2021 Joseph Williams – Denizen Tenant

Denizen Tenant is the eighth solo album by Toto singer Joseph Williams, released in 2021 on Mascot.

Denizen Tenant features a dozen new recordings. Amongst these are a cover of The Beatles “If I Fell,” which Williams cites as the one specific song that taught him about the power of harmonies and vocal arrangements. On Peter Gabriel’s “Don’t Give Up,” a very special guest performance is featured in his daughter Hannah laying down a vocal track. Across the recorded repertoire, there is a consistent presence of performances by guitarists Steve Lukather and Mike Landau alongside percussionist Lenny Castro.

Tracks

1  Never Saw You Coming (Barry Bregman; Joseph Williams) 05:19
2  Liberty Man (David Paich; Joseph Williams) 04:28
3  Denizen Tenant (Joseph Williams; Steven Overton) 03:25
4  Wilma Fingadoux (Joseph Williams) 03:43
5  Black Dahlia (Jay Gruska; Joseph Williams) 04:34
6  Don’t Give Up (Peter Gabriel) 05:51
7  The Dream (Joseph Williams) 03:42
8  Remember Her (Joseph Williams; Paul Gordon) 04:44
9  No Lessons (Jay Gruska; Denise Gruska) 03:48
10  Mistress Winter’s Jump (Steven Overton) 03:31
11  If I Fell (John Lennon; Paul McCartney) 02:32
12  World Broken (Barry Bregman; Joseph Williams) 04:41

Musicians

1 Never Saw You Coming

DrumsJoseph Williams
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarOscar Bugarin
PianoJoseph Williams
SynthesizerJoseph Williams
ProgrammingJoseph Williams
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsJoseph Williams


2 Liberty Man

BassLeland Sklar
DrumsSimon Phillips
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsJoseph Williams
PianoJoseph Williams
VocalsJoseph Williams


3 Denizen Tenant

BassSteven Overton
Drums (programming)Joseph Williams
GuitarSteven Overton
PianoJoseph Williams
SynthesizerJoseph Williams
Background VocalsRay Williams
Background VocalsWeston Wilson
VocalsJoseph Williams


4 Wilma Fingadoux

BassDylan Ronan
DrumsDylan Ronan
KeyboardsJoseph Williams
ProgrammingDylan Ronan
CelloTina Guo
PercussionBarbara Gruska
Background VocalsHannah Ruick
Background VocalsRay Williams
VocalsJoseph Williams


5 Black Dahlia

BassNathan East
DrumsBarbara Gruska
GuitarMike Landau
Hammond OrganDavid Paich
Electric PianoJay Gruska
SynthesizerJay Gruska
VocalsJoseph Williams


6 Don’t Give Up

DrumsJoseph Williams
GuitarSteve Lukather
PianoJoseph Williams
SynthesizerJoseph Williams
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsRay Williams
VocalsHannah Ruick
VocalsJoseph Williams


7 The Dream

DrumsMark T Williams
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarOscar Bugarin
PianoJoseph Williams
SynthesizerJoseph Williams
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsRay Williams
Background VocalsWeston Wilson
VocalsJoseph Williams


8 Remember Her

DrumsJoseph Williams
GuitarMike Landau
GuitarSteve Lukather
GuitarOscar Bugarin
PianoJoseph Williams
SynthesizerJoseph Williams
ProgrammingJoseph Williams
VocalsJoseph Williams


9 No Lessons

BassJay Gruska
Drums (programming)Jay Gruska
Fender RhodesJeff Babko
Hammond OrganJeff Babko
PianoJay Gruska
EWISteve Tavaglione
FluteJay Gruska
VocalsJoseph Williams


10 Mistress Winter’s Jump

BassSteven Overton
DrumsJoseph Williams
GuitarSteven Overton
PianoJoseph Williams
SynthesizerJoseph Williams
ProgrammingJoseph Williams
VocalsJoseph Williams


11 If I Fell

Acoustic GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsJoseph Williams
PercussionLenny Castro
VocalsJudy Boots
VocalsJoseph Williams


12 World Broken

DrumsJoseph Williams
GuitarSteve Lukather
PianoJoseph Williams
SynthesizerJoseph Williams
ProgrammingJoseph Williams
ProgrammingDylan Ronan
PercussionLenny Castro
Background VocalsHannah Ruick
Background VocalsRay Williams
VocalsLenny Castro
VocalsJoseph Williams

Liner Notes

Producer – Joseph Williams (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12)
Producer – Jay Gruska (Tracks 5, 9)
Co-producer – Dylan Ronan (Track 4)
Arranged By – Jay Gruska (Tracks 5, 9)
Arranged By (Strings) – Jay Gruska (Track 9)
Arranged By (Vocals) – Joseph Williams
Mastered By – Gavin Lurssen, Reuben Cohen
Mixed By – Dave Way

Artwork – Roy Koch
Photography By – Alex Solca

Glass Mastered At Profact International
Mastered At Lurssen Mastering
Mixed At Digby Road Studios
Phonographic Copyright (p) Mascot Music Production And Publishing BV
Copyright (c) Mascot Music Production And Publishing BV