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Mick Abrahams and Guests - Mick Abrahams Revived (CD/DVD)

Genre: Pop/Rock
Release Date: 29th June 2015

Label: Gonzo
Catalogue Number: HST277CD
Price: £9.99
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Mick Abrahams and Guests - Mick Abrahams Revived

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Over the years Mick Abrahams has recorded a number of solo albums, steeped in the delta blues DNA that had mystically been passed down to him by Robert Johnson. Mick is 71 now, and not in the best of health, but he still has the heart of a bluesman and the remarkable musicianship on this gem of an album pays testament to that.

And now, at the age of 71 he has made what is possibly the strongest album of his career. This time he is accompanied by a whole slew of special guests including Martin Barre his successor in Jethro Tull, legendary singer Paul Jones, Elliott Randall, Steely Dan’s one-time guitarist, Jim Rodford drummer from The Kinks, Bernie Marsden the guitarist from Whitesnake, and Bill Wyman the best bass player The Rolling Stones ever had.

Graham Walker - drums

John Gordon - bass

Jim Rodford - bass

George Murayni - keyboards

Elliott Randall - gtr

Geoff Whitehorn - gtr

Martin Barre - gtr

Bernie Marsden - gtr

Emily Gardner - gtr

Josh Phillips - hammond organ

Mark Feltham - harmonica vox

Paul Jones - harmonica vox

Beverley Skeete - vox

Don Andrews - vox

Patrick Walshe - vox

Peter Aldridge - vox

Frank mead - saxophones, squeezebox

Nick Payn - saxophones, vox

Bill Wyman - bass

Terry Taylor - gtr

REVIEWS:

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.

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"Revived! is a good comeback for Mick Abrahams. Here's hoping we hear lots more from him." Ralph Greco Jnr, Vintage Rock

"And here’s one time Blodwyn Pig / Jethro Tull man, Mick Abrahams, five years on from his stroke, and with a new album to boot. Well done that man.  As you can tell from the cover, he still has a sense of humour, as anyone who saw the cover of an early Blodwyn Pig album will attest.

It’s a mixture of covers and originals, with an array of old friends popping in to help out. Now, gird yersel, because I’m about to drop some pretty heavy names.  Deep breath.  Geoff Whitehorn, Martin Barre, Bernie Marsden, Mark Feltham, Paul Jones, Bill Wyman and many more.

It starts and finishes with versions of the old Blodwyn Pig tune, ‘Summer Day’, there are takes on Canned Heats ‘On The Road Again’ and the Chuck Berry tune ‘Nadine’.  Abraham himself sings on a couple of tunes, and does a fine job on the Leadbelly chestnut ‘Goodnight Irene’, with some moothie from Paul Jones.  Jethro Tull fans will get moist when Johnny Kidd and the Pirates ‘I Can Tell’ gets a run out as it sees Martin Barre and Mick Abrahams on the same tune!

As a Whitesnake fan of a certain vintage, I particularly enjoyed Bernie Marsden popping up on Jimmy Reeds ‘Bright Lights Big City’ which also features the aforementioned Paul Jones.  There is also a double disc version out there with a 30 minute behind the scenes DVD.  Oh, and if all that weren’t enough 50% of the proceeds from the album are going to the Kids ‘N’ Cancer UK charity.  So buy it now."  www.the-rocker.co.uk



Tracks:

Summer Day

What About Us

Elz & Abys Jam

On The Road Again

Nadine

Remember Abrahams

I Can Tell

I'm A Hog For You

Bright Lights Big City

Dragonfly Alex

Boney Moronie

Goodnight Irene

Poison Ivy

Red River Rock

North By North West

Hungry For Love

Summer Day With Hammond

 



 Review: US Review



It’s something of a miracle that Mick Abrahams is recording again, after a 2009 stroke took him out of action. In fact, the founding Jethro Tull/Blodwyn Pig guitarist/vocalist wasn’t well enough to make a recovery until 2014.Revived!, with a funny album cover mocking Frankenstein, shows Abrahams hasn’t lost his sense of humor. The levity continues during recording sessions seen on the bonus DVD for Revived!, and in his own liner notes.

Broadly diverse, Revived! (Gonzo Multimedia) also features a number of Mick Abrahams’ famous friends, all of whom give him props by helping out with his first new album in 10 years. Featured songs include some of Abrahams’ personal favorites, as well as a selection of self-penned tunes.
A new solid take on Blodwyn Pig’s rockin’ “Summer Day,” in fact, shows up twice — with an organ and without, to start and end Revived!. I think I would’ve been satisfied with just one version, since they’re not all that different from each other; the organ version perhaps has the slightest edge. However, both versions are superbly sung by Pete Eldridge, who uncannily sounds just like Mick Abrahams did back in 1970. It’s tough to top the original 1969 Blodwyn Pig recording, but they have a go of it. The Canned Heat classic “On The Road Again” is given the proper blues treatment, with guest vocalist Patrick Walsh and Nine Below Zero’s Mark Feltham on harmonica.
Revived! continues with the Chuck Berry classic “Nadine”; again assisted with Eldridge on lead vocals, it chugs along rather well. Mick Abrahams steps up to the mike and takes one of his two solo lead vocals on the blues ballad “Remember,” performing so impressively that I wished he’d sung the majority of lead vocals on Revived!“Goodnight Irene,” a folk classic originally popularized by Lead Belly, is the other Abrahams vocal. It’s made over into a slow blues shuffle, with Manfred Mann’s Paul Jones adding some sweet harp.
An historic first for fans of Jethro Tull takes place as part of a new take on Johnny Kidd and the Pirates’ “I Can Tell,” as successor Martin Barre joins Mick Abrahams for their first-ever recording together. It’s a rock-solid performance, as Barre’s tasty lead parts and Abrahams’ tight rhythm guitar are joined by a returning Mark Feltham. Ex-Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman guests on the soulful “I’m a Hog for You,” ably assisted by his Rhythm Kings vocalist Beverley Skeete. Together, they hold things down while Mick Abrahams offers rough n’ ready lead guitar breaks.
The old Jimmy Reed blues standard “Bright Lights Big City” is given a standard performance, with ex-Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden on lead. Here, Mick Abrahams shares vocals with Paul Jones and Ex-Kinks/Argent bassist Jim Rodford. The 1950s’ rock standard “Boney Moronie” provides another up-tempo injection of fun into Revived! Of the three instrumentals included here, “Red River Rock” was an unexpected and inspired choice — a welcome addition to this album’s audio potpourri. The mid-tempo “Hungry for Love” offers a pretty solid pop performance; in fact, it could be a single.
If you purchase Revived! at the label’s web site, Gonzo Multimedia combines the CD with a free 30-minute behind-the-scenes bonus DVD on the making of this project, featuring interviews with Mick Abrahams and some of the core musicians who played on the sessions. Abrahams has arranged that 50 percent of the proceeds from this album, no matter where you buy it, will go to the charity Kids ‘N’ Cancer UK.
As for his next solo album, whenever he decides to record it, I’d like to hear more of Mick Abrahams’ vocals and guitar. But that takes nothing away from the joys of Revived! There may have been little rhyme or reason to the selections, but that wasn’t point. Mick Abrahams sounds like he’s having a lot of fun and that is the operative word here — fun.

