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Style: Progressive electronic/rock
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For this CD, I re-arranged and re-recorded brand new versions
of some of my 'hits' from my early years.
Classic Dr.Awesome tracks such as "12th Warrior",
"Space Deliria", "Bridge to the Universe",
"Moongazer", "Empty Spaces" and "Niagara"
have been combined with today's studio sound, live instruments,
session musicians and digital recording.
If you are interested in licensing any
of the above tracks for use in your project, please see
Reviews for "Revive":
"We are treated to track after track of classic
tunes - revamped with pure and utter brilliance, retaining
the feel of the great original tracks and a whole lot
more. Wow! What a great CD. Yes I know, everyone says
that, but it's true - besides what can I say that hasn't
been said already???"
- Rob Cheung, UK
- "Just hearing those first few beautiful seconds
was enough to turn my day around. Of course, I immediately
cranked it up :)" - Victor
- "Nothing in the world will ever force me to eject
this CD out of my drive..."
- Volker Buckow, Germany
- "Revive, in a word, RULES!!!"
- Fergal Toohey, Ireland
- "This CD is absolutely amazing - The energy that
the music has is well beyond the original tracks, but
without losing the original feel. The pace of the music
is incredible. This is definitely one for the car!"
- Julian Regel, UK
- - "Excellent CD, Bjorn. I love it to bits. Great
stuff!" - Stephen Williams,
- - "I think it (Revive) may be the best of the
three of Bjorn's cds that I have (the others being "Wolves
of the Gods" and "The Void", both of which
are exceptional)." - Nate
- "Revive - Is this CD great or what?!"
- Brian Handscomb, UK
- I like Revive so much because the great work of Björn
redoing his own songs. They sound now PERFECT. I'm a nostalgic
DEMO-Scener so I must put this in my car..."
- Urko Alberdi, Spain
- "Some of the material on 'Revive' started off
life in earlier days hence part of the reason for the
title I suppose. Really though a connotation of the word
'revive' might more appropriately be 'invigorate' as this
is, in Bjorn's own words a 'positive, upbeat, optimistic
collection of music' (Perhaps no more so than on the infectious
'Space Deliria' originally appeared on Bjorn's first release,
1992's 'Hobbits and Spaceships' and a version has been
available on the internet since 1999. It's a very dramatic
and atmospheric piece with liberal and skilful use of
keyboard sounds, sci-fi samples and fluid guitar lines.
In fact it would not have been out of place on Lynne's
classic 'The Void'.
Apart from 2 lovely piano interludes 'Empty Spaces
1 & 2' most tracks in this 72 minute CD are in the
6 minute range and equate in style, if comparisons are
required, to Tangerine Dream (with more emphasis on
guitar of course!)
Bjorn's own fluent playing is augmented on 2 tracks
by Rory McLeish's lead guitar- '12th Warrior' and 'Moongazer'
(Another track I was familiar with through the internet)
I was interested to hear how Bjorn would expand into
the space of the 11 minute long 'Cosmos'. He does this
effectively A very laid back opening that generates
a feeling of relaxed wonder is followed by a livelier
middle section with a distinct Marillion feel in the
synth/ choral effects and some Floydian guitar work
On 'Bridge to the Universe' an eerie wind effect gives
way to a memorable guitar theme developed by synth with
incisive guitar fills and rhythm guitar work before
the wind returns and leads the track to a dramatic Camel
The final (bonus) track is more moody and reflective
than the rest, a nice way to end an energising album.
The CD comes across as a compilation rather than a unified
album and as such didn't have the impact on me that
'The Void' and some of Bjorn's other concept based works
Lynne acknowledges that the music on 'Revive' is more
immediate than some of the darker, deeper and 'more
thought out' music elsewhere in his formidable catalogue.
He has brought all his increased technical skills together
to revitalise some old ideas and produce a CD on which
his enthusiasm shines through. Recommended. -
Phil Jackson, Acid Dragon Magazine
"Two Thumbs UP!" -
Dirk Tol, The Netherland
Just got "Revive" in the mail this morning.
Definitely an excellent purchase. Some classic Amiga
tracks from back in the day, with a new touch that's
just stunning. (Well, I liked the "heavier"
sound of the 12th Warrior mod more personally, but the
new version is nice as well.) Cosmos and the Bridge
to Universe set are just absolutely amazing. Worth the
money, even if you've never heard the originals. (Naturally
you'll just have to go download and give them a listen
as well. :) Thanks Bjorn, I'm glad I finally got off
my ass like I promised I would.. Yesh.. 2 years ago
now? :) - Dave "Marauder"
"This is the CD I've been waiting for ever since
I found out Bjorn Lynne and Dr. Awesome were the same
person. "12th Warrior" alone is worth the
purchase price". - Charles
"Revive. It s the squid's suckers, it's the anemone's
antlers, it's all six of the bee's knees. For simple,
sheer unadulterated melody coupled with an absolutely
vicious attitude on the old axe there simply isn't another
electronica album in existence to lay a glove on it."
- Nick Green, UK
- "I first ordered Revive after hearing the MIDI
of 12th Warrior. I was blown away at the shear amount
of care that went into this album of remakes. There aren't
many places left in modern music where great music can
be found, but Bjorn Lynne's studio is definitely
one of them! Lynne does by himself on a daily basis what
many bands strive their whole careers to attain. He just
cares!" - Alex Wellin,
- "A must have album for any fan of Bjorn's music,
especially his "Awesome" period. New sound of
old tunes." - Taras Brizitsky,