Classic Trower ?
Not Quite but the track No Time is closest to his classic 70's sound
Of it's time
Ok, so yes, the record sounds like 1987. Trower was in the wilderness for a few years before he made this record as tastes had shifted. But Passion is not without considerable merit. "No Time" got a considerable amount of airplay and remains a favorite for many fans, and Davey Pattison (formerly in Gamma with Ronnie Montrose) distinguishes the album with his passionate, heartfelt vocals; he suits these songs perfectly. Passion put Trower back on the map, it was his first record since BLT to crack the Billboard Top 100 (not bad for an independent label), and resulted in Atlantic signing him for a two album stint. Robin makes music for himself first & has never pandered to fans or suits. Of course it's not Bridge Of Sighs, comparing it is absurd. Trower is more sublime here, but definitely rocking more than say, Caravan To Midnight. Take this record on it's own terms, in the era & under the circumstances it was recorded.
Note to TJSample: You give Passion 1 star & then ask where "Beyond The Mist" is? Seriously? I have it (and I'm glad I do, album & disc & cassette), but that said, Passion is hands down a much stronger album.
Dated and a really uncharacteristic work of Trower. Why can't iTunes get "Beyond the Mist"...?
By My Kayla
I love Robin Trower. Passion gets five stars just for Caroline and No Time. Davey Pattison has to be one of greatest male vocalist of all time next to Steve Perry.
I am a huge robin trower fan, but this album is pure 80's rubbish. Its not the rockin psycodellicness that Trower made his name in, and this album is really bad. I highly recomend checking out some of his other works (Bridge of Sighs is a great place to start and they recently got it on itunes).
Good album - especially Caroline - not as powerful as Bridge of Sighs, but still one of the finest guitarists alive.