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Cetera, Peter - 1981 Peter Cetera



ARTIST: Cetera, Peter
ALBUM: Peter Cetera
LABEL: Full Moon
SERIAL: FMH 3624
YEAR: 1981
CD REISSUE: 2004, Wounded Bird, WOU 3624

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Peter Cetera - vocals, bass, percussion, guitar, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, vocoder * Steve Lukather, Craig Hull, Chris Pinnick, Carl Wilson, Josh Leo, Mark Goldenberg, Kenny Edward - guitar * Bob Glaub - bass * Mike Botts, Ricky Fataar - drums * Mark Williams, Steve Forman - percussion * Michael Boddicker, David 'Hawk' Wolinski - synthesizer * Rich Eames - electric piano * Craig Doerge, Carli Munoz - piano * William D. Smith - organ * Tommy Morgan - harmonica * Gary Herbig - saxophone * Roland Vazquez - horn arrangements

TRACK LISTING: 01 Livin' In The Limelight * 02 I Can Feel It * 03 How Many Times * 04 Holy Moly * 05 Mona Mona * 06 On The Line * 07 Not Afraid To Cry * 08 Evil Eye * 09 Practical Man * 10 Ivy Covered Walls

WEBLINKS: www.petercetera.com


Background
I remember this LP getting big raps back in the day. Reading the first edition of the Enyclopedia of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal, the debut album of Peter Cetera's solo career certainly got him off to a fine start. At the time, Cetera was still a member of Chicago, and during this timeframe the band lost their record deal with Columbia. Cetera decided to soldier on with a foot in both camps, releasing this LP on Full Moon Records, a subsidiary of Warner Bros, while Chicago themselves would sign a new deal with Warner Bros and then Reprise, and go on to huge successes during the 80's. Gee, Columbia must've been pissed! This is prime-time radio rock with hooks aplenty.


The Songs
The first song off the rank is the rather tasty and radio heavy 'Livin' In The Limelight' which is notably different to anything Peter had done with Chicago. It's quite a moody piece, with big synths and a massive guitar solo at the 3 minute mark, from whom we can assume to be Steve Lukather peeling off licks like there is no tomorrow. Beach Boys alumni Carl Wilson joins in 'I Can Feel It', a song he co-wrote, while 'How Many Times' is a very late 70's British sounding pop rocker, with a lumbering tempo. 'Holy Moly' as some rhythm guitar work keeping this one bright and breezy. Going off in a different tangent, 'Mona Mona' heads down the Average White Band path. Some of you will be humming the riffs to 'Cut The Cake' or 'Pick Up The Pieces', no doubt due to Cetera's excellent bass work. 'On The Line' is the firt glimpse we get at Cetera's ballad work, and even though this is 1981, the template is sown for the hit singles that would follow in the years to come. Another of my favourite tunes is the jangly AOR of 'Not Afraid To Cry', which hits the sweet spot perfectly. 'Evil Eye' has a radio rock feel to it, kinda like early Survivor, so too 'Practical Man' though the horn work offers something a bit different. The closer 'Ivy Coloured Walls' takes on shades of Toto and Chicago, understable given Lukather's participation.


In Summary
Commercially, this album didn't do that well. #143 in the Billboard charts. There was a suggestion that the record label didn't go all out with the promotion, fearing that Cetera would leave Chicago, just as the label had made the decision to sign the band around the same time (December 1981). However the studio line-up is a stellar one at that, and most of the songs are pretty cool. Cetera and Chicago would carry on until the summer of 1985 when he decided to go solo fulltime. This decision reaped immediate rewards with hit singles 'The Glory Of Love' and 'Next Time I Fall', a duet with CCM queen Amy Grant.


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#1 | gdazegod on September 30 2015 10:44:21
Peter Cetera - 1981 Livin' In The Limelight'
[movie=youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SfVADoIbV0[/movie]
 
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