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Freak Out
Freak out chris catena duran duran
album by Chris Catena
Released 10 November 2004
Recorded April 2002 - June 2003
Genre Rock
Length 66:14
Label IMR Records / Frontiers Records
Producer Chris Catena
featuring John Taylor

Freak Out is the debut album by Italian singer Chris Catena which features John Taylor, released by IMR Records / Frontiers Records on 10 November 2004.

About the albumEdit

The album is by Chris Catena, an opera singer who has sang from the age five to thirty-five in various operas across the world. During his years as a teenager he listened to bands like Deep Purple and Grand Funk Railroad and later took his musical career in a different direction. Freak Out is a bluesy hard rock album with funk influences, featuring over 25 guest musicians, including ex-Deep Purple/Whitesnake members Glen Hughes, Bernie Marsden, Tommy Aldridge and Micky Moody, plus ex-Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick, ex-Uriah Heep singer John Lawton and Y&T’s Dave Meniketti to name but a few. The album also features John Taylor, who performs bass on "Desire" and "Gimme Your Love" with Duran Duran connected drummer Steve Ferrone.

Songs include "Freak Out Tonight", which is a duet with Glenn Hughes. "Desire" is pure seventies funk with John Taylor performing bass. "Lady Starlight" is not a Scorpions cover, but a bluesy song in the style of Bad Company. "To A Friend" is a ballad, and "Sweet Talker" is a Whitesnake cover with original guitar players Marsden and Moody.

Track listingEdit

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  1. "Crazy Man" (5:12)
  2. "Freak Out Tonight" (5:35)
  3. "Hey Man (Freedom Calls)" (3:27)
  4. "Lady Starlight" (5:06)
  5. "Desire" (5:25)
  6. "Take Me Away" (3:40)
  7. "To A Friend" (4:45)
  8. "What You Gonna Do" (3:24)
  9. "Sweet Talker" (4:08)
  10. "Don't Stop Running" (3:57)
  11. "Follow Me" (4:25)
  12. "Gimme Your Love" (3:50)
  13. "Getting Tighter" (4:11)
  14. "The Stronger You Are The Harder You Fall" (4:01)
  15. "It's A Long Way To Go" (5:08)

PersonnelEdit

  • Chris Catena - Lead and backing vocals
  • Glenn Hughes - Lead and backing vocals (track 2)
  • Jeff Scott Soto - Lead and backing vocals (track 8)
  • John Lawton - Lead and backing vocals (track 15)
  • Bruce Kulick - Lead guitar (tracks 2, 14)
  • Stevie Salas - Lead and rhythm guitar (tracks 3, 8, 12, 13)
  • Bernie Marsden - Lead guitar, rhythm guitar and background vocals (tracks 4, 5, 9)
  • Micky Moody - Slide guitar (track 9), slide and rhythm guitar (track 11)
  • Dave Meniketti - Lead guitar (track 6)
  • Johny Olhin - Lead guitar (tracks 1, 10)
  • Kelly Simonz - Lead and rhythm guitars (tracks 1, 10)
  • Max Spurio - Guitars (tracks 2, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12)
  • Marko Pavic - Rhythm guitar (tracks 2, 6)
  • Yuri Roveri - Lead and rhythm guitar (tracks 3, 11, 15), rhythm guitar (tracks 10, 13, 14)
  • Hakan Granat - Rhythm guitar (track 6)
  • Marco K-ace Capasso - Rhythm guitar (tracks 10, 14), lead and rhythm guitar (track 15)
  • Tony Franklin - Bass (tracks 2, 3)
  • Chuck Wright - Bass (tracks 9, 14)
  • John Taylor - Bass (tracks 5, 12)
  • Doug Wimbish - Bass (tracks 8, 13)
  • Frank de Groot - Bass (track 1), slappin' bass in break (track 13)
  • Myron Dove - Bass (tracks 4, 7)
  • Nobby - Bass (tracks 6, 10)
  • Alex Ferrara - Bass (tracks 11, 15)
  • Eric Singer - Drums (tracks 9, 14)
  • Tommy Aldridge - Drums (tracks 1, 10)
  • Steve Ferrone - Drums (tracks 5, 12)
  • Chester Thompson - Drums (track 8)
  • Daniel Flores - Drums (tracks 2, 3, 7)
  • Stefano Baldasseroni - Drums (track 4)
  • Mauro Munzi - Drums (tracks 6, 15)
  • Paolo Patrizi - Drums (track 11)
  • Virgil Donati - Drums (track 13)
  • Davide Spurio - Programming, synthesizer, moog, Rhodes piano, Klavinet
  • Enrico Cosimi - Organ (tracks 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15)
  • Al Kooper - Wurlitzer, piano (track 5)
  • Vitalij Kuprij - Organ, synths, keyboards (track 1)
  • Vivien Lalu - Organ (track 6)
  • Marco Quagliozzi - Organ (track 14)
  • Katia Salemi - Additional background vocals (track 14)
  • Gianni Francesconi - Percussion (tracks 2, 5, 13)
  • Choir and Background vocals : Chris Catena, Davide Spurio, Max Spurio, Sandro Manicone, Aleks Ferrara, Kathryn Smith, Maria Deborah Farina, Gianni Francesconi, Roberto Cosentino, Valentina Lannucci, Andrea Cicco Martino, Marianna Joine.

Production:

  • Produced by Chris Catena
  • Mixed and Mastered at aRe U Recordings by Rene Ubachs, Netherlands
  • Pre Production Engineering by Davide Spurio at 27 Street Studios, Rome, Italy.
  • Recorded at 27 Street Studios, Rome, Italy and all over the world between April 2002 and June 2003.
  • The artwork was specially designed for the release by Derek Riggs (Iron Maiden, Stratovarius).

Writing credits:

  • Tracks 1, 2, 6, 8, 12, 14, 15 written by C. Francesconi, D. Spurio, M. Spurio.
  • Tracks 4, 7 written by C. Francesconi, D. Spurio, M. Spurio, B. Marsden.
  • Tracks 3, 10, 11 written by C. Francesconi, D. Spurio, M. Spurio, Y. Roveri.
  • Track 5 written by Marko Pavic.
  • Track 9 written by D. Coverdale, B. Marsden.
  • Track 13 written by T. Bolin, G. Hughes.