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Jimi Jamison - Lead Vocals; Erik Mårtensson - Lead & Rhythm Guitar. Bass, Keyboards & Backing Vocals; Magnus Ulfstedt - Drums; Jonas Öijvall - Hammond B3, Piano & Analog Synthesizers; Magnus Henriksson - Lead Guitar on "Street Survivor" & "Heaven Call Your Name".

 

tracklist

Everybody's Got A Broken Heart; The Great Unknown; Never Too Late; I Can't Turn Back; Street Survivor; The Air I Breathe; Not Tonight; Calling The Game; Bullet In The Gun; Heaven Call Your Name; Walk On (Wildest Dreams).

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G59uF2H3Rbg

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Samples sound promising, could be this year's highlight, and guess what, it's Erik Martensson again, this dude's on fire, he's everywhere on the map, definitely reminds me of Dennis Ward era of early 2000 - 2008 at Frontiers, almost involved in every project :D

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Everybody's got a broken heart - wow, very Survivor-ish. Definitely tapped into the Survivor vibe for this song. Solid track, but a little bit of an inspiro rocker for my tastes.

Never too late - pretty good again. Definitely really sounds like Survivor again to me.

The air that I breathe - very nice ballad. Should be one of the best.

 

Hmm, sure it's only a few samples, but I thought, as with Hitchcock, Martensson would reserve all his best songs for someone else. But not sure it'll be the case this time. Based on those tracks, might just be a solid but unspectacular AOR release? I'll still check it out for sure, but probably won't contend for me this year... based on that. ;)

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sounds f classic to me. I couldnt disagree more.

 

This is exactly the sound that Jimi should have.........and I would guess that EM wrote these songs to secifically sound like classic survivor.

 

CANNOT WAIT!

 

This and Rick on the same day....man I will be in heaven!

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  • 3 weeks later...

Based on the leak I heard yesterday, this one is huge, I love everything from the start to the end and might gave a first impression rating of 90%, maybe more like 92%.

 

'Everybody's Got A Broken Heart' is a classic SURVIVOR style, a perfect song to open this album. The other two which they've introduced before are also a lovable piece. 'Never Too Late' are excellent mid-paced track and 'The Air I Breathe' is a nice little ballad. 'I Can't Turn Back' is a massive power ballad, probably better than 'The Air'. I might have a little doubt on 'Street Survivor', but that's still a pretty good track too, the keyboard is very 80s sounding.

 

The last 5 tracks are awesome. 'Bullet In The Gun' and 'Walk On' are the best of the bunch, but 'Not Tonight' and 'Calling The Game' can't be under-estimated too. Jimi did a fantastic job for me, still 3 months away, but looks like this one seal a spot in my top 5.

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There are thousands of em out there, so you'll probably running out of bullet trying to shoot each one :D

 

yeah 1000s out there, systematically destroying the genre they support. That figures.

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In the age of technology, nothing can prevent that from happening. It all comes down to every genre and not only in ours, but then, for some, it's a trial-before-buy thing and it's a good one, very similar as in the old days, borrowing an old tape from a friend before buying, but only it's much easier this time. Not much different than downloading directly from Youtube track by track

 

Artists can't fight it, they've been trying so hard since Napster and Audiogalaxy days in the early 2000, but with no luck. I guess they just need to absorb it as a promotional media / activity because there are still many out there supporting the genre they love anyway by buying CDs and stuffs.

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I do get you. Don't worry.

 

But there is a subtle difference between some guy uploading a disc to the net after release and some supposed 'journo' leaking a promo - that is unforgivable in my mind.

 

With water marked mp3s they could track the person down too.

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I do get you. Don't worry.

 

But there is a subtle difference between some guy uploading a disc to the net after release and some supposed 'journo' leaking a promo - that is unforgivable in my mind.

 

With water marked mp3s they could track the person down too.

 

They have been tracked and it's being delt with - although it's a very complicated situation in this case.

 

But I agree....and fucker leaking new releases before the due date is scum and folks - the scene is SERIOUSLY suffering. Behind the scenes there is a lot of bean counting going on and there isn't much to go around. Watch for some to cut back in the next months.

 

Many already have. I've only done 1 release this year.....John Kivel has only done 1 or 2...Lion are cutting back to every other month....

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Days of selling million copies of record/CDs like in the 80s are probably gone, but perhaps for artists, there are some lights in this digital age, for example, maybe in the future, they can charge like $0.5 or $1 to watch a concert live in their iPad or any tablet, so for those who's too far from the venue, we can still watch the concert live and still support the event and artists. Imagine if there are like 100.000 people streaming live, that's still a very good dollars created.

 

Anyway, steering a little away off topic, just spotted a PINK review on MR site ?!? oh that must be an ultimate guilty pleasure :D

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There are thousands of em out there, so you'll probably running out of bullet trying to shoot each one :D

 

In the words of The Magnificent, "There are bullets enough to take them all down."

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Got this one in the mail today (along with Rick Springfield's newbie) and love it! I also love "Crossroads Moment", but this one sounds much fresher to me and has that urgency which CM was lacking a little.

 

Erik Martensson really nailed that guitar tune of Survivor, excellent production and some of the songs are nothing short of brillance. Although I think the last two tracks are a little weaker than the rest, this one is going to be in my Top 3 at the end of the year.

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Surprised there are not more comments coming through on this album.

 

I'll be laying down a track by track soon, but this is pretty awesome stuff to these ears. As Nightrain mentioned earlier, EM has absolutely nailed the classic Survivor sound and basically there's not a filler on the album.

 

Stand outs so far for me are 'Not Tonight', 'Bullet In The Gun' and the magnificent ballad 'Heaven Call Your Name'

 

My only citicism is that (for me) I would have preferred another solo or 2, but this is a minor niggle and you really cant deny the mountainous hooks on this album. Every song is memorable in its own way and virtually every chorus is sing-a-long magic.

 

Me likey............a lot.

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Surprised there are not more comments coming through on this album.

 

I'll be laying down a track by track soon, but this is pretty awesome stuff to these ears. As Nightrain mentioned earlier, EM has absolutely nailed the classic Survivor sound and basically there's not a filler on the album.

 

Stand outs so far for me are 'Not Tonight', 'Bullet In The Gun' and the magnificent ballad 'Heaven Call Your Name'

 

My only citicism is that (for me) I would have preferred another solo or 2, but this is a minor niggle and you really cant deny the mountainous hooks on this album. Every song is memorable in its own way and virtually every chorus is sing-a-long magic.

 

Me likey............a lot.

 

Ditto on "Not Tonight"! In my opinion a perfect melodic rock song, which doesn't wear off, even if you've listened to it 100s of times. It reminds me a lot of "Thought I'd died and gone to heaven" from Bryan Adams in song structure.

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