TARGET (Jimi Jamison) – Captured [Rock Candy remastered +6] full
TARGET was the first band bringing the great Jimi Jamison to major attention releasing a pair of albums for A&M never officially appeared on CD before now with the special remastered treatment by Rock Candy Records. Target second and final album “Captured” includes 6 bonus tracks in this reissue.
During the Seventies, Memphis was a hot bed of musical talent. Sure, its blues and r ‘n’ b roots had always been proudly on display, but with the explosion of FM radio, bigger live venues, and the establishment of a renown studio (Ardent), the city seemed to be providing its home grown musicians with an opportunity to set the world on fire.
None of these possibilities were lost on Target, a cabal of tough rockers keen to stamp their identity on the local scene and beyond.
Riding a wave of creativity and seeking to maximise their already solid reputation as a band to watch, Target took the recording of this, their second album, with an impressive sense of purpose.
Their debut album had been well received, but “Captured” showcased a band looking to maximise not only their sound but also their image, profile and appeal.
Retaining their South bluesy roots, the album was recorded by producer Paul Hornsby (the Allman Brothers Band, Marshall Tucker Band) at the famed Capricorn Studios in Macon, Georgia.
Tougher than the debut, the album oozes a decidedly British influence, bringing to mind the likes of Humble Pie, Bad Company and Trapeze, with vocalist Jimi Jamison developing his unique, velvety rasp, which would later serve him well as the frontman of Survivor.
Sadly, swamped by insurmountable business and managerial problems, Target eventually dissolved, leaving behind two fine but now little known albums.
Fortunately Rock Candy come to the rescue with this stupendous remastering, plus the only Target live recordings (Jamison rocks) available as bonus.
01 – It’s Only Love
02 – Shine The Light
03 – Runaway
04 – Just For You
05 – Maybe In Time
06 – Make Our Dreams Come True
07 – Holdin’ On
08 – Rock And Roll Laureate
09 – Holdin’ On (Live 1978)
10 – Runaway (Live 1978)
11 – Make Our Dreams Come True (Live 1978)
12 – Just For You (Live 1978)
13 – Maybe In Time (Live 1978)
14 – It’s Only Love (Live 1978)
Jimi Jamison – lead vocals
Buddy Davis – lead guitar, keyboards, vocals
Paul Cannon – lead guitar
Tommy Cathey – bass, vocals
David Spain – drums, percussion
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