Monday, April 18, 2011

JOE PASQUALE - Riccochet [Japan only] (1994)

JOE PASQUALE - Riccochet [Japan only] (1994)
Requested in "Request & Fill Corner" section...

You can get Joe Pasquale's info in the post of his first solo album
HERE.
"Riccochet" is his 2nd solo effort and the last until today (he's recording with swedish guru Tommy Denander right now).
Many of the same top class L.A. session musicians participating on the first album 'Prey' (Bruce Gaitsch, Steve Lukather) play here as well.

"Riccochet" is more westcoast-pop oriented than the terrific first album.
Tracks like "Tell Me...Stay The Night", "Person To Person" or the title track are too much modern R&B to my tastes.
But don't worry, quality is still here.
On "Test My Love", "Time Will Never Know" and the excellent piano-ballad "Sometimes", Pasquale sounds like the good Richard Marx.
"So Let It Be Written" has a sweet feel, it's a calm midtempo with a relaxed rhythm section and good guitar solo. One of my favorites.
"Nikki" is a very good, emotional ballad, with great lyrics to become a potential hit.
"As Long As I Have You" is another favorite, a westcoast tune with pop sensibility and a melodic guitar solo.

Except 3 tracks that I don't like (personal tastes), here's many good, quality songs to enjoy. Joe Pasquale is a very good songwriter and has a sweet, velvety voice.
Dropped by his label after the first disc, Pasquale released "Riccochet" only in Japan, through a local (major) company.
But has become very hard to find a copy, the last auction I've seen fetched $150.
Rare.


01 - Time Will Never Know
02 - Tell Me...Stay The Night
03 - Test My Love
04 - So Let It Be Written
05 - Tell Me Something Good
06 - Riccochet
07 - Nikki
08 - As Long As I Have You
09 - Sometimes
10 - Person To Person
11 - Someday We'll Be Together


Vocals, Bass, Drums, Keyboards : Joe Pasquale
Guitars : Bruce Gaitsch, Steve Lukather, Peter Rafelson, Sheldon Reynolds, Roger Sullins
Bass : Les Pierce, Lance Morrison, Kenny Wilde
Keyboards : Randy Waldman
Drums : Rick Marotta, Les Pierce
Percussion : Paulinho Da Costa
Saxophone : Marc Russo
Background vocals : Joe Pasquale, Dawn Thomas, Julia Tillman Waters & Maxine Willard Waters



JOE PASQUALE - Riccochet [Japan only]

1 Comments:

StevenNord said...

Thanks for finally been given the chance to hear this release from Joe Pasquale. Not up to par with his Prey-album but some killer tunes for sure.