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Firefall
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FIREFALL BIOFirefall first formed in 1974 in Boulder, Colorado by Rick Roberts formerly of the Flying Burrito Brother’s and Jock Bartley who came from the Colorado Band Zephyr.  They were soon joined by bass player Mark Andes who was also living in Colorado.  Andes had been a member of both Spirit and then Jo Jo Gunne.  Next they added guitar player Larry Burnett.

The final two pieces were former Byrd and Flying Burrito drummer Michael Clarke and a multi-instrument specialist David Muse.  They enjoyed decent chart action after signing to Atlantic Records in 1975.

Within two years drugs were causing problems within the group.  Personnel changes would soon follow.  German drummer Dan Holsten replaced Clarke and then Mark Andes departed.

Other members:

George Hawkins (bass) and Tris Imboden (drums) both from Kenny Loggin’s band, Kim Stone (bass).

Atlantic Records dropped the group in 1981 when they were unable to meet recording output commitments.  They reformed in 1982 with Jock Bartley, Johnnie Sambataro, Chuck Kirpatrick – both of whom had performed with many noted bands.  Next, Jacobi was added – The story goes on and on right up to the present time where a lineup of aging Firefall continues to make appearances around the Denver and Boulder area.

Atlantic 18174 – Firefall – Charted May, 1976 – Peaks #28

Firefall - Atlantic - Firefall - 76FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 19316 - RBA (2)

FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 18174 - RA FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 18174 - RB

Atlantic 19101 – Luna Sea – Charted August, 1977 – Peaks #27

Firefall - Atlantic - Luna - 77FIREFALL ADDS (2)

FIRE FALL - ATLANTIC 19101 - RA FIRE FALL - ATLANTIC 19101 - RB

LP – Ronco 2130 – Hit Explosion – (Contains “You Are the Woman” by Firefall) – 1977

FIREFALL - RONCO 2130 - RBA (2) FIREFALL - RONCO 2130 - RBA (3)

FIREFALL - RONCO 2130 - RBA (1) FIREFALL - RONCO 2130 - RBA (4)

LP – Atlantic 19183 – Elan – Charted October, 1978 – Peaks #28

Firefall - Atlantic - Elan - 78FIREFALL ADDS (1)

FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 19183 - RA FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 19183 - RB

LP – K-Tel 2580 – Presents Star Power – (Contains “Just Remember I Love You” by Firefall) – 1978

FIREFALL - KTEL 2580 - RBA (2) FIREFALL - KTEL 2580 - RBA (3)

FIREFALL - KTEL 2580 - RA FIREFALL - KTEL 2580 - RBA (1)

LP – K-Tel 9470 – Together (Contains “Just Remember I Love You” by Firefall) – 1979

FIREFALL - KTEL 470 - RBA (2)A FIREFALL - KTEL 470 - RBA (3)A

FIREFALL - KTEL 470 - RBA (4)A FIREFALL - KTEL 470 - RBA (1)A

LP – K-Tel – Circuit Breaker 2760 – 1979 – (contains “Strange Way” by Firefall)

FIREFALL - KTEL 2760_0001 - Copy (3) FIREFALL - KTEL 2760_0001 - Copy (4)

FIREFALL - KTEL 2760_0001 - Copy (2) FIREFALL - KTEL 2760_0001 - Copy (1)

LP – Atlantic 16005 – Undertow – Charted April, 1980 – Peaks #68

FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 16006 - UNDERTOW RAA (3)A FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 16006 - UNDERTOW RAA (4)A

FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 16006 - UNDERTOW RAA (1)A FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 16006 - UNDERTOW RAA (2)A

Atlantic 16024 – Clouds Across The Sun – Charted January, 1981 – Peaks #102

Firefall - Atlantic - Clouds - 80FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 16024 - RBA (2)

FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 16024 - RBA (3)FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 16024 - RBA (1)

Atlantic 19316 – The Best of Firefall – Charted December, 1981 – Peaks #186

Firefall - Atlantic - Best Of - 81FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 80017 - RBA (2)

FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 19316 - RA FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 19316 - RBA (1)

Atlantic 80017 – Break of Dawn – Charted March, 1983 – Peaks #199

FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 80017 - BREAK OF DAWNFIREFALL ADDS (4)

FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 80017 - RA FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 80017 - RBA (1)

LP – Atlantic 80120 – Mirror Of the World – 1983

FIREFALL 80120 (1) FIREFALL 80120 (2)

FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 80120 - RA FIREFALL - ATLANTIC 80120 - RB

LP – A&M – The Best of Rick Roberts – 1976

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45 Singles:

45 – Atlantic 3333 – Livin’ Ain’t Livin’ b/w Love Isn’t All – Charted June, 1976 – #42

ATLANTIC 3333 - FIREFALL - 1976 A

Atlantic 3335 – You Are The Woman b/w Sad Ol’ Love Song – Charted August, 1976 – #9

ATLANTIC 3335 - FIREFALL - 1976 DJ A ATLANTIC 3335 - FIREFALL - 1976 DJ B

ATLANTIC 3335 - FIREFALL - 1976 A ATLANTIC 3335 - FIREFALL - 1976 B

Atlantic 3392 – Cinderella b/w Dolphin’s Lullaby – Charted March, 1977 – #34

ATLANTIC 3392 - FIREFALL - 1977 - DJA ATLANTIC 3392 - FIREFALL - 1977 - DJB

ATLANTIC 3392 - FIREFALL - 1977 - A ATLANTIC 3392 - FIREFALL - 1977 - B

Columbia Test Pressing – Indian Summer – June, 1977

POCO TEST PRESS A POCO TEST PRESS B

Atlantic 3420 – Just Remember I Love You b/w Just Think – Charted August, 1977 – #11

