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Johnny Lima

Version 1.2

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Category: Melodic Hard Rock

Year: 2005

Label: Escape Music (UK)

Catalog Number: ESM123

Average Rating: 84 / 100 (11 ratings)

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Personnel
Johnny Lima Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Craig Takeshita Lead Guitar
Bernie F. Diaz Drums
Ryan Freeman Additional Backing Vocals

Contains Completely New Recordings Of Songs From Johnny's Long Since
Deleted Solo Album, Many Of Which Have Completely New Arrangements
And/Or Lyrics, As Well As Other New And Rare Tracks
Tracks
1.  Never Gonna Let U Go  3:52
2.  Little Runaway  3:23
3.  Rock'n Roll River  3:51
4.  Here For You  6:22
5.  Reckless Heart  4:14
6.  Drift Away  3:20
7.  Crazy  4:35
8.  Fire Of Love  3:35
9.  Another Lonely Day  5:11
10.  Into Your Arms  3:56
11.  Something's Gotta Change  3:48
12.  If I Had A Heart  4:13
13.  Fly Angel  4:27
  
Total Running Time:  54:47

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From: TIM (2) Date: November 13, 2005 at 10:19
This is Johnny's first album re-recorded - plus 2 new tracks, & it sounds all the better for it. Probably the best sounding & most consistent release yet, & even if you own the debut this is probably still worth picking up. Great Melodic Rock with a lush production, & one of the new tracks: "Drift Away" is simply the finest tune the man has ever penned. Only tracks 3 & 11 are fillers, the rest - especially through the middle of the CD - are very strong, & this is highly recommended. 8.5/10.

From: Geoff Date: November 13, 2005 at 17:26
Wow, in genre where 80's artists love to deface and butcher their early works, an exception arises. This is honestly 100% better than the debut and an excellent effort by Mr Lima. I agree with Tim (2), this would easily have to be his best and most consistent work. 'Drift away' (also done by Atomic) is a highlight, as is the opener, 'Crazy' and 'If I had a heart'. I still don't like the ballads, especially 'Fly angel' and 'Rock n'roll river', but the rest is great. Very worthwhile album.

From: AOR freaky Date: November 15, 2005 at 4:07
Indeed, a good record from Johnny. The sound is now a lot stronger and tighter. If you don't have his first album, you could do worse than add this one to your collection.

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From: Jez Date: November 15, 2005 at 7:37
Disappointing in a word. Sounds a whole lot better than the original version, but as with that, alot of the songs just don't find me wanting to hit the repeat button. OK, it's all well played & presented, but Lima's vocals are so close to JBJ at times I had to pinch myself to remind me it wasn't. There are some good moments here 'Drift Away', 'Fly Angel' & 'Little Runaway' which are all quality songs, but there is far too much filler for my liking. I'll stick to my Bon Jovi discs Thankyou.

From: AOR freaky Date: November 15, 2005 at 8:26
Of course, our Jez is the only here to find this disappointing. No, it's no classic stuff, but it's much better than Jez writes. Check it out !

From: Wotty Date: November 17, 2005 at 6:13
Drive down the motorway,top down,volume up to get the best of Johnny Lima.However,he sometimes suffers from "filler" syndrome,if you can overcome that you're laughing.Enjoyable !!!!

From: swriter Date: November 17, 2005 at 18:02
well, never hearing of this artist, I checked this one out, and my initial feeling was, not bad, an BJovi/DLep/Blind Date, 80's kinda thing, not a killer one for me, but like Wotty said, a feel good kinda album, nothing too serious, and some filler stuff, but not bad for my first taste of Johnny.

From: lalorock Date: June 5, 2006 at 11:18
buen disco de johnny lima contiene unos temas melodicos muy bien elaborados, la voz me recuerda bastante a Bon Jovi, exelentes medio tiempos como la cancion crazy, drift away, en general muy buen disco

From: oliver Date: May 5, 2007 at 8:51
No, Jez is not the only one who finds this one disappointing. Me too. There isnīt any improvement since his first cd. Nearly all songs are written in the same style with those typical singalong chorusses and -to be honest - poor lyrics. Not to say this is a bad cd but if you own Mr.Limaīs 1st cd thatīs enough. Best track imo "Reckless Heart". 7,5/10

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: November 12, 2007 at 23:00
Impresionante tipo, aqui este album actual con esa potencia y melodia en sus cortes de Hard Rock'n'roll todos en el mismo nivel y las buenas baladas que contiene este album hay de todo para todos!! temas a lo que suelen escuchar ahora un rock asi diferente pero en fin agradable me gusta esta cancion "If I Head a Heart" no es el mejor del disco, solo que le tengo un aprecio muy intimo... a escuchar el buen rock Saludos desde Peru.. y uno muy especial para una persona que aprecio mucho Cecilia..

From: hair metal again Date: May 29, 2014 at 9:55
impressive release by JOHNNY LIMA which is his 1st re recorded plus 2 more !this is as commercial as it can get and of course you can heaar the BON JOVI elements all over!all the songs are pretty good and this wont disapoint you ,as the musicianship is ok and the production polished and professional!"never gonna let you go","little runaway","crazy","drift away"(also in the ANATOMIC release) and "somethin s gotta change " are sensationl tunes!essential!


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