Trevor Rabin "Wolf" CD

Trevor Rabin

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Trevor Rabin - Wolf (CD)

Every once-in-a-blue-moon, there emerges a rock album by a little-known artist (in the mainstream perhaps – any prog fan or movie soundtrack buff knows Trevor Rabin) that exceeds all reasonable expectations and simply pile drives its way to the upper echelons of the rock elite.

Wolf is just such an album. Though most rock fans have probably never heard of it, Wolf has an almost cult status amongst those fortunate or well-informed enough to have discovered its secret. Other than his exploits with the band Yes (which are very good, but quite different from this), Wolf is, rightfully, South African guitarist Trevor Rabin's best known and easily most accomplished work. Ask any specialist rock DJ. They will probably own a copy and speak highly of it.

Press play and Wolf bursts into life with the exuberant and powerful Open Ended which mixes synth and guitar to epic effect. Next is the soaring and huge rock anthem Heard You Cry Wolf that leaves the listener breathless and possibly a little frightened. Wolf then gives the listener a chance to relax a while with some twists and turns that mix thoughtful blues and hard rock at various ratios before hitting right between the eyes again with the AC/DC-esque (but pleasingly darker) Looking For A Lady (Wolfman). The next notable track is Take Me To A Party, which is a bouncy and likeable little slide guitar romp and was the one track originally released as a single. The penultimate track on the album, She's Easy, is an absolute belter. It stalks and menaces its way to a climatic guitar solo that truly snarls and threatens to rip the flesh from your bones. 

Musicians:

  • Trevor Rabin - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
  • Simon Phillips - Drums
  • Jack Bruce - Bass
  • Mo Foster - Bass
  • Manfred Mann - Keyboards
  • John "Rabbit" Bundrick - Keyboards
  • Chris Thompson - Vocals
  • Stevie Lange - Vocals
  • Noel McCalla - Vocals

Tracks:

  1. Open Ended
  2. Heard You Cry Wolf
  3. Do Ya Do Ya Want
  4. Stop Turn
  5. Lost In Love
  6. Looking For A Lady
  7. Pain
  8. Take Me To A Party
  9. She’s Easy
  10. Long Island

 

Format: CD

Artist: Trevor Rabin

Release Date: 1981

Cat. No.: HST550CD