Revival Dear

Revival Dear

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Revival Dear has found a way to pay homage to the past and herald in the future at the same time. Imagine a marriage between The Band and Fleetwood Mac, and you'll have a pretty good idea of their sound. Yet Revival Dear's music is fresh, totally alive, and very relevant in today's music scene.

Biography

Latest news:
- Touring Canada and USA Feb/March/April/May
- Recently featured on CFRB 1010 Rock Talk
- #4 on CBC Radio 3 for week ending Apr 3, 2008
- CD is now on sale at all Chapters/Indigo music stores across the country

There was a time when music was a craft performed by artisans who rode the rails and played from the heart. A time when music was central to communities, bringing people together and inspiring change. If you have ever longed to go back to such a time, then Revival Dear will ride straight into your heart.

Revival Dear is a roots rock band who has found a way to pay homage to the past and to herald in the future at the same time. Imagine a marriage between classic rock legends "The Band" and "Fleetwood Mac", and you’ll have a pretty good idea of their sound. Yet Revival Dear’s music is fresh, totally alive, and very relevant in today’s music scene.

Revival Dear was brought to life by the creative spark that ignited when singer/songwriter Eddie Orso first met singer Shelley Hayes. The two immediately formed an artistic bond, and Revival Dear was born. The duo kept a relatively low profile until Orso, the prolific songwriter, had squirreled away enough material to fill a full length album. In October of 2006, Orso caught the attention of producer Terence Gowan. Terence was as enchanted by Orso’s songs as he was moved by the energy that Eddie and Shelley created together on stage.

Terence went to work right away, capturing the initial recordings in the home studio of multi-instrumentalist and producer Don Kerr. These recordings were enough to get the attention of Steve Okun, the former Vice President of Entertainment for Indigo Books & Music, who promptly formed U Spin Records, and signed the band. The final recordings were almost a year in the making. Together, Terence Gowan and Eddie Orso painstakingly deconstructed, reworked and arranged the material into its current form. They brought in some of Toronto’s best musical talent to lay down parts for the final work. The result is an album of rare quality. A perfect realization of the vision shared between Eddie Orso and Shelley Hayes.

The response to their debut record has been extremely positive. The song "Hometown Down Heart" was called in as a listener request on CBC Radio 3, and this made it into the R3-30 podcast. This was enough to get the attention of the programmers at CBC Radio 3. The song "Ol's In The Water" was featured on Grant Lawrence's weekly podcast, and the song was then added into regular rotation. By March of 2008, "Ol's In The Water" reached the top 30 on CBC Radio 3 where it remained for nine straight weeks, peaking at #4 on the chart.

Lyrics

Land And Tide

Written By: Revival Dear

STEP ON DOWN, WALK ON THE WATER
CAN’T YOU SEE ITS NOT ANYBODYS BROTHER
WATCH YOUR FEET, COME ON IN
CAN’T YOU SEE ITS TIME TO START THIS THING AGAIN

I CAN SEE THE REASONS WHY
THE LAND AND TIDE ARE AT AN EQUAL RISE
I CAN SEE THE REASONS WHY
IF I RUN WOULD I BE SURE TO DIE

SURE TO DIE THESE DAYS ARE COMING
WITH THE SEASONS CHANGING EVERYBODYS RUNNING
LOCKIN THE DOOR AIN’T A USE NO MORE
IN A WEEK WE’RE SAYING WHAT THE HELLS THIS FOR

I CAN SEE THE REASONS WHY
THE LAND AND TIDE ARE AT AN EQUAL RISE
I CAN SEE THE REASONS WHY
IF I RUN WOULD I BE SURE TO DIE

STEP ON DOWN, WALK ON THE WATER
CAN’T YOU SEE ITS NOT ANYBODYS BROTHER
WATCH YOUR FEET, COME ON IN
CAN’T YOU SEE ITS TIME TO START THIS THING AGAIN

I CAN SEE THE REASONS WHY

Hometown Down Heart

Written By: Revival Dear

Give him that hometown down heart
Give him the same that he done to you…
Just Give him that hometown down heart
Give him the same that he done to you…

