This was Revivals
first venture into a studio of any kind having been invited to appear
on the John Taynton show. The boys were asked to record a few tracks live
at the BBCs Pebble Mill studios in Birmingham for broadcast on Radio 2.
The following year BBC Radio Nottingham also offered to record the band
for another broadcast on both occasion the BBC generously gave the band
the tapes of the sessions. A couple more tracks were added at the local
Rubber Biscuit studios and the bands first "Cassette" was released.
This CD version was re-mastered by the bands rhythm guitarist Steve Potts.
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Chantily Lace. Heartbeat. Teenager In Love. Great Balls Of Fire. Here,
There and Everwhere. Devoted To You. I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door. (Oh)
Pretty Woman. Whole Lotta Shakin'. True Love Ways. The Rise And Fall Of
Flingel Bunt. Wonderful Tonight. Then I Kissed Her. Hi Ho Silver Lining.
Let It Be Me. Midnight. FBI. Toccata And Fugue In D Minor.
OF THE PAST
the success of live sessions the band decided to hire a studio
intent on recording their first professionally produced CD. Recorded
and mixed over several weeks at Nottingham's Confetti studios
this CD is a good example of the bands impeccable choice of material.
Those who have heard this album may wonder how Geoff obtained
that wonderful guitar sound on Raining in my Heart. Well the secret
can now be revealed. We put his amplifier in the toilet upstairs
which had a nice live sound ran a cable down stairs and Geoff
sat in the control room playing his guitar while listening through
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Bony Maronie. Walk
Don't Run. Oh Boy. Runaround Sue. Take A Message To Mary. Hang
On Sloopy. Sheila. The Wanderer. Telstar. Move It. Summertime
Blues. Halfway To Paradise. Raining In My Heart. Wake Up Little
Susie / Bye Bye Love. I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door. Da Doo Ron
Ron. Save The Last Dance For Me. It's All Over Now.
TEN YEARS ON
on was recorded semi-live in Woodborough Woods School hall where
Geoff was the headmaster at the time. The CD was the result of collaboration
between Geoff's son John Ellis and Steve Potts the CD was recorded
over two sessions on succesive Saturday mornings and then mixed
on the floor in Steve's lounge, under pressure because the Yamaha
eight track digital recorder that John had borrowed from his student
buddies had to be returned.
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Do You Wanna Dance. I'll Never Get Over You.
Let's Dance. Can't Help Falling. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow.
Sweets For My Sweet. Sea Of Heartbreak. Running Bear. Jailhouse
Rock. Running Scared. Johnny 'B'Goode. Move It (Live). Chantily
Lace (Live). Oh Boy/ Great Balls Of Fire (Live). Pretty Woman (Live).
Wonderful Tonight (Live). Running Scared (Live).
in 2005 Souvenir was again recorded in the school hall this time however
Steve had a acquired his own 32 track digital recorder and much more time
was available. The basic rhythm tracks were recorded at the school and
then vocals and harmonies were over dubbed separately. This produced a
much more polished sound with some outstanding performances. The title
track arranged by Geoff Ellis is particularly good with an evocative arrangement
of an Italian waltz.
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Sha La La LaLee. Dream Lover. Yes I will. Love Made
A Fool Of You. Rock Around The Clock. All
Shook Up. Baby I Don't Care. Latest Flame. Falling In Love With You. Souvenir
D'Alvito. Everday. Oh Donna. Three Steps To Heaven. Somethin' Else. Peggy
Sue. Bird Dog. Puttin' On The Style. House Of The Rising Sun. Wipe Out.
the boys hired the Newark Palace Theatre at their own expense with
the intention of raising money for the BBC's Children in Need something
they did very successfully two years running. Having hired a professional
sound company to provide the front of house sound Steve was left
with a little spare time so he plugged his recorder into the desk
and captured the live performance. This was the closest the boys
had come to capturing their stage sound on CD. The mix engineer
was obviously concerned with providing the sound for the Theatre
audience, however the recording quality was good enough to release
on CD after a little post production work by Steve.
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Wipe Out / Let's Dance. Move It. Do Wanna Dance. Putting On The
Style. Bird Dog. Let It Be Me. Summertime Blues. Something Else.
