Monday, March 02, 2015

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Reeve Carney

Artist: Reeve Carney f/Bono and The Edge
Song:Rise Above 1
Album:Music From Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

This CD of music from the ill fated Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark will be of interest to U2 fans because Bono and The Edge wrote the songs and appear on the CD. Reeve Carney starred in the show. There is no original cast CD. Interscope released this instead. Reeve Carney was born Apr. 18, 1983 in New York City. He moved to Los Angeles as a teen. He had his own band while touring with blues artist Jonny Lang and he has led his band Carney for several years. They opened for U2 and that's how Bono and The Edge got to know him. Of course the reason there was a Spider-Man musical is why not. I guess it's all about branding. Marvel first began development of the show in 2002. Bono and The Edge wanted to write the songs because it was different. They suggest director Julie Taymor. The problems with the show were cost overruns and problems with some of the stunts in the show. When it previewed, the reviews were so bad they rewrote the whole show and delayed the opening. It finally did premiere June 2011 but the show was already doomed. The show was never a hit. There's nothing wrong with Carney and he remained with the show until Sept. 2013. But the show was flawed and maybe it should have been cancelled. But I guess they had already spent too much money. Fortunately this CD is available for those who want it. Reeve Carney is currently starring in the Showtime series Penny Dreadful and his band Carney is still active. Here's the video for Rise Above 1 by Reeve Carney featuring Bono and The Edge.

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