 Review: Belgian Review


MICK ABRAHAMS – REVIVED! (CD/DVD)
 
“Revived ‘Blodwyn Pig’ and former ‘Jethro Tull’ man gathers host of musicians for upcoming solo album“
Timothy Michael "Mick" Abrahams (° 1943) is a British guitarist, best known as the original guitarist of "Jethro Tull" and bandleader best known of band "Blodwyn Pig" and "Screaming Lord Sutch." In 1968 took over "Jethro Tull" Abraham, the album "This Was" on, but after a conflict over the following musical path between Abrahams (chose a blues / rock direction) and Ian Anderson (chose a folk / jazz direction) Abraham left after finishing the recordings "Jethro Tull". Abraham was briefly succeeded by guitarist Tony Iommi (who chose "Black Sabbath") and then (until the end of "Jethro Tull" in 2011) by Martin Barre. Abrahams founded following the blues rock band "Blodwyn Pig" on it, with whom he (outside radio sessions and bootlegs) took two studio albums: "Ahead Rings Out" (1969) and "Getting To This" (1970). Abraham then played in the rock band "Screaming Lord Sutch" (1965/1966) and in his own "Mick Abrahams Band" (first called "Mick Abraham's Pig or Wommet"). Both solo and with the re-summoned "Blodwyn Pig" band he then takes more albums ..
To make it extra difficult for "Tull" fans, Abraham began in the late 90s with the "" This Was "band. He received the first members of the band together. Anderson could live with this, because they both hear each other's albums and be all together again acted as "Jethro Tull". In 2009 Abraham survived a heart attack and in 2010 he had to deal with Meniere's disease, which he had to give up his guitar for a long time and could not occur. From 2014, Abrahams was working on a new solo album, released in 2015.
The result is the album "Revived!", Which translates as "Resurrected" might mean. Call it the seventy-year-old Mick Abraham and a host of guests. Ao worked with it: Martin Barre - guitar ("the successor to Abraham in" Jethro Tull "), Paul Jones - vocals, Elliott Randall - guitar (" Steely Dan "), Jim Rodford - bas (" The Kinks ") Bernie Marsden - guitar ("White Snake") and Bill Wyman - bass ("The Rolling Stones") ... What says a lot about his current "market value". "Revived!" Has become a CD / DVD combination (as a combination only through 'Gonzo Multimedia' available), where the CD contains seventeen songs, including several original songs and an instrumental intro Mick on the bonus DVD, a portion of the recordings of the sessions on day 2 studios (including "On The Road Again") and outtakes, which should be completed by Mick.  
The album is a pretty nostalgic album. Besides Mick Abrahams (guitar, vocals) are on the tracks of the "fixed" rhythm section consisting of John Gordon (bass) and Graham Walker (drums), supported by guitarist Elliot Randall; also heard many guests. If you go through the lineup, you see that there will be about 5 singers, 7 guitarists, two bass players, two harmonica players, two keys players, two saxophone players, 1 mellotron and 1 squeezebox (or 22 musicians added to this list) .   
"Revived" is like a tribute album, Mick Abrahams deserves. The songs he wrote (or co-written by Elliot Randall) opener  "Summer Day" ,  "Elz. Abys & Jam " , the slow blues "Remember" ,  "Dragonfly"  an instrumental that he does with his son Alex on guitar,  "North By Northwest" and  "Summer Day With Hammond"  mostly songs with a bluesy substructure or numbers in a another version. These are complemented by covers of the soul / R & B group "The Coasters" aka Lieber & Stoller ( "What About Us" ,  "I'm A Hog For You"  and  "Poison Ivy" , both songs sung by Beverley Skeete and Bill Wyman on bass), from blues man Jimmy Reed ( "Bright Lights, Big City"  with harmonica player Paul Jones), the boogie band "Canned Heat" aka Floyd Jones & Alan "Blind Owl" Wilson ( "On The Road Again" ), Chuck Berry ( "Nadine" ) and Larry Williams  'Boney Moronie " ; to the rockers to remember here. We finish line with two very well known traditionals. The beautiful country song by Leadbelly  "Goodnight Irene" Abrahams has reached the slide guitar out of the closet and soloot Paul Jones fantastic harmonica and the rocker  "Red River Rock"  Frank Mead has an old squeezebox box [a collective term for accordion-like instruments / ed], removed the dust.
Mick Abrahams collected on "Revived", as he himself once wanted to play his favorite songs. He was not alone. Well-known and lesser known artist friends helped him with this, because when people over seventy, you can sometimes use some help! Abraham is still an excellent guitarist, with the mindset that the old blues guys always graced ...  
Abrahams says: “There are 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.”
Eric Schuurmans
Album tracks1”Summer Day” [Abrahams] - 2”What About Us” [Lieber / Stoller] - 3”Elz. & Abys Jam”[Abrahams / Randall] - 4”On The Road Again” [Jones / Wilson] - 5”Nadine” [Berry] - 6”Remember”[Abrahams] - 7”I Can Tell” [Kidd / Robinson] - 8”I’m A Hog For You” [Lieber / Stoller] - 9”Bright Lights, Big City” [Reed] - 10”Dragonfly” [A. Abrahams] - 11”Boney Moronie” [Williams] - 12”Goodnight Irene” [Trad. Arr. Abrahams] - 13”Poison Ivy” [Lieber / Stoller] - 14”Red River Rock” [Trad.] - 15”North By Northwest”[Randall / Abrahams] - 16”Hunger For Love” [Mills / Gordon] - 17”Summer Day With Hammond”[Abrahams] – All songs written by as noted]
Line-up:
Mick Abrahams: guitar (1,3-4,6-8,10-11,13-17), vocals (2,6,9,12), Light House Impressions (4), slide (12)
Vocals : Peter Eldridge (1,11,16-17), Patrick Walshe (2,4), Mark Feltham (7), Paul Jones (9), Beverley Skeete (8,13)
Guitar : Elliot Randall (2-4,15), Bernie Marsden (6,9), Martin Barre (7), Terry Taylor (8,13), Alex Abrahams (10), Geoff Whitehorn (11,14,16), Emily Gardner (16)
Bass : John Gordon (1-7,11-12,14,16-17), Bill Wyman (8,13), Jim Rodford (9)
Drums : Graham Walker (1-9,11-14,16-17)
Harmonica : Mark Feltham (4,7), Paul Jones (6,9,12)
Keys : Chris Gore (3), George Muranyi (13-14)
Hammond: Josh Phillips (17)
Sax : Nick Payn, tenor (2,11,13-14), Frank Mead (11,14)
Mellotrone: Freshwater Figgins (11)
Squeezebox: Frank Mead (14)
& “Brass Section” (Andy Hamilton, Matt Winch, Nick Pentelow, the RAF motorcycling team & some people from our local pub): (3)
& “Barbarian Shop Choir” (Don Andrews, Peter Eldridge & Patrick Walshe): (2,12)
Discography:
Mick Abrahams Band:

1971 : “ A Musical Evening With Mick Abrahams”
1972 : “At Last”
1997 : “Live In Madrid”
2008 : “Amongst Vikings”Solo:1975 :  “Have Fun Learning The Guitar With Mick Abrahams”1991 : “All Said And Done”1996 : “Mick's Back”1996 : “One”2000 : “Novox” - instrumental2000 :  “The Very Best Of ABY”- compilation2001 : “Music To The Play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'”2002 : “The Best Of ABY Vol.2” - compilation2002 : “How Many Times” with Sharon Watson2003 : “Can't Stop Now”2005 : “Back With The Blues Again”2005 : “Leaving Home Blues”2008 : “65... The Music”2013 : “Hoochie Coochie Man” - Lost studio album2015 : ”Revived!” - CD/DVD
 

 Review: Belgian Review


Mick Abrahams: Revived!

