victims of the Fury is out of order; not only that, it has had two songs removed from it and replaced with other songs. "None but the Brave" is a track from Trower's Fabulous 1983 album, Back It Up. "One In A Million," also, was not on the original CD. the Tracks "The SHout" and "Ready For The Taking," are missing from this reissue but WERE on the original CD. So, that being said, GET Back It Up, which originally has "None But The Brave" (no idea why it's included here but it is) and you can also get the original CD of Victims of the Fury on Amazon, but it's out of print so it'll be pricey--I paid 20 bucks for it. But, then you'll have the original of Victims of the Fury with no MISSING SONGS as on this reissue. (the track "one in a million" is as far as i know only available in this reissue--I have no idea where it came from!!!! it's not on another album like none but the brave so i dunno!) However, the "fixed" alternate version of VOTF is actualy pretty darn cool, too!!! And, as i said, then you can have the song "one in a milion," which seems to be unique to this reissue. So, if you just have the original album first, then you can enjoy this "different" one as well. However, if you're not a diehard completist Trower fan like me, then you'd be just fine with this VOTF reissue.
I hope this wasn't too confusing a review, logistically, just trying to inform folks like me who would want to know all of that stuff.
Anyway, absolutely awesome music, you can't go wrong with Trower!"