2003 Jimi Jamison – Empires

Empires is the second solo album from American rock singer-songwriter Jimi Jamison, released under the name Jimi Jamison’s Survivor on October 17, 1999 for Scotti Brothers and distributed in Germany by Soulfood Music. In 2000, after a battle in court over access to the name Survivor, this album would be re-released under his own name for Frontiers Records, produced by Klay Shroedel. Is a very solid, old-school AOR album, better than his previous, full of ballads and love anthems. The album highlight is the Baywatch hit theme song. Jamison carries the album with his warm and powerful voice. As bonus tracks, it appears 3 live versions from his touring (“Burning Heart”, “Rebel Son” and “Too Hot to Sleep”) plus “Keep it Evergreen” (Christmas song) and he covers the number 2 hit song of the 1976 “Love is Alive” from Gary Wright.

Tracks

1  Cry Tough (Carl Curtis) 3:57
2  Run From The Thunder (Kenny Mims) 4:25
3  I’m Always There (Jimi Jamison; Cory Lerios; John D’Andrea) 4:03
4  Empires (Jimi Jamison; Jim Peterik; Frank Sullivan) 6:41
5  First Day Of Love (Mike Lawler; Kenny Mims) 3:55
6  Have Mercy (Jimi Jamison; Kenny Mims; Kevin Stewart) 4:22
7  Just Beyond The Clouds (Kenny Mims) 5:13
8  A Dream Too Far (Kenny Mims) 4:16
9  Love Is Alive (Kent Robbins) 4:15
10  November Rain (Jimi Jamison; Kenny Mims) 3:42
11  Calling America 4:10

Media

Musicians

BassJorgen Carlsson
DrumsKlay Shroedel
GuitarChris Adamson
KeyboardsHal Butler
KeyboardsRudy Richardson
PianoRudy Richardson
HornsRudy Richardson
StringsRudy Richardson
Background VocalsChris Adamson
Background VocalsHal Butler
Background VocalsBobby Kimball
Background VocalsLisa Frazier
Background VocalsPeter Roberts
VocalsJimi Jameson

Other Musicians

3 I’m Always There

Acoustic GuitarPeter Roberts
KeyboardsKlay Shroedel
KeyboardsMichael Sembello


4 Empires

Acoustic GuitarPeter Roberts
VocalsLisa Frazier


10 November Rain

KeyboardsKlay Shroedel
KeyboardsMichael Sembello

Liner Notes

Producer – Peter Roberts
Producer (Executive) – Stephan Bayerlein
Arranged By (Strings And Horns) – Klay Shroedel, Peter Roberts, Rudy Richardson
Mastered By – Uli Friedel

Artwork- MH Vestner
Photography – Mindas

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Frontiers Records
Copyright (c) – Frontiers Records
Record Company – Frontiers Records S.r.l.
Distributed By – Soulfood Music Distribution