Firefall Recording Credits

 

THE ORIGINAL LINEUP (BEGINNING 1974)
(Numbers in parentheses indicates album appearances)
JOCK BARTLEY — lead, electric, slide and acoustic guitars, vocals, percussion (1-10) 1974-present
RICK ROBERTS — vocals, acoustic and electric guitars (1-6, 8, 10) 1974-81, 1992-93
LARRY BURNETT — vocals, electric and acoustic guitars (1-5, 10) 1974-80
MARK ANDES — bass, vocals (1-4, 10) 1974-80, 2014-present
MICHAEL CLARKE — drums (1-4) 1974-80
DAVID MUSE — keyboards, sax, flute, harmonica (1-6, 10) 1975-81, 1983-84, 2000-03, 2011-present

OTHER MEMBERS: (BEGINNING 1980)
GEORGE HAWKINS — bass, vocals (5) 1980
TRIS IMBODEN — drums (5) 1980-81
KIM STONE — bass, vocals (5) 1980-81
JOHN SAMBATARO — vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, keyboards (6-7) 1982-88
CHUCK KIRKPATRICK — vocals, electric guitars, recording engineer (6-7) 1982-85
SCOTT KIRKPATRICK — drums, percussion, vocals (7) 1982-84
GREG OVERTON — bass, vocals (7) 1983
STEVE HADJOUPOLOS — keyboards, sax, flute (touring band only) 1984-86
BOB GAFFNEY — bass, vocals (touring band only) 1983-86
SANDY FICCA — drums, percussion (H-I) 1984-present
EDDIE GLEASON — bass (touring band only) 1985-86
MARK OBLINGER — vocals, guitars (8) 1985-88
DANIEL CLAWSON — sax, flute, harmonica, keyboards (8) 1987-93
BILL HOPKINS — bass, vocals (8-9) 1987-94, 1995-present
STEVEN WEINMEISTER — vocals, guitars (9) 1992-present
STEVE MANSHEL — vocals, guitars (9)1992-99
BRAY GHIGLIA — flute, keyboards sax (9) 1994-95
JIM WADDELL — sax, flute, keyboard, harmonica (9) 1993, 1996-97, 1998-2000
BRUCE CRICHTON — guitars and vocals (touring band only) 1991
BOB FISHER — sax, flute, keyboard (touring band only) 1997-98
STEVE JENKS — bass, vocals (touring band only) 1994-95
GARY JONES — (touring band only) lead vocals and guitar 2001-02, 2015-present
CHRIS BALL — sax, flute, keyboards, vocals (touring band only) 2003

ALBUM SOURCES AND CREDITS:

