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Seven Moons Live
Robin Trower, Jack Bruce
Seven Moons Live
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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"On ... his forceful, album-length alliance with guitarist Robin Trower, Bruce's signature bass lines chug beneath the blues-powered lead guitar. The duo sounds as if ready to break out, rather than the legendary veterans ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Robin Trower, Jack Bruce
Title: Seven Moons Live
Members Wishing: 9
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ruf
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 10/13/2009
Album Type: Live
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Blues Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 710347115120

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"On ... his forceful, album-length alliance with guitarist Robin Trower, Bruce's signature bass lines chug beneath the blues-powered lead guitar. The duo sounds as if ready to break out, rather than the legendary veterans of more than four decades in the business. Long-time jazz and rock session drummer Gary Husband completes the trio for these live-in-studio sessions, which showcase the genius of Bruce and Trower equally and collaboratively." -- Amazon Editorial Review "A commanding, evocative soloist with a substantial stylistic debt to Jimi Hendrix, Trower ... made several powerful blues-infected rock albums." -- Entertainment Weekly * Hailed as one of the most powerful vocalists and greatest bassists of his time, Jack Bruce's improvisational skill and unique, free-spirited approach to composition and performance forever changed electric music. His pioneering, full-toned, freewheeling playing on the electric bass revolutionized the way the instrument is used and influenced the playing of countless bassists today, including Sting and Jaco Pastorius.
* Bruce's work with bands such as Cream and the Tony Williams Lifetime, as well as his solo material, unlocked the doors to the pent-up energy of a new approach to the art of sound, breaking the barriers of tradition and creating a kind of music that had never been heard.
* Robin Trower, whose career has spanned more than four decades, is one of the finest guitarists in rock history. Throughout his long and winding solo career, he has been called the "White" Hendrix due to his uncanny ability to channel Hendrix's bluesy/psychedelic, Fender Strat-fueled playing style.
* Trower spent the early '60s playing guitar in various London-based outfits, and received his big break 1967 when he joined Procol Harum. After leaving the band five years later, Trower embarked on his solo career and found the success that has made him a legend today, armed with a fluid and powerful guitar style.
* Drummer Gary Husband has a rich pedigree, working with Level 42, Gary Moore, and John Mclaughlin.
* Service to national press and radio, as well as late night talk shows.
* Ads with Blues Revue and various guitar-focused magazines.
* Tour dates on page 39. Jack Bruce: bass, vocals
Robin Trower: guitar, vocals
Gary Husband: drums
* Seven Moons
* Lives of Clay
* Distant Places of the Heart
* Sunshine Of Your Love
* Carmen
* So Far To Yesterday
* Perfect Place
* Bad Case of Celebrity
* The Last Door
* Come To Me
* White Room
* Politician

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CD Reviews

Good old psychedelic blues
Bodhi Heeren | Copenhagen | 08/03/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Seven Moons" is a wonderful album, and we have to be grateful for this chance to hear the songs live. And the live versions only underline the strenght and quality of the compositions.

Jack Bruce, despite his many serious healthproblems, sings with passion and is in a lot better voice than on the legendary Cream reunions ('05). But his bassplaying is certainly a far cry from the expressive and excessive madness of bassvirtuosity he displayed in his youth. Gary Husband handles the drums in expert fashion, as one would expect from this wonderful musician, though his drumming sounds a bit 'stiff' especially in the Cream-classics.

But the real star of the show is Robin Trower, who might never have played better than here. His hendrix-influenced playing really soaring to the heights with immense intensity.

The days when Jack and Robin made musical history may be over, but here they show that they still make relevant music. Hard to find a better powertrio around."
An Extra-Special Performance!
Jeffrey C. Platt | Broken Arrow | 11/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Of the dozen or so shows Jack Bruce, Robin Trower and Gary Husband played together in Europe/UK in 2009 this recording captures why the performances were so amazing. Most of the material is from the 2008 released Seven Moons-hence Seven Moons Live. The Seven Moons songs were co-written by Jack and Robin when Jack suggested they write and record a couple new songs when discussions about re-releasing their 1981 recordings brought them together. The two musicians found some highly expressionistic moods and the Seven Moons material is all fresh and evocative of their deep wells of experience. Blues flavored rock numbers such as Lives of Clay; Perfect Place; Bad Case of Celebrity; and Come to Me; are perfect. Trower's guitar is simply excellent throughout. Jack Bruce sings all vocals and plays his instrumental role with the exceptional talent-those of us who have long admired him for enjoy. As a vocalist Jack not only sings the notes but expresses character. The song Carmen (from the duo's 1981 recording) which was kind of a plaintive haunting piece on BLT, is here a tortured song of loss and regret. The richness of Distant Places of the Heart; and Just Another Day are gorgeous mood pieces that after awhile are candidates for Best songs of the album but they must compete with the 3 Cream songs. Sunshine of Your Love, White Room and Politician are Jack Bruce compositions and usually featured in a trio format. With Robin Trower and Gary Husband on drums they alone are worth the price of the recording. Trower has a great tone and he does something different with the opening chords on White Room that is delicious and his solo on Politician is a pleasure. The Last Door is a rocker which along with the title track Seven Moons is a joy for repeat plays. Robin Trower wrote most of the lyrics and arrangements with Jack writing the vocal melody. Gary Husband is the hardest worker in this trio and his drums are strong and original."