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Jimi SLEVIN is a musician, writer and producer who was a top guitarist on the Irish music scene in the 1970s. He formed PEGGY'S LEG, the band who produced the classic "'Grinilla" in '73 which has recently been re-released and which he co-wrote and also co-digitally remastered. He succeeded Gary Moore and Paul Chapman as lead guitarist with the great Irish band SKID ROW in '76 and recorded the JIMI SLEVIN BAND album for EMI in '77. He is a talented producer and has written for TV & radio.

In 1983 Jimi recorded "Freeflight", his first solo album of melodic acoustic songs and instrumentals which received unanimous critical acclaim. Currently based in Germany where he has his own label and recording studio, he plays live regularly both solo and as singer and guitarist with the popular Irish traditional band BACHELORS WALK. Jimi also co-ordinates CD productions & multimedia projects for a variety of clients and has recently re-released a remastered CD version of "Freeflight" and a new album of original material, "Home To The Heart". The Studio, Biography and CD Catalogue pages also feature mp3 audio samples of all Riteroad CDs and many of Jimi's old friends including PEGGY'S LEG, SKID ROW, THE JIMI SLEVIN BAND and MALE ORDER.

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4.09 | 2 ratings
Freeflight (1982)
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 Freeflight (1982) by SLEVIN, JIMI album cover Studio Album, 2001
4.09 | 2 ratings

Freeflight (1982)
Jimi Slevin Prog Folk

Review by Leonardo

4 stars Well over 20 years ago I heard a demo of this album in my local record shop and was intrigued enough to buy it . I had no idea who Jimi was a the time, but it became, and still is, one of my favourite albums in my collection.

The album is a very atmospheric, even etheral, veture into folk rock.

Right from the first tracks "Summer", which merges into the next rousing track "stormy seas" you know you are in for a rewarding ride.

The backbone of the album is acoustic folk guitar work of the highest order, where Jimi sometimes pushes the Irish folk feel, giving it a raw edge at times by plucking the strings sharply and playing on their resonance. All this is given a frequent atmospheric accompanyment from electric guitar, synths, irish pipes and vocal harmonies.

Most of the tracks are instrumental, but Jimi sings on some tracks such as "Forever and a Year" and "Lords of the Rocks" , his vocal style lending a relaxed and moving feel to these songs.

There is not a poor track on this album, and if you want to get the best out of it, listen to it whilst walking along a rugged coastline on a windy day. I think Jimi was doing exactly that when he was inspired to write these tracks!

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