Request (The Awakening album)

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The Awakening - Request.jpg
Studio album by The Awakening
Released April 1998
Recorded 1997 Nytesound Studios, Johannesburg, South Africa
Genre Gothic rock
Label Intervention Arts
Producer Ashton Nyte
The Awakening chronology
Ethereal Menace

Request is the second album by South African Gothic rock band The Awakening released during April 1998. Taking a step towards the New Romantic sound, Request brought the band more exposure and club rotation with three singles as well as their first music video for "Rain."


A calmer, mellower and darker album than its predecessor, Request's singles "Maree", "Rain" and "Before I Leap" saw much success with radio and club rotation.[1] A music video was shot for "Rain" by director Katinka Harrod. In March 1999, the album was re-released on Intervention Arts with the bonus track "The Safety Dance," a cover of the hit by the 1980s synthpop band Men Without Hats.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ashton Nyte.

  1. "Request"
  2. "To Give"
  3. "Rain"
  4. "Carnival"
  5. "Before I Leap"
  6. "Maree"
  7. "Tamzin"
  8. "Marked"
  9. "In the Unholy"
  10. "Where Roses Grow"
  11. "Myst"
    Bonus tracks on United States re-release:
  12. "Before I Leap (dub-coma mix)"
  13. "The Safety Dance"
  14. "Request (reprise)"


  1. ^ Intervention Arts (1999). "The Awakening - Request". Intervention Arts. Intervention Arts. Retrieved 2007-09-22.