Album of the Week: Robbie Robertson – Robbie Robertson

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This week we step back thirty six years to Robbie Robertson’s first solo album from 1987, over a decade after he parted ways with the influential The Band. He rewarded fans for waiting, recruiting an all star team of collaborators including U2, Maria McKee and Ivan Neville. The Guardian described it as “ambitious and cinematic”, a kaleidoscope of great music, moody and never straying back into the blues and country flavours he became famous for as a crucial part of The Band. More known for his guitar playing in the band, here he lets his voice take flight. We’ll enjoy this album as a tribute to his passing last week.

Robbie Robertson July 5 1943 – August 9 2023