Red - Innocence & Instinct Deluxe Edition

Published Tuesday 2nd February 2010
Red - Innocence & Instinct Deluxe Edition
Red - Innocence & Instinct Deluxe Edition

STYLE: Rock
RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 50250-15467
LABEL: Essential 083061089825
FORMAT: CD Album
ITEMS: 2
EXTRAS: DVD
RELEASE DATE: 2009-03-01
RRP: £12.99

Reviewed by Steven Bridge

The Grammy-nominated band followed up their successful 'End Of Silence' with this release last year and like its predecessor their label released it in two versions. Like the standard version this release shows that Red are expert purveyors of edgy, hook-filled rock. If ever Romans chapter seven in the Bible was themed and anthemed on a record, this is it. The four guys in the band air their struggle of life and faith through powerful cuts like "Fight Inside" and "Death Of Me". The video for "Death Of Me" on the DVD is one of the best Christian videos of 2009. Award-winning producer and songwriter Rob Graves and mixer Ben Grosse (Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Fuel) were brought in and they have helped produce a great album. A haunting, sometimes dark and ethereal tone seeps through the songs but always with portholes of hope. Red are well read lacing their songs with Dante influences from Divine Comedy and Inferno amongst others. Covering Duran Duran's "Ordinary World" was a surprise, but a nice one.

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Sample Track Listing:
1. Intro (Canto III) [Listen]
2. Fight Inside [Listen]
3. Death Of Me [Listen]
4. Mystery Of You [Listen]
5. Start Again [Listen]
6. Never Be The Same [Listen]
7. Confession (What's Inside My Head) [Listen]
8. Shadows [Listen]
9. Ordinary World [Listen]
10. Out From Under [Listen]
11. Take It All Away [Listen]
12. Overtake You [Listen]
13. Forever [Listen]
14. Nothing And Everything [Listen]

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Product Description
GRAMMY-nominated rock band Red’s second album, ‘Innocence & Instinct’, is a primal and provocative look into the dark and sometimes seemingly hopeless fight inside’ each one of us, told through the powerful sphere of the band’s hard-hitting, intense music. ‘Innocence’ is where we all begin. ‘Instinct’ can quickly take over. A lifetime is spent in this internal tug of war between who we really are and who we hope to be. Produced by the award-winning Rob Graves, mixed by Ben Grosse (Sevendust, Disturbed, Depeche Mode) and including a song co-written by Benjamin Burnley of Breaking Benjamin, ‘Innocence & Instinct’ is thoughtful and powerful rock music, with a challenging look at the personal struggle inside each of us.

Reader Comments

Posted by Dakota Shaner in Gastonia @ 15:52 on Jan 8 2009

Oh man, I can't wait!
Their first album was absolutely amazing, I like every song on there which is pretty rare considering most people usually buy a CD for just one song on it.
This Album though I know is going to rock!
GREATEST BAND EVER!



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