Re: Jimmy Barnes - Two Fires
Posted by: Kevin ()
Date: December 13, 2012 01:39AM

Laurent Wrote:
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> I dusted off this amazing CD and after 20 years am
> still impressed at how good it is.
>
> I know a lot of people hail "Freight Train Heart"
> as being JB's best album. I get that because it is
> a melodic rock CD but to me, it doesn't show the
> real JB. It is an americanized version of him,
> specially formated to break the US market (similar
> to what happened with Michael Bolton - including
> some of the same musicians).
>

I prefer FTH, but the Barnestorming versions by far over the studio cuts.

If you never picked up a copy of the "Under the Southern Cross" dvd that came out a year or two ago, you need to. Almost full version of the concert that a lot of Barnestorming was recorded at, including a bunch that never made the cd.

I'd love to hear a Barnestorming version of Two Fires, as I thought that album was just as overproduced as FTH. Just a bit too.....sparkly, for lack of a better word.





> IMHO, "Two Fires" has no filler. It perfectly
> combines his hard rock, melodic and Motown roots.
> The album rocks and grooves. I can really hear a
> lot of Motown influences in several songs.

The two I'm not so fond of are Let's Make it Last All Night, and One of a Kind (boring). Other than those, the album is very solid.

btw Laurent, have you ever heard the Two Fires demos? There's a bunch of songs out there, and a fair amount that were even played live in the 1989-90ish timeframe. For me, some of the songs that didn't make it are better than what made the album.
Kevin



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