First of all, I wonder how they determined who's name went first.
"J" is before "K," so did they go by album sales instead, thinking that Bobby was more popular with Toto than Survivor?
That IV album was a monster.
Or at least a monster-sized turd, if you're like me and remember how-at the height of their fame, nobody could identify a single member of Toto, let alone remember who the fuck Bobby Kimball even is.
Did Toto have the guy with AIDS, or was that Styx?
Look, I'm not trying to be flippant. Anonymity was one of the biggest complaints about Arena Rock band members, and since Toto was essentially a collaboration of session players anyway, how does this pairing even come about?
And with Survivor's Jimi Jamison, a guy who incidentally replaced the original lead singer (the guy that sang "Eye Of The Tiger"), how many people really give a shit?
The press release considers this a "super-group."
Vocal legends Bobby Kimball (Toto) and Jimi Jamison (Survivor) team up for forthcoming album due out in October.
"Hold the Line", "White Sister", "English Eyes", "Goodbye Elenore", "Rosanna", "Is This Love", "Burning Heart", "The Search Is Over", "High on You", "I Can't Hold Back"... These songs from Toto and Survivor are true musical evergreens and are still played on radio stations all over the world. Each band has sold sold millions of records, respectively and have created a legendary melodic rock sound. The soaring vocals that kept these melodies in so many fan's minds come from two amazing singers: Bobby Kimball (Toto) and Jimi Jamison (Survivor). For the first time in their career, Bobby and Jimi have joined forces together for a "duets" album, which will see the light of day on Frontiers Records on October 14th in Europe and October 18th in North America.
"We always talked of doing something like this, musically we like the same stuff and we've been in the same kind of bands and when the opportunity arose we jumped on it" said Jimi Jamison. "I've always wanted to do a CD with Jimi because he is one of my best friends, we work well together and we have fun together" added Bobby Kimball.
The album features Kimball and Jamison's signature vocal styles in a familiar musical environment created for them by such esteemed songwriters as Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Jim Peterik (Survivor), Randy Goodrum (Steve Perry, Toto), John Waite, Erik Martensson (W.E.T.) and Robert Sall (Work of Art), among others, and directed by the expert hands of German producer Mat Sinner (Primal Fear, Sinner, Kiske Somerville). While not exactly a "supergroup", the Kimball-Jamison alliance is not just a one-off studio project, as the main motivation behind this album is an ongoing collaboration between the two singers who have been singing live together with the "Legends of Rock" and the "Voices of Classic Rock", both ensembles featuring singers and musicians from very popular classic rock groups.
Kimball-Jamison is a labour of love & friendship and is set to become a true classic among melodic rock fans.
The Kimball-Jamison album will include the following songs:
Worth Fighting For; Can't Wait For Love; Sail Away; Chasing Euphoria; Find Another Way; Get Back In The Game; I Did Everything Wrong; Shadows Of Love; Hearts Beat Again; We Gotta Believe; Kicking And Screaming; Your Photograph.The album will be released exclusively in a glossy digipak edition featuring a bonus DVD which includes: The Making of the Album (approx. 30 mins. documentary); Worth Fighting For (videoclip); Can't Wait for Love (videoclip)