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JIM PETERIK & WORLD STAGE – Tigress (2021)

Given the usual near-perfection of anything JP is involved in, this one falls short on expectations.
70/100

AOR legend Jim Peterik’s latest World Stage project is one that highlights some great female talent in our genre, featuring the usual World Stage/Peterik house band alongside guitarist Jennifer Batten and some prominent female vocalists such as Cathy Richardson (now fronting Jefferson Starship), Janet Gardner (ex-Vixen), Mindi Abair, Kate French, Kimi Hayes, Chez Kane, Rosa Laricchiuta (Black Rose Maze, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) and some fresh new talent.

Highlights include the country-infused Prom Night In Pontiac (Feat. Chloe Lowery), the wonderful Chez Kane on A Cappella; the big ballad Lazarus Heart (Janet Gardner) and Tigress (Kate French vocals and Abigail Stanshmidt Violin) and Dear Life (Lindsay Kent vocals and Sina Drums).

The always amazing Cathy Richardson continues to belt it out on Living For The Moment and Full Moon Crazy plus two other tracks.

Given the usual near-perfection of anything JP is involved in, this one falls short on expectations.

Half the album is great and the other lacks the star power needed for a knockout album. The songs are there, but perhaps the energy isn’t quite. And the production sounds a little rawer than the usual very crisp and precise delivery we are used to from Jim Peterik and team.