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Amplifier
     

Amplifier

by Big Tent Revival
 
A surprising development from this band, which has now blossomed into a quintet. There is less evidence of the roots-rock that influenced their earlier albums, but the songs are more intelligent, well-played, and interesting than anything the band has done before. The production in particular is noticeably improved, from the straightforward sound of the first two

Overview

A surprising development from this band, which has now blossomed into a quintet. There is less evidence of the roots-rock that influenced their earlier albums, but the songs are more intelligent, well-played, and interesting than anything the band has done before. The production in particular is noticeably improved, from the straightforward sound of the first two albums to the complex arrangements that really serve the songs well on this outing. Wiggins has improved greatly as a songwriter, both lyrically and stylistically, and gives his band great material to show off their abilities. The first ten songs include enough rockers, pop songs and ballads to please any BTR fan, all of which seem thoughfully produced and arranged, but they don't end there. After a lengthy spoken thanks and credits section (which most of us will program off our CDs after listening to it once), the band includes four songs which sound like nothing more than a garage band blowing off steam -- in other words, BTR shows that it still knows how to have a great time and produce an enjoyable listening experience. A very promising album that demonstrates BTR's willingness to grow as a band.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/24/1998
Label:
Forefront
UPC:
0724382518600
catalogNumber:
25186

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Performance Credits

Big Tent Revival   Primary Artist
Steve Wiggins   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Kevin Paige   Musician
Carl Marsh   Musician
Rick Steff   Musician
Randy Williams   Guitar,Background Vocals
Spence Smith   Percussion,Drums
Christine Mundie   Musician
David Alan   Piano,Hammond Organ,Mellotron,Wurlitzer,Mini Moog
Rick Heil   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Jimmy Abegg   Art Direction
Paul Ebersold   Producer
John Hampton   Producer,Engineer
Dana Key   Producer,Executive Producer
Pete Matthews   Engineer
Matt Martone   Engineer
Jason Latshaw   Engineer
Patrick Scholes   Executive Producer
Brad Blackwood   Engineer

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