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Wow, that sounds excellent too.

 

It has to be said, though... Jeez we listen to some old, old... old dudes who look as un-metal as humanly possible. :(

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Well, there doesn't seem to be as much chat about this one as other like-minded releases, but I spun it today and I like it. Much ballsier than you'd expect from this pairing, and some really great songs... not written by either of them. :lol:

 

Love the first 3 songs and even Peterik's offering is pretty good. The highlight of the disc for me probably comes from Martensson's pen, with the excellent 'I did everything wrong.' The other 2 songs penned by him are both good too. And even though the 3 songs aren't quite as good as the stuff on the Hitchcock release (well, maybe 'I did everything wrong' is), you are given a glimpse of how awesome his songs could sound with an outside, experienced producer at the helm. And I must give Mat Sinner credit here, because the new Sinner album doesn't sound this good, production-wise. He's done well here.

 

Overall, it's another very good CD and like so many similar releases, there isn't really a poor song on here. I guess the closing ballad would be the weakest song, but it's still okay. In the battle of the vocalists, Jamison smokes Father Time, who's voice I did not initially like... but he ends up kind of growing on me. But Jamison - who I don't care much about either way - does sound really good here. Great voice.

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Still havent heard this in full yet....a few full songs and samples - just too many releases this year. What I can say is that Kimball's vocals did nothing for me - would this have been better with just JJ singing - I think so.

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Still havent heard this in full yet....a few full songs and samples - just too many releases this year. What I can say is that Kimball's vocals did nothing for me - would this have been better with just JJ singing - I think so.

 

Bobby Kimball`s vocals are a little off putting (IMO) on this album, I`m a fan but not on this performance, he is struggling where Jamison is pretty smooth as always.

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Bobby Kimball is one of my fave vocalists of all time, his stuff with Toto was incredible in spots, but he has been struggling for a while with his voice. He is still a good singer when he sticks to the lower/mid range, but he sure isn't the vocalist he used to be. Understandable to a certain extent being 60+, as apart from a handful of singers I could mention who still have it, everyones vocal range drops markedly with age and time.

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Understandable to a certain extent being 60+, as apart from a handful of bass players I could mention who still have it, everyones playing drops markedly with age and time.

 

:rofl2:

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Understandable to a certain extent being 60+, as apart from a handful of bass players I could mention who still have it, everyones playing drops markedly with age and time.

 

:rofl2:

 

Yep, still have the mojo mate ;)

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Still havent heard this in full yet....a few full songs and samples - just too many releases this year. What I can say is that Kimball's vocals did nothing for me - would this have been better with just JJ singing - I think so.

 

Bobby Kimball`s vocals are a little off putting (IMO) on this album, I`m a fan but not on this performance, he is struggling where Jamison is pretty smooth as always.

I agree that this would have been a better CD with just Jamison on vocals alone, but I don't think Kimball's voice "ruins" the CD as such. To be blunt, though, there is no point in him being on the CD. :)

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Fergie was better, I agree, but a thin victory for him.

 

This one is pretty great album. There are at least 4 weaker tracks, 7/10 kind of thing, but the rest are pretty solid with 'Worth Fighting For' and 'I Did Everything Wrong' being the best for me.

 

80% and a great buy if the price is $10 at max.

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80% and a great buy if the price is $10 at max.

lol, that's harsh. I, for one, paid just under $12 and am happy with that cost. ;)

 

Looking forward to the Fergie disc as everyone seems to agree it's a bit better than this. Hard to go wrong with these projects, though, no matter who they throw on vocals.

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80% and a great buy if the price is $10 at max.

lol, that's harsh. I, for one, paid just under $12 and am happy with that cost. ;)

 

Looking forward to the Fergie disc as everyone seems to agree it's a bit better than this. Hard to go wrong with these projects, though, no matter who they throw on vocals.

 

oh i think that extra $2 for the bonus you paid to see 2 great lookin' grandfathers you been adoring on DVD friend? :rofl2:

 

but seriously, are you sure it's 8.99 GBP because i'm pretty sure it's fluctuating around 12-15 GBP on Amazon until today (14.97), and that's the reason i won't bother to put it in the cart :doh:

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80% and a great buy if the price is $10 at max.

lol, that's harsh. I, for one, paid just under $12 and am happy with that cost. ;)

 

Looking forward to the Fergie disc as everyone seems to agree it's a bit better than this. Hard to go wrong with these projects, though, no matter who they throw on vocals.

 

oh i think that extra $2 for the bonus you paid to see 2 great lookin' grandfathers you been adoring on DVD friend? :rofl2:

 

but seriously, are you sure it's 8.99 GBP because i'm pretty sure it's fluctuating around 12-15 GBP on Amazon until today (14.97), and that's the reason i won't bother to put it in the cart :doh:

Whoops. I was meant to check that, wasn't I? Will try to check it tonight, but I'd be surprised with myself if I paid more than that for this... but who knows, maybe I honestly did? :lol:

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80% and a great buy if the price is $10 at max.

lol, that's harsh. I, for one, paid just under $12 and am happy with that cost. ;)

 

Looking forward to the Fergie disc as everyone seems to agree it's a bit better than this. Hard to go wrong with these projects, though, no matter who they throw on vocals.

 

Yeah the Fergie disc is better - bit of a lull in the middle though - a hammock of sorts.

