On "Away For The Day", Robinson alternates between waxing nostalgic about the England of his youth,and celebrating his new life, wife and child in America. In between he sings of creative renewal and rejuvenation and ..well, getting off of your arse and singing your song.(Apparently he still misses his mother, though)
"If there is anything that connects England and America, it's music, and this purely wonderful album, a testament to the truth of craft and a singer/songwriter's ability to convey it to the hearts of listeners, no matter where they live, is proof."
Alan Haber, Pure Pop, WEBR, Fairfax, VA
"The entire album is robust, with thrilling harmonies and arrangements.A superb solo debut."
-Gina Vivinetto(St.Petersburg Times)
"It's rare that I'm sent anything at all that warrants a second listen, but his songs are more than worthy contenders. Great acoustic guitar and his singing voice is excellent. I imagine Roger McGuinn must have considered himself fortunate indeed to have found such a sympathetic guitar player and harmonist as a sidekick."
-Dave Gregory (XTC)
"I love Steve Robinson's new CD...great guitar, lyrics and vocals."-Roger McGuinn
"Wonderful songs,delightful surprises,and many brilliant flashes!"-Richard Barone
"Harmonies on tracks such as "All That Glitters..." are genuinely swoon-worthy. Fans of English pop need to track down this disc with all due haste." -Curtis Ross(Tampa Tribune)
"Every tune's a highlight"- Scott Harrell(The Weekly Planet)
"Robinson presents some lush and lovely air castles with these creations. I usually don't listen to anything new more than once; I'm in double figures on "Away For The Day."-John Lomax III
"Clearly, Robinson has an affinity for the sounds associated with The Byrds, but is also at ease in the worlds of Richard Thompson and Ray Davies. All of this is showcased on "Away For The Day", his wonderful debut."
-Charlie Backfish, WUSB-FM, Stony Brook, New York
"Each song is a jewel...I can't praise this enough" - Lord Litter(Cyberstorm Radio)
"My daddy records his music in the house and I have to turn down the TV. I wish he'd stop" -Emma Robinson (age 7)
released January 1, 2005
Mike Salyers - Drums on Life Arrow.
All other instruments and voices by Steve Robinson.