Rise has been added to your Basket
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by musicMagpie
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Buy with confidence from a huge UK seller with over 3 million feedback ratings, all items despatched next day directly from the UK. All items are quality guaranteed.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Rise CD

4.7 out of 5 stars 31 customer reviews

Price: £19.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by best_value_entertainment and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
8 new from £16.05 10 used from £4.14
£19.99 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £20. Details Only 1 left in stock. Sold by best_value_entertainment and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's The Answer Store


Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

  • Rise
  • +
  • Everyday Demons
  • +
  • Revival
Total price: £56.97
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (26 Jun. 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Albert Productions
  • ASIN: B000FIH4ZQ
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,752 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Product Description

The Answer - Rise

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
If ever we needed a solution to the self consciously stylised over-hyped "art-pop-rock" being peddled in the so-called mainstream music industry, ladies and gentlemen, we have The Answer. Cormac Neeson (vox), Paul Mahon (guitars), Micky Waters (bass), and James Heatley (drums) are four guys hailing from Northern Ireland who grew up listening to their parents' record collection. The result - exuberant Rock music played with guts, power and shedloads of skill that captures perfectly the excitement and joy of the shared experience which is great Rock `n Roll. Yes, their Free and Zeppelin influences shine brightly, but this is no cheap 70's rip off outfit. This is young, fresh, and has more energy than a Jack Russell terrier pup. This is a band that is set to re-energise and revive the blues and take it to a new generation.

Opening track Under The Sky makes a defining statement for the rest of the album. Cormac completely shatters the myth that white men can't sing the blues while Paul exhibits a wonderfully expressive less-is-more approach to blues rock soloing, hardly surprising as his favourite guitarist is Paul Kosoff. One listen through the whole album, and you get it all: explosive drumming, crunching riffs, rolling bass, fluid, resonant playing and hooks that are solid gold. Never Too Late is Zeppelin at their peak, Come Follow Me is 70's flamboyant stadium rock at its best. Memphis Water is a strong dose of "old school" blues rock that displays the band's Free influences, No Questions is an opportunity for James to prove that he can drum like Bonzo, too, and Preachin' has that deep Mississippi delta blues feel, complete with gospel choir to make you feel good about religion again!
Read more ›
Comment 20 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I would love to be the A & R man responsible for finding this fantastic Irish 4 piece. Yes this album smacks heavily of the seventies with a sway towards Zeppelin and Free but with an undescribable modern twist. If your a great band with lots of energy and catchy strong driving anthems like 'never too late' then your record company should be pretty chuffed to have you on board. The Answer are just that : The Answer to some of the mainstream nu metal emo crap that is being passed as music today. They are young ,not dumb and come across as a powerful rock blues british band. Having seen them support Alterbridge a few years back and then seeing them with Whitesnake I was impressed with the difference. The Answer long may you rein.
1 Comment 13 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
The Answer have produced one of the standout albums of this decade, and perhaps even one of the best debuts ever. It oozes the vibes of the 70's back when real rock bands ruled the world, such as Zeppelin, Free, Purple etc, and blends this with more modern bands such as The Black Crowes and Cry Of Love. Someone once described them as 'Led Zeppelin with backing vocals' and they're not far off. Here is a band that defies today's culture of manufactured groups that fade out after a couple of hit singles. They have worked their way up from playing in Irish pubs on spare weekends, to supporting legendary bands such as Whitesnake and The Who, and are clearly very passionate about the music they play, and they have every right to be.

The album mainly consists of full-out rockers (Never Too Late, Come Follow Me, Leavin' Today) but also has a couple of slower, bluesier songs (Memphis Water, Preachin') as well as the traditional power ballad (Always). Every style that the band turn their hand to is equally impressive, and demonstrates their obvious talent as musicians. However, they have more than just skill, their is clearly fantastic chemistry between them. Cormac Neeson's soulful vocals and Paul Mahon's searing guitar-work is backed up perfectly by Micky Waters' pounding basslines and James Heatley's awesome drumming to create something that transcends mere words - so I won't try! I would say my favourite track is either Sometimes Your Love, with highlights Cormac's fantastically unique voice, or Under The Sky which features mindblowing guitaring from Paul (a trend that runs through the album). Buy this album if you like any kind of rock music and you will not be dissappointed. This band are destined for great things, so make sure you check them out before they go global!
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
...but then, neither were Led Zeppelin or Free or AC/DC or The Black Crowes, the most obvious influences of this hard rockin' four-piece. As some of my fellow reveiwers have picked up on, they are currently out supporting Whitesnake on their British tour, and audiences up and down the country are loving them. I spoke to lead singer Cormac Neeson in Sheffield after their support slot, and told him that I'd never seen so many people in the crowd watching the support act, and he said he thought Sheffield didn't like them because he'd spotted some empty seats. Anyway, on to the album.

The first track, Under The Sky, is an excellent opener. Short, sharp, punchy lyrics, great guitar work and a heavy rhythm section grabs you by the short and curlies and doesn't let go. Never Too Late and Come Follow Me don't quite have the same impact, though there's nothing wrong with either of them, whilst Be What You Want is one of the band's favourite live tracks, as the three other members of the group get to sing along on the chorus. Memphis Water could be renamed Muddy Waters, it's the first dip of The Answer's toe into the Memphis Blues that they so obviously admire, though for total blues wait until you get to track 10, Preachin'.

And then you're on to the two best songs on the CD - No Questions Asked is pure Led Zeppelin from start to finish, Jimmy Page guitar riffs, Cormac doing his best Robert Plant impression, but there's a feeling of recognition that makes you love it.
Read more ›
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



Customer Discussions


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Feedback