Robin Trower Readies New Album, Looks Forward to Touring Again

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Robin Trower (Photo from his website)

Guitarist Robin Trower is releasing a new studio album, No More Worlds to Conquer, on April 29, 2022, via Provogue. Lisen to the title track below. He had anticipated supporting it with a spring tour but it’s been canceled due to the pandemic.

The album follows last year’s United State of Mind. Trower, who first earned acclaim with Procol Harum in the 1960s, turned 77 on March 9.

From the new album’s announcement: Few would dispute that the title of Robin Trower’s latest album is a fair summary of the thumbprint he has left on the musical universe. But as he reminds us, it should not be misinterpreted as his mission being accomplished. “I definitely feel like I’m still reaching,” he considers, “with the guitar, and the songs, and everything else.”

Listen to “No More Worlds to Conquer”

The 2021 album, was a collaboration with Maxi Priest, the British reggae vocalist of Jamaican descent who is perhaps best known for his hit cover of Cat Stevens’ “Wild World,” and Livingstone Brown, a multi-genre musician and producer.

Listen to “Walking Wounded” from United State of Mind

As a session and touring musician during the 80s and 90s, Brown worked, separately, with Trower and Priest. What brought this trio together for this album was a chance meeting at Brown’s studio in Brixton in the UK, caused by what he calls “a diary malfunction.”

Watch the lyric video for the title cut from the unlikely collaboration

This ad appeared in the March 20, 1976 issue of Record World

Trower had hoped to tour in the spring. His website notes, “we cannot start the rebooking process until there is some clarity about the pandemic’s end. Then we can look ahead to book the relevant tour dates.

“Robin is disappointed by not being able to play for his audience, but we hope that you can all understand the problem, and will support us in our decision. We will get the show on the road as soon as it is safe for all of us.”

When Trower does tour, tickets are available here and here.

Trower joined Procol Harum in 1967 and continued with the band until 1972. A year later, he formed the Robin Trower Band, with bass guitarist James Dewar and drummer Reg Isidore. Their 1974 release, Bridge of Sighs, reached #7 on the U.S. charts, and included “Day of the Eagle.”

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Watch him perform in 2019

Related: Trower was with Procol Harum when they played the “lost” 1969 rock festival in New Jersey

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  1. Mac one
    #1 Mac one 10 March, 2019, 03:02

    Is he coming down under?

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