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Firefall

Firefall

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by Firefall
     
 
Given Firefall's pedigree of former Spirit and Flying Burrito Brothers members, it may seem that the group would have been a little more adventurous than the band that gave us the soft rock classic "You Are the Woman." Thing is, they were -- the song was just so successful, it's overshadowed the fact that their 1976's eponymous debut was a varied, satisfying record.

Overview

Given Firefall's pedigree of former Spirit and Flying Burrito Brothers members, it may seem that the group would have been a little more adventurous than the band that gave us the soft rock classic "You Are the Woman." Thing is, they were -- the song was just so successful, it's overshadowed the fact that their 1976's eponymous debut was a varied, satisfying record. Yes, most of it was within the province of mellow Californian soft rock, but they do display their country-rock roots, along with some searching musicality throughout the record. And while a couple of the songs coast by on sound, they could also craft a good tune, with the singles "Livin' Ain't Livin'" and "Cinderella" standing proudly alongside "You Are the Woman." It's a fine, understated country-rock debut that remains one of the more underrated items of its kind -- it holds its own next to Poco, Pure Prairie League, and the Eagles.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/23/1992
Label:
Atlantic
UPC:
0081227037925
catalogNumber:
70379
Rank:
15848

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Firefall   Primary Artist
Rick Roberts   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Peter Graves   Trombone
Mark Andes   Bass
Jock Bartley   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Pedal Steel Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar
Larry Burnett   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Michael Clarke   Drums
Kenneth Faulk   Trumpet
Jack Hale   Trombone
Wayne Jackson   Horn
Joe Lala   Conga,Tambourine,Timbales,Shaker,finger cymbals
David Muse   Synthesizer,Flute,Harmonica,Piano,Keyboards,Tenor Saxophone,Wind,Clavinet
Whit Sidener   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone

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Firefall 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Firefall was indeed an underrated group, and the quality of their music was overshadowed by their reputation as being a "wimp" band. This album has many fine moments. Rick Roberts provided the softer, more sensitive, touch and Larry Burnett kept them rocking. Their second album (Luna Sea) was even better.