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4.0 out of 5
102 Ratings
102 Ratings
musicman488

God How I wish

God how i wish this type of music would come back and c-rap would go away!

Zacksing

Ouch!

The iTunes review is needlessly brutal. Comparing them to Air Supply! Not cool! Not every 70s band could be The Who or Aerosmith. Firefall occupied a solid place in the decade and this collection is nearly flawless...great production, talented musicians, memorable songs. Sure "Strange Way" is missing, but this is one of my favorite collections of a band's best stuff. Having said that, the last five songs on this recording are throwaways. First 13 are priceless!

jacksprat01

Firefall......Greatest Hits

I had forgotten what a wonderful group of musicians and vocalists these guys were. Had they not
been forced to stay on the road for so long( 5yrs.), they wouldn't have burned out and we still might
be hearing some new material. Even though these songs were radio hits, they bring back many,
many great memories. Yes, there were some very good songs that didn't make the CD, but it's the
"number crunchers" that make the choices, not the musicians or fans. Overall, if you are a fan or
just an innocent bystander, you'll enjoy this disc immensely.

About Firefall

The mellow, easy country-rock sounds of Firefall, coupled with the group's penchant for pop melodies and high-pitched harmonies, produced a series of successful LPs in the late '70s and a series of chart singles, including the Top Ten hit "You Are the Woman." The group was formed by former Flying Burrito Brother Rick Roberts, who handled vocals, guitar, and most of the songwriting duties; he was joined by fellow ex-Burrito and Byrd Michael Clarke on drums, ex-Spirit and Jo Jo Gunne bassist Mark Andes, guitarist/vocalist Jock Bartley, guitarist/vocalist/songwriter Larry Burnett, and keyboardist/woodwind player David Muse, who joined in 1977. The group recorded its self-titled debut in 1976; it and its follow-up, Luna Sea, both went gold, and their third album, Elan, went platinum. However, the group's commercial fortunes began to decline, and even though Muse experimented with adding different instruments to the overall sound, Firefall's relaxed, toned-down approach simply wore out its welcome as pop trends moved elsewhere. Jock Bartley re-formed the group in 1994 for the album Messenger. Under the moniker Firefall Acoustic, Bartley and vocalist/guitarist Steven Weinmeister released Colorado to Liverpool: A Tribute to the Beatles in 2007. Bartley continued to tour under the Firefall name into the second decade of the 21st century with a lineup that included Steven Weinmeister (vocals, guitar), Sandy Ficca (drums), Bil Hopkins (vocals, bass) and Chris Ball (sax, flute and keyboards). ~ Steve Huey

ORIGIN
Boulder, CO
GENRE
Rock
FORMED
1975

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