No place left to fall (2008)

Champlin, Bill (JVC Japan, 68)

This 2008 release from legendary singer songwriter Bill Champlin, No place left to fall features the smooth, thoughtful song-writing you’ve come to expect from Bill. Soul infused grooves and undeniable hooks pave the way from start to finish, and songs like the title track are a reminder of why Mr. Champlin has been in the game so long. Bill and his band are joined by some very special guests including Peter Cetera, Steve Lukather, Bruce Gaitsch and Michael English.
In the words of drummer, Billy Ward, “I became a Bill Champlin fan in the early seventies when he led, what was to me, a ground-breaking band, The Sons Of Champlin. He´s written and sang on probably over 400 hit songs, the later ones with the band Chicago. His organ playing has him ranked on most peoples "A" list and he plays the heck out of the guitar as well! He is one of the finest musicians I´ve ever gotten the privilege to play with.” Dennis Cook, in Jambase and Relix Magazine adds, “Age has done nothing to diminish his powers, and in fact, brings nuances to the material that a young cat just can´t muster.”
This special edition does not only consist of 13 new songs with a total length of 68 minutes, you are also treated with a 70 minute DVD (region free) featuring a lengthy documentary of the recording of the album plus some extra cool stuff - all nicely packed in a slipcase.

Tracklist

  1. Total control (Bill Champlin, Jay Graydon)
  2. Tuggin' on your sleeve (Bill Champlin, Will Champlin, Michael Caruso)
  3. The truth (Bill Champlin, Bruce Gaitsch)
  4. No place left to fall (Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Michael Caruso)
  5. Lover like that (Bill Champlin)
  6. Looking for you (Bill Champlin, Dennis Matkosky)
  7. Never been afraid (Bill Champlin, Andreas Carlsson)
  8. Angelina (Bill Champlin, Bruce Gaitsch, George Hawkins jr)
  9. Look away (Diane Warren)
  10. I want you to stay (Billy Burnett, Bruce Gaitsch)
  11. Never let go (Bill Champlin, Andreas Carlsson)
  12. Stone cold Hollywood (Bill Champlin)
  13. All along (Bill Champlin, Bruce Gaitsch, George Hawkins jr)

Credits

Steve Lukather - guitars (5) (7)
Peter Cetera - vocals
Bill Champlin - synthesizer, guitar (acoustic), piano, arranger, Hammond B3, vocals, clavinet, producer, Wurlitzer
Tamara Champlin - vocals
Will Champlin - piano,vocals
Mark Eddinger - synthesizer, strings, keyboards, piano (electric), Moog synthesizer, producer, Wurlitzer
Bruce Gaitsch - guitars, lap steel guitar
George Hawkins Jr. - bass, vocals
Beth Hooker - vocals
Keith Howland - guitar
Gil Kaupp - trumpet
Keith Landry - vocals
Jerry Lopez - vocals
Dennis Matkosky - vocals
Leslie Matkosky - vocals
Jerry Merra - sax
Angelo Petrucci - vocals
Veronica Petrucci - vocals
Dave Richardson - horn arrangements
Nathan Tanouye - trombone
Billy Ward - percussion, drums
Phil Wigfall - sax

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Tour dates

  1. 30Nov2017
    Los Angeles, CA USA
    The Baked Potato
  2. 30Nov2017
    Los Angeles, CA USA
    The Baked Potato
  3. 01Dec2017
    Los Angeles, CA USA
    The Baked Potato
  4. 01Dec2017
    Los Angeles, CA USA
    The Baked Potato
  5. 02Dec2017
    Los Angeles, CA USA
    The Baked Potato

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