Bill Champlin

Bill Champlin - No Place Left To Fall (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 1, 2015
Bill Champlin - No Place Left To Fall (2009)

Bill Champlin - No Place Left To Fall (2009) [Audio CD]
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 527 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Contemporary Pop/Rock, R&B | Label: DreamMakers | # DRM-61247 | Time: 01:08:14

He's been called the best-known unknown singer in the world, a musician's musician, a full-tilt street poet. He's Bill Champlin, a founding member of the legendary San Francisco band Sons of Champlin, and songwriter with two GRAMMY® awards and six critically-acclaimed solo albums. Fed up with the music industry, he hasn't released a solo album in 10 years, leading fans to ask, "Where have you been?" This cult figure has been hiding in plain sight: playing in the band Chicago and singing some of its biggest hits, and penning a remarkable collection of songs, No Place Left To Fall.

Bill Champlin - In Concert (2004)  

Posted by robi62 at July 19, 2013
Bill Champlin - In Concert (2004)

Bill Champlin - In Concert (2004)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 000 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: AC-3 6ch. at 448 Kbps, PCM 2ch. at 1 536 Kbps
Genre: Rock | Label: Inakustik | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 29 Jun 2004 | Runtime: 60 min. | 4,91 GB (DVD9)
Subtitles: French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Bill Champlin, the former leader of the Sons of Champlin (1965-1977) and, for the previous 11 years, a singer/keyboardist with Chicago, was on tour promoting his third solo album, Burn Down the Night, when the then-46-year-old and his four-piece band appeared on the German television program Ohne Filter on October 6, 1993, a show reproduced 11 years later on this DVD. In a performance running 58 minutes, he performed 11 songs, five of them from Burn Down the Night. Champlin has a rangy, expressive voice that he uses in the manner of an R&B singer like Ray Charles or James Brown, and during the show he traded off between electric guitar and his Hammond organ, which he played in a style reminiscent of Jimmy Smith.

Champlin Williams Friestedt - CWF (2015)  

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 10, 2016
Champlin Williams Friestedt - CWF (2015)

Champlin Williams Friestedt - CWF (2015)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
AOR Heaven, AORH00121 | ~ 300 or 115 Mb | Scans Included
Melodic Rock / AOR

CWF is a West Coast AOR supergroup teaming up Toto’s Joseph Williams with former Chicago vocalist Bill Champlin and guitarist/producer Peter Friestedt. The trio have released a live DVD already and Williams & Friestedt released a cracking AOR album a few years ago on the same label…
Sons Of Champlin - Follow Your Heart (1971) Remastered Reissue 2002

Sons Of Champlin - Follow Your Heart (1971) Remastered Reissue 2002
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Psychedelic Rock, R&B, Early Jazz Rock | Label: Acadia | # ACA 8032 | Time: 00:40:07

Recorded in Bruce Walford's studio in San Anselmo, this album sees the Sons in transition. Tim Cain, the sax player who co-founded the band with Bill Champlin back in 1965, had left, as had trumpet player Jim Beem. The stripped down band has an opportunity to stretch out on a number of fine Bill Champlin compositions, and the album also features the recorded debut of Terry Haggerty's "Follow Your Heart", a tune that would stay in the band's set list until Haggerty's departure in 2001 (a more polished version of the tune appeared on the out of print Circle of Love album, and there is a great performance on The Sons Live CD released in 1997). Soon after the release of this album Bill Champlin took the first of his sabaticals from the group, returning to a new rhythm section and a revised name (Yogi Phlegm) several months later. Not quite as good as Welcome to the Dance, this album still cooks pretty hard and is definitely worth a listen.

Heat - HEAT REVISITED (2014)  Music

Posted by JET 1 at Dec. 31, 2016
Heat - HEAT REVISITED (2014)

Heat - HEAT REVISITED (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 772 MB | Covers Included
Genre: AOR | Label: Vivid Sound [Japan] | Catalog Number: VSCD-3565

Back in November of 1979, deeply respected saxophonist and arranger Tom Saviano as­sembled a group of outstanding musicians and vocalists to create an incredible jazz infused R&B/Pop debut album under the band name HEAT. At the time, Saviano had just come off of working extensively with Melissa Manchester as musical director on her tours as well as in the studio. But now his HEAT project was literally turning up the fire on his talents as a writer, producer, arranger and musician.
Jay Graydon All Stars - Airplay For The Planet. Live in Japan 1994.1.19 (2008) [2 SHM-CD] {Isol Discus Japan}

