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The Junction,. Cambridge, 8 November 2005

Tonight’s ‘Bridge of Sighs’ was on a completely different level to anything I have heard from Robin and the band so far this year. The interchange between guitar, bass and drums at the end of the piece was simply out of this world.

Davey’s passionate vocal on (the mighty) ‘Hannah’ was without doubt another brilliant highlight. This hypnotic number with its harmonic build-up and haunting refrain really grabs your attention in its ‘second song into the set’ slot.

Dave Bronze’s lines and fills on ‘Fine Day’ are true to the original yet Pete and Robin’s counterpoint give this timeless tune something of a quasi-calypso feel live.

Tonight’s light show was not up to our usual high standards. However, the music more than made up for this.

The Cambridge crowd took a little while to warm to the occasion but warm up, they sure did with our hero on tip top form, on that, there was no doubt. Musically, tonight’s show was a 100% better than Brighton.

 

Lovely to see Frank and Lyn down from Stalybridge, safe journey home folks! From Cambridge we move on next to Caledonia! This is Alan Howard, with strict instructions not to pack any more Scotland footie shirts but then again, on the case for ‘Steve’s Place’!

Set list: Twice Removed From Yesterday; Hannah; Roads To Freedom; Fine Day; Islands; Day Of the Eagle; Bridge Of Sighs; Rise Up Like The Sun; Victims Of The Fury; Too Rolling Stoned; Go My Way; Another Time, Another Place; Little Bit Of Sympathy; [encore] Lady Love; Daydream

This report first appeared on Steve Shail’s excellent Trower tribute site ‘Steve’s Place’. Click below for the link.

More reviews from Trower’s 2005 UK Tours

Southsea   Manchester   Bilston   Sheffield   Nottingham  
London    Gloucester   Southampton   Deal
Brighton   Cambridge   Glasgow   Aberdeen   Birkenhead
Dartford   Durham

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