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Realms of Gold


Download links and information about Realms of Gold by Dr. Robert. This album was released in 1996 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 52:52 minutes.

Artist: Dr. Robert
Release date: 1996
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 12
Duration: 52:52
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No. Title Length
1. Realms of Gold 5:55
2. The Coming of Grace (Ex Single) (featuring Paul Weller) 3:45
3. Comfort of the Clan 4:40
4. Follow Your Path 2:55
5. Pond Life (Ex Single) 3:29
6. Sanctuary 3:24
7. Circular Quay (Ex Single) (featuring Paul Weller) 3:47
8. Have No Roots (featuring Paul Weller) 4:15
9. Ode to Bacchus 2:50
10. Don't Let It Slip 4:18
11. So Slow the Rain 4:17
12. A Moment of Madness 9:17



Dr. Robert is the moniker under which former Blow Monkey Robert Howard recorded his 1997 solo release Realms of Gold. Enlisting guest musicians like drummer Alan White and Paul Weller, who figures in the mix significantly playing piano, guitar, and contributing backing vocals, Howard creates a delightful collage of literate pop/rock that is heavily British-influenced. Many of the offerings have a spiritual bent, like the resilient "Follow Your Path," with its sweet, infectious chorus, and the Hammond-organ driven "The Coming of Grace." There's a lot to choose from on Realms of Gold and a variety of styles, from the '60s-flavored pop of "Lucifer's Friend" to the gentle strings of the wry "Ode to Bacchus" to the almost lounge-pop of "Sanctuary," all delivered with heart and melody. The highlights bookend the album in the title track, which starts with a slow, acoustic blues feel and becomes a driving shuffle with some fierce slide guitar, and closes with "So Slow the Rain," a beautiful folk-tinged ballad. A lovely surprise for those who might only know Howard for the Blow Monkeys' 1986 hit "Digging Your Scene."