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Artist: The Jon Butcher Axis

Title: Along the Axis

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The Jon Butcher Axis Along the Axis Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1985

Label: Bear Tracks (Germany)

Catalog Number: BTCD 979 471


Jon Butcher lead and backing vocals, all guitars, percussion
Derek Blevin drums, electronic drums, percussion
Thom Gimbel all keyboards, horns, maxtone, backing vocals
Jimmy Johnson bass
1994 reissue.


1.  Stop!  4:14
2.  Electricity  3:35
3.  Sounds Of Your Voice  3:38
4.  Only the Fox  4:07
5.  Along the Axis  3:40
6.  Two Hearts Running  4:29
7.  I've Got Money  3:45
8.  Between the Lines  4:38
9.  Carrie  3:34
10.  That's How Strong My Love Is  3:29
11.  The Ritual  3:11
Total Running Time:  42:20

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From: medio dia Date: February 7, 2002 at 23:48
Grammy nominee for "the Ritual"

From: B. Whitney Date: May 21, 2003 at 0:20
This recording is sooooo underrated. "Stop" is breathtaking. "The Sound Of Your Voice" is as AOR as it gets. Butcher has a great voice, incredible guitar. He must have pissed off somebody BAAAAD to get no attention or promotion. Take a flyer and find this recording. If you don't like it, check your pulse.

From: S.D. Date: January 17, 2005 at 13:50
Excellent CD, and yes, VERY underrated. "Stop!," "Electricity," and "Carrie" are among my favorites. Jon Butcher can tear it up on the guitar too. I had a heck of a time finding this one. Enjoy!

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From: Jez Date: April 13, 2005 at 9:34
Dug this one out for a spin last night. Strong Material, and very consistent throughout,with 'Two Hearts Running', 'Carrie', 'Electricity' being my picks, with only 'I've Got Money' letting the side down. I noted down that JB's voice was very reminiscent of Michael Bolton on this album in places (which is no bad thing for me)and a couple of tracks, 'Carrie' especially, isn't far removed from the MB material of his first 3 albums. Anyway track this one down as it's well worth the effort!!!

From: peterpoland Date: December 21, 2005 at 10:26
This album reminds me 'bout mid 80s Bolton's albums, not only because his voice is similar, but the production and overal feel of both are just similar. And it's a good thing.All that we've got is a strong AOR albumu.''Two hearts running'' seems to be my favourite track on this albums. Very nice midtempo michael bolton/andy fraser/journey like song ( John's sharing vocals with a female vocalist here.) While ''Sounds of your voice'' is a great melodic rock ballad, with sweet keyboards addition. O

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: January 15, 2007 at 14:16
Good AOR album, buen disco de este morocho con un timbre de voz similar a Michael Bolton y como siempre pasa en estos aņos los albums de AOR siempre tienen temas que captan la atencion de los amantes de este estilo Two Hearts Running(a duo con una chica), Carrie, Sounds Of Your Voice 3 temas de gran nivel otro album hecho para un amante del buen AOR.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: August 25, 2011 at 22:11
Pleasant album indeed!!!!...Jon sounded like Michael Bolton which is a very hard task to accomplish because Michael's way of singing is kinda of particular and fave tracks are "Stop","Sounds Of Your Voice"(nice),"Along The Axis","Two Hearts Running"(the best song of the album IMHO),"Between The Lines"(great) & "Carrie"(great)...85/100

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