Category: PETER FRIESTEDT & BILL CHAMPLIN

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.

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...

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...

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,...

CONTANTE & SONANTE – Highlights And Rarities

* Specialized Westcoast AOR Record label Contante & Sonante may not be very productive, but their releases are always top notch. On the blog already featured Tom Snow Original Demos some days ago, now we are presenting “CONTANTE & SONANTE – Highlights And Rarities“.“Highlights And Rarities” is a special album that showcases a collection of songs from the label past...

STATE COWS – The Second One [Japanese Limited Edition +4] (2013)

The magical Swedish duo STATE COWS delighted us three years ago with their selftitled debut. Now Stephan Olofsson & Daniel Andersson have again assembled a wonderful band and cast for “The Second One”, another delicious opus of velvety early ’80s Westcoast AOR tunes. The CD has just been released in Japan including 4 bonus tracks. As on the excellent debut...