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Jim Peterik & World Stage

Jim Peterik & World Stage

by Jim Peterik
     
 
Illinois superstar Jim Peterik has written a bundle of songs in his ongoing four-decade career, some amazing ("Heavy Metal") and some annoying ("So Caught up in You"). Peterik's first real big-time whopper was "Vehicle" via his band the Ides of March, reinterpreted here with blues dandy Buddy Guy. Big Jim

Overview

Illinois superstar Jim Peterik has written a bundle of songs in his ongoing four-decade career, some amazing ("Heavy Metal") and some annoying ("So Caught up in You"). Peterik's first real big-time whopper was "Vehicle" via his band the Ides of March, reinterpreted here with blues dandy Buddy Guy. Big Jim is also Sly Stone's favorite composer (catch "Vehicle" in the Stallone prison picture Lock Up), and "Eye of the Tiger," Rocky III's mother of all anthems, also gets a tune up. The original versions of said smashes are quite stellar and intrinsic to their time periods, but no doubt these updated inclusions mean to sell more units of Jim Peterik & World Stage. However, the highlights of Peterik's career do not highlight this record, because an original song is where it's at: "Zig Zag" unveils a rock-solid parable destined to become one of the lost wonders of the world. Peterik hits one out of Wrigley with help from the glass-shattering tenor of Cinderella's Tommy Keifer and the redoubtable Rick Nielsen and Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick (whose Peterik collaboration "You're All I Wanna Do" remains one of the finest moments of all involved). Meanwhile, Dennis DeYoung, Kevin Cronin, and other faded luminaries (Illinois or otherwise) step up for some adult contemporary numbers. Peterik protégeé Cathy Richardson also shows for two snoozers. (Why, in this CD day and age, are songs still tacked on the end and called bonus cuts?) Plus singing Night Ranger drummer Kelly Keagy helps Peterick find "The Road Home." It's high-gloss going, but some guts still exist beneath the sheen, and Jim Peterik & World Stage delivers a lot of talent for the money (plus one shouldn't be without the aforementioned "Zig Zag").

Product Details

Release Date:
04/04/2000
Label:
World Stage
UPC:
0610882200025
catalogNumber:
2000

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jim Peterik   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Buddy Guy   Guitar,Vocals
Margaret Becker   Vocals
Dennis DeYoung   Vocals
Yvonne Gage   Vocals
Henry Paul   Vocals
Don Barnes   Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Vocals
Bob Bergland   Saxophone
Jeff Boyle   Vocals
Cathy Braaten   Vocals
Ed Breckenfeld   Drums
Steve Brewster   Percussion,Drums
Mike Brignardello   Bass
Pat Buchanan   Electric Guitar
Jeff Carlisi   Electric Guitar,Slide Guitar
Bun E. Carlos   Drums
Danny Chauncey   Keyboards
Kevin Cronin   Vocals
Robert White Johnson   Vocals
Kelly Keagy   Vocals
Tom Keifer   Vocals
Bob Lizik   Bass
Rick Nielsen   Guitar
Chuck Soumar   Trumpet,Conga
Johnny Van Zant   Vocals
Jimmy Nichols   Piano,Keyboards
John Rice   Mandolin,Electric Guitar,Lap Steel Guitar
Paul Mertens   Baritone Saxophone
Cathy Richardson   Vocals
John Larson   Trumpet
Anthony Gomes   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Christian Cullen   Organ,Keyboards,Wurlitzer
Clem Hayes   Bass
Joel Hoekstra   Guitar,Talk Box
Mark Hill   Bass
Scott May   Organ
David Carl   Vocals
Mike Aquino   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar

Technical Credits

Jim Peterik   Composer,Producer
Danny Chauncey   Programming,Engineer
Larry Millas   Producer,Engineer
Frankie Sullivan   Composer
Greg Marsh   drum programming,Loop Programming
Jimmy Nichols   String Arrangements
Matt McElroy   Engineer
David Streit   Engineer
Greg Motycka   Engineer
Joel Hoekstra   Contributor
Joel Frank   Engineer

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