2008 Bill Champlin – No Place Left To Fall

champlin-bill-2008No Place Left To Fall is the seventh solo album by Bill Champlin, released in 2008

William Bradford “Bill” Champlin
(born May 21, 1947, Oakland, California) is an American singer, guitarist, keyboard player, arranger, producer, and songwriter. His performance work is principally associated with the bands Chicago and the Sons of Champlin. He has won multiple Grammy Awards for songwriting.

In September 2008, Bill Champlin released a new solo album No Place Left To Fall and a companion DVD in Japan on JVC/Victor. The record was produced by Champlin and Mark Eddinger, and featured musicians Bruce Gaitsch, George Hawkins, Jr., Billy Ward, Tamara Champlin, Will Champlin, and Eddinger, with guest appearances by Steve Lukather, Peter Cetera, Michael English, Jerry Lopez and enlisted such songwriting greats as Andreas Carlsson, Diane Warren, Michael Caruso and Dennis Matkosky. The record was released in Europe by Zinc Music in December 2008 and in the U.S. by DreamMakers Music in August 2009.

 

Tracks

1  Total Control (Bill Champlin, Jay Graydon) 5:20
2  Tuggin’ On Your Sleeve (Bill Champlin, Will Champlin, Michael Caruso) 5:53
3  The Truth (Bill Champlin, Bruce Gaitsch) 4:17
4  No Place Left To Fall (Bill Champlin, Tamara Champlin, Michael Caruso) 4:11
5  Lover Like That (Bill Champlin) 5:39
6  Lookin’ For You (Bill Champlin, Dennis Matkosky) 4:24
7  Never Been Afraid (Bill Champlin, Andreas Carlsson) 4:57
8  Angelina (Bill Champlin, Bruce Gaitsch, George Hawkins Jr) 6:17
9  Look Away (Diane Warren) 6:34
10  I Want You To Stay (Billy Burnett, Bruce Gaitsch) 4:51
11  Never Let Go (Bill Champlin, Andreas Carlsson) 4:25
12  Stone Cold Hollywood (Bill Champlin) 4:42
13  All Along (Bill Champlin, Bruce Gaitsch, George Hawkins Jr) 6:40

Media

Musicians

1 Total Control

Bass George Hawkins
Drums Billy Ward
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Hammond Organ Bill Champlin
Keyboards Mark Eddinger
Percussion Billy Ward
Vocals Bill Champlin


2 Tuggin’ On Your Sleeve

Bass George Hawkins
Drums Billy Ward
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Hammond Organ Bill Champlin
Wurlitzer Will Champlin
Percussion Billy Ward
Background Vocals George Hawkins
Vocals Bill Champlin
Vocals Tamara Champlin
Vocals Will Champlin


3 The Truth

Bass George Hawkins
Drums Billy Ward
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Acoustic Guitar Bill Champlin
Keyboards Mark Eddinger
Piano Mark Eddinger
Percussion Billy Ward
Vocals Bill Champlin


4 No Place Left To Fall

Bass George Hawkins
Drums Billy Ward
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Synthesizer Mark Eddinger
Wurlitzer Mark Eddinger
Acoustic Guitar Bill Champlin
Hammond Organ Bill Champlin
Percussion Billy Ward
Vocals Bill Champlin


5 Lover Like That

Bass George Hawkins
Drums Billy Ward
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Percussion Billy Ward
Background Vocals George Hawkins
Vocals Bill Champlin


6 Lookin’ For You

Bass George Hawkins
Drums Billy Ward
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Percussion Billy Ward
Hammond Organ Bill Champlin
Piano Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Angelo Petrucci
Background Vocals Veronica Petrucci
Background Vocals Isabeau Miller
Background Vocals Dennis Matkosky
Background Vocals Keith Landry
Background Vocals Beth Hooker
Background Vocals George Hawkins
Background Vocals Tamara Champlin
Background Vocals Will Champlin
Vocals Bill Champlin


7 Never Been Afraid

Bass George Hawkins
Drums Billy Ward
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Acoustic Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Hammond Organ Bill Champlin
Piano Bill Champlin
Percussion Billy Ward
Background Vocals Peter Cetera
Vocals Bill Champlin
Vocals Michael English


8 Angelina

Bass George Hawkins
Drums Billy Ward
Guitar (solo) Bill Champlin
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Acoustic Guitar Bill Champlin
Lap Steel Bruce Gaitsch
Hammond Organ Bill Champlin
Percussion Billy Ward
Vocals Bill Champlin


9 Look Away

Bass George Hawkins
Drums Billy Ward
Guitar (solo) Keith Howland
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Acoustic Guitar Bill Champlin
Hammond Organ Bill Champlin
Piano Mark Eddinger
Wurlitzer Mark Eddinger
Percussion Billy Ward
Vocals Bill Champlin


10 I Want You To Stay

Bass George Hawkins
Drums Billy Ward
Guitar (solo) Bruce Gaitsch
Acoustic Guitar Bill Champlin
Hammond Organ Bill Champlin
Percussion Billy Ward
Background Vocals George Hawkins
Vocals Bill Champlin


11 Never Let Go

Bass George Hawkins
Drums Billy Ward
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Piano Will Champlin
Percussion Billy Ward
Vocals Bill Champlin


12 Stone Cold Hollywood

Bass George Hawkins
Drums Billy Ward
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Guitar Bill Champlin
Clavinet Bill Champlin
Hammond Organ Bill Champlin
Moog Mark Eddinger
Synthesizer Mark Eddinger
Wurlitzer Bill Champlin
Sax Phil Wigfall
Sax Robert Mader
Sax Jerry Merra
Trombone Nathan Tanouye
Trumpet Danny Falcone
Trumpet Gil Kaupp
Percussion Billy Ward
Vocals Bill Champlin
Vocals Jerry Lopez


13 All Along

Bass George Hawkins
Drums Billy Ward
Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Acoustic Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Moog Mark Eddinger
Piano Bill Champlin
Synthesizer Mark Eddinger
Wurlitzer Bill Champlin
Percussion Billy Ward
Vocals Bill Champlin

Liner Notes

Producer – Bill Champlin, Mark Eddinger
Executive Producer – Scott Barber, Bill Champlin, Mark Eddinger
Arranged by – Bill Champlin, Mark Eddinger, Bruce Gaitsch, George Hawkins Jr, Steve Lukather, Tom Saviano, Billy Ward
Engineer – Chuck Foley, Steve MacMillan
Assistant Engineer – Austin Briggs, Mike Ferretti
Engineer, Mixing – Jason Corsaro
Mastering – Howie Weinberg
Mixing (Supervisor) – Mark Eddinger

Cover Design – Arnaud Leger
Photography – Camille Akers