Trevor Bolder’s Posthumous Album Gets A Release Date

It’s been more than seven years since the great Trevor Bolder passed away, and all this time a rumor circulated of his solo album being prepared for release. In fact, Trev and I talked about it a decade earlier, and that’s what he said to me back in 2003: “I started one, but I’ve not finished it. I’ve been doing it for ages, I’ve been too busy. I started a solo album with taking all the demos that I’d done of all the songs I’d ever written to make them into a solo album by doing them as I’d written them, putting out the original demos but making them sound a lot better than they were, cause they were just demos with me singing and playing everything except for the drums. Of which I got seven songs that I never got time to finish, but next year I’m going to finish it.”

Bolder’s versions of those seven songs, strewn across URIAH HEEP LPs from 1989 to 2008, make the bulk of the eventually ready “Sail The Rivers” which will see light of day on December 4th. Complementing them are three previously unheard numbers. Probably, there are more titles in Trevor’s archive yet that’s how the veteran envisioned his debut. Among the players he invited to share it are fellow HEEP members Mick Box and Lee Kerslake as well as his WISHBONE ASH colleague Laurie Wisefield. A must-have item – because Bolder was not only an exceptional bassist but also a melodic composer par excellence.

Sail The Rivers

1. Which Way Will The Wind Blow?
2. Rich Kid
3. Wasting My Time
4. I Had A Dream
5. Fear Of Falling
6. Sail The Rivers
7. Shelter From The Rain
8. The Paris Song
9. War Child
10. Dream On

October 3, 2020

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