Rivermaya (album)

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Studio album by Rivermaya
Released November 1994
Recorded Audio Captain Inc. (Additional tracks recorded at Perfect Music Studio)
Genre OPM, Rock
Length 43:20
Label Musiko Records
BMG Records (Pilipinas) Inc.
Producer Chito S. Roño, Perfecto de Castro & Lizza G. Nakpil
Rivermaya chronology
Singles from Rivermaya
  1. "Ulan"
    Released: 1993
  2. "214"
    Released: 1994
  3. "Awit ng Kabataan"
    Released: 1994
  4. "Bring Me Down"
    Released: 1994
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RiverMaya is the debut self-tittled album of the Filipino rock band, Rivermaya. Containing 11 tracks, it was released in 1994 on BMG Records (Pilipinas) Inc. (now Sony 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"   Perf de Castro 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"   Perf de Castro 4:10
8. "214"     4:33
9. "Hate"     3:24
10. "Awit ng Kabataan"     4:50
11. "(Instrumental/Outro of Revolution)"     0:49


"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 ng 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 and still to this day.



Producers: Bamboo Mañalac, Mark Escueta, Perfecto de Castro, Nathan Azarcon, Rico Blanco, Chito S. Roño & Lizza G. Nakpil
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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