28/05/2015
Tracks:
Summer Day
What About Us?
Elz. Abys & Jam
On The Road Again
Nadine
Remember
I Can Tell
I'm A Hog For You
Bright Lights, Big City
Dragonfly
Boney Moronie
Goodnight Irene
Poison Ivy
Red River Rock
North By Northwest
Hungry For Love
Summer Day With Hammond
Record label
Gonzo Multimedia
Tag number
HST277CD
Distribution
Gonzo Multimedia
Promo Agent
Glass Onyon Pr
Artist Website
Mick Abrahams
This man actually propose again a insult to real music lovers.
Mick Abrahams was at an early stage of his turbulent life as a guitarist with two British bands that have made history: Jethro Tull and Blodwyn Pig. After these escapades even as he led his own band so the Mick Abrahams band he made two long players: "A Musical Evening With Mick Abrahams' (1971) and" At Last "(1972). Afterwards he started a successful solocarriére which still some nice albums arose: "Mick's Back" (1996), "One" (1996), "See My Way" (2000), 'Back With The Blues "(2005) and an array of other similar long players.
With 'Revived' he departs somewhat from its bluesy pattern and now presents us with a muziekpaletje a mix of cool covers and some of his own compositions. Lick your fingers just wondering when I say that he previously received support from surely some sympathetic colleagues. Bill Wyman as she walked to warm along with John 'Guinness' Gordon (Roger Water's Bleeding Heart band), Jim Rodford (Kinks) grope the bass strings. As guitarists service appeared none other than Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Elliott Randall (Steely Dan), Geoff Whitehorn (Family, The Short List), Terry Taylor (Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings) and Emily Gardner while on the keyboards nevertheless also some cool musicians back found, viz. Murayni George and Josh Phillips. As a drummer Mick could count on the tricks of Graham Walker at that time for Gary Moore's Midnight Blues Band operated the drums. If additional vocalists gave Paul Jones (Blues band Manfred Mann), Beverly Skeete (Bill Wyman) and others backing voices only too happy to their services. Frank Mead (Procol Harum) and Nick Payn of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings provided the additional brass.
In listing all these impressive names I was dizzy but that was just the same when I listened to the music on the disc.
Mick: "I think I have this' Revived!" May have made the strongest album of my whole career ... "And he has not lied to.
'On The Road Again' by Canned Heat and "Nadine" Mr. Berry were already two songs that convinced us 100% and the volume knob did run a bit higher. With 'Remember', a private Abrahams bluesy song, we get Paul Jones on the mug slider and he still does in a quirky, professional manner. In I'm A Hog For You ', as borrowed from the duo Lieber / Stoller like' What About You, "Mick now let Beverly Skeete pay for the vocals. She is still an underrated but great vocalist. "Bright Lights, Big City" by Jimmy Reed is here all the honor done and whether the original here more visible would come ... I have my doubts. A brilliant Bernie Marsden provides the right guitar outings while Paul Jones and Mick themselves sing the song.
That there is still talent lies in the Abrahams family is made clear here with the instrumental 'Dragonfly' which was responsible for his son Alex. They both play the guitar here. The swing goes with 'Boney Moronie' by Larry Williams, Nick Payne and Frank Mead provide the summer saxklanken.
The accompanying DVD, we get an introduction to Mick, pictures of the studio sessions of day 2 and outtro 'Mick's Goodbye's'.
Can not get enough of this gem, buy this disc than immediately. This is again, and I relapse again in a repetitive cliché, the best proof that the oldies are still (and I suspect forever) have an edge in today's music makers and this without offending them.
Alfons Maes (5)
Another excellent album made by musicians with an long term career. Whether this is about well-known covers or material or Abraham himself, Their music simply sounds perfect. Another proof that music made by older musicians -and superbe- sounds better than Those of the contemporary ones ... and this without offending them. An insurmountable cliché.



 Review: US Review


 

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.
www.squirrelmusic.com

 Review: Dutch Review translated


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Just imagine that a guitarist of Jethro Tull a plate would do with the man who succeeded him in that band, along with a bassist of The Rolling Stones, a bassist of Argent, a guitarist of Whitesnake, a guitarist of Steely Dan and a singer of Manfred Mann, that would be something! Oh, look at that!
Mick Abrahams - Revived!You can to "Revived" to see and hear that the elderly gentlemen (Abraham with his 71 years not even the oldest of the group) have had enormous fun. On the bonus CD which is available in a limited edition, you see the guys horsing around with the material and also the booklet accompanying the album is jolly. The repertoire is really looking. Under the heading "blues" I have seldom heard a more cheerful collection of songs than this. In I'm A Hog For You , the famous writing duo Lieber & Stoller, sings Beverly Skeete, singer with Bill Wymann's Rhythm Kings, excited that she is a pig, while Bill bass playing. In the other songs the blues seeping out all the cracks and crevices, but the atmosphere remains uncluttered and very relaxed, nothing any trouble. It's summer and we're on the road again ', no sense moping.
Occasionally stores that relaxed setting in dullness, like What About Us? and all the other songs that sings Abraham himself. They are also often novelty songs, songs that were always meant all funny. But even a tearjerker like Goodnight Irene gets the downright elderly interpretation of Mick something laughable, despite the fine harmonica parties of Paul Jones. Fortunately, there is some counterbalance inDragonfly , a beautiful instrumental by Abraham and his son Alex. In addition, Abraham, who after two heart attacks and a stroke not so good plays, collects some excellent guitarists, lighting the blue slick one with the other.
Gradually however the young readers are restless and I'm back in a hesitant finger go up. "Uh, blues? '' Harmonica? '' Lieber & Stoller?"
Well, friends, prog has to do with this record as much as Feyenoord with successful football. Somewhere in your mind you know that there must once have been a connection, but you can be with the best will in the world no longer make. Mick Abrahams, which not for nothing longer than BLoodwyn Pig has been in Jethro Tull, is' cozy blues "much more I can also not make. He does that very meritorious, "Revived" is that semi-funny and a bit too sluggish moments after, actually a wonderful record. And half of the proceeds going to a fund for children with cancer, so buy him especially. But remember: if Abraham in the book says there also Mellotron on the album can be heard, then he's joking.Ha ha.
Erik Groeneweg

 Review: German review translated


Mick Abrahams / Revived!

Showtimes: 64:29 CD, DVD 36:30 
Medium: CD / DVD 
Label: Gonzo Multimedia 2015 
Style: Blues
Review from 21.06.2015 Holger Ott

A group of seasoned rock musicians meet privately as a high school reunion, jamming while around a bit and come out a CD with beautiful classics. Initiator of this meeting is Mick Abrahams . His name will not be familiar to everyone, but if you to Jethro Tull mentioned, it could ring when so many a. Exactly, Mr. Abrahams was a founding member of the band and has been immortalized on the first LP. Shortly thereafter, he left Tull and was Martin Barre replaced. So it's natural that Barre is also invited to the meeting. Next to him, there are still other sizes a, like Bill Wyman , Bernie Marsden and Paul Jones. This illustrious company has now under the leadership of Abraham on the CD "Revived!"immortalized. In seventeen songs they querbeet plays by their day and takes this to memories like "Poison Ivy," "Red River Rock" or "On The Road Again". As the musicians change the songs and original compositions by Abraham complement, the listener can pursue long over an hour.

As a little 'extra' is accompanied by a DVD. On it is a speech of Abraham seen and images that have been recorded in the rehearsal room during rehearsals. This thirty-minute session is particularly worth seeing, as the musicians feel completely undisturbed and sometimes may be 'human'.

The music on the CD is as might be expected, very blue heavy and also very easy to knit. One might almost think that musicians have remained at their former level and have not evolved. So sound tracks like "Summer Day", "What About Us" and "I'm A Hog For You" in typical 60s sound. For nostalgics an absolute feast for the ears, a bit strange for lovers of more modern sounds.

