Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review
Posted by: Kevin ()
Date: December 01, 2012 03:36AM

nivjourney Wrote:
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> Crossroads Moment took a while to grow on me,
> because I had to re-order the tracks, deleting a
> few horrendous songs along the way, but the songs
> that were left made a good album.

What order did you end up with?

Here's what I've got....
Battersea
Dream Higher
Crossroads Moment
Alive
Behind the Music
Lost
Love the World Away
'Til the Morning Comes
That's Why I Sing
Friends We've Never Met

Once you get rid of the excess, you end up with a pretty darn good album.



> You can't tell me that you couldn't lift Jimi's
> voice from any of the songs on Never Too Late, and
> replace them with any other project singer on
> Frontiers and have people go "wait a minute, this
> sounds too much like a Jimi Jamison song, what's
> it doing on this Terry Brock/W.E.T/Joe Lynn
> Turner/Issa/Johnny Gioeli, etc album?!"... They
> wouldn't, because it all sounds the same, without
> any identity after a while...
> Niv

That in itself is a major problem with the melodic rock scene at the moment, and I think it's going to get worse. There are few writers around, and you end up with multiple variations of an Eric Martennson album....

with Erik on Vocals.....Eclipse
with JSS on vox....WET
with Toby on vox...Mercury's Down
with Jimi on vox...Never Too Late

The music style changes somewhat (Eclipse and the Jimi album don't really sound alike), but the writing style is distinctly Erik Martennson.

It's been done before (the Gary Hughes albums with Bob Catley, the Magnus Karlsson albums with Allen/Lande and Catley, and Mike Slamer albums with various singers in Steelhouse Lane/Terry Brock, and others), and one producer handling just about everything that is released, but it seems to be happening with more frequency in recent years. Now you get albums like the Issa one recording covers of "obscure" melodic rock tracks.

The scene is having issues. It will be interesting to see where it goes from here, but I think it will get worse instead of better. In the meantime, I think it's time to accept that separate identities for each artist are going away. There are only so many writers and so many producers, and this intermingling is hurting the scene as a whole.
Kevin

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Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 1236 Kevin 11/30/2012 01:00PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 475 LilKing22 11/30/2012 01:35PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 344 Kevin 11/30/2012 02:57PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 384 Doug Wolfgang 11/30/2012 03:41PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 346 nivjourney 11/30/2012 10:00PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 459 Andrew 11/30/2012 11:31PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 395 nivjourney 11/30/2012 11:43PM
A little clarity. 329 Andrew 12/01/2012 12:52PM
Re: A little clarity. 235 Terry K. 12/02/2012 02:05AM
Re: A little clarity. 212 Cressy 12/02/2012 03:37AM
Re: A little clarity. 221 nivjourney 12/02/2012 04:39AM
Re: A little clarity. 200 Terry K. 12/02/2012 06:50AM
Re: A little clarity. 247 Andrew 12/02/2012 04:19PM
Re: A little clarity. 203 Andrew 12/02/2012 04:17PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 286 Chazz 11/30/2012 11:58PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review251 Kevin 12/01/2012 03:36AM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 394 Rockingbear 12/01/2012 03:55AM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 253 Peter M. Bietenholz 12/01/2012 05:09AM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 272 Terry K. 12/01/2012 06:46AM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 179 Chazz 12/05/2012 05:28PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 264 Marco74 12/01/2012 06:04PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 201 Kevin 12/02/2012 03:05AM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 269 Terry K. 12/02/2012 03:43AM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 289 RAMSAY 12/02/2012 07:09AM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 264 Terry K. 12/02/2012 08:56AM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 246 nivjourney 12/02/2012 10:25AM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 245 Andrew 12/02/2012 04:21PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 185 nivjourney 12/02/2012 10:52PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 219 nivjourney 12/02/2012 10:54PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 268 rickyboy999 12/02/2012 11:28PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 211 nivjourney 12/03/2012 01:50AM
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Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 212 nivjourney 12/03/2012 07:59AM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 171 Terry K. 12/03/2012 08:18AM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 169 nivjourney 12/03/2012 08:50AM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 192 Terry K. 12/03/2012 10:05AM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 232 Scott 12/03/2012 10:56PM
Re: Jimi Jamison - Never Too Late review 244 Andrew 12/02/2012 04:20PM
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