We will have two Joseph Williams related new release soon. As everybody knows, Joseph was the 3rd lead singer of TOTO and recorded 2 albums: "Fahrenheit" and "The Seventh One". After leaving Toto, Joseph released two solo albums; "I'm Alive" and "3". In 1998, he recorded an a-capella album together with Bobby Kimball, Jason Scheff and Bill Champlin entitled “California Dreamin” followed the year after by a second album "Naturally". In 1999, he also briefly re-joined Toto in the memorable “XX” tour. Since then, Joseph basically concentrated on his work for films until 2003, when he accepted a proposal to be involved in the Vertigo project.
The first Joseph related release is "Two of Us", the suspended release known as "Beautiful Music edition 1 organized by TBC" originally scheduled to be released in October 2002. This is Romantic Love Songs collection album featuring Joseph's tender voices basically With only a piano as backing music. Joseph beautifully covers great tunes such as Boz Scaggs' "We Are All Alone", Richard Marx's "Now and Forever", Vanessa Williams's "Save The Best For Last", Bryan Adams's "（Everything I Do）I Do It For You", and Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me".
Label: WHD Entertainment, Japan (IECP-10038)
Release Date: May 24, 2006
Producer: Joey Carbone
1. Don’t Want To Miss A Thing 2. Unchained Melody 3. Because You Loved Me
4. Now And Forever 5. Your Song 6. （Everything I Do）I Do It For You
7. Have I Told You Lately （Have I Told You Lately That I Love You）
8. Can’t Fight This Feeling 9. We’re All Alone 10. Can’t Help Falling In Love
11. Save The Best For Last
The Second one is "Vertigo / 2", Joseph's melodic rock project's 2nd effort. The successful first album of this project was released in 2003 together with producer Fabrizio Grossi. The new album simply entitled “2” is another threat for the melodic rock fans and a real must for all lovers of the sound of Toto and of course for all those who have enjoyed Vertigo’s chapter 1. Once again songs have been supplied by long-time friend Joey Carbone and Joseph this time did also contribute to the songwriting with the mega-AOR uptempo "I Want To Live Forever". Some other songs were eventually selected through some of Joseph most contemporary influences and preferences. On Vertigo “2”, Joseph and Fabrizio are joined by world class players such as Alex Masi on guitars, Virgil Donati (Soul Sirkus, Ring of Fire) on drums and Jason Scheff (Chicago, background vocals on “Hold Me”). The resulting record, is another threat for the melodic rock fans and a real must for all lovers of the sound of Toto and of course for all those who have enjoyed Vertigo’s chapter 1.
Label: Frontiers Records, Italy (FRCD290) (Japan: King Records)
Release Date: June 9, 2006
Producer: Fabrizio Grossi
1. In The Blink of An Eye 2. All For You 3. Hold Me 4. Part Of Me
5. Holy 6. I Wanna Live Forever 7. Save It All Alone
8. Picking Up The Pieces 9. Together (Good-Bye So Long) 10. There’s A Reason.