- Audio CD (May 30, 2005)
- Number of Discs: 2
- Format: Import
- Label: Renascent UK
- ASIN: B0000BZYR8
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #742,737 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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This isn't quite the same Wild Swans who's good but slightly over-produced melodic pop you probably heard on your local alternative radio station in 1988. This is the sound of four young, angsty, drugged-out hipsters banging out impassioned pop with a blurry energy like there's no tomorrow. Produced in a fit of extra-curricular activity by Bunnymen drummer Pete de Freitas (who also played drums on it), the single perfectly captures their intense, naïve youthful energy. Crucial to the sound is guitarist Jem Kelly's intricate, melodic, shimmering style; a bit like Richard Lloyd's artsy, English cousin, or Robin Guthrie on speed. Paul Simpson's dramatic singing adds to the desperate urgency.Read more ›
What attracted to to their music was the deepness of their lyrics to social strife, and whatever ills we have of our personhood. The tracks of Revolutionery Spirit are great to compare each other too. I had only heard their very first cut off the album which is no longer, and feel in love then and there. Hearing all the other tracks brought me back to the 80's and a scan of my life from then til now. "God Forbid" is probably my favorite track, although each and every song is fantastic. I cannot say enough about the music.
This is a must also for James fans, another group from the Liverpool area. I always put them and the Wild Swans together.
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Poor quality Great Music! The recording of rev spirit is bad! Comcast plays it on TV and it is great too bad!Published on August 14, 2011 by Celtics Win
I could listen to both discs all day and night, without skipping over ANY tracks. All of the songs are sung and played beautifully. The singer has a rich, beautiful voice. Read morePublished on September 5, 2008 by Marie Anne A.
My brother had originally bought the 12" vinyl single way back in the early 80's, and even today (2008) I still wanted to go back and hear "Revolutionary Spirit" and "God Forbid. Read morePublished on January 10, 2008 by felipe echevarria