"Dragonfly" and "North By Northwest" are entirely dominated by the main protagonists. Both pieces are without vocals and performs just with acoustic guitar. It might seem a bit boring, if you compare these two with the rapid Chuck Berry -Klassiker "Nadine", were it not for these grandiose guitar passages. Small excursions in the Country area, see also take such approaches to be printed full skirt, as the title "Summer Day", strengthened to wind down with a Hammond, is repeated.

On the whole, has Mick Abrahams delivered with his friends a beautiful piece of music. "Revived!" is managed from start to finish. Of course, the fun factor is our top priority and here come true wisdom that the 'old' still best can. Too bad that all the participating musicians have reached an age at which one might suspect that a continuation is questionable, let alone that they will go on tour with it, but you should never say never.

Line-up:
Mick Abrahams (vocals) 
Beverley Skeete (vocals) 
Don Andrews (vocals) 
Patrick Walshe (vocals) 
Peter Aldridge (vocals) 
Martin Barre (guitar) 
Bernie Marsden (guitar) 
Elliott Randall (guitar) 
Geoff Whitehorn (guitar) 
Emily Gardner (guitar) 
Terry Taylor (guitar) 
, Bill Wyman (bass) 
John Gordon (bass) 
Jim Rodford (bass) 
George Murayni (keyboards) 
Josh Phillips (Hammond organ) 
Mark Feltham (harmonica, vocals) 
Paul Jones (harmonica, vocals) 
Frank Mead (saxophone, squeezebox) 
Nick Payne (saxophone) 
Graham Walker (drums)



Tracklist
01: Summer Day 
02: What About Us 
03: Elz. & Abys Jam 
04: On The Road Again 
05: Nadine 
06: Remember 
07: I Can Tell 
08: I'm A Hog For You 
09: Bright Lights, Big City 
10: Dragonfly 
11: Boney Maroney 
12: Goodnight Irene 
13: Poison Ivy 
14: Red River Rock 
15: North By Northwest 
16: Hungry For Love 
17: Summer Day With Hammond


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 Review: US Review


TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015 
Mick Abrahams - Revived! 
It’s been a good while since I’ve listened to some good music lately, both old and new. Whether it’s from the realms of Progressive Rock, Metal, and Jazz Rock, something special and magical is about to happen. Mick Abrahams, guitarist as with his work with Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig, and as a solo artist, he is often overlooked in the history of the guitar players. When people think of guitarists, they think of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Brian May to name a few. But Mick Abrahams himself deserves some recognition in the history of the sounds of the blues in his DNA that would have made Robert Johnson very happy for. 

This year, he’s brought along special guests including Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), Paul Jones (Manfred Mann), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Jim Rodford (The Kinks), and his successor Martin Barre from Tull to name a few. All have come together to lend a helping hand for Abrahams for an album entitled, Revived! This is a wonderful touch for Mick himself to get on the groove on his guitar and bring the Blues Rock sound with a driven, strong, powerful rhythm that he comes up with. 50% of the royalties and the sales for the album will proceed to the children’s charity of Kids ‘n’ Cancer in which they are going through to help them in the UK saving Proton Therapy treatment for their cancers and tumors. 


And this is a wonderful benefit for Mick to help out for the charity and lending a helping hand on what the children are going through and Mick himself isn’t doing this for the money, he’s doing this because he is lending help for support and knowing that he’s got their back. The DVD features an interview with Mick himself about the making of the project and you could he has an excellent sense of humor in him and shows no sign of stopping. There’s also sessions during the rehearsals including practices between songs such as: Chuck Berry’s Nadine, Canned Heat’s On the Road Again, the ‘50s rock essence for What About Love?, and Hungry for Love.

Watching these outtakes shows Mick along with Patrick Walshe in which he’s helping him through guide vocals and George Muryan doing some Blues improvisations on the Hammond Organ, they are having a wonderful time working on the tracks that inspired and influenced Mick’s playing and his roots. 


Hungry For Love has this wonderful reminiscent of the Beatles first album Please Please Mewhile the opening track of Blodwyn Pig’s Summer Day sees Mick nailing his adaptation of the song in the heavy rock bursting crunch in a mid-tempo beat. Organists Josh Phillips and Chris Gore take the keyboards for a driving down the blues highway for some amazing solo work and improvisations to get into the groove and tapping their feet on the rhythm for Eliz. & Abys Jamand the drive down for a different version of Summer Day with Hammond. 
Dragonfly in which his son Alex wrote, both he and Mick do a beautiful father-and-son duo. The composition is very much a laid-back acoustic beauty. And you can imagine the sun rising into the right moment but it’s the country-tinged waltz take of Goodnight Irene shows Mick going in the 1950s and the styles of George Jones and Hank Williams. Not to mention Paul Jones bringing wonders to his harmonica to capture the atmosphere. 

But he and Mick share vocals on the 12-bar walking blues take of Jimmy Reed’s Bright Lights, Big City. It’s a great touch to have a slowed down groove followed by former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden creating amazing riffs on his instrument and Jones harmonica both sharing turns on what will happen next and their touch of Reed’s song makes it spot on.

I really enjoyed listening to Revived and it shows Mick’s return to the Blues Rock adventures. And I hope we get a chance to see more of Mick Abrahams return to the spotlight anytime soon and this is a wonderful take of the ‘50s Rock and Blues/Soul influences. This is my fifth time listening to Revived! Mick Abrahams and his friends showed how much support and honor that knowing he will be back. 


Posted by znathanson at 4:36 PM

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Mick Abrahams: “Revived!” (2015) CD Review

