AOR Heaven announced on 9th March to release Williams Friestedt, the Joseph Williams / Peter Friestedt project album on 27th May! Here is the press release. The advanced single "Say Goodbye" became available as the limited edition by Zink Music in November 2010 when Peter Friestedt perfromed live in Sweden and Norway fewturing Joseph Williams. Now, the album will be available by AOR Heaven in Europe.
TOTO singer Joseph Williams and acclaimed guitarist/songwriter Peter Friestedt team up for a new rem
arkable AOR release! The record combines Williams' outstanding vocal performances with Friestedt's top notch guitar work and superbly crafted arrangements. Joseph Williams was the lead vocalist with Toto during the mid-to-late 1980s (“Fahrenheit”, 1986 and “The Seventh O
ne” – 1988). He also has been busy as a composer of film and drama scores, as a session vocalist, backing singer for the band Chicago and can be heard in Disney’s animated feature film “The Lion King” as singing voice of the adult Simba (“Hakuna Matata” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”). Guitarist, composer, producer, major label recording artist Peter Friestedt has released two critically acclaimed albums “LA Project” (2002) and “LA Project II” (2008) that got top reviews and were called ‘best Westcoast records’ in years. Peter has recently toured with Chicago singer Bill Champlin, Toto singer Joseph Williams and Michael Ruff. "Working with Joseph is always a treat, we’ve been doing concerts in Scandinavia together and during this period the idea of doing a whole record together was brought up", Peter comments and continues: "It's been an exciting process making this record. The great contributions and dedicated work from songwriters and musicians resulted in a record exceeding all expectations". Joseph's extraordinary vocals beautifully shine with impeccable background vocals arranged by Joseph, Bill Champlin and Lars Säfsund (Work Of Art). The line-up includes guests such as former CHICAGO singer Bill Champlin, Tommy Denander, John "JR" Robinson, Randy Goodrum and Bill Cantos.”Williams/ Friestedt” was produced by Peter Friestedt and co-produced by Joseph Williams with executive production handled by Joey Carbone; mixed by Ronni Lahti (Talisman, Lake Of Tears) and mastered by Björn Engelmann (Rammstein, Roxette). During Summer 2011, Joseph Williams once again will tour as lead vocalist with Toto.