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JIMMY IS SPECIAL BUT THIS ALBUM AIN'T
on 2 October 2016
In the past Jimmy had the knack of turning contemporary issues into great lyrics on his excellent recordings. I truly love his albums 'Special' and 'Follow My Mind', the latter containing the brilliant track 'Hypocrites' ( you just can't get better than that ). The trouble here, however, is that Jimmy has grown old ( like me ) and still thinks he's got his finger on the pulse ( like me). The truth is he ( we ) ain't, but it doesn't stop us from acting like we do. This is not too good an example of Jimmy as a social commentator at the top of his game. This is more like the old Lion who still wants to hold his position in the pride but doesn't have the bite anymore. That's what happens to us all eventually. there's no shame in it, just a need to be more of a sage as a songwriter rather than pretending to be that young man still. Maybe his next release will depict the experienced elderly man expressing his views and not the imitator of his former self trying to make the grade in a younger persons persona.