Rise (The Answer album)

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Rise sleeve.jpg
Studio album by The Answer
Released 2006
Recorded 2005
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 48:03
Label Albert Records
Producer Andy Bradfield and Avril MacKintosh
The Answer chronology
Everyday Demons
(2009)Everyday Demons2009
Special Edition Cover Art
Special Edition Cover Art
Singles from Rise
  1. "Never Too Late"
  2. "Into The Gutter"
  3. "Under The Sky"
    Released: October 1, 2006
  4. "Come Follow Me"
    Released: December 18, 2006
  5. "Be What You Want"
    Released: March 19, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Degeneracion Rock 4.5/5 stars[2]
Indie London 3.5/5 stars[3]
LeedsMusicScene 4.5/5 stars[4]
Hard Rock Hideout 9.5/10 stars[5]
Metal Storm 9/10 stars[6]
Metal Invader 5/5 stars[7]

Rise is the debut album by Northern Ireland rock band The Answer. It has sold in excess of 30,000 copies in the UK & Europe and 10,000 on day one in Japan.

The album was recorded at Olympic Studio 1, Monnow Valley in Wales and the Albert Studio in London during the fall of 2005. Produced by Andy Bradfield and Avril MacKintosh, the Albert Productions team (with back room production from the legendary George Young) and Neal Calderwood from the Bands hometown.

Tracks released from the album were Never Too Late, Into The Gutter, Under The Sky, Come Follow Me and Be What You Want.[8]

Their website initially stated that the Rise album should have been released in the United States by December 2010.[9] However, since signing with Napalm Records, they have announced that Re-Releases of The Answer's back catalogue will be released in the United States and other key territories in the near future. It was eventually released in the US in late 2013.

Track listings[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Under the Sky" 4:09
2. "Never Too Late" 3:56
3. "Come Follow Me" 4:10
4. "Be What You Want" 3:45
5. "Memphis Water" 6:08
6. "No Questions Asked" 3:27
7. "Into the Gutter" 4:03
8. "Sometimes Your Love" 4:13
9. "Leavin' Today" 2:59
10. "Preachin'" 5:57
11. "Always" 5:12


Special Edition[edit]

A special edition version of the album was released on 17 June 2007[10] under the name "Rise: Special Edition". It contained two discs, with the first being the original "Rise" track listing, and the second being a collection of B-Sides, live recordings, as well as some acoustic sessions. It was given four out of five stars by TheMusicZine.[11]

Special Edition Disc 2 Track Listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Keep Believin'" (Unreleased Chris Sheldon version) 3:54
2. "I Won't Let You Down" (Unreleased version from Rise sessions) 3:38
3. "Sweet Emotion" (From the Kerrang! 25 Year CD) 3:54
4. "Doctor" (Unreleased version from Rise sessions) 4:25
5. "So Cold" (Unreleased version from Rise sessions) 4:53
6. "Rock Bottom Blues" (B-side) 4:43
7. "Some Unity" (B-side) 3:47
8. "No Questions Asked" (Live session version) 3:28
9. "Into the Gutter" (Acoustic session) 3:39
10. "Only the Strong Survive" (Unreleased version from Rise sessions) 3:24
11. "Not Listening" (Unreleased version from Rise sessions) 6:13
12. "Come Follow Me" (Live in Tokyo) 5:33
13. "Sometimes Your Love" (Live in Tokyo) 5:35
14. "Be What You Want/Moment Jam" (Live in Tokyo) 8:19
15. "Take It Easy" (Unreleased version from Rise sessions) 4:28

The live versions of "Come Follow Me", "Sometimes Your Love" and "Be What You Want/Moment Jam" are also available on the Everyday Demons special edition CDs.


Under the Sky[edit]

Under the Sky is a song by The Answer which was featured on their album Rise, and was released as a download-only single in 2006.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Under the Sky
  2. I Won't Let You Down
  3. Doctor (live session)
  4. Under the Sky (video)

Come Follow Me[edit]

Come Follow Me is a song by The Answer which was featured on their album Rise, and was released as a download-only single in 2006.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Come Follow Me
  2. Preachin' (acoustic)
  3. So Cold

Be What You Want[edit]

Be What You Want is a song by The Answer. It was featured on their album Rise, and was released as a download-only single in 2007.

Track listing[edit]

  1. Be What You Want
  2. Sweet Emotion
  3. Into the Gutter (acoustic)
  4. No Questions Asked (live radio version)


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Degeneracion Rock review[dead link]
  3. ^ "Indie London review". Indielondon.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  4. ^ Andy James. "LeedsMusicScene review". Leedsmusicscene.net. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  5. ^ "Hard Rock Hideout review". Hardrockhideout.com. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  6. ^ "Metal Storm review". Metalstorm.net. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  7. ^ "Metal Invader review". Metal-invader.com. 2006-12-01. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  8. ^ "List of Releases by The Answer". 
  9. ^ "The Answer - Revival. New album released 03/10/2011". Theanswer.ie. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  10. ^ "iTunes Store". itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2011-09-11. 
  11. ^ http://www.themusiczine.com/album.php?id=153