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Empires [Extra tracks, Import]

Jimi JamisonAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Jimi Jamison
The voice that lead Survivor to three top ten songs, 5 top 20 songs, multiple major movie soundtracks and the voice and co-writer of a main TV theme composition, "I'm Always Here" / "Baywatch" (long standing 1 rated TV show worldwide) solidifies his standing as one of the premier singers, writers and performers in the music industry today.

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 6, 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: Import [Generic]
  • ASIN: B0000SZLKQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #619,911 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Cry Tough
2. Run From The Thunder
3. Im Always Here
4. Empires
5. First Day Of Love
6. Have Mercy
7. Just Beyond The Clouds
8. A Dream Too Far
9. Love Is Alive
10. November Rain
11. Calling America
12. Keep It Evergreen (Bonus Track)
13. Too Hot To Sleep (Live) (Bonus Track)
14. Burning Heart (Live)
15. Rebel Son (Live)

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4.0 out of 5 stars The voice of Survivor January 19, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Originally released in 1999, Empires was a solo effort by former Survivor frontman Jimi Jamison. The music you hear on Empires is of course quite similar to Survivor's particular brand of AOR. In fact, the album was originally released under the name "Jimi Jamison's Survivor."

Empires is a very solid, very old-school AOR album, full of ballads and love anthems. It's an album very much in the classic Survivor mold. Believe it or not, one of the album highlights is the song I'm Always Here, which was the theme song to the TV show Baywatch. Jamison carries the album with his warm and powerful voice. The songs are for the most part quite well written, though they do tend to get a bit cheesy at times. I guess that's just one of the pitfalls of this kind of music. Still, this is an enjoyable album that should please most old-school AOR fans, especially Survivor fans.

The 2004 reissue of Empires features a pair of bonus tracks. The first is a Christmas-themed ballad called Keep It Evergreen. The second is a live version of Survivor's Too Hot to Sleep. Whether or not they make it worth replacing your original version of Empires depends on just how much of a Jimi Jamison fan you are.
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Perhaps the most controversial album of the "Survivor" family of artists, "Empires" is commonly regarded as the 1999 solo album by iconic singer Jimi Jamison. "Empires" was marketed at a time when "Survivor" were inactive, and proved in many ways similar to their original style while also baring striking differences.

Songwriting-wise you get the same craft of guitar-keyboard driven AOR/ melodic rock with emphasis on catchy choruses. For that matter songs like "Cry tough", "First day of love", "Have mercy" and "Calling America" are just as infectious as "Survivor"s chart hits, clearly matching the standards of landmark albums as "Vital Signs" and "Too hot to Sleep" (never forgetting the inclusion of the "Baywatch" series hit "I'm always here"). Jimi Jamison is once again on top form, adding the same feeling and artistc charisma on each of the songs on offer.

On the other hand "Empires" production is fundamentally different to the original sound, featuring thick guitar riffs and equally fat bass which never the less makes "Empires" sound all the more contemporary. In retrospect "Empires" turned out to be one of the heavier rocking albums in Jamison's catalogue featuring no shortage of standout tunes; with a total of fourteen songs on offer this is easily his most complete album to date.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic album February 28, 2014
By tlister
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I have always been a Survivor fan and have seen them in concert many times over the years but this is the first time I have bought a Jimi Jamison solo album. Every song is top-notch. The song "Empires" is one of the most powerful ballads ever. I highly recommend this album to any Survivor or Jimi Jamison fan.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great album January 1, 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My kids sing songs from this album. It is great to hear my youngest son sing along. This is a great album when with friends on a road trip or by yourself in the car driving around town.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Empires January 21, 2010
By Suz
Format:Audio CD
Jimi Jamison Rocks Love this cd His voice is amazing nothing like it in the world his music doing it his way awesome Susan King
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