Firefall Reunion Live
The list of recognizable songs is impressive: "Just Remember I Love You," "Strange Way," "Cinderella," "You Are The Woman‚" "Livin Ain't Livin," "Mexico," "So Long," "Goddbye I Love You" and many others. There's also the newest Firefall single, "Walk More Softly." Their vocals and musicianship are at an extremely high level; the solos feature spontaneous fiery interaction between lead guitars, sax and flute. One thing is certain, Firefall isn't just a 'ballads' band, these guys rock!
Firefall burst onto the national and international music scene in 1976 with two platinum and three gold albums in their first three years. They enjoyed saturation radio airplay and toured with the top groups of the day: Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Band, Loggins and Messina, The Allman Brothers Band, REO Speedwagon, Bob Seger, Heart, America and many others. Their sound was a breath of fresh air back in the day and remains so today.
'Firefall Reunion Live' features some of the best music created in the 1970s. The veteran Firefall band members who joined forces that evening are:
Jock Bartley - lead & rhythm guitars, lead & backing vocals (original member)
Mark Andes - bass guitar and backing vocals (original member)
Larry Burnett - lead & backing vocals, rhythm guitars (original member)
David Muse - sax, flute, keyboards, harmonica, backing vocals (original member)
Joe Lala - congas, timbales, percussion (original member)
Steven Weinmeister - lead & backing vocals, rhythm & lead guitars
Bil Hopkins - bass guitar, lead & backing vocals, rhythm guitar
Sandy Ficca - drums, percussion
Original lead singer/songwriter, Rick Roberts, was in attendance that night and joined in the celebration, but was unable to perform. 'Firefall Reunion Live' is dedicate d to the original Firefall drummer Michael Clarke, who passed away many years ago.
"We sing and play it 'just like people expect' at all the right times, but then we'll stretch out to expand the songs, exploring new musical territory," says bandleader Jock Bartley. In today's predictable and jaded music business 'Firefall Reunion Live' is a welcome achievement. This CD is vibrant and comforting. It's been a long time in coming.
On Winged Horse Records, 'Firefall Reunion Live' is now available for sale on-line at www.firefall.com and CDBaby, in a variety of downloadable forms and in select retail outlets nationwide. In April 2009, two new Firefall DVDs will be released, the 'Firefall Reunion Live' DVD, and also a DVD of rare 1979 concert footage of the Original Firefall in it's heyday. Firefall fans here and abroad are ecstatic. These songs stand up strong today; the band's performance and command is truly exceptional. Which song is your favorite? Which one has special meaning or brings back a flood of memories? All of them! Firefall is alive and well with this long-awaited Reunion Live CD and DVD.
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