Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs (1974)
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 was named after the Bridge of Sighs in Venice, Italy, and the title track was covered by Opeth for the special edition of their 2008 album Watershed and by Metallica for their cover album Garage Inc.
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.
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