JIMI JAMISON – Unreleased Music (Jimi’s own release)

JIMI JAMISON is, without a doubt, a Rock ‘n Roll icon. With recent release of his 1989-1990 shelved album ‘Rock Hard’, many of you asked for this one. Some time before passing away, Jamison released by himself “Unreleased Music“, a collection of never released recordings from the past.
Around 2005-2007 Jamison teamed up again with longtime collaborator Kenny Mims from Nashville and tracked down some original tunes written by the duo, all shelved.
These are beautiful Melodic Rock songs, some with a blues and country/Americana flavor and the typical Jimi Jamison touch. Although including some acoustic instrumentation all are electric-based with a Rock pulse where the magical voice of Jimi takes the central stage.

COBRA – Live Bite! November 27, 1983, Memphis (KBFH radio vinyl LP) *0dayrox Exclusive*

And to complete the COBRA / Jimi Jamison saga here we go with the band’s concert in Memphis while presenting their debut LP First Bite. This is a recording for radio broadcast pretty common move for band’s promotion at the time.
Into the Live Bite! set-list we find songs never recorded into the studio by COBRA – and some which become hits for others, like MSG (Schenker), or VAN ZANT.
While there’s a bootleg of this show floating the internet, it’s with cuts and not in this quality sound: this is taken from the vinyl LP pressed for the broadcast. Usually only few were made, not for sale.
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COBRA – The Making Of First Strike [the 1982 demos] *0dayrox Exclusive*

As requested, here’s COBRA original demos, the first material recorded with Jimi Jamison in 1982. Many of these songs didn’t make it into the official 1983 ‘First’ Strike’ album but are as good as any of them.
This is the tape dispatched to all major labels. A&R guru John Kalodner from Geffen passed on singing the band saying of Jamison vocals; “We already have one David Coverdale, why do we need another?” But Doreen Reilly, a talent scout from Epic, resulted impressed by the band and immediately signed them. The rest is history.
The Making Of First Strike” demos is a collectible tape, with a more biting guitar by the great Mandy Meyer, while the overall sound quality is very good.
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COBRA (Jimi Jamison) – First Strike [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded] HQ

After all the ’80s Survivor material featured here, I think it is necessary to complete the circle with an album strongly related to this incredible US Melodic Rock band; “First Strike” by COBRA featuring future Survivor vocalist Jimi Jamison. This Rock Candy remaster is pure gold, officially for the first time on CD with a fantastic sonic treatment.
Originally issued in 1983 and produced by ‘Colonel’ Tom Allom (Judas Priest, Def Leppard, etc), “First Strike” remains one of the best and certainly one of the most criminally overlooked albums of the era.
Cobra rocks out hard on ‘Blood On Your Money’, ‘Only You Can Rock Me’ or ‘Danger Zone’ but are also capable of delivering a great ballad such as ‘Looking At You’, a real gem. My personal highlight is the epic ‘Travelin’ Man’, which alternates between brooding tension and glorious release as it explodes into an anthemic chorus.
This is a great Rock Candy 24-bit remastering from original source tapes, with a really interesting 4,000 word story of the making of the album by Dave Cockett and exclusive interview with Jimi Jamison, plus previously unpublished…

FRED ZAHL (feat. Jimi Jamison) – Herzseligkeiten Part One (2020)

Guitarist, songwriter, producer FRED ZAHL is a well known name in the German scene, having recorded & toured with the likes of Alannah Myles, Suzi Quatro, Paul Carrack, etc both in Europe and America. But perhaps we melodic rock fans remember Zahl for his project with the late Jimi Jamison; One Man’s Trash.
Zahl has released ”Herzseligkeiten Part One”, an album compiling some of his works from the last twenty years, solo recordings and with other artists, many singers (male & female) and of course Jimi Jamison / One Man’s Trash songs.
Most tracks have been re-mixed so we can hear the great Jimi into a new context, always with a rock style & background. Additionally, there’s other interesting singers to discover here, and Zahl’s himself as vocalist, which voice color brings to mind Per Gessle of Roxette.
And we have an outtake from the One Man’s Trash sessions featuring Jamison on lead vocals, another reason to listen to ”Herzseligkeiten (‘Affectionate’ in English) Part One”.

SURVIVOR – Live In Japan 1985 [Japan only release / Remastered 2009] *EXCLUSIVE*

To complete the recent SURVIVOR exclusives recently featured, here we have the awesome “Live In Japan 1985“, recorded live September 21, 1985, in Tokyo, only released in Japan and fully remastered.
Perfectly captured and mixed by Mike Clink, the album showcases how amazing SURVIVOR / Jami Jamison were performing alive.
There was a budget release in the USA some years ago as part of the Extended Versions series, however, it was incomplete as it dropped 2 tracks.
“Live In Japan 1985” is the only official release documenting one of the greatest Melodic Rock bands in history into the ‘tiger natural environment’: the stage.
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SURVIVOR – Reach [Japan Edition +1] Out Of Print

