The news of Jack Bruce and Robin Trower performing live for the first time spread like wildfire. For more than 40 years the legendary Cream bassist and singer and the immensely talented guitarist of Procol Harum made history in the Rock 'n' Roll business.
It was in the early 80s when they first collaborated, releasing two remarkable records (B.L.T. 1981 and Truce 1982). Then, 26 years later, Seven Moons was released (2008).
Together with drummer Gary Husband (Level 42, Gary Moore, John McLaughlin) they had formed a power trio that recorded only own material: Finest blues rock painted in psychedelic colours und wonderful sounds - Seven Moons became their masterpiece.
A few months later a fansite announced: "Bruce, Trower & Husband to take 'Seven Moons' into orbit! For a few nights only, Robin and Jack will get to play live together for the first time ever in late February 2009."
After two gigs in Karlsruhe and Cologne the trio was ready to play the Dutch city of Nijmegen, where the concert was recorded. And indeed, this night was very special. Not because of the camera crew and the recording, but because Trower, Bruce and Husband had already formed a whole. They knew, they belonged here.
It´s 08:45 pm. The place: The old, majestic Concertgebouw De Vereeniging. Jack Bruce welcomes the audience and the band kicks off with the title track of Seven Moons. Four minutes later we hear Trower's first solo. One can see that Bruce is elated by it. The next song is the bluesy "Lives Of Clay". Bruce comments: "Now we are beginning to get somewhere."
They play almost the complete Seven Moons album and also the track "Carmen" of their 1981 record B.L.T. And of course songs of Bruce's famous catalogue from his time with Cream that cannot be left out: "Sunshine Of Your Love", the song with the legendary bass riff, "White Room" that shows why Trower is called the "white Hendrix" in the States and the bonus track "Politician."
The pleasure the guys had on stage makes this CD/DVD set a unique piece of rock music. Jack Bruce who died last autumn but had already suffered several strokes of fate at the time of the recording said during the show: "It is fantastic to be here. For me personally, it is fantastic to be anywhere, actually..."
In December 2015 this legendary concert will be re-released as a CD/DVD set as part of the Songs From The Road series.