Elan [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Firefall crested with its third album, Elan, which was prefaced by "Strange Way," an unusually vituperative leadoff single from the group who had broken through with songs of romantic devotion like "You Are the Woman" and "Just Remember I Love You." This time, lead singer and songwriter Rick Roberts was unmoved by a weepy lover, calling her emotional outbursts "a strange way to tell me you love me," and adding that, if she wanted to cry to somebody, "don't cry to me." The single, which peaked just outside the Top Ten, introduced a somewhat more aggressive album from Firefall that rocked a bit harder, notably on such tracks as "Anymore," and added a horn chart to the ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Firefall crested with its third album, Elan, which was prefaced by "Strange Way," an unusually vituperative leadoff single from the group who had broken through with songs of romantic devotion like "You Are the Woman" and "Just Remember I Love You." This time, lead singer and songwriter Rick Roberts was unmoved by a weepy lover, calling her emotional outbursts "a strange way to tell me you love me," and adding that, if she wanted to cry to somebody, "don't cry to me." The single, which peaked just outside the Top Ten, introduced a somewhat more aggressive album from Firefall that rocked a bit harder, notably on such tracks as "Anymore," and added a horn chart to the closing track, "Winds of Change." For the most part, however, the album's dominant tone was determined by Roberts' romantic anguish, further expressed on the second single, "Goodbye, I Love You," which scraped into the Top 40 on the pop charts and made the Top Ten on the adult contemporary charts. Elan itself enjoyed about the same chart success as its predecessor, Luna Sea, but ultimately sold a little better, reaching a million-seller certification and marking Firefall's commercial peak. [The Rhino reissue adds two previously unreleased songs, "New Man" and "Sharpshootin' at the Senator," both written by Larry Burnett, and an alternate version of Roberts' "Headed for a Fall," later a Top 40 hit from the 1980 Undertow album.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/15/1995
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227192624
  • Catalog Number: 71926

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Strange Way (4:45)
  2. 2 Sweet and Sour (3:32)
  3. 3 Wrong Side of Town (2:42)
  4. 4 Count Your Blessings (3:34)
  5. 5 Get You Back (4:16)
  6. 6 Anymore (4:00)
  7. 7 Baby (3:50)
  8. 8 Goodbye, I Love You (4:22)
  9. 9 Sweet Ann (3:25)
  10. 10 Winds of Change (3:39)
  11. 11 New Man (3:22)
  12. 12 Headed for a Fall (4:17)
  13. 13 Sharpshootin' at the Senator (5:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Firefall Primary Artist
Rick Roberts Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Jim Keltner Drums
Mark Andes Bass, Background Vocals
Jock Bartley Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals, Slide Guitar, Guitar (12 String Electric)
Larry Burnett Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals
Michael Clarke Drums
Steve Forman Percussion, Conga, Cymbals, Tambourine, Caxixi, Surdo, Shaker
Joe Lala Conga, Cymbals, Tambourine, Timbales, Triangle, Caxixi, Surdo
Mike Lewis Conductor
David Muse Organ, Synthesizer, Flute, Harmonica, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Saxophone, Wind, Clavinet
David Rose Bass
Will Hill Drums
Laura Taylor Vocals, Vocal Harmony
Firefall Acoustic Indexed Contributor
Technical Credits
Ken Perry Remastering
Howard Albert Producer
Ron Albert Producer
David Bianco Engineer
Tom Dowd Producer
Don Gehman Engineer
John Hansen Reissue Assistant
Bill Inglot Remastering
Mike Lewis Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Gary Peterson Reissue Assistant
Michael Stone Engineer
Ron Alvarez Engineer
Bob Defrin Cover Design
Peter Lewis Engineer
Toby Alington Producer, Engineer
John Craig Producer
Mike Kull Reissue Assistant
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