Mick Abrahams is probably still best known as the original guitarist for Jethro Tull, but he has also released several solo albums over the years. His newest,Revived!, finds him dipping into some classic rhythm and blues and rock and roll. Most of the tracks here are covers, though there are some originals too (one track was written by his son). Mick Abrahams has quite an amazing group of musicians joining him on this project, including Graham Walker on drums, Mark Feltham on vocals and harmonica, and Bill Wyman on bass. Martin Barre, who took over for Mick on guitar in Jethro Tull, joins him on guitar for one track. There are some really good tunes on this album, and its title is clearly a playful nod to Mick's recent health issues. This CD includes liner notes by Mick Abrahams, with thoughts on each of the tracks. Also in the limited edition version of this release is a bonus disc, a DVD.
Mick Abrahams kicks off the album with an original tune, “Summer Day,” a kind of heavy bluesy rock number that features Peter Eldridge on vocals, and a good bass line by John Gordon. The album actually concludes with a different version of this tune, featuring Josh Phillips on Hammond. The rest of the musicians remain the same as on the first track. “Remember” is another original song, a wonderful blues number that features Mick on lead vocals as well as guitar. “Oh, I remember you, baby/The first time I saw you I fell in love with you.” Bernie Marsden (whom you might know from Whitesnake) joins him on guitar. This track also features some fantastic and passionate work on harmonica by Paul Jones.
Most of the other tracks are covers, including three songs written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. “What About Us?” is the first of the Leiber and Stoller covers on this CD. It’s a playful number that features vocals by Mick Abrahams and Patrick Walshe, and Nick Payn on saxophone. One of the CD’s most fun tracks is the groovy rendition of “I’m A Hog For You,” also written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Beverley Skeete does a completely delicious job on vocals, and Bill Wyman plays bass on this track. The first version I ever heard of this song was an early live version by the Grateful Dead, with a heavy blue edge due mainly to Pigpen’s influence. The version here has almost a bit of a swing to it, which is great. And I love the guitar. Beverley Skeete also provides vocals on “Poison Ivy,” another Leiber and Stoller tune. Bill Wyman is on bass for that one as well. By the way, Beverley Skeete also sings with Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings. You can hear her on the five-disc set,Collector’s Edition Box Set, which was released in 2011.
Mick Abrahams does a good job on “On The Road Again,” the Canned Heat song, which was based on an earlier blues tune. Patrick Walshe does the vocals on this track, and Mark Feltham plays harmonica. Another song I’ve loved for a long time is “Bright Lights, Big City,” and Mick Abrahams does a wonderful rendition, with a steady blues vibe. He and Paul Jones share vocal duties on this track, and Paul Jones also plays a mean harmonica. Bernie Marsden is on guitar, and Jim Rodford is on bass (you likely know Jim from his work with The Kinks). This version does seem to end a bit prematurely.
Another highlight for me is “Goodnight Irene.” I’m not sure I’ve ever heard a bad version of this song. It’s just one of those inherently excellent tunes. And Mick Abrahams delivers an interesting take on it, giving it a soft blues edge, which works so well. He sings lead, but has some backup singers on the chorus. He also plays slide guitar on this track. Paul Jones is on harmonica.
Instrumental Tracks
This CD includes several instrumental tracks. The first, “Elz. & Abys Jam,” is a groovy track, with Chris Gore on keyboard, and a brass section. Elliott Randall (whom you probably know from Steely Dan) joins Mick on guitar. Mick and Elliott co-wrote this one. They also co-wrote “North By North West,” a great bluesy instrumental track which features just the two of them on guitar.
“Dragonfly” is a kind of sweet and pretty instrumental track, written by Alex Abrahams, Mick’s son, and performed by just the two of them on guitar. This is actually one of my favorite tracks. “Red River Rock” is a seriously fun instrumental, with both Nick Payn and Frank Mead on saxophone. Frank Mead also plays squeezebox on this track. Geoff Whitehorn is on guitar, and George Muranyi is on keys.
Bonus DVD
The second disc of the limited edition release of this album is a DVD, which contains an introduction by Mick Abrahams, where he talks about his health, mentioning the stroke he suffered from. He also talks about the song choices for the album, and the many musicians who appear on these tracks. Mick has a sweet, kind of playful disposition, and speaks highly of those working with him.
There is also footage from the studio, including the band working on “Nadine,” “On The Road Again,” “What About Us” and “Hungry For Love.” There are also some outtakes from Mick’s interview.
CD Track List
  1. Summer Day
  2. What About Us?
  3. Elz. & Abys Jam
  4. On The Road Again
  5. Nadine
  6. Remember
  7. I Can Tell
  8. I’m A Hog For You
  9. Bright Lights, Big City
  10. Dragonfly
  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 
I’m not sure of the exact release date of Revived! According to the press release, it was released on April 7, 2015. According to the Gonzo Multimedia site, it will be released on June 29, 2015 (but that’s a Monday, which seems odd). And according to Amazon, it will be released on July 24, 2015. Well, whatever the release date, fifty percent of all royalties made from the sales of this CD will go to a children’s charity. To get the edition with the DVD, you have to order it directly from Gonzo Multimedia.

 Review: German review translated


Mick Abrahams – Revived

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FROM  AM 30. JUNE 2015REVIEWS
Mick-Abrahams-Revived-2015-feat-ao-MartinBarre-BernieMarsden(62:09, CD+DVD, Gonzo Multimedia, 2015)
Für stutzende Prog-only-Jünger: Mick Abrahams war u.a. der „Original“-Gitarrist von Jethro Tull (aber auch Platten von seiner Formation Blodwyn Pig dürften viele im Schrank stehen haben). Nach den Aufnahmen zu „This Was“ wurde er zunächst durch Tony Iommi (!) und dann durch Martin Barre ersetzt, der bekanntlich bis 2011 bleiben durfte. Besagter Martin Lancelot Barre ist auch einer der zahlreichen illustren Freunde und Gäste, die bei Micks hörenswertem, sympathischen aktuellen Album mitgewirkt haben, dem man in unserem Kontext einzig die überschaubar bleibenden Prog-Anteile ankreiden könnte (deren Existenz ja aber auch nie jemand behauptet hat).
It would certainly be a shame, this pearl handmade (blues) with a lot of soul to go rock music because of pigeonholing. The complete guestlist is Awe-inspiring and reads itself so:
    Singing
  • Paul Jones (+ Bluesharp; u.a. Alexis KornerManfred Mann, The Blues Band)
  • Mark Feltham (+ Bluesharp; u.a. Rory Gallagher, Nine Below Zero)
  • Beverley Skeete (u.a. Sting, The Rhythm Kings, Jamiroquai, Squeeze, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan)
  • Don Andrews
  • Patrick Walshe
  • Peter Eldridge
  • Guitar
  • Martin Barre (s.o.)
  • Bernie Marsden (u.a. Whitesnake
  • Elliott Randall (u.a. Steely Dan)
  • Geoff Whitehorn (u.a. Procol Harum, If, Crawler)
  • Emily Gardner
  • Terry Taylor (u.a. The Rhythm Kings)
  • Alex Abrahams
  • Bass
  • Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones, The Rhythm Kings)
  • Jim Rodford (Argent, The Kinks)
  • John „Guiness“ Gordon
  • Keyboards
  • George Murayni
  • Josh Phillips (u.a. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Procol Harum)
  • Drums
  • Graham Walker (u.a. Gary Moore)
  • Saxophone
  • Frank Mead (+ Squeezebox; u.a. Procol Harum)
  • Nick Payn (+ Gesang; u.a. The Rhythm Kings
Although he claimed, inter alia, a heart attack has health problems and no longer kannn are long - musical shows the 71-year-old on his 15th solo album in brilliant form and how after a vitalisation (!). Among the numerous height points counts the Leiber / Stoller -number, What About Us', the completely relaxed according friends sounds here on a porch - or in a Barbershop. Or the delightfully as meaning rolling and provided with deep-tone horn sections, Elz. / Abys Jam '. But still a little Prog-flair finds himself at, On The Road Again '(and on, Boney Moronie' plays a Freshwater Figgins even Mellotron!), during Jimmy Reed s, Bright Lights, Big City 'already because of the cooperation Marsden, Jones , Abrahams thrilled.
The Bonus-DVD provides additionally on a tripartite "Behind The Scenes", which one can consume in a fun-filled good half hour. Apropos Bonus - a weighty purchase argument is also that 50 percent all management bonuses about This Release to the charity Kids, n 'Cancer go. All-round So a good thing! Rating: 11/15 points
 Mick Abrahams HP

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Review_Mick Abrahams_Revived!

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30 June 2015 
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Spotlight: Mick Abrahams - Rivived! (2015 Gonzo Multimedia) 
Mick Abrahams - Revived! (2015 Gonzo Multimedia)
It's always a pleasure hearing such a GREAT R&B / Classic Rock guitar player like, Mick Abrahams play. Those that can't quite remember where they heard the name, be it not the British rock blues band Blodwyn Pig, then it's probably the rock n' roll supergroup, Jethro Tull. Mr. Abrahams was the original guitarist for that band. A difference in opinion as it usually is with these kinds of things, led to his departure from the group. From there so interesting a life that it was worth writing a book in which Mick did less than a decade ago. Serious health problems since, but nothing that can prevent Mr. Abrahams from releasing a extremely well done, new recording. Mick's joined by many professional, and accomplished musicians, including his replacement on the second Jethro Tull studio album, Mr. Martin Barre, in which he does one track, and then two tracks with one time bass player of one of The Rolling Stones, Mr. Bill Wyman. Elliott Randall (Steely Dan), and Jim Rodford (Whitesnake) both appear as well. Back to Mr. Abrahams, a man who is nowadays age wise in his early seventies, and at stage in his life, having the health concerns one would expect one to have for a man around his age, including a stroke. Nevertheless, Mick delivers! His guitar playing and singing abilities are fine. The title means just that; Rivived: awake and capable of going back to what you use to do. 

