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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
With Radiohead getting further away from the mainstream with each release, a crop of British bands have turned up post-OK Computer that appear to be picking up where Radiohead left off early on, before getting all artsy. The first groups and the best-known to arrive were Travis and Coldplay, and later, Steadman. What sets the latter group apart from the pack is their appreciation of the Beatles or perhaps Oasis, it's hard to say, which is on display throughout their fine sophomore effort, Revive, their first for a major label Elektra. Leader Simon Steadman sure knows how to pen memorable pop tunes, often with a laid-back feel, and centering around his voice and acoustic ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
With Radiohead getting further away from the mainstream with each release, a crop of British bands have turned up post-OK Computer that appear to be picking up where Radiohead left off early on, before getting all artsy. The first groups and the best-known to arrive were Travis and Coldplay, and later, Steadman. What sets the latter group apart from the pack is their appreciation of the Beatles or perhaps Oasis, it's hard to say, which is on display throughout their fine sophomore effort, Revive, their first for a major label Elektra. Leader Simon Steadman sure knows how to pen memorable pop tunes, often with a laid-back feel, and centering around his voice and acoustic guitar. A consistent album from start to finish, Revive contains such individual highlights as the leadoff single, "No Big Deal" perhaps the most upbeat song on the whole record, as well as more mid-paced, melancholic fare, such as "Good to Go," "Wave Goodbye," "Create Your Fate," and the album's closing title track. "Revive." This album goes to show that Brit pop is still alive and well, which Steadman more than delivers on with the promise of their earlier work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2003
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 075596284028
  • Catalog Number: 62840
  • Sales rank: 195,865

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Steadman Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Natasha Shneider Keyboards
Russell Field Drums
David Walton Bass
James Board Guitar
Chris Murphy Keyboards
Simon Steadman Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Alain Johannes Producer, Engineer
Natasha Shneider Producer
Dave Scott Illustrations
Dave Collins Mastering
Simon Steadman Composer
Greg Morgan Groomer
Roberto Fantauzzi Photo Production
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great Album

    Steadman's "Revive" is probably one of my favorite Cds, if not my favorite. It has such a variety of songs on it; it's music for all moods. I can listen to it to be all happy and peppy, or I can listen to it to calm me down. The CD starts off with a bang! The first two songs aren't like anything I've heard before,and I love it. If you haven't bought this CD, you *must* go out and buy it now!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    REVIVE will capture your soul...

    Girl goes to show to see headliner. Girl is not privy to opening band. Girl leaves show completely blown away and feeling blessed to have stumbled upon perhaps one of the greatest sounds to hit the airwaves! Steadman's compilations are mesmerizing, haunting, dreamy, melancholy and bittersweet...the primordial percussions of Russ add to the daunting vocals of Simon as they meld with the rest of the boys of the band. One can get lost in their journey. Your day is not complete unless you hear Revive! It will be played until the grooves wear thin…promise! Not only are they an amazing crew musically, they are some of the nicest and most gracious blokes to cross the sea…

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    England Invasion

    Steadman's music is like no other. They have the sound of a few familiar bands such as Coldplay and Phantom Planet, but their new and edgy sound sets them apart from mainstream music today. This new band from England is not only musically talented and good looking, but they can actually sing (which is sometimes hard to come by.) 'Revive' meets the high-standards of the hardest critic and will satisfy anyone looking for a mix of mellow rock and new alternative styles. This critic gives five stars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the Best CDs of the year

    Between Front man Simon Steadman’s falsetto runs and the amazing band performance this album works its way into the top 5 greatest albums I’ve heard all year. This album displays the expressive tones of most slow paced bands with a more up to tempo sound. Not your average Pop/Rock band, Steadman is creating a genre of their own. From songs like “Good to go” and to the sweeter melodies of “Create you’re fate” Steadman’s lyrical talent and dynamic musical performance prove that this is not the last you’ll hear from these boys, they are just getting started

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Like being alive for the first time again

    ...Like being hit with a gust of cool wind while walking down Sunset Boulevard. Not your average album, Revive doesn't slip seamlessly into the glitz and glamour, the collagen lips and augmented breasts... Revive has an edge that keeps it fresh and cool, giving it the ability to slip into the Sunset crowd, but with enough soul and retro rock and roll to make it authentic. Steadman, fronted by Simon with drums by the effervescent Russell, have a gritty capacity to rock to the stage and your CD player. When I stepped into the Jason Mraz concert, and this young group of guys came rushing onto the stage old-school style with lights flashing and music blaring, I wasn't sure I wanted to give them a shot. I was a leary that they were a little full of themselves. However, when Steadman emerged and started their set, it was truly amazing. They know how to play good rock and roll and put on a fantastic show while doing it. I bought the CD, and popped it into my CD player hoping to recapture a bit of the feeling of their live show. I listened to the groovy tunes and became more and more excited when realizing that I loved each song on the disc. I was highly impressed by this album, their show and I think Steadman are the real deal and look forward to hearing their music for years to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD is incredible!

