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Jay Aaron – Inside Out [1990]

PhotobucketCOUNTRY: USA          STYLE: AOR

RATING: 78/100

Chris Skiles – Drums, Jay Aaron – Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Joe Clark – Keyboards, Randy Ward – Lead/Rhythm Guitars, Reggie Witty – Bass, Vocals

Additional Musicians
Mark Miller,Eric Johnson,Ebn Fairlight – Guitar, Mark Singer – Percussion, Billy White – Guitar, Andy Kirin – Keyboards

01. Misery’s Edge (4:43), 02. Don’t Let Go (4:21), 03. Call Me Tonight (3:46), 04. Burning High And Bright (7:02), 05. I Believe In You (3:57), 06. Ronda (3:45), 07. All Day Long (4:34), 08. Loving You Is Like Holding The Wind (6:29), 09. Carry The Wheel (4:46), 10. You’re So Far Away (5:20)


Pretty good album recorded at the beginning of the 90’s and probably risking a lot coz the AOR was not that relevant at that new decade…The original line-up included Billy White, who left to sub for Lynch on Dokken’s solo effort. An excellent release and is a must for anyone who is “into” collecting Eric Johnson related material. The production is flawless and cool. “Misery’s Edge” was the single and was the best song.

Stylistically a little different than what one normally encounters in this genre, as are sometimes incorporated harmonica and acoustic guitar, mixed with the typical keyboardlyd and obese choral parts. A little fun performance, but far from bad! Furthermore, it should also be added to the musicians, especially guitarist really shines! It’s great to hear … vowel close up Steve Thomson’s.  Although I choose to describe the style as “AOR “, there are quite a few elements that leans over towards Pomp spectrum.

Yes, as mentioned, a little hard to categorize, but certainly not bad! There is not really some critical points that can count down, so there is nothing in the way of a high character here!  Years ago, a young Jay Aaron played bass and sang in Mariani, a three piece blues rock trio which included a 16 year old guitar player named Eric Johnson!


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