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80% and a great buy if the price is $10 at max.

lol, that's harsh. I, for one, paid just under $12 and am happy with that cost. ;)

 

Looking forward to the Fergie disc as everyone seems to agree it's a bit better than this. Hard to go wrong with these projects, though, no matter who they throw on vocals.

 

Yeah the Fergie disc is better - bit of a lull in the middle though - a hammock of sorts.

 

I assume neither of them come close to the Toby Hitchcock? From the soundbytes they don't. Normally I'd probably pick these up, but with Mecca/Shy/The Magnificent/Chris Ousey etc etc all coming out at the same time I can't get them all...

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80% and a great buy if the price is $10 at max.

lol, that's harsh. I, for one, paid just under $12 and am happy with that cost. ;)

 

Looking forward to the Fergie disc as everyone seems to agree it's a bit better than this. Hard to go wrong with these projects, though, no matter who they throw on vocals.

 

Yeah the Fergie disc is better - bit of a lull in the middle though - a hammock of sorts.

Well, I must say... I spun the Fergie one this afternoon and based purely on first impressions, I think I'm going to prefer the Kimball/Jamison one. The initial reasons? I prefer the production on the K/J one quite a bit - much ballsier. On any other day I'd take Ward over Sinner, but it sounds like Ward was aware that he was dealing with an 80-90 year old dude and maybe produced it that way... a little more on the lighter side. I like that the J/k one has a bit of balls.

 

Song-wise, I agree about the lull and I'm not sure the CD recovers as well as a similar slight lull in the J/K one too, about the same time. Both are very good discs and it'll be close, but initially, I do prefer the J/K one. :)

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80% and a great buy if the price is $10 at max.

lol, that's harsh. I, for one, paid just under $12 and am happy with that cost. ;)

 

Looking forward to the Fergie disc as everyone seems to agree it's a bit better than this. Hard to go wrong with these projects, though, no matter who they throw on vocals.

 

Yeah the Fergie disc is better - bit of a lull in the middle though - a hammock of sorts.

 

I assume neither of them come close to the Toby Hitchcock? From the soundbytes they don't. Normally I'd probably pick these up, but with Mecca/Shy/The Magnificent/Chris Ousey etc etc all coming out at the same time I can't get them all...

And no - both very good CDs, but not even really close to the Hitchcock disc.

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80% and a great buy if the price is $10 at max.

lol, that's harsh. I, for one, paid just under $12 and am happy with that cost. ;)

 

Looking forward to the Fergie disc as everyone seems to agree it's a bit better than this. Hard to go wrong with these projects, though, no matter who they throw on vocals.

 

Yeah the Fergie disc is better - bit of a lull in the middle though - a hammock of sorts.

 

I assume neither of them come close to the Toby Hitchcock? From the soundbytes they don't. Normally I'd probably pick these up, but with Mecca/Shy/The Magnificent/Chris Ousey etc etc all coming out at the same time I can't get them all...

 

I'll say drop Mecca and Ousey first and get K/J and Fergie for now.

 

I think Mecca is a typical disc that not all people will enjoy, so you might end up buying a mint condition on eBay for a far cheaper price, and Ousey is simply not better than K/J or Fergie, but try samples first.

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80% and a great buy if the price is $10 at max.

lol, that's harsh. I, for one, paid just under $12 and am happy with that cost. ;)

 

Looking forward to the Fergie disc as everyone seems to agree it's a bit better than this. Hard to go wrong with these projects, though, no matter who they throw on vocals.

 

Yeah the Fergie disc is better - bit of a lull in the middle though - a hammock of sorts.

 

I assume neither of them come close to the Toby Hitchcock? From the soundbytes they don't. Normally I'd probably pick these up, but with Mecca/Shy/The Magnificent/Chris Ousey etc etc all coming out at the same time I can't get them all...

 

I'll say drop Mecca and Ousey first and get K/J and Fergie for now.

 

I think Mecca is a typical disc that not all people will enjoy, so you might end up buying a mint condition on eBay for a far cheaper price, and Ousey is simply not better than K/J or Fergie, but try samples first.

 

Me knowing your tastes and exacting standards would say just buy The Magnificent.

 

Its the only one which comes close to WoA or TH.....and by that I mean damned close :-)

 

Trust me.........

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80% and a great buy if the price is $10 at max.

lol, that's harsh. I, for one, paid just under $12 and am happy with that cost. ;)

 

Looking forward to the Fergie disc as everyone seems to agree it's a bit better than this. Hard to go wrong with these projects, though, no matter who they throw on vocals.

 

Yeah the Fergie disc is better - bit of a lull in the middle though - a hammock of sorts.

 

I assume neither of them come close to the Toby Hitchcock? From the soundbytes they don't. Normally I'd probably pick these up, but with Mecca/Shy/The Magnificent/Chris Ousey etc etc all coming out at the same time I can't get them all...

 

I'll say drop Mecca and Ousey first and get K/J and Fergie for now.

 

I think Mecca is a typical disc that not all people will enjoy, so you might end up buying a mint condition on eBay for a far cheaper price, and Ousey is simply not better than K/J or Fergie, but try samples first.

 

Me knowing your tastes and exacting standards would say just buy The Magnificent.

 

Its the only one which comes close to WoA or TH.....and by that I mean damned close :-)

 

Trust me.........

 

Thanks guys, have order The Magnificent and will probably get the Fergie disc as it's a reasonable price.

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