Arena - The Visitor - Revisited

Year of Release: 1999
Label: The Cage
Catalog Number: CD02
Format: CD
Total Time: 00:00:00

You can't label Arena's latest offering The Visitor - Revisited a form of recycling. This small shiny must-have comes courtesy of the Dutch fan club and holds on one side an audio goodbye to singer Paul Wrightson by means of five songs recorded live in Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland (recorded during the final leg of The Visitor tour on 29th November 1998), plus five acoustic songs which were recorded by new vocalist Rob Sowden as way of an introduction.

Backed by acoustic guitar and piano Sowden illustrates his strength by means of "Medusa," "Pins And Needles," "Breathe," "Tears In The Rain" and "Crying For Help IV." You also get a demo version of "Enemy Without" sung by Clive Nolan. With this release the Dutch fan club certainly proves to be one of the few fan clubs which really goes as far as they can to really please the fans. I mean be honest: which fan club produces an exclusive full-CD? You can purchase your copy for 25 Dutch guilders from The Cage, PO Box 3329, 2601 DH Delft, Holland. Also full marks for the splendid layout and sleeve design by Mattias Norén. So all that's left to do now is wait for the new studio album.

Acoustic Session: Medusa / Pins And Needles / (Don't Forget To) Breathe / Tears In The Rain / Crying For Help IV // Live In Paradiso, Amsterdam: Double Vision / Flea / The Hanging Tree / Jericho / Solomon // Demo: Enemy Without

Acoustic Session:
Rob Sowden - vocals
John "Tarquin" Mitchell - guitars
Clive Nolan - piano

Live Session:
Paul Wrightson - vocals
John "Tarquin" Mitchell - guitars
Clive Nolan - keyboards
John Jowitt - bass
Mick Pointer - drums

Demo Session:
Clive Nolan - vocals, keyboards
John "Tarquin" Mitchell - guitars
John Jowitt - bass
Mick Pointer - drums

Songs From The Lion's Cage (1995)
Pride (1996)
The Edits (1996, OOP)
Welcome To The Stage (1997)
The Cry (EP, 1997)
The Visitor (1998)
The Visitor - Revisited (1999) (Dutch fan club only release, OOP)
Immortal? (2000)
Unlocking The Cage - 1995-2000 (2001) (Dutch fan club only release, OOP)
Breakfast In Biarritz (2001)
Contagion (2003)
Radiance (2003) (fan club only release)
Live & Life (2004) (box set)
Pepper's Ghost (2005)
Ten Years On (2006)
The Seventh Degree Of Separation (2011)
Live 2011/12 Tour (2012)
Arena XX (2016)
Contagion Max (reissue of Contagion) (2014)
The Unquiet Sky (2015)
The Visitor - 20th Anniversary Remastered Edition (2018)
Double Vision (2018)

Caught In The Act (DVD) (2003)
Smoke And Mirrors (DVD) (2006)
Rapture (DVD) (2013)
Arena XX (DVD) (2016)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin UK

Added: February 1st 2000
Reviewer: John "Bobo" Bollenberg

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