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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Mick Abrahams Revived: US Review

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Title - 'Revived!'
Artist - Mick Abrahams
For those not in the know, Mick Abrahams has just released a brand new solo album entitledRevived!. It's true that over the years legendary Blodwyn Pig/Jethro Tull original guitarist Abrahams has recorded a number of solo albums, but there's something very special about this latest one.
Released just a few weeks after his 72nd birthday, Abrahams is joined on the impressive 17-track blues recording by a host of musicians, including: Rolling Stones legend Bill Wyman, Martin Barre, Paul Jones, Mark Feltham (from Nine Below Zero), Beverley Skeete, Josh Philips, Bernie Marsden (guitarist from Whitesnake), Jim Rodford (drummer from The Kinks) and Graham Walker. Combining, in his own word, "some lovely old songs which I’ve just taken with no rhyme or reason other than the fact that I like them and have always wanted to play them” together with music industry insider knowledge of how songs should come together these days, Revived! is, quite possibly, Abrahams best solo work to date.
Revived! is Abraham's 15th solo album, a run that stared back in 1975 with Have Fun Learning The Guitar with Mick Abrahams and culminated in 2013's "lost" studio album, Hoochie Coochie Man. The songs he and his friends have chosen to cover here are classics in their own right, but the way Abrahams and his merry me re-tackle them ensures that each one is getting a new lease of life here, trust me.
1. 'Summer Day'
2. 'What About Us'
3. 'Elz & Abys Jam'
4. 'On The Road Again'
5. 'Nadine'
6. 'Remember Abrahams'
7. 'I Can Tell'
8. 'I'm A Hog For You'
9. 'Bright Lights Big City'
10. 'Dragonfly Alex'
11. 'Boney Moronie'
12. 'Goodnight Irene'
13. 'Poison Ivy'
14. 'Red River Rock'
15. 'North By North West'
16. 'Hungry For Love'
17. 'Summer Day With Hammond'
Although Mick is suffering from his own medical problems, well documented ones at that, he is also donating 50% of the album’s proceeds to the children’s charity Kids ’N’ Cancer UK.
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CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AT GONZO:
One
CD - £9.99

See My Way
CD - £9.99

The Best of ABY Vol 2
CD - £9.99

Leaving Home Blues/This Is!
3CD - £9.99

Live in Forli
CD - £9.99

All Said and Done
CD - £9.99

Mick's Back/Novox
2CD - £9.99

Mick's Back
CD - £9.99

Novox
CD - £9.99

Leaving Home Blues
2CD - £11.99

Mick Abrahams Revived
CD/DVD - £9.99
This Is!
CD - £9.99
Amongst Vikings - Live
2CD - £11.99

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