was just another example of a short lived and faceless studio
concept by Petrus. Petrus front man Malavasi wrote all the tracks
and Petrus together with Alan Taylor wrote the lyrics. As always,
Petrus took his Italian musicians and recorded the music at
the Fonoprint studios in Bologna under the supervision of Maurizio
Biancani that became one of the most well-used engineers of
Goody Music Production. The vocal recordings however took place
at Power station studios in New York. This way of splitting
the music and vocal recordings were a trademark of Petrus all
the way to his last efforts in 1985 even though it wasn't always
appreciated by the American musicians later on in the early
80s. The fully Italian "Goody music orchestra" (not
credited as that on this recording) played the music and included,
besides Malavasi, Romani, Gianolio, Trevisi, Melotti and a few
others. The singers however, and to some extent the writers
of the lyrics, were completely recruited in US due to the language
problems the Italians had as they couldn't write or sing in
English. As Petrus wanted to break in USA American singers and
song writers were a crucial part of that wish. One of the most
brilliant female voices used on Revanche's album were Jocelyn
Brown, for a short time married and credited Brown, that later
gained international recognition as a background singer and
success with her own solo career. Petrus also used some accomplished
male vocalists like Bobby Douglas and Steve Daniels that were
used now and then on several productions later on as well.
and only release
1979 all was set for their debut mini-album "Music man"
displayed on a dark but classy cover. The set contained four
tracks written by Malavasi and released on Goody music in Europe
and Atlantic records in the US. The tracks were full 12"
versions, a common thing at the time, for maximum sound quality.
The first three tracks were similar in the sound and can be
described as average Disco music heard before, good but nothing
memorable, a common experience with Peter Jacques band's first
album that same year. The last track on side B was something
completely different though that stood out from the rest in
any way. It was the catchy and energetic floor filler "1979
it's dancing time" with some decisive guitar and bass riffs
and an aggressive refrain that became the best track of the
set. It also included a nice break with a tasty saxophone solo
by Trevisi. "1979 it's dancing time" is without a
doubt a classic Disco track and one of Malavasi's best productions.
didn't sell enought copies and the story of Revanche reached
an early end despite the potential that could have flourished
ever more. Petrus wanted otherwise and Revanche disappeared.
2005 the Italian record label Fonte Records released the album
on CD as a part of a box containing five Petrus/Malavasi productions.
click on the cover below to see a complete list of songs from
year & format
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All original release years