1992 Peter Cetera – World Falling Down

cetera-peter-1992World Falling Down (1992) is the fourth solo album for music artist Peter Cetera and his third album since leaving the group Chicago.

Released four years after his previous album, One More Story, World Falling Down was recorded sporadically over a lengthy period across nine different recording studios. Cetera’s marriage to second wife, Diane Nini had ended, causing the once busy songwriter to step away from the music scene. Between 1988 and 1992, his only musical activities were an appearance as a guest vocalist on Cher’s 1989 single, “After All”, a song on the soundtrack to the movie Chances Are, and a vocal contribution to David Foster’s “Voices That Care” production (based on music that he and Cetera had written together years earlier. Deeply depressed, Cetera found himself using the album as an outlet to deal with his marriage ending and learning to be a single parent. Recording began in London England and occurred in short, spread out bursts as Cetera worked through the personal issues in his life.

In 1992, he explained to Billboard Magazine, “This was actually the first time I could write about the other side of love. I’d try to write a happy love song and I just couldn’t do it. Then I got mad and so everything was about hating the world. I finally settled on the truth.”[2]

The album was predominantly produced by Andy Hill and Cetera. Two tracks were produced by veteran producer David Foster who had worked with Cetera previously on Chicago 16 and Chicago 17 during his days as bassist and vocalist for Chicago. Former Chicago alumni Bill Champlin sings background vocals on the song “Wild Ways” and singer Chaka Khan stepped into perform a duet on the song “Feels Like Heaven” after Laurie Morgan was unable to perform the song in its intended key. Unlike Cetera’s previous three solo efforts, Cetera co-wrote only four songs on World Falling Down. The album also marked a brief return to bass playing as Cetera himself played the bass lines on “Dip Your Wings” and “Where There’s No Tomorrow”.

Tracks

1  Restless Heart (Andy Hill, Peter Cetera) 4:09
2  Even A Fool Can See (Mark Goldenberg, Peter Cetera) 4:30
3  Feels Like Heaven (Kit Hain, Mark Goldenberg) 4:47
4  Wild Ways (Christopher Ward, David Tyson) 4:00
5  World Falling Down (Andy Hill, Peter Cetera) 4:59
6  Man In Me (Joseph Williams, Paul Gordon) 5:41
7  Where There’s No Tomorrow (Andy Hill, Jim Cregan, Peter Cetera) 4:42
8  The Last Place God Made (Gary Osborne, Richard Kerr) 4:13
9  Dip Your Wings (Bernie Taupin, Franne Golde, Paul Fox) 3:32
10  Have You Ever Been In Love (Andy Hill, John Danter, Peter Sinfield) 4:05

Media

Musicians

1 Restless Heart

All Instruments Andy Hill
Background Vocals Bobbi Page
Background Vocals Eddie Lehman
Background Vocals Janey Clewer


2 Even A Fool Can See

Bass Jimmy Johnson
Guitar Mark Goldenberg
Keyboards Mark Goldenberg
Piano Robbie Buchanan
Synclavier Simon Franglen
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Percussion JR Robinson


3 Feels Like Heaven

Bass Pino Palladino
Drums Graham Broad
Guitar Tim Pierce
Acoustic Guitar Andy Hill
Keyboards CJ Vanston
Keyboards Andy Hill
Piano Peter Vettese
Sax Chris Mostert
Percussion Tal Bergman
Vocals Chaka Khan


4 Wild Ways

Bass Andy Hill
Drums Graham Broad
Guitar (solo) Tim Pierce
Guitar Andy Hill
Guitar Keith Airey
Keyboards Peter Vettese
Background Vocals Bill Champlin
Background Vocals Janey Clewer
Background Vocals Kenny Cetera
Background Vocals Tamara Champlin


5 World Falling Down

Bass Andy Hill
Drums Graham Broad
Guitar Tim Pierce
Acoustic Guitar Andy Hill


6 Man In Me

Bass Pino Palladino
Drums Graham Broad
Drums (programming) Andy Hill
Guitar Tim Pierce
Keyboards CJ Vanston
Keyboards Peter Vettese
Keyboards Robbie Buchanan
Piano Peter Vettese
Trombone Bill Reichenbach
Trumpet Gary Grant
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Percussion Tal Bergman
Background Vocals Joseph Williams


7 Where There’s No Tomorrow

Bass Peter Cetera
Drums Graham Broad
Guitar (solo) Tim Pierce
Guitar Andy Hill
Guitar Keith Airey
Keyboards Andy Hill
Piano Peter Vettese
Background Vocals Andy Hill
Background Vocals Bobbi Page
Background Vocals Eddie Lehman
Background Vocals Janey Clewer


8 The Last Place God Made

Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Michael Thompson
Keyboards David Foster
Keyboards CJ Vanston
Synclavier Simon Franglen
Programming CJ Vanston
Programming Claude Gaudette
Background Vocals Bobbi Page
Background Vocals Eddie Lehman
Background Vocals Janey Clewer


9 Dip Your Wings

Bass Peter Cetera
Drums JR Robinson
Guitar Tim Pierce
Keyboards CJ Vanston
Acoustic Guitar Bruce Gaitsch
Background Vocals Bobbi Page
Background Vocals Eddie Lehman
Background Vocals Janey Clewer


10 Have You Ever Been In Love

Guitar Tim Pierce
Keyboards CJ Vanston
Piano CJ Vanston

Liner Notes

Producer – Peter Cetera
Producer – Andy Hill (Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Producer – David Foster (Tracks 2, 8)
Coordinator – Carrie McConkey, Marsha Burns, Susanne Marie Edgrin
Engineer – Martin Heyes, Richard Manwaring, Rick Holbrook, Trevor Vallis
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Mixed By – Tom Lord-Alge
Mixed By (Assistant) – David Betancourt

Art Direction, Design – Janet Levinson
Photography By – Merlyn Rosenberg

Phonographic Copyright (p) – WEA International Inc.
Copyright (c) – WEA International Inc.
Made By – Warner Music Manufacturing Europe
Recorded At – Comforts Place
Recorded At – The Town House
Recorded At – That Studio
Recorded At – Ocean Studios
Recorded At – Lion Share Recording Studios
Recorded At – Sun Valley Audio
Recorded At – Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At – Westlake Studios
Recorded At – Ground Control (2)
Mixed At – Encore Studios
Mastered At – Sterling Sound