ICARUS is the current release from Jac Dalton, and marks a significant development in his sound and style. The Renegade Southern Gentleman from Downunder has distilled a blend of classic and melodic rock that pays homage to his adopted homeland while forging a new international identity.
Ten tracks of Jac Dalton at his best, in the company of some amazing Aussie talent that have just raised the bar for contemporary Oz rock. From the soaring vocals and guitars and uplifting message of the title track Icarus to the anthemic State Of Rock, the groove laden riffs of Waterline and the bone-crunching Suck, Bang, Blow (co-written with Rose Tattoo’s Rob Riley and SA legend Doobie Whitehorn – a tribute to a biker bar in South Carolina of the same name), ICARUS offers up a sound and performance that will resonate across borders and generations.
Jac broke new ground with his first release - the country/rock crossover CD, ‘From Both Sides’, featuring Mark Evans (AC/DC), Russell Morris, David Moyse (Air Supply), John and Rick Brewster, Buzz Bidstrup and Chris Bailey (The Angels), Paul DeMarco and Rob Riley (Rose Tattoo), Gwyn Ashton (BB King, Mick Fleetwood) and UK’s Paul Wetton (Robert Plant Band). After the success of the two ‘rockier’ tracks from the CD, being ‘Til We Run Outta Highway’ and ‘Dirty Mean & Nasty’ which saw over 40,000 plays for these two tracks alone (APRA) since the album’s release in 2008, coupled with over 2.5 million hits on MySpace to prove the point - it was an obvious choice for Jac to step up to the plate to deliver the classic rock album ICARUS.
This 'all killer and no filler' album has been produced by Darren Mullan (Australia) and Grammy winner Gregg Brown at the world famous Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. In Gregg's own words, "It's where I've done my best work". Multi Grammy Award winning engineer John Hampton, an Ardent stalwart, took a personal interest in the album and came on board as engineer. ICARUS has been mastered by fellow Grammy winner, Richard Dodd.
It is more than one opinion that this album is going to shake things up on both sides of the Equator. In the words of Mr. Hampton: "I'm ecstatic!"
Local and international distribution and airplay are currently being sought while plans are being laid for live performances in 2010.
Artwork, bio and sample tracks available for download at: http://www.jacdalton.com/epk_downloads.html
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