Category: Seventies

Jon Anderson ‘Olias of Sunhillow’

Today's Cool Album of the Day (#230 in the series) is Jon Anderson, Olias of Sunhillow. Olias of Sunhillow is my favorite of all of the solo albums by Jon Anderson, lead singer of the progressive rock group Yes (although he's not singing with them right now, but let's not get into that). Released in June of 1976, this was Jon's first solo album. It's also the most successful of all of the solo efforts by members of 'Yes'. It reached #8 on the UK charts and made it into the top 50 in the States.

Robin Trower "Bridge of Sighs"

Today’s Cool Album Of The Day (#155 in the Series) is Robin Trower, Bridge of Sighs. Bridge of Sighs was Robin Trower’s gigantic breakthrough album. He was in Procol Harem until 1972.  This was Robin’s second solo album and it was released in 1974. It contained many of the songs that people to this day consider the highlights to his catalog. The title cut, “Bridge of Sighs” and “Day of the Eagle” top that list. However, do not overlook “Too Rolling Stoned.”  That was a rock radio standard as well. Robin Trower toured recorded and toured as a three piece back in this era.  His bassist/vocalist was James Dewar.  Reg Isidore was on drums. Bridge of Sighs reached #7 on the...