This CD is seventeen hand picked tracks by Mr. Abrahams. Well sixteen with the last track, Summer Day With A Hammond, being another version of the song that's worth the price of admission, a Mick Abrahams original entitled; Summer Day, which starts off the CD. One of a handful of songs penned by Mick that appear on; Rivived! The other tracks are songs Mick wanted to play. As simple as that, and a great collection of tunes they are. Some older stuff bringing back memories of my listening to one of the most coolest DJs on the planet, the now deceased; Wolfman Jack (January 21, 1938 – July 1, 1995). For those unaware, Wolfman played golden oldies. Bands like Sha Na Na, and The Coasters, in which Mick does one of their classic songs; What About Us? A GREAT sing along. Makes me smile everytime I hear it. Mick shines on his version by the way, assisting here in the vocal department. 

Speaking of vocals, Paul Jones is just one of several outstanding vocalist who contribute to Revived! Also powered by human lungs, too cool harmonica playing as well, supplied by Mark Feltham, and Paul Jones.     

Another thing that makes me happy about this release, is that half of the money earned goes to a children's charity called; Kids 'n' Cancer. So not only are you getting a music disc that's worth playing, from the beginning kick ass song to the equally stunning closing number, but half of whatever you pay for this gem, goes to younger ones who could use the help. Hard fighting cancer as an adult. Can you imagine being a child and doing so? Maybe you or someone you personally know, survived their battle with the Big C. This records a reality because everyone involved focused on one common cause. They put personalities aside, and pushed away financial reward. Bought their best game to the table. Talent that took years for these individuals to develop. Given away free so they could help the nice people at Kids 'n' Cancer, get those ill young people, the on time medical treatment they need, and deserve. 

Rating 

Using the one to five star rating system, whereas one star means it's utter rubbish, to five stars which means for the money spent you get a cool music CD (or download) that's cool to play when friends are over, or home by yourself in your underwear and not having shaved in days. Uncle G rated Mick Abrahams - Revived! -- 5 stars! For reasons just given. Just Saying: Enjoyed viewing the bonus DVD that accompanied the music disc. Speaking of the finished retail product, I like the booklet as well. Chock full of detailed information about all those involved, with a current photo. A little nicer than just listing names & credits. And as well as that, Revived! comes with a nifty bonus DVD. Contains vital background information, and behind the scenes footage.  

Credits #1
Credits # 2
Kids 'n' Cancer Official Website: http://www.kidsncancer.org.uk

Gary "Uncle G"  Brown 
American Correspondent for ClassicRockRadio.co.uk 
Twitter @GBrown0816

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Mick Abrahams - Revived!

It’s been a good while since I’ve listened to some good music lately, both old and new. Whether it’s from the realms of Progressive Rock, Metal, and Jazz Rock, something special and magical is about to happen. Mick Abrahams, guitarist as with his work with Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig, and as a solo artist, he is often overlooked in the history of the guitar players. When people think of guitarists, they think of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Brian May to name a few. But Mick Abrahams himself deserves some recognition in the history of the sounds of the blues in his DNA that would have made Robert Johnson very happy for.
This year, he’s brought along special guests including Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), Paul Jones (Manfred Mann), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Jim Rodford (The Kinks), and his successor Martin Barre from Tull to name a few. All have come together to lend a helping hand for Abrahams for an album entitled, Revived! This is a wonderful touch for Mick himself to get on the groove on his guitar and bring the Blues Rock sound with a driven, strong, powerful rhythm that he comes up with. 50% of the royalties and the sales for the album will proceed to the children’s charity of Kids ‘n’ Cancer in which they are going through to help them in the UK saving Proton Therapy treatment for their cancers and tumors. 
And this is a wonderful benefit for Mick to help out for the charity and lending a helping hand on what the children are going through and Mick himself isn’t doing this for the money, he’s doing this because he is lending help for support and knowing that he’s got their back. The DVD features an interview with Mick himself about the making of the project and you could he has an excellent sense of humor in him and shows no sign of stopping. There’s also sessions during the rehearsals including practices between songs such as: Chuck Berry’s Nadine, Canned Heat’s On the Road Again, the ‘50s rock essence for What About Love?, and Hungry for Love.
Watching these outtakes shows Mick along with Patrick Walshe in which he’s helping him through guide vocals and George Muryan doing some Blues improvisations on the Hammond Organ, they are having a wonderful time working on the tracks that inspired and influenced Mick’s playing and his roots.

Hungry For Love has this wonderful reminiscent of the Beatles first album Please Please Mewhile the opening track of Blodwyn Pig’s Summer Day sees Mick nailing his adaptation of the song in the heavy rock bursting crunch in a mid-tempo beat. Organists Josh Phillips and Chris Gore take the keyboards for a driving down the blues highway for some amazing solo work and improvisations to get into the groove and tapping their feet on the rhythm for Eliz. & Abys Jamand the drive down for a different version of Summer Day with Hammond.

Dragonfly in which his son Alex wrote, both he and Mick do a beautiful father-and-son duo. The composition is very much a laid-back acoustic beauty. And you can imagine the sun rising into the right moment but it’s the country-tinged waltz take of Goodnight Irene shows Mick going in the 1950s and the styles of George Jones and Hank Williams. Not to mention Paul Jones bringing wonders to his harmonica to capture the atmosphere.
But he and Mick share vocals on the 12-bar walking blues take of Jimmy Reed’s Bright Lights, Big City. It’s a great touch to have a slowed down groove followed by former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden creating amazing riffs on his instrument and Jones harmonica both sharing turns on what will happen next and their touch of Reed’s song makes it spot on.

I really enjoyed listening to Revived and it shows Mick’s return to the Blues Rock adventures. And I hope we get a chance to see more of Mick Abrahams return to the spotlight anytime soon and this is a wonderful take of the ‘50s Rock and Blues/Soul influences. This is my fifth time listening to Revived! Mick Abrahams and his friends showed how much support and honor that knowing he will be back. 
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TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015
Mick Abrahams - Revived!
It’s been a good while since I’ve listened to some good music lately, both old and new. Whether it’s from the realms of Progressive Rock, Metal, and Jazz Rock, something special and magical is about to happen. Mick Abrahams, guitarist as with his work with Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig, and as a solo artist, he is often overlooked in the history of the guitar players. When people think of guitarists, they think of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Brian May to name a few. But Mick Abrahams himself deserves some recognition in the history of the sounds of the blues in his DNA that would have made Robert Johnson very happy for.
This year, he’s brought along special guests including Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), Paul Jones (Manfred Mann), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Jim Rodford (The Kinks), and his successor Martin Barre from Tull to name a few. All have come together to lend a helping hand for Abrahams for an album entitled, Revived! This is a wonderful touch for Mick himself to get on the groove on his guitar and bring the Blues Rock sound with a driven, strong, powerful rhythm that he comes up with. 50% of the royalties and the sales for the album will proceed to the children’s charity of Kids ‘n’ Cancer in which they are going through to help them in the UK saving Proton Therapy treatment for their cancers and tumors. 
And this is a wonderful benefit for Mick to help out for the charity and lending a helping hand on what the children are going through and Mick himself isn’t doing this for the money, he’s doing this because he is lending help for support and knowing that he’s got their back. The DVD features an interview with Mick himself about the making of the project and you could he has an excellent sense of humor in him and shows no sign of stopping. There’s also sessions during the rehearsals including practices between songs such as: Chuck Berry’s Nadine, Canned Heat’s On the Road Again, the ‘50s rock essence for What About Love?, and Hungry for Love.
Watching these outtakes shows Mick along with Patrick Walshe in which he’s helping him through guide vocals and George Muryan doing some Blues improvisations on the Hammond Organ, they are having a wonderful time working on the tracks that inspired and influenced Mick’s playing and his roots.
Hungry For Love has this wonderful reminiscent of the Beatles first album Please Please Mewhile the opening track of Blodwyn Pig’s Summer Day sees Mick nailing his adaptation of the song in the heavy rock bursting crunch in a mid-tempo beat. Organists Josh Phillips and Chris Gore take the keyboards for a driving down the blues highway for some amazing solo work and improvisations to get into the groove and tapping their feet on the rhythm for Eliz. & Abys Jamand the drive down for a different version of Summer Day with Hammond.
Dragonfly in which his son Alex wrote, both he and Mick do a beautiful father-and-son duo. The composition is very much a laid-back acoustic beauty. And you can imagine the sun rising into the right moment but it’s the country-tinged waltz take of Goodnight Irene shows Mick going in the 1950s and the styles of George Jones and Hank Williams. Not to mention Paul Jones bringing wonders to his harmonica to capture the atmosphere.
But he and Mick share vocals on the 12-bar walking blues take of Jimmy Reed’s Bright Lights, Big City. It’s a great touch to have a slowed down groove followed by former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden creating amazing riffs on his instrument and Jones harmonica both sharing turns on what will happen next and their touch of Reed’s song makes it spot on.
I really enjoyed listening to Revived and it shows Mick’s return to the Blues Rock adventures. And I hope we get a chance to see more of Mick Abrahams return to the spotlight anytime soon and this is a wonderful take of the ‘50s Rock and Blues/Soul influences. This is my fifth time listening to Revived! Mick Abrahams and his friends showed how much support and honor that knowing he will be back. 
Posted by znathanson at 4:36 PM

