Tag Archives: Jim McCarty

JIM McCARTY – Walking In The Wild Land

April 12, 2018

Angel Air 2018 Quiet reflection on the nature of existence and mortality from a free bird. “My mind is clear and so’s my motivation”: this simple line from the serene title song of ‘s third solo album might be his … Continue reading

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Jim McCarty To Release A New Album – With A Guest From RUSH

January 10, 2018

Last summer, when this scribe met in Toronto, he was glowing. The legend of British blues was demoing a new album for THE YARDBIRDS and had just recorded a new solo collection, a follow-up to the brilliant from 2009. It … Continue reading

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RENAISSANCE ILLUSION – Through The Fire

June 7, 2017

Spiral 2001 / Angel Air 2017 Spiritual rekindling of old flame to warm up one’s karma and give samsara a new tune. From THE YARDBIRDS’ “Shape Of Things” on, ‘s wonder at the ways of the world and personal philosophy … Continue reading

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SHOOT – On The Frontier

March 15, 2017

EMI 1973 / Angel Air 2017 There and back again: long-forgotten borderline adventure of former Yardbird and his intrepid cohorts. “I just fancied singing my own songs and composing them on the piano”: that’s how, in ‘s words, this band … Continue reading

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RENAISSANCE: First Live Album From The First Line-Up

June 20, 2016

Close relatives of LED ZEPPELIN, RENAISSANCE were a radically different recombination of THE YARDBIRDS’ DNA, but many tend to forget their genesis – eclipsed soon enough by a new line-up that fully embraced the art-rock idiom. Still, that was the original plan of … Continue reading

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