    This CD is nothing short of excellent. With its original melodies and brilliant vocals, Steadman’s latest work illustrates the maturity of this up-and- coming band. Each song is unique; whether you prefer slower but haunting songs such as “Come Alive”, more upbeat songs such as “Sun Lotion”, or just plain catchy rock songs such as “Live It Up”, there’s something here for you. Revive is one of those CDs that you can just listen to without end for days, each song gets inside of you and you can’t help but sing along and love every second of it. Check this CD out!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An Amazing, Complete CD

    From the first words to flow from Steadman's mouth in the opening track, The Bitter End, to the soul-filled harmonies hidden after the last track, Revive, this CD is amazing. There is absolutely no filler. Every song is a potential hit, no need to skip through half the tracks to find the good ones. Each track is well polished. The first single, No Big Deal, has brilliant vocals which are backed by a stellar melody. Sun Lotion is a bright and cheery song which has one of those amazing guitar riffs that will get stuck in your head all day long, but you won't mind at all! Revive, the final and title track, exhibits Steadman's ability to work captivating keyboards into their work. I highly recommend this CD to anyone who is tired of the cookie-cutter form the music industry has been producing lately. Revive is unique, and Steadman truly achieve perfection with this work. If you don't take my word, perhaps you will take the word of former Beatle, Paul McCartney, who said, of Steadman, "If given a listen, [they] have that rare quality - the ability to deliver! I like this band!!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Steadman is "Reviving"

    The Steadman CD, “Revive,” is more than what words can say about it. Hearing it just puts the chills down my back as they bring music to life. The guys have such musical talent. I saw them in concert and this made me want to have their CD. My mom went to the concert with me at the SVSU Ryder Center and she loved them. I went out the next week and bought their CD and came to realize they have a touch of the Beatles in them. Every time I hear the “Sun Lotion” song, I think of a bright sunny day and how I wish I were in paradise. Feeling the warm rays of sun coming down to give me a tan just makes me wish it were summer all the time. The visual sense the guys create in my head is outrageous. The song “No Big Deal” just leaves me with the sense that letting things get to you is pointless. “Two Together,” is just one of those songs that hits the spot. In this song, Steadman sounds a little bit like a Paul McCartney. Steadman’s CD is awesome and I think that everyone should at least check it out. I love the way they just let things flow. They aren’t all caught up in the glamour world of music. They seem like down to earth guys that just love doing what they are doing. The CD was released on August 5, 2003 and is in stores now. I just recently discovered they have another CD that was put out in 2000. Make sure that you check them out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Amazing album that any rock fan should own

    If you like rock and roll, I'm not talking pop music, I'm talking sweet guitars blaring, wailing vocals. Then this is the cd you should buy. It will soon become a rock classic. It has great guitar riffs, and Simon Steadman has a voice straight from god. Get this cd, NOW!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    They're going to be big.

    I saw and heard Steadman for the first time when I went to see Jason Mraz perform at The Wiltern here in Los Angeles. Steadman just blew me away. I have never been a fan of openers, and I was so impatient to see Mraz, but Steadman was very close to just stealing the entire show. I bought the CD after the concert, and listened to it nonstop for the next week. Honestly, they are going to be big. Their sound is fresh, the lyrics are great to sing along with, and the charisma the band exudes, especially during their live performance, is just captivating. It's not an expensive CD, which is refreshing, so you should buy it and try it out. See what you think. I can promise you you'll find something you like.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    You NEED to Own This Album!

    There are plenty of bands that have hummable hooks and catchy choruses, but don’t affect me much more deeply than that. But once in a very great while, one of those bands comes along that makes me stop short and remember what it’s like to feel alive. Steadman is one of those bands. Revive starts with a punch to the gut that stirs up multiple feelings: the stomach-dropping sensation of a roller coaster; the heart-about-to-explode bliss of a first kiss; the excruciating anticipation of the night before Christmas. The production is amazing; the songs flow together seamlessly through various moods until the inspirational and uplifting title-track finale, which features a hidden ending so beautifully serene one could disappear into it completely. I’m not one to define a band’s sound with Rock-n-Roll Recipes, but I will say that fans of later Beatles, earlier Pink Floyd, 70’s Todd Rundgren, Jeff Buckley, Jason Falkner, the Dandy Warhols, Jellyfish, the Posies, Oasis, Travis, Aimee Mann and the like would definitely not be disappointed. Singer Simon Steadman’s enthusiasm is evident, and the lyrics are refreshingly positive. Incredible drumming, layered guitars, harmonies, falsetto, and la la la’s make this music a smorgasbord of sonic surprises. Each song is a perfect Power Pop masterpiece. Steadman needs to be GIGANTIC.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Steadman, Soon to be on the Rise

    This band is sure to go far. Steadman's intire CD is enjoyable and is well liked by all age groups. It's not often a teenager can listen to a CD with their mother, let alone with their grandmother. But, with their unique sound and its dash of flavor from the Beatles, it is sure to be a big hit with everyone. There is not a song on this CD that i personally do not like, my favorites would have to be "Two Together" and "Wave Goodbye". This CD is awesome, you can buy it for anyone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Reviving Rock

    Steadman brings a fresh revival to rock music. Their songs are upbeat and catchy. Simple yet positive and thought provoking lyrics blend with the rock melodies, cool guitars, and Simon's amazing voice to produce a memorable, fun to listen to album. You will find yourself humming to it long after you turn off the CD player. The Bitter End, Live it Up and Sun Lotion are especially catchy. And if you like the CD you will absolutely love them in concert. The energy and stage presence they show can't be captured in a CD.

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