Greatest Hits

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Sharing a light, lush airiness with bands like Poco, America, and Air Supply, Firefall sang fluffy love songs that were weak in lyrical nutrients but abundant with softened chords and harmonies. When radio was saturated with light rock in the mid- to late-'70s, they were right in the heart of it, reaching number nine on Billboard's Top 40 with the gentle "You Are the Woman," which remained on the charts for a startling 15 weeks. Firefall's greatest hits collects all of their mellow rock favorites in one place, presenting some thin but not unlistenable soft rock tunes. Lead singer Rick Roberts pours his heart out but still manages to stir up a decent tempo with "Just ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Mike DeGagne
Sharing a light, lush airiness with bands like Poco, America, and Air Supply, Firefall sang fluffy love songs that were weak in lyrical nutrients but abundant with softened chords and harmonies. When radio was saturated with light rock in the mid- to late-'70s, they were right in the heart of it, reaching number nine on Billboard's Top 40 with the gentle "You Are the Woman," which remained on the charts for a startling 15 weeks. Firefall's greatest hits collects all of their mellow rock favorites in one place, presenting some thin but not unlistenable soft rock tunes. Lead singer Rick Roberts pours his heart out but still manages to stir up a decent tempo with "Just Remember I Love You," their second biggest single. The blue of the Colorado skyline, the band's home state, is visioned on the soothing flow of "Break of Dawn," and a slight attractiveness is felt throughout "Strange Way," another chart single in 1978. Roberts, who replaced Gram Parsons in the Flying Burrito Brothers, and drummer Michael Clarke, a onetime Byrds member, did give Firefall a talented history within its lineup, but the music being produced contained ample amounts of schlock that soon faded as radio became tired of this shallow drivel. Sometimes harboring a country feel a la Michael Martin Murphy best heard in songs like "Someday Soon" and "It Doesn't Matter," it was evident that the band had only one direction, which was that of a folk-rock sound. Since their material never strayed from this subtle easiness, Firefall's greatest hits is their most worthwhile offering.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/1/1992
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227105525
  • Catalog Number: 71055
  • Sales rank: 21,015

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Livin' Ain't Livin' (3:50)
  2. 2 Cinderella (3:36)
  3. 3 You Are the Woman (2:43)
  4. 4 Mexico (4:18)
  5. 5 It Doesn't Matter (3:31)
  6. 6 Just Remember I Love You (3:18)
  7. 7 So Long (5:29)
  8. 8 Someday Soon (4:06)
  9. 9 Strange Way (3:26)
  10. 10 Goodbye, I Love You (4:24)
  11. 11 Sweet and Sour (3:35)
  12. 12 Love That Got Away (3:24)
  13. 13 Headed for a Fall (4:11)
  14. 14 Staying with It (3:03)
  15. 15 Break of Dawn (3:48)
  16. 16 Always (3:47)
  17. 17 Runaway Love (3:57)
  18. 18 Run Run Away (4:45)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Firefall Primary Artist
Firefall Acoustic Indexed Contributor
Stephen Stills Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone
Rick Roberts Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals
Jim Keltner Drums
Mark Andes Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Jock Bartley Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Slide Guitar, Group Member
Larry Burnett Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Michael Clarke Drums, Group Member
Paul Crosta Bass
Dennis Dreith Conductor
Alan Estes Percussion
Kenneth Faulk Trumpet
Chuck Kirkpatrick Electric Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Steve Forman Percussion
Joe Galdo Drums
Richie Goldman Bass
Paul Harris Electric Piano
George Hawkins Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Tris Imboden Percussion, Drums, Group Member
Kip Kuepper Electric Bass
Joe Lala Percussion
Mike Lewis Conductor
David Muse Flute, Harmonica, Keyboards, Saxophone, Group Member
Mark Oblinger Guitar, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Greg Overton Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Arnold Paseiro Bass
Bill Payne Organ
Alain Salvatik Keyboards
John Sambataro Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Timothy B. Schmit Vocals, Background Vocals
Kim Stone Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Daniel Evans Clawson Flute, Harmonica, Keyboards, Saxophone
Sandy Ficca Drums, Group Member
Bob Gaffney Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Steve Hadjoupolos Flute, Keyboards, Saxophone, Group Member
Bill Hopkins Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Lisa Nemzo Vocals
Paul "Blind Man" Harris Electric Piano
Billy Payne Organ
Stephen Scott Kirkpatrick Percussion, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals, Group Member
Technical Credits
Rick Roberts Composer
Ken Perry Remastering
Howard Albert Producer
Ron Albert Producer, Engineer
Jock Bartley Producer
David Bianco Engineer
Tom Dowd Producer
Dennis Dreith String Arrangements
Chuck Kirkpatrick Engineer
Joe Galdo Contributor, drum programming
Don Gehman Engineer
Bill Inglot Remastering
Alex Kazanegras Engineer
Kyle Lehning Producer, Engineer
Mike Lewis String Arrangements
Jim Mason Producer
Eric Prestidge Engineer
Karl Richardson Engineer
Bill Schnee Engineer
Duane Scott Engineer
Michael Stone Engineer
Stephen K. Peeples Liner Notes
Geoff Gans Art Direction
David Gahr Cover Photo
Ed Kaufman Engineer
Allen Jacobi Executive Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Highly Recommended

    I highly recommend this Greatest Hits collection. Firefall was a talented band. Rick Roberts had been a member of The Flying Burrito Brothers. Michael Clarke had been in The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers. Jock Bartley played guitar for Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels during their 1973 tour. Like I said, Firefall was a talented band. This collection features some of their best material.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Firefall's Greatest Hits

    This is a very good collection of Firefall's best songs from the mid 1970's. The first half of this greatest hits CD contains most of their best from the first two albums/CD's, when this group had its best vibrant energy and enthusiasm. The sincere singing of Rick Roberts and the competent back-up musicians in the band were a truley creative force. The result was several soft rock/country/jazz influenced songs that were very enjoyable to listen to. Considering the first half and the last song on this greastest hits work, it is definitely a good choice to purchase this CD.

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    Posted November 25, 2008

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