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 InstrumentsAndy Hill
Background VocalsBobbi Page
Background VocalsEddie Lehman
Background VocalsJaney Clewer


2 Even A Fool Can See

BassJimmy Johnson
GuitarMark Goldenberg
KeyboardsMark Goldenberg
PianoRobbie Buchanan
SynclavierSimon Franglen
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionJR Robinson


3 Feels Like Heaven

BassPino Palladino
DrumsGraham Broad
GuitarTim Pierce
Acoustic GuitarAndy Hill
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
KeyboardsAndy Hill
PianoPeter Vettese
SaxChris Mostert
PercussionTal Bergman
VocalsChaka Khan


4 Wild Ways

BassAndy Hill
DrumsGraham Broad
Guitar (solo)Tim Pierce
GuitarAndy Hill
GuitarKeith Airey
KeyboardsPeter Vettese
Background VocalsBill Champlin
Background VocalsJaney Clewer
Background VocalsKenny Cetera
Background VocalsTamara Champlin


5 World Falling Down

BassAndy Hill
DrumsGraham Broad
GuitarTim Pierce
Acoustic GuitarAndy Hill


6 Man In Me

BassPino Palladino
DrumsGraham Broad
Drums (programming)Andy Hill
GuitarTim Pierce
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
KeyboardsPeter Vettese
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
PianoPeter Vettese
TromboneBill Reichenbach
TrumpetGary Grant
TrumpetJerry Hey
PercussionTal Bergman
Background VocalsJoseph Williams


7 Where There’s No Tomorrow

BassPeter Cetera
DrumsGraham Broad
Guitar (solo)Tim Pierce
GuitarAndy Hill
GuitarKeith Airey
KeyboardsAndy Hill
PianoPeter Vettese
Background VocalsAndy Hill
Background VocalsBobbi Page
Background VocalsEddie Lehman
Background VocalsJaney Clewer


8 The Last Place God Made

DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarMichael Thompson
KeyboardsDavid Foster
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
SynclavierSimon Franglen
ProgrammingCJ Vanston
ProgrammingClaude Gaudette
Background VocalsBobbi Page
Background VocalsEddie Lehman
Background VocalsJaney Clewer


9 Dip Your Wings

BassPeter Cetera
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarTim Pierce
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
Acoustic GuitarBruce Gaitsch
Background VocalsBobbi Page
Background VocalsEddie Lehman
Background VocalsJaney Clewer


10 Have You Ever Been In Love

GuitarTim Pierce
KeyboardsCJ Vanston
PianoCJ 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