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Russell, Jack - 2002 For You



ARTIST: Russell, Jack
ALBUM: For You
LABEL: Ulftone (Germany), Knight (USA)
SERIAL: UTCD 059, KR1001
YEAR: 2002

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Jack Russell - vocals * Bob Kulick - guitars * Tony Levin - bass * Michael Sherwood - keyboards * Vinnie Colaiuta - drums * Billy Sherwood - bass on 'Don't Know Why' and 'If Not For You', backing vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 Any Kind Of Love * 02 What Ever It Takes * 03 Always * 04 Don't Know Why * 05 For You * 06 The Best Is Yet To Come * 07 Where The Wind Don't Blow * 08 Paradise * 09 No Time Left * 10 If Not For Love * 11 My Everything

WEBLINKS: www.planetjr.com


Background
Okay, my hands are up - I'm guilty as charged your honour. I was never a big fan of Great White. I liked 'House Of Broken Love' and a couple of others, but that was about it. This offering from Jack Russell comes as a pleasant surprise. I expected a collection of bluesy hard rock bar-room stompers, but instead, I got something much smoother and, in my opinion, much classier. The tunes have a very melodic air about them and JR's voice is much better. And what about that band listed above, folks? The man has definitely surrounded himself with the best of the best here.


The Songs
There are eleven songs here in total and they are all incredibly strong and there are some great choruses. All the right ingredients for a first-rate melodic rock listen. 'Where The Wind Don't Blow' would make an excellent choice for a single as it's really infectious with a summery quality. If it had been recorded in 1987, 'My Everything' would've found its way onto the soundtrack of a Hollywood blockbuster. It features a great solo from Bob Kulick and nifty fretless work from the always in-demand Levin, all set against a pleasing string arrangement. On 'Any Kind Of Love', despite not having the blues-rock qualities of old Great White, JR's Robert Plant inflection comes across slightly. Again here, the Jeff Paris/Jim Vallance type chorus could prove incredibly infectious. Also worthy of a mention is 'Whatever It Takes' which has an airplay-friendly chorus (in another lifetime at least) which could've come from the pen of Jack Blades.


In Summary
Despite being much smoother, if you enjoyed JR's glory days with Great White, you should still find plenty to enjoy here. If, on the other hand, like me you've often felt indifferent to his former band, check this solo album out - I'm sure the choruses will win you over in a heartbeat. It's made my list of the year's best albums.


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#1 | roadrunner158 on July 26 2011 16:36:16
Surprisingly smooth and melodic release. Great songs and great performances, especially Vinnie Colaiuta gets his chance to shine with some incredible grooves.
 
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