ATLANTIC 3420 - FIREFALL - 1977 DJ A ATLANTIC 3420 - FIREFALL - 1977 DJ B

ATLANTIC 3420 - FIREFALL - 1977 A ATLANTIC 3420 - FIREFALL - 1977 B

Atlantic 3432 – So Long b/w Piece of Paper – Charted January, 1978 – #48

ATLANTIC 3452 - FIREFALL - 1978 A ATLANTIC 3452 - FIREFALL - 1978 B

Atlantic 3518 – Strange Way  b/w Anymore – Charted September, 1978 – #11

ATLANTIC 3518 - FIREFALL - 1978 DJ A ATLANTIC 3518 - FIREFALL - 1978 DJ B

ATLANTIC 3518 - FIREFALL - 1978 DJ C

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Atlantic 3544 – Goodbye, I Love You – b/w Baby – Charted January, 1979 – #43

ATLANTIC 3544 - FIREFALL - 1978 DJ A ATLANTIC 3544 - FIREFALL - 1978 DJ B

ATLANTIC 3544 - FIREFALL - 1978 A ATLANTIC 3544 - FIREFALL - 1978 B

Atlantic 3657 – Headed for A Fall b/w Just What You Need – Charted April, 1980 – #35

ATLANTIC 3657 - FIREFALL - DJ 1 1980 ATLANTIC 3657 - FIREFALL - DJ 2 1980

ATLANTIC 3657 - FIREFALL - B 1980 ATLANTIC 3657 - FIREFALL - A 1980

Atlantic 3670 – Love That Got Away b/w Business Is Business – Charted June, 1980 – #50

ATLANTIC 3670 - FIREFALL - A ATLANTIC 3670 - FIREFALL - B

Atlantic 3791 – Staying With It b/w Dreamers – Charted January, 1981 – #37

ATLANTIC 3791 FIREFALL - 1980 DJ A ATLANTIC 3791 FIREFALL - 1980 DJ B

ATLANTIC 3791 FIREFALL - 1980 A ATLANTIC 3791 FIREFALL - 1980 B

Atlantic PR 473 – Promo Only – Always b/w Christmas In Love – December, 1982

ATLANTIC FIREFALL - CHRISTMAS IN LOVE

331/2 Seven Inch – Musigram 100-250 – Christmas In Love – 1982

FIREFALL - MUSIGRAM 100 - CHRISTMAS IN LOVE AaFIREFALL - MUSIGRAM 100 - CHRISTMAS IN LOVE A

FIREFALL - MUSIGRAM 100 - CHRISTMAS IN LOVE B

45 – Atlantic 89702 – Promo Only – Every Little World

ATLANTIC 89702 DJ - FIREFALL - NEW A ATLANTIC 89702 DJ - FIREFALL - NEW B

Atlantic 89755 – Runaway Love b/w What Kind Of Love – Charted November, 1983 – #103

ATLANTIC RUNAWAY LOVE PS

Atlantic 89916 – Always b/w In The Dead Of Night – Charted January, 198 3- #59

ATLANTIC 89916 - FIREFALL - A ATLANTIC 89916 - FIREFALL - B

Atlantic 89963 – Body and Soul b/w It’s Not Too Late – September, 1982

ATLANTIC - BODY AND SOUL PSFIREFALL - ATLANTIC 899632 PS B

ATLANTIC 88863 - FIREFALL - 1982 RAATLANTIC 88863 - FIREFALL - 1982 RB

Reissues

Atlantic OS 13202 – You Are The Woman b/w Just Remember I Love You

ATLANTIC 13202 - FIREFALL - OLD A

ATLANTIC 13202 - FIREFALL - OLD B ATLANTIC 13202 - FIREFALL - OLD C

Rick Roberts

Rick was also a member of The Flying Burrito Brothers

45 – A&M 1399 – Promo – Deliver Me – 1972

LP – A&M 4372 – Windmills – 1972

LP – A&M – 4404 – She Is A Song – 1973

LP – A&M 4744 – The Best of Rick Roberts (one track by The Flying Burrito Brothers) – 1979

Firefall International

Firefall Australia

45 – Atlantic 45-3335

45 – Atlantic 45-3420

45 – Atlantic 45-3518

45 – Atlantic 45-3657

45 – Atlantic 89916

Firefall Germany

45 – Atlantic 10 795

45 – Atlantic 11 218

45 – Atlantic 11 483

45 – Atlantic 11 658

Firefall Japan

45 – Atlantic P-26 – 176 (Livin’ Ain’t Easy b/w Love Isn’t All

45 – Atlantic P-349 – (Strange Way b/w Anymore) – 1978

LP – Atlantic P-10180

Firefall UK

45 – Atlantic 10814

45 – Atlantic 11218

45 – Atlantic 11483

45 – Atlantic 11552

45 – Atlantic 11658

Firefall Netherlands

45 – Atlantic 11 218

Firefall Peru

45 – Atlantic 0003420 2

Firefall Philippines

45 – Atlantic ATR 0004

45 – Atlantic 45-1799

Firefall Thailand

45 – Royalsound TKR 392 (with others)

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