Big Tent Revival

Big Tent Revival

by Big Tent Revival
     
 

A promising debut album from this trio, whose Memphis roots are evident in the variety of influences that appear on these cuts. From the straight-ahead rock of "Thief in the Night" to the light funk of "Way It Ought to Be" to the folksy "The Ballad of Arliss Richards," BTR pairs melodic hooks with good musicianship throughout the album. They even pull off a…  See more details below

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A promising debut album from this trio, whose Memphis roots are evident in the variety of influences that appear on these cuts. From the straight-ahead rock of "Thief in the Night" to the light funk of "Way It Ought to Be" to the folksy "The Ballad of Arliss Richards," BTR pairs melodic hooks with good musicianship throughout the album. They even pull off a surprisingly soulful cover of "Respect Yourself," although they add nothing new to the original version. Steve Wiggins needs to work on his lyrics, however, as they are often either silly, simplistic, or annoyingly righteous (particularly the hit "Two Sets of Jones"). Regardless, it is refreshing to hear a band who pays homage to their influences while maintaining some originality.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/21/1995
Label:
Forefront
UPC:
0724382511229
catalogNumber:
25112

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Tracks

  1. Thief in the Night  -  Big Tent Revival
  2. Somethin Bout Jesus  -  Big Tent Revival
  3. Two Sets of Jones'  -  Big Tent Revival
  4. Count on You  -  Big Tent Revival
  5. Jesus Is Your Friend  -  Big Tent Revival
  6. Respect Yourself  -  Big Tent Revival
  7. Where's the Passion  -  Big Tent Revival
  8. Way It Ought to Be  -  Big Tent Revival
  9. Faith of a Little Seed  -  Big Tent Revival
  10. Message from the King  -  Big Tent Revival
  11. Ballad of Arlis Richards  -  Big Tent Revival

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Big Tent Revival   Primary Artist
Steve Wiggins   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jimi Jamison   Background Vocals
Tommy Cathey   Background Vocals
Jackie Johnson   Background Vocals
Brent Milligan   Bass Guitar
Jim Spake   Horn
Scott Thompson   Horn
Dana Key   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Kevin Page   Organ,Piano,Background Vocals,Wurlitzer
Rick Steff   Accordion
Randy Williams   Electric Guitar
Spence Smith   Percussion,Drums
Misti Wiggins   Background Vocals
David White   Bass Guitar

Technical Credits

Paul Ebersold   Producer,Engineer
Dana Key   Producer
Skidd Mills   Engineer
Patrick Scholes   Executive Producer

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