So, today is midterm election day here in the USA. Please go out and vote! There is one thing I think we all (as in not just here in America, but the world over) need is love. And the repeating phrase “Love is everywhere” from this song is what we need to remember on this election day.
This track really shows off the guitar work of Dickey Betts (who wrote the song) and Duane Allman on acoustic guitar. I love the parallel guitar voices, running in thirds.
From the Wiki on the song;
His first songwriting contribution to the band, guitarist Dickey Betts initially wrote “Revival” as an instrumental. He began singing along, and lyrics came as an afterthought, which was not typical. Betts tended to naturally write instrumental songs first; he later commented, “You have to have an altogether different approach; an instrumental has to be real catchy and when you succeed it’s very satisfying because you have transcended words and communicated with emotion.”
This was the first song of the Allman Brothers to chart. Although it only reached 92 on the Billboard Top 100, and only stayed on the chart for three weeks.
So, without further ado, I give you Revival (Love Is Everywhere).
P.S. – GO VOTE DAMMIT!!!!! Please, vote your conscience.