Category: CHAMPLIN WILLIAMS FRIESTEDT

CHICAGO 17 [Japanese Forever Young Series remastered +4] Out Of Print

As requested by many, here’s the out of print remastered Japanese edition of CHICAGO 17, as part of the ‘Forever Young Series Remastered’ including 4 bonus tracks. This is exactly the same release appeared the same year pressed on SHM-CD. The sound quality is outstanding. Originally released in 1984, ‘Chicago 17’ was the group’s second release for Full Moon/Warner Bros....

CHICAGO 19 [Japanese SHM-CD remastered +3] Out Of Print

During the ’80s CHICAGO created a string of really successful albums with their sound morphing to mainstream AOR / Adult Contemporary, something first time followers of the band disliked. But for AOR / West Coast fans like me, these records are pure gold. Appeared in 1988, “Chicago 19” deepens even more into the Eighties blistering AOR sound thanks to masterful...

CHICAGO 18 [Japanese SHM-CD remastered +2] + rare unreleased track

During the ’80s CHICAGO created a string of really successful albums with their sound morphing to mainstream AOR / Adult Contemporary, something first time followers of the band disliked. But for AOR / West Coast fans like me, these records are pure gold. “Chicago 18” originally released in 1986 captures like few the classic mid-80s FM sound, and this Japanese reissue on high quality SHM-CD with a fully remastered treatment is a must for aficionados of this genre.
Additionally, we added here an unreleased track from the “Chicago 18” sessions, only available at the band’s website years ago and impossible to find now.

WILLIAMS-FRIESTEDT – Williams-Friestedt [Special Edition +1]

TOTO singer Joseph Williams and acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Peter Friestedt team up for a new remarkable AOR release some years ago; WILLIAMS-FRIESTEDT.  The album combines Williams’ outstanding vocal performances with Friestedt’s top notch guitar work and superbly crafted arrangements. Only released on physical CD, it has become pretty hard to find. “Williams-Friestedt” was produced by Peter Friestedt and co-produced by Joseph...

BILL CHAMPLIN and WunderGround – Bleeding Secrets [Japan Edition +2] (2018)

Former Chicago Bill Champlin is about to release “Bleeding Secrets”, the debut album from BILL CHAMPLIN and WunderGround, the combo formed with guitarist Gary Falcone (Kenny Loggins, David Foster) and Tamara Champlin. The Japanese edition appears today, including 2 bonus tracks. “Bleeding Secrets” features guest appearances by Steve Porcaro (Toto), George Hawkins Jr (GIG, Chicago), Joe Porcaro, Will Champlin, Burleigh...

CHAMPLIN WILLIAMS FRIESTEDT – 10 Miles (2018)

Today we are bringing in exclusive the world-wide premiere of CHAMPLIN WILLIAMS FRIESTEDT new album “10 Miles“.Again Toto singer Joseph Williams teams up with former Chicago singer Bill Champlin and Swedish guitarist / producer Peter Friestedt for a new remarkable AOR release following the success with the album CWF and the “Live In Concert” DVD that made it all the...

BILL CHAMPLIN, JOSEPH WILLIAMS, PETER FRIESTEDT : Live In Concert (full)

BILL CHAMPLIN, JOSEPH WILLIAMS, PETER FRIESTEDT : Live In Concert (full)

This one was requested many times, quite hard to find.Toto singer Joseph Williams and exquisite Swedish guitarist Peter Friestedt released together a wonderful studio album ,and while presenting the record the idea for a tour arise. Then joined forces with former Chicago voice Bill Champlin for an European Tour with an All Star Band: Bill’s wife Tamara Champlin on vocals,...

CHAMPLIN WILLIAMS FRIESTEDT – CWF [retail AOR Heaven AORH-00121]

Near to the end of the year it’s time to recap about some of the best 2015 releases. Though appeared only three months ago, we are presenting again here “CFW” from CHAMPLIN WILLIAMS FRIESTEDT (retail + full artwork) because it’s one of our picks of the year. The West Coast AOR true supergroup teaming up Toto’s Joseph Williams, former Chicago...

CHICAGO – Twenty 1 [Japanese Limited Release SHM-CD remastered +1]

One of the many requests taken on this blog (you can place yours in any comment) is CHICAGO‘s “Twenty 1“, remastered, featuring a bonus track, and pressed on SHM-CD / Limited Release Mini-LP replica in Japan. “Twenty 1” was Chicago’s first album of the ’90s, and their first commercial flop. Well, that’s relative, because the record spent eleven weeks on...