- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Collectables Records
- Original Album: Atlantic SD 19101 (1977)
Description by OLDIES.com:
Released only a year their first album ("Firefall"), "Luna Sea" proved Firefall the kings of the smooth AM country-rock sound. "Luna Sea" yielded them a hit (#11) with "Just Remember I Love You" (Timothy B. Schmidt of Eagles and Poco fame lends a helping hand with background vocals) and another minor hit with "So Long."
- 1.So Long
- 2.Just Remember I Love You
- 3.Sold On You
- 4.Someday Soon
- 5.Just Think
- 6.Get Away
- 7.Only A Fool
- 8.Head On Home
- 9.Piece Of Paper
- 10.Even Steven
Firefall: Larry Burnett (vocals, electric & acoustic guitars); Rick Roberts (vocals, acoustic guitar); Jock Bartley (guitar, electric slide guitar, acoustic guitar, background vocals); David Muse (keyboards, organ, tenor saxophone, flutes, harmonica, Moog synthesizer); Mark Andes (bass, background vocals); Michael Clarke (drums).
The Memphis Horns: Lewis Collins, Andrew Love (tenor saxophone); James Mitchell (baritone saxophone); Wayne Jackson (trumpet, flugelhorn); Jack Hale (trombone).
The Orioles: Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Shirley Matthews (background vocals).
Additional personnel: Dennis Drieth (conductor); Skip Edwards (piano); Jerry Aiello (organ); Joe Lala, Nelson Miguel Padron "Flaco" (percussion); Alan Estes (percussion, marimba); Timothy B. Schmit (background vocals).
Reissue producers: Patrick Milligan, Jock Bartley.
Engineers include: Karl Richardson, Alex Kasanagras, Eric Prestidge.
Recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida; Haji Sound and Davlen Sound Studios, Los Angeles, California. Includes liner notes by Barry Alfonso.
All songs written by members of Firefall.
LUNA SEA includes four songs that were unused from the original recording sessions for the album.
Personnel: Larry Burnett (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Jock Bartley (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, percussion); Rick Roberts (vocals, guitar, acoustic guitar); Clydie King, Sherlie Matthews, Timothy B. Schmit, Venetta Fields (vocals, background vocals); David Muse (flute, harmonica, tenor saxophone, organ, keyboards, Moog synthesizer, wind); Andrew Love, Lewis Collins (saxophone, tenor saxophone); James Mitchell (saxophone, baritone saxophone); Wayne Jackson (trumpet, flugelhorn); Jack Hale (trombone); Skip Edwards (piano); Jerry Aiello (organ); Alan Estes (marimba, percussion); Mark Andes (bass guitar); Michael Clarke (drums); Joe Lala, Nelson Flaco Padron (percussion); Timothy L. Schmidt (background vocals).
Audio Mixer: Alex Kazanegras.
Recording information: Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, FL; Criteria Studios, Miami FL; Davlen Recording Studio, North Hollywood, CA; Davlen Sound Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Haji Sound, Los Angeles, CA.
Photographer: Tom Wright.
After introducing their mild, country-rock charm with 1976's Firefall, Rick Roberts and the band were right back at it a year later with Luna Sea. Following in the footsteps of their debut release, Luna Sea attached the same type of silky harmonies to light, breezy acoustics which confirmed the band's comfortable residence in their genre. Although Firefall's first album contained three hit singles (two of them making the Top 40), Luna Sea has Roberts fully revealing the influences that the Flying Burrito Brothers had on him during his stint with the group. Like their first album, Luna Sea went gold, and it netted them a number 11 hit with the glistening "Just Remember I Love You," with Timothy B. Schmit helping out on background vocals. "So Long" was also a minor hit, while the rest of the tracks are made up of typical love song material that draw more attention from their smooth AM sound than their actual lyrics. Firefall continued their success with 1978's Elan, which also sported a hit in "Strange Way," while the album itself went platinum. ~ Mike DeGagne