Dedicated Follower Of Fashion. Roll Over Beethoven. Rock and Roll
Volume Two: Do Wah Diddy Diddy. Souvenir
D'Alvito. Dance The Night Away. Jailhouse Rock. Rock Around The
Clock. If I Fell. (Oh) Pretty Woman / Baby Come Back. Do You Love
Me. Hi Ho Silver Lining. Wonderful Tonight. It's All Over Now.
the bands twentieth anniversary year, many things had changed
some of the band had more time to spare and Steve had moved into
a bigger house where he now had his own studio with all the modern
facilities. This time instead of recording from the "front of
house" mixing desk Steve miked up every instrument, drums and
vocals separately capturing every instrument on individual tracks.
Back in the studio, the guys then corrected a few bum notes unnoticed
live but distracting while listening to the album and replaced
some harmonies for the same reason. Steve and Geoff then spent
many hours mixing and mastering the tracks. The result is probably
the best recording of the band you will hear, it captures the
best of the bands live sound along with the energy evident at
every Revival performance. On some tracks it's hard to believe
this was recorded live. The boys were joined by several friends
and guest artists all of whom rose to the occasion and delivered
some superb performances which have been included on this album.
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Apache. Shakin' all over. Hippy Hippy Shake.
Runaround Sue. I Saw Her Standing There. Albatross. Man Of The
World. Songbird. Air That I Breathe. More Than I Can Say. Sunny
Afternoon. On The Beach. Memphis Tennessee. Walk In The Room.
Dance The Night Away. Great Balls Of Fire. Over The Rainbow.
Year's Eve 2013
were booked to appear at Lark Hill village near Clifton, Nottingham,
to provide the music for the end of year party. This was the final
gig of what had been a very busy December for the band. Discussions
had taken place about producing a new CD but finding time to get
into the studio had proved to be extremely difficult, so much so
that now another year had passed and still no new recording. Having
enjoyed the process of turning a live performance into a permanent
record of the event for the last album "CELEBRATION" Steve
decided to set up the equipment and record the final gig of 2013.
We sincerely hope that you will enjoy the result. What has been
captured is the energy and excitement of live music with a few minor
technical adjustments made back in the studio to ensure that quality
of sound delivered to you from your sound system is the best that
it can be.
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Honey Don't. That'll
be the Day. Rock Around the Clock. Maybe Baby. Do You Wanna Dance.
Foot Tapper. When My Little Girl Is Smiling. Do Wah Diddy, Sugar
and Spice. Satisfaction. Sweets For My Sweet. The Night Before.
When The Girl In Your Arms. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow. Wonderful
Tonight. Walk Of Life. Rockin' All Over The World. All Over Now.
mark their 25th anniversary, REVIVAL have once again returned to
the recording studio to produce an album of music celebrating this
achievement. The initial concept was that the CD would contain numbers
that would not necessarily be included in a REVIVAL live set, but
which were sufficiently interesting to be presented to a discerning
audience. While rehearsing for the recording sessions, some of these
stood out as suitable for live performance and have already found
their way into the play list, others may not. What is clear is that
each number presented in the Revival style has its own unique feel
and together they create, what the band hope you will find, a very
enjoyable selection of music.
Once again REVIVAL
are at their studio best!!
limited number of these CD's remain available at £5. These
can be obtained by using the contact us page or at any of our gigs.
Easy. Tambourine Man. Pretty Flamingo. You're Gonna To Lose That
Girl. Tired Of Waiting. Ginny Come Lately. Arms Of Mary. I Love
To Boogie. Be Bop A Lula, Peace Pipe. I Wonder (Who's Kissing Her
Now). Wild Thing. You Can't Do That. If You Gotta Make A Fool Of
Somebody. Always On My Mind. When You Say Nothing At All. If You
Gotta Go, Go Now. Days. Stood Up.
the latest Studio album from REVIVAL. The idea for the CD began
to take shape in 2016 and the first recording session took place
in 2017. As usual the underlying objective was to find songs that
the band had not previously recorded. Each member of the band came
up with a song that they would like to include and the rest were
left for Ken to choose from his 50's and 60's wish list. There
are a couple of tracks on this recording which came about as the
result of some impromptu singing from Ken between takes which caught
our imagination and which we decided counted as Ken's choice! We
really hope you enjoy the offering as much as we enjoyed recording
CD is available at £5. These can be obtained by using the
contact us page or at any of our gigs.
To listen to a few short sample tracks from
the album visit the "Sounds & Video"
page by follow ing the link.
Route 66. Wonderful
World. I'm a
Believer. This Boy. Bend
Me Shape Me. Stand By Me. Walking In The Air. Words. I Love You.
Bus Stop. Picture Of You. I'll Keep You Satisfied. World Without
Love. The Crying Game. Sweet Little Sixteen. My Special Angel.