Willpower: A Twenty-Year Retrospective

Willpower: A Twenty-Year Retrospective

by Jack Bruce
     
 

Willpower was really designed to be Jack Bruce's Crossroads -- it followed Clapton's monumental box by a year, had similar artwork, a similar approach that blended selections from throughout his various projects, and the same remastering/production team. Thing is, Bruce didn't have the commercial success of Clapton, nor did heSee more details below

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Willpower was really designed to be Jack Bruce's Crossroads -- it followed Clapton's monumental box by a year, had similar artwork, a similar approach that blended selections from throughout his various projects, and the same remastering/production team. Thing is, Bruce didn't have the commercial success of Clapton, nor did he have the same sizable following (although his fans were indeed devoted), and critics just sorta gave up paying attention around 1970, so there wasn't much of an audience for Willpower upon its release in 1989. Nevertheless, it's a pretty terrific summary of Bruce's career, never staying too long in one particular period (even the selections from Cream lack such heavy hitters as "Sunshine of Your Love" or "I Feel Free"), and encapsulating how unpredictable and adventurous Bruce's career has been. This is not heavy on hits, even if it has such signature songs as "White Room," "Theme for an Imaginary Western," "Never Tell Your Mother She's Out of Tune," "How's Tricks," and "As You Said," because Bruce never had that many hits, even radio hits. But it does provide a through, representative introduction.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/11/2001
Label:
Umvd Labels
UPC:
0042283780620
catalogNumber:
837806

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jack Bruce   Primary Artist,Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Piano,Cello,Harmonium,Keyboards,Vocals
Ginger Baker   Drums,Timpani,Hi Hat
George Harrison   Guitar
Harry Beckett   Trumpet
Henry Lowther   Trumpet
Chris Spedding   Guitar
Steve Hunter   Guitar
Simon Phillips   Drums,Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Jim Gordon   Drums
Maggie Reilly   Vocals
Hugh Burns   Guitar,Vocals
Eric Clapton   Guitar
Stuart Elliot   Drums
Stuart Elliott   Drums
Dick Heckstall-Smith   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Jon Hiseman   Drums
Tony Hymas   Keyboards,Vocals
John Marshall   Drums
Felix Pappalardi   Viola,Vocals
Art Themen   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Peter Weihe   Acoustic Guitar
Clem Clempson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Jack Bruce   Composer,Producer
Barry White   Arranger,Producer
Gene Page   Arranger
Paul Westerberg   Composer
Barry Ainsworth   Engineer
Adrian Barber   Engineer
Pete Brown   Composer
Greg Calbi   Engineer,Mastering
Tom Dowd   Engineer
Bill Halverson   Producer,Engineer
Tony Hymas   String Arrangements
Andy Johns   Producer,Engineer
Frank Kejmar   Engineer
Dennis MacKay   Engineer
Felix Pappalardi   Producer
Walter Quintus   Producer,Engineer
Kurt Renker   Producer
Michael Bays   Art Direction
Steve Rindoff   Remastering

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