Rivermaya (album)

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Rivermaya
Studio album by Rivermaya
Released November 1994
Recorded Audio Captain Inc. (Additional tracks recorded at Perfect Music Studio)
Genre

OPM, Rock

Label = BMG Records Pilipinas
Length 43:20
Producer Chito Rono & Lizza G. Nakpil
Rivermaya chronology
Rivermaya
(1994)
Trip
(1996)
Singles from Rivermaya
  1. "Ulan"
    Released: 1994
  2. "214"
    Released: 1994
  3. "Awit ng Kabataan"
    Released: 1994
  4. "Bring Me Down"
    Released: 1994
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars link

Rivermaya is the debut album of the Filipino rock band, Rivermaya. Containing 11 tracks, it was released in 1994 on BMG Records Pilipinas (now Sony BMG Music Philippines, Inc.).

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by Rico Blanco except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Revolution"   Rico Blanco / Nathan Azarcon 3:36
2. "Bring Me Down"     4:32
3. "Ground"     5:06
4. "20 Million"     3:54
5. "Ulan"   Rico Blanco / Nathan Azarcon 4:29
6. "Halik sa Araw"   Rico Blanco / Perf de Castro 3:57
7. "Gravity"     4:10
8. "214"     4:33
9. "Hate"     3:24
10. "Awit ng Kabataan"     4:50
11. "(Instrumental/Outro of Revolution)"     0:49

Singles[edit]

"Ulan" was the first single released off this album, during the last quarter of 1993.

"214" is a pop rock/ ballad song, released as the second official single. It went to number one spot in various charts in the Philippines. It replaced Eraserheads hit song "With a Smile" in N.U. 107.5 on 1994.

"Awit the Kabataan", a folk, pop rock anthem, was released as the third single.

"Bring Me Down", a duet with Rico Blanco and Bamboo Manalac both on vocals, was released as the final single.

Critical reception[edit]

This album was critically praised for its fresh, excitingly-new pop/rock sound. It become one of the best sellers in the 1990s.

Personnel[edit]

Francisco "Bamboo" Mañalac (lead vocals)
Rico Blanco (keyboard, guitar, vocals)
Perfecto de Castro (lead/rhythm guitar)
Nathan Azarcon (bass)
Mark Escueta (drums & percussion)

Other
Producers: Bamboo Manalac, Mark Escueta, Perfecto de Castro, Nathan Azarcon & Rico Blanco
Executive Producers: Buddy Medina & Rudy Tee
A & R: Vic Valenciano
Sound Engineer: Arnold Jallores
Album Mix: Arnold Jallores w/ Perf de Castro & Rico Blanco
Recorded at Audio Captain Inc.
Additional tracks recorded at Perfect Music Studio
Art Direction: Mario Joson
Album Design: DFX
Album Photography: Raymund Isaac

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