He was a minor who’s got soul
Old man a wrecker couldn’t hold his own
It wasn’t dirty, he spoke real
Oh my son they don’t have to feel

Give him that hometown down heart
Give him the same that he done to you…
Just Give him that hometown down heart
Give him the same that he done to you…

Listen young man, it’s a done deal
The town is empty and their here to steal
Your land is dying in full field
My understanding is they don’t have to feel

Give him that hometown down heart
Give him the same that he done to you…
Just Give him that hometown down heart
Give him the same that he done to you…

Century Toy

Written By: Revival Dear

Back me in a corner of trouble
And tire my weary mind
Pushing who I thought was a Canadian man
Turns out to steal my wine

Bury me beneath the sun
In reach of the northern skies
Polish up that old time century toy
And get this ending right

Uptown has it’s martyrs
And downtown has it’s lies
Gimme what you know and I’ll try to take you home
With one less in the night

You put in the spotlight
Made me up and fired my soul
Living the lies of the duchmans eyes
Then you through me back in the hole

Bury me beneath the sun
In reach of the northern skies
Polish up that old time century toy
And get this ending right

Back me in a corner of trouble
And tire my weary mind
Pushing who I thought was a Military man
Turned out to steal my life

Cold Manitoba

Written By: Eddie Orso

Cold Manitoba look what you've done to the sky. To the sky... To the sky... To the sky.
Oh I'm getting older and the bust it ain't now lie. Ain't no lie... Ain't no lie... Ain't no lie.

Hitting the road, driving the lanes... Oh passed down.
Passing through the same old place... Oh passed down.
The rails are long, the train my home... Oh passed down.
It's over now, the times are gone. Papa's still singing the same old song.

Cold Manitoba look what you've done to the sky. To the sky... To the sky... To the sky.
Oh I'm getting older and the bust it ain't now lie. Ain't no lie... Ain't no lie... Ain't no lie.

Carry my load, I'm feeling the weight... Oh passed down. It's getting old, ain't moving the same... Oh passed down. The warning signs, the great unknown... Oh passed down. It's over now, the times are gone. The road is steep, but we ain't got long.

Down That Line

Written By: Revival Dear

It’s looking good, you call it on, I’ll make it right
We’ve got the papers in the back

I heard you say, It’s not the day, we need more time
You need to throw it in the bag

Hey man, it coulda been bad,
but we ain’t going down that line

What’s in your eyes? You’re looking bad, you backing out?
You’re in to deep to say goodnight

Where’s all your heart? Don’t tell a soul, Don’t fade to black
We need your car to do the job

Hey man, it coulda been bad,
but we ain’t going down that line

I’ve got to go, I’m leaving town, I’m hitting the night.
Lets not just do this outta spite

Be Back Someday

Written By: Eddie Orso

Eyes set on eyes hasn't changed
Eyes set on eyes hasn't changed
But I've gotta go... go, go, go you better stay
'Cause if you wait here baby,
You know I'll be back someday

Unchain your feet
Raise your hands
Come on down
To where it's at...
We've got the rest of our lives,
But I just can't stay

Grab your coat
Jump that train
Tell the world
You're on your way.
We've got the rest of our lives
But I just can't stay
But if you wait here baby,
You know I'll be back someday

Eyes set on eyes hasn't changed
Eyes set on eyes hasn't changed
But I've gotta go... go, go, go you better stay
'Cause if you wait here baby,
You know I'll be back someday

Discography

Revival Dear - Self Titled ( 2007 )
http://www.uspinrecords.com/revivalmusic.html

Set List

Album tracks (all original):
1) Town That I've Known
2) Land And Tide
3) Hog Tied
4) Ol's In The Water
5) Hometown Down Heart
6) Workin' Man
7) Cold Manitoba
8) Down That Line
9) Be Back Someday
10) Give Me The Blues
11) Century Toy
12) Troubled Days
13) Watkins 73'

Other original songs include:
1) On My Way To Your Heart
2) Ringing Bell
3) Crazy Mama
4) Little Running Machine

Covers include:
1) Wagon Wheel
2) Slippin' and Slidin'
3) CC Rider
etc.

Sets vary depending on event.