After 18 years since their last studio album Too Hot To Sleep, SURVIVOR came back with “Reach“. By this time, Frankie Sullivan was the only original member, as Jim Peterik left the band in 1996. Following the release of this album singer Jimi Jamison left SURVIVOR as well, though he subsequently reunited with them in 2012. Ultimately, this turned out to be his final album with the band, due to his death in 2014.
Some of the material here originates from a period from 1993 to 1996 when SURVIVOR recorded demos for an unreleased album that can be heard on the ”Fire Makes Steel” bootleg.
This Japanese Edition of “Reach” includes an exclusive bonus track, and it’s out of print now being hard…

JIMI JAMISON – Eye Of The Tiger ; The Singles, The Bonus Tracks & The Rare [0dayrox compilation]

Many of you asked for the JIMI JAMISON newly recorded version of Survivor’s classic song Eye Of The Tiger done in 2014. So we decided to make it bigger, creating a huge 0dayrox compilation of Jimi albums bonus tracks, standalone singles, contributions, rarities, etc.
Eye Of The Tiger : The Singles, The Bonus Tracks & The Rare [0dayrox compilation]” spawn all the songs / singles / contributions done by the great Jimi during the past four decades. All have been officially released, but many are very rare, unknown, or hard to find now.
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SURVIVOR – Albino Tiger ; The Rare & The Unreleased (0dayrox compilation)

As requested, here we have compiled in a ‘0dayrox style’ some rare and unreleased SURVIVOR, not only with Dave Bickler & Jimi Jamison on vocals, but also Robin McAuley demos.
We’ve take from our vault a lot versions of their mega-hit “Eye Of The Tiger” all of them never commercially released, such as Dave Bickler doing it acoustically, the Jimi Jamison version, an instrumental, etc.
Amongst these rarities there’s three tracks recorded with Irish shouter Robin McAuley (proposed to be Survivor’s lead singer), the only known recorded version of “Velocitized” (later done by Mecca), and various extended mixes (all performed by Survivor).
As an 80s movie soundtrack fan, I love the “Burning Heart” & “Eye Of The Tiger” mixes only heard in the film Rocky IV, never released on any format and heavily edited from the DVD as source.
Of course are included here the exclusive songs only present into the Greatest Hits releases ‘Ultimate Survivor’ (2004) and ‘Greatest Hits 2’ (1993), and the track recorded for…

SURVIVOR – Greatest Hits 1979-1988 +1 [Japanese Limited BEST 1000 series] (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Sony Music Japan started a new Limited BEST 1000 reissue series from ’80s artists from their catalog at the affordable price of 1000 Yen (around U$S 9). This SURVIVORGreatest Hits 1979-1988‘ is a great purchase for this price, and even includes a free coaster featuring the cover artwork.
Available for a limited period – in fact it’s already out of print – the release is only for the Asian market – song titles are in Japanese – however you can order the CD overseas. The sound quality is excellent, very vinyl LP-like in Dynamic Range.
This compilation includes the Peterik/Sullivan penned previously unreleased Survivor version of “Rockin’ Into The Night” (which was recorded by .38 Special in 1980) and ‘Summer Nights’ in its Full Length Version.
You may have most of these songs already, but getting these hits all-in-1 CD at this price is a great deal. And I never have enough Survivor…
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SURVIVOR – When Seconds Count [Rock Candy remaster +1]

Requested by many of you, here’s more SURVIVOR ‘Remastered & Reloaded’ by Rock Candy Records. Let’s go now with their awesome “When Seconds Count“, including a bonus track. Recorded in Los Angeles, produced by long time associate Ron Nevison (Heart, Bad Company, Foreigner, etc) and featuring the now world-wide star vocalist Jimi Jamison, the album picks up perfectly from ‘Vital...

SURVIVOR – Too Hot To Sleep [Rock Candy Remastered & Reloaded]

Seventh album from SURVIVOR and their last in the ’80s, “Too Hot To Sleep“, one of the many albums from the band briefly taken out of print in 2009. However, it was ‘Remastered & Reloaded‘ in all its glory by Rock Candy Records. “Too Hot To Sleep” was the last Survivor album to be issued during their Eighties heyday, a...

SURVIVOR (feat Jimi Jamison) – Sucker Punch ; Legendary FM Broadcasts ’84 (2019)

Titled “Sucker Punch”, a SURVIVOR concert from the golden era including Jimi Jamison on vocals has been released. As part of the legendary Westwood One FM Broadcasts, the show showcases Survivor at its prime. The sound quality is very good as the recording, as happened with several W1 Broadcasts, was pressed on few vinyls for radio station archive. There’s a...

KIMBALL JAMISON – Kimball Jamison [Japan edition +1]

When you think about major numbers in AOR history, immediately two names come to mind; Toto and Survivor. The soaring vocals that kept these melodies in so many fan’s hearts come from two amazing singers: Bobby Kimball and Jimi Jamison. For the first time in their career, Bobby and Jimi joined forces to record a CD together, and the result...

V.A. – 0dayrox Advanced Releases Feb-March 2019 – Vol.1

New year, and many new interesting releases coming up. Here’s some great advanced singles.BURNING RAIN, the hard rock band founded by guitarist extraordinaire Doug Aldrich (REVOLUTION SAINTS, THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE, DIO) and vocalist Keith St. John (MONTROSE, KINGDOM COME), will release its fourth studio album, “Face The Music”, on March 22 via Frontiers Music. First single ‘Midnight Train’ encompasses...