Following the enormous success of their second album, Bridge of Sighs, the Robin Trower group returned to the studio to record their follow-up. Their new drummer Bill Lordan, fresh from a stint with Sly Stone, brought a distinctly more R&B touch to the proceedings.
With producer Matthew Fisher once again manning the board, they opted to record 1975’s For Earth Below in the U.S. This time around, Robin made a conscious decision to keep the band moving forward in a slightly different direction rather than attempting to replicate the previous release. The resulting album went gold and remains among the most popular releases for true Trower devotees.
The album contained tracks like “Alethea,” “Gonna Be More Suspicious” and “Fine Day” which were included in many live sets over the years. Remastering by Vic Anesini brilliantly captures what was going down in the studio back in the day, and an essay with a fresh perspective from Robin Trower sheds new light on this release.