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Jim Capaldi

talks Fierce Heart

Length: 23 min, 41 s // Recorded: 1983

Fierce Heart was the eighth solo album by British musician Jim Capaldi and former drummer with Traffic. The album has a far more synth-heavy approach than any of his previous albums, though the songs were mostly in the same aggressive rock/pop vein that Capaldi had long been associated with. This synth-heavy pop sound was exactly what 1980s audiences were looking for, and the songs “That’s Love”(which broke the top 40 in the USA] and “Living on the Edge” became hit singles.  The album itself reached number 91 in the Billboard 200.

Capaldi was not as fond of Fierce Heart as his other works, and as little as five years after its release he was publicly professing that he thought it fell too much into the adult alternative vein.

The album is dedicated to the memory of Rebop Kwaku Baah, Jim Capaldi’s former band mate in Traffic, who died in January of the year the album came out.

Capaldi passed away himself in 2005.

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Fierce Heart was the eighth solo album by British musician Jim Capaldi and former drummer with Traffic. The album has a far more synth-heavy approach than any of his previous albums, though the songs were mostly in the same aggressive rock/pop vein that Capaldi had long been associated with. This synth-heavy pop sound was exactly what 1980s audiences were looking for, and the songs “That’s Love”(which broke the top 40 in the USA] and “Living on the Edge” became hit singles.  The album itself reached number 91 in the Billboard 200.

Capaldi was not as fond of Fierce Heart as his other works, and as little as five years after its release he was publicly professing that he thought it fell too much into the adult alternative vein.

The album is dedicated to the memory of Rebop Kwaku Baah, Jim Capaldi’s former band mate in Traffic, who died in January of the year the album came out.

Capaldi passed away himself in 2005.

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