STRYPER vocalist/guitarist has revealed he is releasing the original solo version of the band's 2005 release REBORN, entitled REBORN AGAIN.
Michael Sweet comments:
"After the 2003 Stryper Celebration Tour, I came home and immediately started working on a new solo album. I recorded 10 songs/demos at my home studio and then booked time at Blue Jay and Mixed Emotions to record the album. Once it was complete, I started shopping to a number of labels. I was about to sign a deal when I wound up performing with Stryper in FL in 2004, and I played the music for the guys while we were there. They loved what they heard and we ultimately decided to reform and head back into the studio to make it a Stryper album and to officially reunite. The arrangements of the original songs did not change at all. It was re-recorded and released on 8/16/2005 and titled Reborn under the Stryper name.
"After years of requests and a lot of thought, I decided to release the original versions / tracks and add some things that I felt were always missing: guitar solos, high vocal notes, more rhythm guitars, synth parts and an alternate version of 'Passion'. The original drums and bass are clean and punchy and Derek and Lou did an outstanding job laying down the foundation. I’ve always wanted everyone to hear what these guys did and how well they did it!
"So, here we are! Kenny Lewis and I decided to make those changes and reproduce the original version for all of you to hear. I couldn’t be more pleased.
"It was always a dream of mine to be able to offer this version to all of you and I really believe that you’re gonna love it! I’m so excited to finally be able to bring you Reborn Again!
Available now for preorder here. I’ll be autographing every copy, CD & Vinyl. Reserve your copy now!"
Open Your Eyes
When Did I See You Cry
Make You Mine
If I Die
Wait For You
Passion (alternate mix)