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Third Day – ‘Revival’ album review
4 Overall Score


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Third Day – ‘Revival’ album review

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With well over twenty years together, Third Day has tackled a variety of styles and themes, but Revival (buy title track) is indeed the “return to roots” vibe that’s been absent from several latter works. In actuality, it goes well beyond 1996’s now classic self-titled debut with the bus on the cover and dips all the way back to the soulful, horn-soaked, roots rockin’ vibe of the Muscle Shoals scene in the ‘60s. It sure didn’t hurt that the band recorded in the same Alabama studio previously graced by Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Etta James, while their own road-tested musicianship is also at the top of the game. Of course, Third Day stays just as strong with its message of hopefulness and praise, evoking the spirit of a vintage gospel revival within the context of an aching society destined to be stirred by these joyful sounds.


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About The Author

Andy Argyrakis
Contributing Editor

Andy Argyrakis is a Chicago-based entertainment writer/photographer who appears in the Chicago Tribune, Illinois Entertainer, Daily Journal, Concert Livewire, Hear/Say Magazine and Image Chicago (to name a few). Additional photo credits include Fuse TV, Live Nation, Nikon, Pollstar, Celebrity Access, Paste Magazine, and He’s also the author/narrator of "Access Matthews" (an audio CD tracing the career of Dave Matthews Band) and spends considerable time on tour, including outings with Arlo Guthrie, The Guess Who, Madina Lake (on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution) and Gospel Music Channel’s "Gospel Dream" (where he served as season one judge).

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