Jay Graydon All Stars - Airplay For The Planet. Live in Japan 1994.1.19 (2008) [2 SHM-CD] {Isol Discus Japan}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 766 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 271 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 15 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2008 Isol Discus Organization / Ward Records | GQCP-59044
Rock / Soft Rock / Hard Rock / Guitar

Japanese only Live CDs release from the Jay Graydon All Stars featuring Bill Champlin, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams, and more! CD features the high-fidelity SHM-CD format (compatible with standard CD players). Two-time Grammy winner/arranger/producer/songwriter/guitarist Jay Graydon's credits include hits by Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire ("After the Love Is Gone," co-written with David Foster and Bill Champlin), Steely Dan, Dionne Warwick, Air Supply, Chaka Khan, Al Jarreau ("Mornin'"), Breakin' Away, Heart's Horizon, High Crime, Jarreau, This Time, the Manhattan Transfer ("Twilight Zone"), George Benson ("Turn Your Love Around"), Cher, Christopher Cross, DeBarge ("Who's Holding Donna Now"), Barry Manilow (Even Now), and El Debarge, among many others. He also was involved with the soundtracks to Ghostbusters, Miami Vice, and St. Elmo's Fire.

Jimmy Harnen - Can't Fight The Midnight (1989)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at April 4, 2017
Jimmy Harnen - Can't Fight The Midnight (1989)

Jimmy Harnen - Can't Fight The Midnight (1989)
Rock, AOR, AC | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Full Scans (JPEG) | 46:38 Min | 330,36 Mb
Label: WTG Records / CBS Records, Inc. (USA) | Released: 1989

"Can't Fight the Midnight" is the debut and only solo album by American singer Jimmy Harnen, lead singer of the band Synch, which was released in 1989. It contains the hit power ballad, "Where Are You Now".

Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}  Music

Posted by tiburon at March 23, 2017
Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}

Finis Henderson - Finis (1983) {Japan Motown}
EAC 0.95b3 | FLAC tracks level 8 | Cue+Log+M3U | Full Scans 300dpi | 324MB + 5% Recovery
Genre: Funk, Soul

Within a refined setting of easy listening pop ballads and lightly funky up-tempo selections produced by Al McKay, Henderson proves himself an assured vocalist with mastery of clarity and phrasing. The problem here is the material isn't challenging enough – it's often formulaic and derivative of other early-'80s releases. Even a contribution from Stevie Wonder, "Crush on You," wanders into oblivion. But the singer's debonair tone and elegant, polished diction makes the weaker sound stronger. A perfect example is the mid-tempo "I'd Rather Be Gone," which suffers from a sleepy melody and clichéd rhythm arrangement.
Eric Tagg - Dream Walkin' (1982) Japanese Remastered Expanded Reissue 2015

Eric Tagg - Dream Walkin' (1982) Japanese Remastered Expanded Reissue 2015
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Soft Rock, Crossover Jazz | Label: Pony Canyon | # PCCY-50073 | Time: 00:46:21

A classic west coast album by the incredibly talented songwriter Eric Tagg. The album consists of L.A's finest musicians & is packed with beautifully crafted & sentimental songs. Eric's talent lies in writing songs with a sort of humorous twist to them. A little hard to explain, one should just take a close listen.Also, the whole album is produced by Lee Ritenour & it sounds like a follow up to his own "Rit" album. If you liked Rit then don't miss this offering. It's much better…

VA - Light Mellow - One Day (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Sept. 7, 2016
VA - Light Mellow - One Day (2016)

VA - Light Mellow - One Day (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 03:52:12 | 538 Mb
Genre: Pop, Rock, Soul, RnB / Label: Imports

Step on over to AOR City, and discover some great music you might have missed otherwise – in this fantastic 3CD collection of AOR gems from the 70s and 80s – one that mixes familiar tunes with some real overlooked gems! The collection was put together in conjunction with the fantastic AOR City series of reissues – and features key tracks from those titles and other smooth, sublime pop cuts from the same 70s stretch – the kind of work that might have hit the radio at the time, but which often got lost to the shifting sands of time. Some artists are ones you might know from other work in rock and soul – others are artists who only got a brief chance to reach for the brass ring – getting strong studio help and top-level production that makes them fit right in with the hits here.