Red - Until We Have Faces

Published Friday 20th May 2011
Red - Until We Have Faces
Red - Until We Have Faces

RATING 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9 9
OUR PRODUCT CODE: 104205-17589
LABEL: Essential 083061091620
RELEASE DATE: 2011-02-02
RRP: £9.99

Reviewed by Steven Bridge

The theme of this album is a search for true identity inspired by a number of sources including author C S Lewis' book Till We Have Faces, which is a retelling of the Greek myth of Cupid and Psyche. Red have taken the theme and translated it into an epic, anthemic album. Award-winning producer and songwriter Rob Graves and mixer Ben Grosse (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fuel) have worked to produce another great album - Red's third. This is a continuation of the Pennsylvania-based band's trademark sound, with a haunting, sometimes dark and ethereal tone that seeps through the songs but always with portholes of hope, highlighted by the beautiful ballad "Best Is Yet To Come". Red are now just a foursome : Michael Barnes (vocals), Anthony Armstrong (guitar), Randy Armstrong (bass, piano) and new drummer Joe Rickard. The line "we won't hide our faces from the light" encapsulates the essence of the album on the track "Who We Are". If you enjoyed Red's earlier projects, this certainly won't disappoint.

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Product Description

Working again with award-winning producer Rob Graves, Red are putting the finishing touches to their next album, Until We Have Faces.

Known for delivering thoughtful, intense and powerful rock music, Red’s anticipated third studio project pulls back the band’s many layers, unleashing a torrential outpouring of creativity for which the innovative rock troupe is known.

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