Friday, February 02, 2007

Revival -"Revival" (Iraq) (1979) (prog rock)

Somewhere it says: "..it's 70's progrock with lots of guitars, flute with only slight Arabic folk influence. In general it's quiet music with wonderful flute/guitar communication. Closing track is more free jazz with additional sax. A work recommended to all collectors of 70's stuff, but not at all to neo-proggies.
Except for the last track the album is comparable in mediative mood / concept with the Yatha Siddra's Meditation Mass. The last track is more free jazz inspired, loosing it structure a bit at the end. Also two other tracks are more progressive with a free jazz fusion touch. Very good.."


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19 comments:

nahavanda said...

link: http://tinyurl.com/2nk7l7

Noah said...

this is great, really interesting. I never would have listened to this otherwise, thank you very much.
Anything else along these lines?

Noam D. Plume said...

Very tasty. Thanks so much and glad to see you haven't given up the ghost on PNF yet. I've been introduced to such diverse music through your blog. You are very much appreciated.

nahavanda said...

i am glad you like it, hmm similar ones..i must think about, at least i can say there are some bands from east and arab countries like this one..the pity thing..its so easy to reach an album if it is from europe,usa,canada,latin world..but its really hard to find if they were from central asia,arab countries,africa..i have some songs from ebay listings, web pages that i downloaded, but couldnt success yet to reach the whole album..so this is my request from the visitors of the site too..this is a site to review all countries music..it would be nice to share knowledge for similar bands..you can write me an email, or simply upload them and share in related post. i will be glad to learn..lately i will put some of my wishlist (requests) in here..and i need help of my visitor friends to dive deep to these bands.. good days! :)

rodi said...

Congratulation for this blog. Excellent and too much hard work is done here. Can't resist to hear this rarity. I'm a lover of 70's prog. Perhaps is a question of my 48s. Thank you!

Zen Archer said...

Hi there!
I love your blog and come around a lot to get my fix of interersting music... one thing the album revival is by Al Bassim, who depending who you hear the story from was either a bulgarian student, or an iranian student in Colorado (USA), someone also told me he was killed upon retturning to Iran (but no confirm on that either). One thing is sure, it's a lovely album!

mickbrix said...

Would not have ever listened to this without your review, very impressed ,sounds similar to early 70's and late 60's quintessance at times, but it is their own sound that prevails..good sounds..

mickbrix said...

http://progressive.homestead.com/PERSIAreviews.html

for another review

Sergei said...

Thank you for this excellent upload! Can't even think of anything comparable to this album. Early GUNESH is the only 'eastern' match I can think of at the moment, but it is much jazzier and more upbeat.

jsw said...

I really enjoyed listening to this one. Thank you. -prog music listener from Cincinnati, OH

Anonymous said...

This is a real great album....its always a good choice to visit your blog (although i usually forget to post a comment; shame on me..)
According to the flute player on this album, Al Basim definitely was Persian, but all other stories (about him having been killed after returning to Iran) remain unclear...

Anonymous said...

Al-Bais is not Persian and he is not dead. Check his website basimusic.com

Al-Basim is from Baghdad/Iraq and recorded this album in Colorado back in 79 after he left Iraq in 78. His new album (2007) explains his origin.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Al-Bais is not Persian and he is not dead. Check his website basimusic.com

I can't open this site "basimusic.com" !?!?!

Anonymous said...

The site address is www.basimmusic.com where you can listen samples of both albums.

Anonymous said...

Thanx a lot!

4th Assassin said...

Any chance for a reup?

isabelbc said...

new link http://depositfiles.com/files/m92xd7rte

Shige said...

Thanks for re-up ,my dear Isabel ^^)

isabelbc said...

my pleasure, my dear Shige! :o)

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