 Review: Mick Abrahams Revived US review


Mick Abrahams – “Revived” (Gonzo Multimedia)
Classic rock scholars will remember Abrahams as the original guitarist for Jethro Tull, and perhaps they even recall that he was in Blodwyn Pig. Here the guitarist runs through a varied set that includes the swing blues of “Elz. & Abys Jam,” blues rocker “Summer Day” and even a lighthearted take on the Lieber and Stoller-penned Coasters number “What about Us?” A cornucopia of hot players including Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Elliot Randall (Steely Dan), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake) and Jim Rodford (The Kinks) abet Abrahams throughout.

 Review: Belgium review translated


Abrahams, Mick - Revived (CD + DVD)
/ Published on 12-07-2015 /
Guitarist co-founder of Jethro Tull (British rock group founded in the second half of the 60s) and founder ofBlodwyn Pig (blues-rock band founded in 1968), Mick Abrahams has also made ​​many solo albums (with the 15 -C). Present on the first Tull album "This Was" at 68, he left the band due to musical differences with Ian Anderson , another founding member. He founded his blues-rock band with Clive Bunker , another member of Tull. Let us add that in the late 90s, Mick form the group This Was with other former employees, causing controversy with respect to the creation of the legendary band Jethro Tull. After his 72 th birthday, so he realizes in a few weeks this new album where he is accompanied by many big names like Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Paul Jones (Jethro Tull), Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), Bernie Marsden(Whitesnake), Jim Rodford (The Kinks) or Elliott Randall (Steely Dan). Blues andclassic-rock are on the menu here, with an electric guitar that is expressed and flies in heaven. All sounding seventies, it brings us back to that time and all his legendary bands. Like any good blues-rock, the song ends by bearings and copper barrels, accompanying guitar. Follows a tinted jazz-rock side of rock'n'roll where, saxophone and the surrounding humor give a short side rather light. We return to good blues with the intervention of Elliott Randall that second master of ceremonies in flights of six strings.Repeatedly come cheer with this album "On The Road Again" a certain Cannet Heat , who seems quite faithful to the original. The same goes for "Nadine" by Chuck Berry , which keeps us in a pure rock'n'roll atmosphere. The harmonica and organ music will complete armada here for a collection of songs where blues-rock intersect, bogie and rock'n'roll. The DVD is packed for its many pearls, with a long interview with Mick, which presents each of the protagonists involved in the recording sessions. Largely filmed sessions where one breathes the atmosphere of the rehearsals and where one can appreciate the professionalism and quality of work of this great range of famous artists. Finally we note that despite his great age, our guitarist has kept his smile and punch of a young wolf  ! Dur pure pleasure for purists, collectors and true fans of blues and rock'n'roll, which found Here a high-flying musician in a register that is familiar.Back in the past where, Mick Abrahams brings to life the best musical trends, accompanied by a host of legendary musicians  ! Feel free to peruse the site Gonzo Multimedia (www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk) for more details. Otherwise, the DVD itself is worth the trip alone  !

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TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2015

Mick Abrahams - Revived!

It’s been a good while since I’ve listened to some good music lately, both old and new. Whether it’s from the realms of Progressive Rock, Metal, and Jazz Rock, something special and magical is about to happen. Mick Abrahams, guitarist as with his work with Jethro Tull, Blodwyn Pig, and as a solo artist, he is often overlooked in the history of the guitar players. When people think of guitarists, they think of Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, and Brian May to name a few. But Mick Abrahams himself deserves some recognition in the history of the sounds of the blues in his DNA that would have made Robert Johnson very happy for.
This year, he’s brought along special guests including Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), Paul Jones (Manfred Mann), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Jim Rodford (The Kinks), and his successor Martin Barre from Tull to name a few. All have come together to lend a helping hand for Abrahams for an album entitled, Revived! This is a wonderful touch for Mick himself to get on the groove on his guitar and bring the Blues Rock sound with a driven, strong, powerful rhythm that he comes up with. 50% of the royalties and the sales for the album will proceed to the children’s charity of Kids ‘n’ Cancer in which they are going through to help them in the UK saving Proton Therapy treatment for their cancers and tumors. 
And this is a wonderful benefit for Mick to help out for the charity and lending a helping hand on what the children are going through and Mick himself isn’t doing this for the money, he’s doing this because he is lending help for support and knowing that he’s got their back. The DVD features an interview with Mick himself about the making of the project and you could he has an excellent sense of humor in him and shows no sign of stopping. There’s also sessions during the rehearsals including practices between songs such as: Chuck Berry’s Nadine, Canned Heat’s On the Road Again, the ‘50s rock essence for What About Love?, and Hungry for Love.
Watching these outtakes shows Mick along with Patrick Walshe in which he’s helping him through guide vocals and George Muryan doing some Blues improvisations on the Hammond Organ, they are having a wonderful time working on the tracks that inspired and influenced Mick’s playing and his roots.

Hungry For Love has this wonderful reminiscent of the Beatles first album Please Please Mewhile the opening track of Blodwyn Pig’s Summer Day sees Mick nailing his adaptation of the song in the heavy rock bursting crunch in a mid-tempo beat. Organists Josh Phillips and Chris Gore take the keyboards for a driving down the blues highway for some amazing solo work and improvisations to get into the groove and tapping their feet on the rhythm for Eliz. & Abys Jamand the drive down for a different version of Summer Day with Hammond.

Dragonfly in which his son Alex wrote, both he and Mick do a beautiful father-and-son duo. The composition is very much a laid-back acoustic beauty. And you can imagine the sun rising into the right moment but it’s the country-tinged waltz take of Goodnight Irene shows Mick going in the 1950s and the styles of George Jones and Hank Williams. Not to mention Paul Jones bringing wonders to his harmonica to capture the atmosphere.
But he and Mick share vocals on the 12-bar walking blues take of Jimmy Reed’s Bright Lights, Big City. It’s a great touch to have a slowed down groove followed by former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden creating amazing riffs on his instrument and Jones harmonica both sharing turns on what will happen next and their touch of Reed’s song makes it spot on.

