Frank Stallone – Frank Stallone [1984]

39f0880f9e039068058ec01b716d1389Country USA          

Style WestCoast AOR/Pop

Rating 81/100

Band Members Vince DiCola – Keyboards,Synthesizers, Frank Stallone – Guitars,Lead vocals, Scott Shelly – Guitars, Paul Merar – Bass, George Perilli,Doane Perry – Drums

Additional Musicians Jerry Hey – Trumpet, Chuck Findley – Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Trombone, Larry Williams – Flute,Tenor Sax, Bill Reichenbach – Trombone,Bass Trombone, Paulinho Da Costa – Percussion, Snuffy Walden – Guitar, Bob Tangrea – Mandolin, David Pearlman – Pedal Steel Guitar

Tracks 01. Far From Over, 02. Music Is Magic, 03. Love Is Like A Light, 04. Darlin’, 05. If We Ever Get Back, 06. Runnin’ Far From Over, 07. She’s So Popular, 08. Once More Never Again, 09. I Do Believe In You, 10. Fly Together

Profile Stallone has worked as a singer in the tradition of American big band jazz and popular music, in a vocal style reminiscent of his idolFrank Sinatra. He tours with his own orchestra under conductor Paul Vesco, and has also worked with conductors Sammy Nestico andBilly May. Stallone has released a number of albums, including Day In Day Out with Sammy Nestico (1991) and “Close Your Eyes” with Billy May (1996).

Stallone wrote and performed “Far From Over” for the 1983 film Staying Alive. The song was released mid April 1983. The song peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming his only major pop hit. The song was nominated for a Golden Globe award for Best Original Song from a Motion Picture and a Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or Television Special.

A self-titled album soon followed from RSO, in the style of 1980s pop. The album featured a slightly remixed (and abridged) version of “Far From Over” as well as the song, “Darlin’,” which peaked at #81 on the Billboard Hot 100 in May 1984. A perfect mix between 80s AOR and American Pop/Rock, an album filled with great keys, strong and melodic chorus lines and the superb voice of Frank Stallone. a true 80´s feeling to the bone.

Frank show his excellent talent as a singer and song writer on this album in Westcoast / AOR style with Vince DiCola, the producer of this album. In addition to his original tunes, Frank covers “I Do Believe In You” written by Richard Page, John Lang, Steve George and Jerry Manfresi and originally performed by Pages on their 2ns album “Future Street”. And he also performed “She’s So Popular” written by Bill LaBounty. Due to the transition period from LP Vinyls to CD, CD of this album was very rare, probably only available in Germany. And now in 2006, this album has been again available on CD by Frank Stallone himself under Simba Records, his own label.

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