Mick Abrahams' Revived! could have multiple meanings as Mick is revived after major health issues or he might be saying that many of the songs on his 17-track CD are re-energized covers. Either way, Abrahams (the original guitarist in Jethro Tull and the driving force behind Blodwyn Pig) serves up an invigorated mix of diverse musical styles all spiked with hot guitar licks often infused with the blues. The album opens and closes with an original in two versions. "Summer Day" sizzles with smoking riffs and rhythms. Mick and his band put a creative spin on "On The Road Again and have fun with "Boney Moronie". There are also a number of instrumentals on Revived!including the delicate and delightful "Dragonfly" featuring two dancing guitars. Mick Abrahams is back with a nod to the past yet very much in the present with this flavorful album.
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