Category: JOSEPH WILLIAMS

INTELLIGENT MUSIC PROJECT IV – Sorcery Inside (2019) *EXCLUSIVE*

Bulgarian composer Milen Vrabevski and drumming ace Simon Phillips assemble an A-list team for the fourth outing under INTELLIGENT MUSIC PROJECT IV, titled “Sorcery Inside”. The vocalists taking part include Toto’s Joseph Williams and ex-Asia belter John Payne, which gives a good indication of the musical direction. “Sorcery Inside” delivers ultraslick AOR, buffed to an immaculate, glimmering sheen and full...

INTELLIGENT MUSIC PROJECT III – Touching The Divine

“Touching The Divine” is the third album from INTELLIGENT MUSIC PROJECT, the all-star combo including brilliant vocalists Joseph Williams (Toto) and John Payne (Asia), exquisite guitarist Tim Pierce (countless AOR albums), the fabulous Simon Phillips (Toto, Jeff Beck) on drums and other luminaries. We already presented here the second Intelligent Music Project album, an all-star venture conceived, written and produced...

INTELLIGENT MUSIC PROJECT II – My Kind O’ Lovin’

INTELLIGENT MUSIC PROJECT is conceived, written and produced by young philanthropist and recently awarded European Citizen of the Year (2013) Dr. Milen Vrabevski. He is as well, a non-professional musician. For the project Part II “My Kind O’ Lovin’”, Millen enlisted some serious cats: Joseph Williams (Toto), Simon Phillips (Toto, Jeff Beck) and John Lawton (Asia, ex- Uriah Heep). “My...

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...

TOTO – 40 Tours Around The Sun [Japan Edition 2-CD] (2019)

To be released tomorrow world-wide but already available in Japan, “40 Tours Around The Sun” is the new TOTO live package, available on DVD/2CD, Blu-ray/2CD, 3LP, and this 2CD version.The performance was captured in front of 18,000 Toto fans at Amsterdam’s Ziggo Dome in March 2018 as the band toured in celebration of their 40th anniversary. TOTO performed a wide...

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 – Aria (2015)

* 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 ‘Live In Concert’ (featured on the blog) CD / DVD appeared some time ago. To be released next October 23 through AOR Heaven Records, the album is entitled “CWF” ; CHAMPLIN,...

TOTO – 35th Anniversary Tour; Live In Poland (2014)

* “TOTO – 35th Anniversary Tour ; Live In Poland” sees this legendary band celebrating their 35th Anniversary at the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland during their 2013 World Tour.Judging the quality performances and the vibrant atmosphere, it was one heck of a party. The concert release (available on 2CD, DVD, Blu-ray and deluxe edition) was filmed on June 25,...

JOSEPH WILLIAMS, PETER FRIESTEDT & BILL CHAMPLIN – Live In Concert (2013)

* Toto singer Joseph Williams and exquisite Swedish guitarist Peter Friestedt released together a wonderful album two years ago. Then last year joined forces with former Chicago voice Bill Champlin for an European Tour with an All Star Band: Bill’s wife Tamara Champlin on vocals, Herman Matthews (Kenny Loggins Band) on drums, Norwegian top-notch bassist Per Mathisen (Bill Bruford Group)...