are some samples of the REVIVAL
Please note the sounds on this page
are often studio out takes and soundboard recordings, and as such the
balance between the instruments is not as you would hear at a live
gig. Being live there are also mistakes and off stage noises, that you probably
would not normally notice. We have included these recordings because we
believe they capture that wonderful spirit that manifests itself at Revival gigs.
With some of the larger files we have
not included a Wav file because it would be quicker for you to download an
MP3 player from www.winamp.com and
download the smaller MP3 files you will then be able hear the songs in high quality
stereo. To play these files download them to your hard disk first. See notes
, the latest recording
ENCORE, a brief sample from the album
Recorded at Andante Studio. The sleeve cover picture was taken
by Ashley, from behind the drum kit as Revival took their
bow at the end of the 2017 Bonington Theatre performance.
You may just see yourself!
in the Air
||Instrumental featuring Geoff and his Fender
you Lonesome Tonight
||The Elvis classic given the Revival treatment!
Another stand out vocal from Ken.
||This typical 60's song was fun to record and
has great energy. We hope you enjoy listening.
||The closing track from the album is a favorite
amongst the band. The vocal harmonies that support Ken's outstanding
delivery are just what we aimed for. It's amazing what you
can do if you are pushed hard enough. Thanks for cracking
the whip Geoff!
recording was engineered by Steve Potts and produced by REVIVAL
SILVER, a brief sample from the album.
Recorded at Andante Studio. In celebration of 25 years, SILVER
is a mix of tracks mainly chosen from personal favourites
not previously recorded by the band.
||The opening track is a classic Eagles number.
Ken's vocal and the band's backing stays true to the origional
feel of the song but is unmistakably Revival
||Now a regular in the live set following the
Love to Boogie
||Revival play T Rex, whatever next! Again this
has become a great favourite for those on the dance floor
||Another from the Shadows. The distinctive sound
is captured perfectly by Geoff, while the rest of the band
add to the feel of this number.
on My Mind
||An Elvis classic interpreted beautifully by
Ken with the full Revival sound behind him, bringing this
great song to life. We hope you enjoy it.
This recording was engineered
by Steve Potts and produced by REVIVAL.
at Lark Hill
Live at Lark Hill, a brief sample from the album.
Recorded live at Lark Hill Village, New Years Eve 2013
||A fairly new addition the the live set, this
Carl Perkins number has become a must play number for the
||Rarely missed from a live gig and always a part
of the sound check routine, this song just had to be included.
||Another recent addition. This lively Shadows
number is a favourite with Geoff and Alan and fortunately
also goes down well with the audience too!
||One of Revival's more "modern" numbers
featuring Jim on Keyboard
||A Revival standard that had been omitted from
the programme for a few months. The song was re introduced
on New Years Eve following a number of requests for it to
be played over the Christmas period. We hope that you enjoy
This recording was engineered
and produced by Steve Potts. Steve managed to set up his recording
equipment alongside the front of house sound system without the
rest of the band initially being aware of its presence. The resulting
recording captures the energy of the live performance. The technology
available in the studio has been used sparingly, to create a CD
that is easy to listen to, without the distracting sounds that
a live musical performance generates.
|Celebration, a brief sample from
three of the albums tracks.
live at the Bonington Theatre Arnold
of the world
specifically for this Theatre performance, the blend of Geoff
and Jim's guitars with Ken's wonderful vocal just had to be
included on this album.
Steve Cook, a good friend of the Band,who joined the 20th
Revival and audience favourite, live, just as it should be!
The recording includes songs performed by three
of the Band's friends who helped to celebrate twenty years of
REVIVAL The full details are included in the sleeve notes.
the poor quality and thanks to all the budding film directors
who contributed this footage.
In Need 2006
to all those who contributed
one will be famous for two minutes" Andy Warhol. Revival
make ITN news (Teenager In love)
By Royal Appointment
play at the Guildhall London (I'll Never Get Over You)
that really us, we look so young (Wake Up Little Suzie +
Bye Bye Love - 1992)
COUPLE OF SAMPLE TRACKS
These two MP3 files are taken
from REVIVAL'S "SOUVENIR" CD
Sha La La La Lee
one from the CD released in 2005
Yes I Will
three from the CD. A live favourite the Hollies classic
recorded September 2004 and reintroduced to the live performance
in December 2009
Revival Live at a typical "Gig".
If you are thinking of booking
Revival check out this two files they show two sides of
True Love Ways
True Love Ways
recorded by Buddy Holly, this live recording features Ken's
delicate interpretation of a wonderful love song.
live at the Palace Theatre, Newark September 2006.
Rock & Pop Meets Barbershop
On Saturday 21st March 1998 Revival and
the Lace City Singers staged a concert at Nottingham's Albert Hall,
along with MC ex-BBC presenter Graham Percy. The 48 members of
the Lace City Singers, and Revival put together a show that will never be
forgotten by anyone who attended. The two acts put on a unique programme
of two very different musical styles that worked magically to provide a
musical treat for one and all.
Put Your Head On My Shoulder
|Part of the
Lace City Singers second set featured a "duet" between 48
wonderful ladies ranging in ages from 16 to 60 and our Ken.
|Can you Feel
The Love Tonight
Theme From The Lion king
|This very successful
song by Elton John & Tim Rice gets the Geoff Ellis treatment to
create a bridge between Pop and Barbershop. This is a large file but well
worth downloading as anyone in the audience that night will tell you.
This was a "one off" performance that surpassed the excitement of the
previous evening when Revival and the Lace City Singers sang Teenager In
Love on Central TV News.
with Revival audiences for many years, the Lace City Singers got behind
this one and really made it happen. What this recording can't express is
the joy and enthusiasm that the girls put behind this rendition.
From The Vaults
Over the years the band has dabbled
with recording studios. They never feel that they have managed to create
the same quality of sound that they achieve every night on stage. However
as some of these tracks show, they have their own unique way of interpreting
some of the classic songs of the sixties. Here you will find tracks that
Revival no longer play live or have only done off stage.
|An out take
from the "Pieces Of the Past" recordings. This Hollies song features Geoff
Ellis singing lead with six other vocalists singing different harmony
take from the Pieces Of the Past recordings. This Everly Brothers song
is a duet between Ken and Geoff Ellis.
That I Breathe
Hollies song from the Pieces Of the Past sessions. This song is one of
the band's favourites. Ironically titled, try and hold the last note at
the end of each chorus and see if you run out of breathe.
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Bend Me Shape Me.
Stand By Me.
Walking In The Air.
I Love You.
Picture Of You.
I'll Keep You Satisfied.
World Without Love.
The Crying Game.
Sweet Little Sixteen.
My Special Angel.