Wednesday, June 14, 2017

CD REVIEW: GOING THE DISTANCE by Jimmy Davis & Junction

GOING THE DISTANCE by Jimmy Davis & Junction
(Melodic Rock Records)

Just about the perfect music release on many levels: A great album. I'm talking about the phenomenal shelved sophomore Jimmy Davis & Junction album 'Going The Distance'. I suppose you could say it has that  'Heartland Rock' album vibe to it. Good feeling, good musicianship and good vocals are evident the whole way through. It does sound quite dated now. Don't let that put you off it or anything. The best albums/recordings do tend to sound dated after a while, sometimes because they were so relevant to what was going on at the time, the way the instruments had been recorded, or simply for reasons unknown. With that said, everything about 'Going The Distance' grabs you from the word go - the production is Rock solid, the playing is unbelievably tight, the mix is perfect and the songs are first class. Twelve tracks total, no filler. Highlighted by,  "Out Of Control", "Enough Is Enough", "Better Believe It", "Against The Ropes" and "Right As Rain". Altogether, it would not be an over-exaggeration to call this a classic album. There are always going to be people who will sneer at a mainstream rock album like this, but for anyone who enjoys rock music, one listen to 'Going The Distance' would probably be enough to convince those, apart from the biggest cynics, that this is a truly great piece of work. Proof positive, this music is "Classic" and will never go out of style. There is a  grin on my face listening to Jimmy Davis and Junction after almost 30 years, since his debut release, 'Kick The Walls'. It's like reconnecting and welcoming back a good friend that you haven't seen in ages. As the saying goes, better late than never. An essential pick up for Jimmy Davis fans and definitely worth the wait.
 Highly Recommended
Tony @ The Dedicated Rocker Society

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