Fever Dream (Richie Kotzen album)

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Fever Dream
Richie Kotzen - Fever Dream.JPG
Studio album by Richie Kotzen
Released 1990 (1990)[1]
Recorded Prairie Sun Recording Studios in Cotati, California
Genre Hard rock
Length 37:39
Label Shrapnel
Producer Mike Varney, Steve Fontano
Richie Kotzen chronology
Richie Kotzen
(1989)Richie Kotzen1989
Fever Dream
(1990)
Electric Joy
(1991)Electric Joy1991

Fever Dream is the second studio album by guitarist Richie Kotzen, released in 1990 through Shrapnel Records. Notably Kotzen sings on all tracks, unlike his self-titled debut album from a year earlier, which was composed entirely of instrumentals.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]

Andy Hinds at AllMusic gave Fever Dream four stars out of five, calling it "pop-metal with musical muscle" and that it contained "some of Kotzen's best guitar playing." He praised Kotzen's decision to sing on his own album in the same vein as Joe Satriani, while describing Kotzen's vocals as enjoyable and his range "more than adequate to convincingly deliver his ideas".[1] Praise was also given to Kotzen's guitar work, with Hinds saying that his tone and phrasing had improved considerably since his debut album. However, he remarked that the overall sound of Fever Dream rendered it somewhat dated, and that it would have been better placed had it been released a few years prior. Highlights noted were "Dream of a New Day" (which was featured in the 1991 film Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey), "Fall of a Leader", "Yvonne" and "She".[1]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Richie Kotzen, except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "She" 3:23
2. "Fall of a Leader" 3:18
3. "Off the Rails" (Kotzen, Mike Varney) 2:44
4. "Yvonne" 3:08
5. "Things Remembered Never Die" (Kotzen, Mike Varney) 6:21
6. "Dream of a New Day" 3:18
7. "Money Power" 2:59
8. "Rollercoaster" 3:23
9. "Wheels Can Fly" 3:16
10. "Truth in Lies" 5:49
Total length: 37:39

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hinds, Andy. "Fever Dream - Richie Kotzen". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 2015-01-07.

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