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Monday, October 22, 2007

Mark Lanegan Revives Souls

Not probably since BITTERSWEET SYMPHONY by The Verve has a song come out that has the power to move in a spiritual, life-affirming way (or even to, perhaps, rev up a sports team) than REVIVAL by SOULSAVERS.

The UK duo of producer/remixers of Rich Machin and Ian Glover have put together movie scores and helped out bands like Starsailor put finishing touches on tunes.

But, on their second album, IT'S NOT HOW FAR YOU FALL, IT'S THE WAY YOU LAND, they enlist the help of Screaming Trees vocalist Mark Lanegan. He adds a powerful, weather-worn presence to a song that sounds like what would happen if you injected the Talking Head's ROAD TO NOWHERE, with a double drony dose of gospel and soul.

I haven't been able to stop thinking about this song for the past couple of weeks. See and hear why and then put this on your I-Pod, jog and see what kind of effect this song has on you!

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