Everything Has Changed
Janet Robin has long been in demand as a lead guitarist, and as a solo performer she’s got many high-profile fans (she’s touring continental Europe this month with Midge Ure), but her solo albums have remained under the radar.
Everything Has Changed (released February 8), her fifth offering, sets out to convey the energy of Robin’s live performances, and certainly it does that as far as the top-notch guitar playing is concerned. Some of the songs written by Robin, especially the track “Clean Getaway”, are also appealing, but others fall down on the lyrics even as Robin’s guitar work keeps them exciting. Robin does produce an intelligent cover of the Orbison hit “Dream Baby”, as well as a cracking six-and-a-half minute version of PJ Harvey’s “This is Love”.
The album was produced by John Carter Cash, the son of Johnny Cash and June Carter, and recorded at the Cash Cabin Studios outside Nashville. It was paid for by a group of Robin’s fans, known as her “Angel Sponsors” and is released by German label Hypertension Music.
The enhanced CD also includes an intriguing video, taking viewers on a tour of the Cash Cabin Studios and its surroundings with Robin and Carter Cash.