I really enjoyed listening to Revived and it shows Mick’s return to the Blues Rock adventures. And I hope we get a chance to see more of Mick Abrahams return to the spotlight anytime soon and this is a wonderful take of the ‘50s Rock and Blues/Soul influences. This is my fifth time listening to Revived! Mick Abrahams and his friends showed how much support and honor that knowing he will be back. 
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Mick Abrahams

Revived

Review by G. W. Hill
Mick Abrahams was the original guitarist for Jethro Tull. It’s important to note that when that band first started out, there was a lot of blues in their musical soul. For that reason, it should be no surprise that there is a lot of blues here. There are a number of guest musicians on this. The most notably of them are the Rolling Stones’ Bill Wyman and another Tull guitarist, Martin Barre. Fifty percent of the royalties of this album go to Kids ‘n’ Cancer. The DVD that’s included is kind of cool with interview bits and in studio stuff.
Track by Track Review
Summer Day
This cool rocker is the kind of thing you might get if you mixed Cream with Stevie Ray Vaughn and some stoner metal. It’s a great cut and an excellent way to start the set.
What About Us
Old school blues and rock and roll merge on this fun little number. I’m not a big fan of the super-deep vocal bit, but the saxophone is a nice touch.
Elz & Aby's Jam
This instrumental has a real old time rock and roll vibe. I love the guitar soloing. The horn section brings a lot to the proceedings, too.
On the Road Again
I really love this take on the old Canned Heat tune. I’d say that I like this better than I do that other rendition. The vocals are better. The harmonica adds a lot, and the guitar soloing is on point for sure. It’s a great jam.
Nadine
I absolutely love this Chuck Berry cover. This thing just plain grooves, and the tune is just so tasty.
Remember
The harmonica on this is great, but the whole tune is so classy. This is a great old school blues jam.
I Can Tell
Martin Barre guests on this cut. It’s a killer electric blues tune with a lot of energy. This is just such a potent song. It’s one of the best here, really.
I'm a Hog for You
This cut stands apart because of the female vocals. It’s more of an old time rock and roll tune. It’s not my favorite thing here, but it has its moments.
Bright Lights, Big City
This twelve bar blues is delivered in fine fashion. The harmonica adds a lot, but the whole arrangement is classy and classic.
Dragonfly
This dual acoustic guitar solo is quite intricate and pretty. There are hints of blues here, but it’s really a lot more than that.
Boney Moronie
High energy, old time rock and roll is the order of business here. A fun cut, this is another standout.
Goodnight Irene
This is more or less an old school country ballad. It’s a good song, but not my thing.
Poison Ivy
Featuring Bill Wyman on bass, this is a killer soulful rocker. Beverly Skeete returns as the vocalist. I like this song so much. Her voice works really well here. The whole arrangement rocks, too.
Red River Rock
This instrumental has some jazz in the mix. It reminds me a bit of something Booker T. and the MGs might do overall, though.
North by North West
A slide guitar duet, this is a great blues jam. It’s purely instrumental and a lot of fun.
Hungry for Love
Here we get a 1960s styled rocker. It’s another that’s especially effective.
Summer Day with Hammond
The closer seems a lot like the opener. It’s also one of the best tunes here. It almost feels like there’s a bit of an Allman Brothers vibe to this.

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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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Mick Abrahams - Revved! (Double CD, Gonzo Multimedia, Pop/rock)
You may not know the name Mick Abrahams right off the bat, but chances are you've heard him in the past. As one of the original members of both Blodwyn Pig and Jethro Tull, Abrahams cemented his place in the world of music decades ago. Now 71 years old, Mick has recorded what some are saying is the strongest album of his career. Not bad for a guy who's been around for so long. The list of artists lending their talents to these recordings is mind boggling. Playing and/or singing on these tracks are Bill Wyman, Martin Barre, Bernie Marsden, Graham Walker, John Gordon, Jim Rodford, George Murayni, Elliot Randall, Geoff Whitehorn, Emily Gardner, Josh Phillips, Mark Feltham, Paul Jones, Beverley Skeete, Don Andrews, Patrick Washe, and Peter Aldridge (whewwwww!!!). And if the list of contributing musicians doesn't blow you away, the tracks on Revved! most certainly will. Abrahams is obviously one of those guys out there who others like, appreciate, and admire. These feelgood blues/rock tracks are slick and inspired and you can just tell by listening to them that the musicians involved were having a helluva time recording them. Seventeen cuts here and they all hit the target. This classy little package also includes a bonus DVD.

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Abrahams, Mick - Revived (CD + DVD)/ Published on 12-07-2015 /


Guitarist co-founder of Jethro Tull (British rock group founded in the second half of the 60s) and founder ofBlodwyn Pig (blues-rock band founded in 1968), Mick Abrahams has also made ​​many solo albums (with the 15 -C). Present on the first Tull album "This Was" at 68, he left the band due to musical differences with Ian Anderson , another founding member. He founded his blues-rock band with Clive Bunker , another member of Tull. Let us add that in the late 90s, Mick form the group This Was with other former employees, causing controversy with respect to the creation of the legendary band Jethro Tull. After his 72 th birthday, so he realizes in a few weeks this new album where he is accompanied by many big names like Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Paul Jones (Jethro Tull), Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones), Bernie Marsden(Whitesnake), Jim Rodford (The Kinks) or Elliott Randall (Steely Dan). Blues andclassic-rock are on the menu here, with an electric guitar that is expressed and flies in heaven. All sounding seventies, it brings us back to that time and all his legendary bands. 

Like any good blues-rock, the song ends by bearings and copper barrels, accompanying guitar. Follows a tinted jazz-rock side of rock'n'roll where, saxophone and the surrounding humor give a short side rather light. We return to good blues with the intervention of Elliott Randall that second master of ceremonies in flights of six strings.Repeatedly come cheer with this album "On The Road Again" a certain Cannet Heat , who seems quite faithful to the original. The same goes for "Nadine" by Chuck Berry , which keeps us in a pure rock'n'roll atmosphere. The harmonica and organ music will complete armada here for a collection of songs where blues-rock intersect, bogie and rock'n'roll. The DVD is packed for its many pearls, with a long interview with Mick, which presents each of the protagonists involved in the recording sessions. 

Largely filmed sessions where one breathes the atmosphere of the rehearsals and where one can appreciate the professionalism and quality of work of this great range of famous artists. Finally we note that despite his great age, our guitarist has kept his smile and punch of a young wolf  ! Dur pure pleasure for purists, collectors and true fans of blues and rock'n'roll, which found Here a high-flying musician in a register that is familiar.Back in the past where, Mick Abrahams brings to life the best musical trends, accompanied by a host of legendary musicians  ! Feel free to peruse the site Gonzo Multimedia (www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk) for more details. Otherwise, the DVD itself is worth the trip alone  !


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 Mick Abrahams – “Revived” (Gonzo Multimedia)

Classic rock scholars will remember Abrahams as the original guitarist for Jethro Tull, and perhaps they even recall that he was in Blodwyn Pig. Here the guitarist runs through a varied set that includes the swing blues of “Elz. & Abys Jam,” blues rocker “Summer Day” and even a lighthearted take on the Lieber and Stoller-penned Coasters number “What about Us?” A cornucopia of hot players including Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones), Elliot Randall (Steely Dan), Martin Barre (Jethro Tull), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake) and Jim Rodford (The Kinks) abet Abrahams throughout.


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