Jamie West-Oram – Skeleton Key (2023) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Jamie West-Oram – Skeleton Key (2023)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 31:06 minutes | 345 MB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BFD Records

The FIXX’s acclaimed guitarist, Jamie West-Oram, is set to release his first-ever solo album: SKELETON KEY. The new effort comes hot on the heels of The FIXX’s critically-acclaimed EVERY FIVE SECONDS album, which was released last year.

The funk-inspired instrumental showcases West-Oram’s diverse guitar chops and is inspired by the work of guitar great Leslie West (Mountain). Of “Knuckle Down”, Jamie West-Oram commented, “The piece expresses the liberation we feel when we stop dithering and get things done. I wanted the album to have a powerful opener and ‘Knuckle Down’ was the one.”

SKELETON KEY is produced by Nick Jackson (The FIXX, Cy Curnin solo) at Spacehouse Studios and Jamie West-Oram and is mixed by Nick Jackson, also at Spacehouse Studios. The album is mastered by James Arter (Linkin Park, Muse) and features Jamie West-Oram on all instruments and vocals, save for drums, which are provided by Tom Ashcroft.

Known for his pristine, subtle yet multi-faceted guitar work, West-Oram help defined The FIXX’s sound. The band has been heralded as one of the most innovative to come out of the “MTV” era. For four decades, the style and substance of the band has always created a special connection with its audience.

The FIXX’s themes are often complex, introspective and thought-provoking, but not without widespread mass appeal. The band has garnered three #1 hits, five more in the Top 5 and a dozen which reached the Top 10. With millions of albums sold worldwide, songs such as “One Thing Leads To Another,” “Red Skies” and “Saved By Zero” remain everyday staples on the playlists of the Rock, AAA and Alternative radio stations that continue to break new acts inspired by the era that The FIXX helped to define.

1-1. Jamie West-Oram – Knuckle Down (03:06)
1-2. Jamie West-Oram – Claustrophobia (03:20)
1-3. Jamie West-Oram – Cuckoos In The Nest (03:07)
1-4. Jamie West-Oram – Endless Possession (02:56)
1-5. Jamie West-Oram – Life Support (02:29)
1-6. Jamie West-Oram – Collusion Blues (03:05)
1-7. Jamie West-Oram – Split Me In Two (03:17)
1-8. Jamie West-Oram – Sharp Edge 2 (02:58)
1-9. Jamie West-Oram – Forging The Key (03:28)
1-10. Jamie West-Oram – Turning The Key (03:16)


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