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Jimi Jamison

Rock Hard

Remastered CD with Bonus Track | ICON 1049

  • Originally released 2022
  • Survivor lead singer Jimi Jamison’s PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 1990 solo album!
  • First new Jimi Jamison release in 10 years
  • First posthumous release from the Jimi Jamison archives
  • Produced by Jim Gaines (Santana, Huey Lewis & The News, Stevie Ray Vaughan) and Kenny Mims (Kenny Rogers)
  • Digitally remastered by Patrick W. Engel from the original master tapes
  • 20-page booklet with 6000-word liner note essay
  • Includes highly sought-after bonus track: “Ever Since the World Began” from the Sylvester Stallone film Lock Up
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Track Listing

  • 1. Rock Hard
  • 2. Girls Like… †
  • 3. First Day of Love ††
  • 4. Cry Alone
  • 5. I Believe in Love †††
  • 6. True Lovers †††
  • 7. Something Every Heart Should Know †
  • 8. Cry Tough ††
  • 9. A Dream Too Far ††
  • 10. Is It True What They Say About Love †
  • † previously unreleased song
  • †† previously unreleased recording
  • ††† previously unreleased mix/alternate arrangement

Bonus Tracks

  • 11. Ever Since the World Began (From the Sylvester Stallone movie “Lock Up”)

Lineup

  • Jimi Jamison – Lead and Background Vocals
  • Kenny Mims – Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Keyboards and Programming, Background Vocals
  • John Roth – Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
  • Hal McCormack – Electric Guitar
  • David Cochran – Bass
  • Scott Trammell – Drums and Percussion
  • Randy Cantor – Keyboards and Programming
  • Tony Thomas – Keyboards and Programming
  • Jimmy Davis – Background Vocals
  • Sam Bryant – Background Vocals
  • Kenny Greenberg – Additional Electric Guitar
  • Steve Mergen – Additional Drums and Percussion
  • John Hampton – Tambourine

Jimi Jamison’s previously unreleased 1990 solo album! After leading Survivor to the top of the charts in the mid-’80s with hits like “I Can’t Hold Back,” “High on You,” “The Search Is Over,” “Burning Heart,” and “Is This Love” and being acclaimed by none other than Casey Kasem as “The Voice,” powerhouse vocalist Jimi Jamison cut his debut solo album for Scotti Bros. Records.

Working with producer/engineer Jim Gaines (Journey, Santana, Huey Lewis & The News, Stevie Ray Vaughan) and producer/songwriter Kenny Mims (Kenny Rogers), Jamison’s album perfectly encapsulated his musical history to that point, with gritty Southern rockers in the mold of his ’70s band Target, blazing metal redolent of his early ’80s one-shot Cobra, and epic AOR destined to thrill his Survivor audience.

Ready for release by late 1989, Jimi Jamison’s ‘Rock Hard’ album has never been heard…until now! Rock Hard has been digitally remastered from the original master tapes by Patrick W. Engel and includes a 6000-word sleeve note delving into the history of the recordings. Also includes Jamison’s highly sought-after solo recording of Survivor’s “Ever Since the World Began” from the Sylvester Stallone film Lock Up, recorded during the album sessions and originally released as a rare single.