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Kyle, Jaime - 1992 The Passionate Kind



ARTIST: Kyle, Jaime
ALBUM: The Passionate Kind
LABEL: Atco
SERIAL: 7 92142-2
YEAR: 1992

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Jaime Kyle - vocals, guitars * Michael Thompson, Bruce Gaitsch, John Jorgenson - guitars * Kenny Aronoff - drums * Jimmy Lee Sloas - bass * C.J Vanston, Ian McLagan - keyboards, b3 organ * Paulinho Da Costa - percussion * Donna McElroy, Michael White Johnson, Lisa Tucker, Adie Gray, Michael Mishaw - backing vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Kick It Down * 02 Bed Of Roses * 03 What Am I Doing Here * 04 Bad News * 05 Let It Go * 06 Ragged Heart * 07 No Sad Goodbyes * 08 When Angels Cry * 09 Baby The Rain Must Fall * 10 Rescue Me

WEBLINKS: www.jaimekyle.com


Background
A well loved artist in melodic rock circles is Nashville based singer/songwriter Jaime Kyle. Many of her songs strike the right chord and tone for me, as they do for others: effortless, haunting, lyrical, and with a headstrong spirit of rebelliousness that comes across in her music. I suppose being bought up in Nashville can lead one down the C&W path, especially if you are a budding songwriter. Not so with Jaime, who admits by her own volition, that the likes of Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt and Karla Bonoff were instrumental in shaping her musical direction. In 1989/90, Heart released their 'Brigade' album, and used one of Jaime's songs 'Stranded', which subsequently became a hit for the band. Mixing success with talent, Jaime signed to Atlantic subsidiary Atco, courtesy of A&R (and AOR) guru Derek Oliver. Hence the release of Jaime's debut album 'The Passionate Kind' during 1992.


The Songs
The album is a testament to the fact that you can be raised in Nashville and not be influenced by the C&W scene, as artists like Giant and Van Stephenson have proved in the past. Though Jaime is an accomplished songwriter, she admits that co-writing helps lift the songs a notch, hence working with the likes of Will Rambeaux, Van Stephenson and Nick Graham. Songs like 'Kick It Down' and 'Bad News' are perfect examples of harder tinged radio rock. 'Bed Of Roses' also kicks up its heels, and as a track was also covered by that other Nashville icon Faith Hill. A standout track that most fans of AOR would appreciate is the surging melodic drive of 'Ragged Heart'. 'Baby The Rain Must Fall' is similarly paced, upbeat, pulsing bass and thrilling guitar lines. An album of this quality wouldn't be complete without a ballad or two. Jaime delivers with the heartfelt 'No Sad Goodbyes', a song dedicated to her late father. Very delicate, and poignant.


In Summary
Not long after, Kyle parted company with Atco (when they became part of the East/West amalgamation), but she has regularly reappeared with material, both on other labels (Frontiers) as well as self releases. Her latest 'Untangled' a very personal album, now has a European release through German label Target Records. Fans of quality melodic rock would do well to investigate Jaime's back catalogue, available from her website listed below.


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