Jimi Jamison: Never Too Late

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Last spring, Jimi Jamison and Bobby Kimball hired Eric Mårtensson as part of a team of writers and producers for a collaborative album. The results were such that Jamison – who rejoined Survivor that same year – happily handed the reins of this solo release to WET/Eclipse man Mårtensson alone.

Even by the towering standards of past collaborations with Giant, Toby Hitchcock and First Signal, among others, the Swede has surpassed all reasonable expectations.

From the euphoria‐charged radio rock of Everybody’s Got A Broken Heart to the shimmering majesty of The Air That I Breathe and I Can’t Turn Back, the latter a ballad worthy of Survivor themselves, there’s not a below‐par tune to be heard.

Mårtensson’s dream is to write a record for Whitesnake. Old Cov should treat himself to a copy of Never Too Late.

Dave Ling

Dave Ling was a co-founder of Classic Rock magazine. His words have appeared in a variety of music publications, including RAW, Kerrang!, Metal Hammer, Prog, Rock Candy, Fireworks and Sounds. Dave’s life was shaped in 1974 through the purchase of a copy of Sweet’s album ‘Sweet Fanny Adams’, along with early gig experiences from Status Quo, Rush, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, Yes and Queen. As a lifelong season ticket holder of Crystal Palace FC, he is completely incapable of uttering the word ‘Br***ton’.