Elan

Elan

by FirefallFirefall

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Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/24/2002
Label: Collectables
UPC: 0090431632826
catalogNumber: 6328

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Firefall   Primary Artist
Rick Roberts   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Jim Keltner   Drums
Mark Andes   Bass Guitar,Background Vocals
Jock Bartley   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar,Guitar (12 String Electric)
Larry Burnett   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Michael Clarke   Drums
Steve Forman   Conga,Cymbals,Tambourine,Caxixi,Surdo,Shaker
Joe Lala   Conga,Tambourine,Timbales,Triangle,cowbell,guido
Mike Lewis   Conductor
David Muse   Organ,Synthesizer,Flute,Harmonica,Piano,Electric Piano,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Clavinet
Laura Taylor   Harmony,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Rick Roberts   Composer
Howard Albert   Producer
Ron Albert   Producer
David Bianco   Engineer
Tom Dowd   Producer
Steve Forman   Contributor
Don Gehman   Engineer
Mike Lewis   Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Michael Stone   Engineer
Ron Alvarez   Engineer
Peter Lewis   Engineer

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