  1. FIREFALL, Atlantic Records #18174, released 4/8/76
    Produced by: JIM MASON
    Engineered by: KARL RICHARDSON at CRITERIA STUDIOS, Miami, Fla.
    Additional Musicians:
    JOE LALA: congas, percussion
    KEN FAULK: trumpet on “Mexico”
    DAVID MUSE and The BONEROOS HORNS:
    DAVID MUSE: Tenor Sax,
    PETER GRAVES: trombone,
    WHIT SIDENER: Baritone Sax,
    KEN FAULK: trumpet on “Do What You Want”
  2. LUNA SEA, Atlantic Records #19101, released 7/21/77
    Produced by Jim Mason
    Engineered by KARL RICHARDSON at Criteria Studios, Miami, Fla.;
    ALEX KASANAGRAS at Haji Sound, L.A. and
    ALEX KASANAGRAS and ERIC PRESTRIDGE at Davlen Sound Studios, L.A.
    Additional Musicians:
    JOE LALA, NELSON MIGUEL PADRON (FLACO) & ALAN ESTES: percussion
    TIMOTHY B. SCHMIDT: bkg. vocals on “Just Remember I Love You”
    DENNIS DREITH: string arrangement on “Someday Soon”
    THE MEMPHIS HORNS – WAYNE JACKSON: trumpet/flugelhorn; ANDREW LOVE: tenor sax; JACK HALE: trombone; LEWIS COLLINS: tenor sax; JAMES MITCHELL: baritone sax on “Getaway” and “Head On Home”
    THE ORIOLES: (CLYDIE KING, VENETTA FIELDS, SHIRLEY MATTHEWS): vocals on “Head On Home”
    SKIP EDWARDS: piano on “Just Think”
    JERRY AIELLO: organ on “Only A Fool”
    ALAN ESTES: marimba on “Only A Fool”
  3. ELAN, Atlantic Records #19183, released 10/5/78
    Produced by TOM DOWD; and RON & HOWARD ALBERT
    Engineered by DON GEHMAN at Criteria Studios, Miami and
    MICHAEL STONE & DAVID BIANCO at The Record Plant, L.A.
    Additional Musicians:
    JOE LALA: congas, timbales, percussion
    STEVE FORMAN: percussion
    JIM KELTNER: drums on “Sweet and Sour”
    MIKE LEWIS: string arrangement on “Strange Way”
    LAURA TAYLOR: harmony vocals on “Baby”
  4. UNDERTOW, Atlantic Records #16006, released 10/18/79
    Produced by RON & HOWARD ALBERT, KYLE LEHNING and FIREFALL
    Engineered by DON GEHMAN at Criteria Studios, Miami;
    DUANE SCOTT at Northstar Studios, Boulder, Colo.;
    KYLE LEHNING at The Pasha Music House, L.A.; and
    BILL SCHNEE at Cherokee Recording Studio, Hollywood
    Additional Musicians:
    JOE LALA: percussion
    BILLY PAYNE: organ on “Love That Got Away”
    PAUL HARRIS: electric piano on “Headed For A Fall”
  5. CLOUDS ACROSS THE SUN, Atlantic Records #16024 released 9/27/80
    Produced by KYLE LEHNING
    Engineered by KYLE LEHNING and DUANE SCOTT at Northstar Studios, Boulder, Colo.;
    KYLE LEHNING at Lee Hazen’s Studio By The Pond, Hendersonville, Tenn. and at Grounstar Studios, Nashville, Tenn.
    Additional Musicians:
    LISA NEMZO: vocals on “Staying With It”
    FARRELL MORRIS: Percussion
    KYLE LEHNING: Organ on “Don’t It Feel Empty”
  6. BREAK OF DAWN, Atlantic Records #80017, released 9/27/82
    Produced by RON & HOWARD ALBERT
    Engineered by RON ALBERT and CHUCK KIRKPATRICK at Criteria Studios, Miami
    Additional Musicians:
    STEVEN STILLS: vocals, additional guitars on “Break of Dawn”
    DAVID SANBORN: Alto Sax on “Always” and
    JOE LALA: percussion
    JOE GALDO: drums
    RICHIE GOLDMAN: bass
    ALAIN SALVATI: keyboards
  7. MIRROR OF THE WORLD, Atlantic Records #80120, released 11/7/83
    Produced by RON & HOWARD ALBERT
    Engineered by RON ALBERT, CHUCK KIRKPATRICK at Criteria Studios, Miami
    Additional Musicians:
    JOE GALDO: drums, Linn drum progam, percussion
    PAUL CROSTA: bass
    RICHIE GOLDMAN: bass
    JEFF KIRK: Alto Sax
  8. “Run Run Away” on FIREFALL’S GREATEST HITS
    Produced by JOCK BARTLEY and JIM MASON
    Engineered by ED KAUFMAN at Coupe Studios, Boulder, Colo.
    Additional Musicians:
    KIP KUEPPER: fretless bass
  9. MESSENGER, Redstone Records/ Re-released on TKO Magnum Records
    Produced by JOCK BARTLEY and JIM MASON
    “When The River Rises” Produced by JOCK BARTLEY and TOM GREGOR
    Engineered by STEPHEN McNAMARA, JOHN MACEY and KEN KOROSHETZ at FTM Studios, Denver, Co.;
    DAVID CHANNING at Coupe Studios, Boulder, Co.;
    DAN CLAWSON at ClawsOn Studio, Boulder, Co.; and
    TOM GREGOR at Startsong Recorders, Colo. Spgs., Colo.
    Additional Musicians:
    MARK ANDES: bass on “Love Find A Way” and “Bring It Back”
    RICHIE FURAY: background vocals on “Bring It Back”
    TOM GREGOR: drums and drum program on “When The River Rises”
    MARK OBLINGER: background vocals on “Tell The Children”
    KEN ANDRUS: keyboards on “Very First Moment,” “Say It’s Over,” “Bring It Back” and “Tell The Children”
    DAVID CHANNING: background vocals on “You’re Not Alone” and “Just As You Are”
    DIVY NELSON, SCOTT NEINHAUS, BRUCE CRIGHTON: background vocals on “Just As You Are”
    JAMEY BARTLEY: additional percussion on “Who Ran Away”
  10. REUNION LIVE, Winged Horse Records, released 2/26/2009
    Additional Musicians:
    JOE LALA: percussion