Re: Dave Bickler re-joins Survivor and Jimi Jamison stays on too!
Posted by: Idiosyncrasy ()
Date: April 20, 2013 07:15AM

Around the release of Crossroads Moment, I believe Jimi was putting it down to a combination of Peterik's coaching and having some truly inspirational music to sing.

He did mention that the majority of the recording time on Reach was spent on the guitars, with the vocals relatively rushed at the last minute.

http://www.melodicrock.com/interviews/jimijamison-jimpeterik08.html

"Yeah. I'll come back to the…..well, let's hit the vocals now. Jim, what did you have to do to get Jimi back into top vocal shape? I didn't actually criticize but I did at least raise the question over some of the vocals that were on the Reach album because some of them sounded smooth as silk, some sounded hoarse and raspy. I think you told me at the time that it was Frankie's decision on how much time to spend in trying to get the right vocal out of you…

JJ-Right. All the time was actually spent on the guitars.

JP- (laughs)

(laughs)
JJ- You know, it took me a week to do the vocals-2 or 3 days to do all the tracks and the band-and the rest of the time was guitars.

So what did you do to get Jimi back in shape? Or, bring the best out in him?

JP-First of all, we love each other and the atmosphere we create is very important. You can't do great vocals without a good atmosphere of support. I really support his talent. He supports my talent. And, he loved the songs.

JJ-You know, Jim, that's the main thing. If you're not inspired…. I was so inspired by the songs. If you've got a great song to sing, you're gonna sing it great. If you've got a crummy song, it's not gonna be as good. I was really inspired with these songs; I really was. It made it so much easier to sing. It made it so much easier to hit the high notes; I had no problem hitting the high notes. It was weird, actually, you know? (laughs) But, it was great at the same time. When you are really inspired, that means a lot. Your adrenaline gets going, you know, you are excited to do it. And when you get to listen to it when you are through singing it and it will be great. Touch fists, like Jim and I did after every song.

JP-Yeah!"



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