Johnny Markin - No Frontiers

Tuesday 1st June 1993
Johnny Markin - No Frontiers
Johnny Markin - No Frontiers

RATING 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

Reviewed by Tony Cummings

Johnny's previous albums have not impressed me. But though the hard rocking AOR formulae is the same here the veteran Canadian displays a greater dynamic range and songwriting craft on 'No Frontiers' than shown previously. The turbulent rockers like "Generation Of Greed" where over a crunching riff you get a nifty denouncement of materialism wheezed with suitable passion, and the Springsteen-tinged opener work well while there are some attractive steps towards a more acoustic based sound. These, and the soulful ballad "There You Are" are among the strongest tracks here. Access to plenty of ICC studio time help give the album the kind of sheen essential to compete with the stream of American albums which adopt a similar musical posture. If your taste is towards classy AOR, 'No Frontiers' is for you.

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Reader Comments

Posted by Gary in Huntingdon Uk @ 12:25 on Mar 19 2011

This album is amazing!! In 1993 i gave my life to the lord with Johnny, his music has changed my life. Thank you johnny you will always be in my hart god bless you

Posted by Jimbo in abbotsford,bc @ 21:29 on Nov 13 2006

awesome CD, very good rock music with great need this CD!! if you can find it. Really nice vivaldi inspired guitar on last track.

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