FORCEFIELD - Discography
The hard rock band of the name Forcefield were the brainchild of ex-Focus keysman Jan Akkerman. They produced 5 albums from 1987 to 1992, with various line-ups that included many noted musicians such as Cozy Powell (Drums), Neil Murray (Bass), Tony Martin (Vocals), Graham Bonnet (Vocals). Musical style is best described as experimental prog/fusion with the odd rocker thrown in.
Anglo-Dutch group Forcefield was established in 1986 by the British singer and guitarist Ray Fenwick. In the seventies, Fenwick played in several well-known compositions (such as Fancy and Ian Gillan Band), but the real popularity he never had the chance to learn, although he even managed to produce solo album, Keep America Beautiful Get A Haircut in 1971. In the eighties Fenwick mostly engaged session work. In the studio, where he worked on the album, Ray met a keyboardist and vocalist Peter Prescott. Prescott also not was a newcomer to the rock scene and in the past few years, recorded with Mission Of Burma, Chameleon, Birdsongs Of Mesozoic and Sergeant. Fenwick sested Peter try to run a studio project, and soon on the market appeared the debut single of Forcefield with their cover songs of Deep Purple's Smoke On The Water. In June1987 Fenwick invited to the studio a few notable friends and to record their first album Forcefield. In addition to songs of Deep Purple, the team recorded a few cover versions, including Set Me Free (Kinks), Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream), Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin), White Room (Cream), You Really Got Me (Kinks), Keep On Running (Spencer Davis Group) etc. In addition to the mentioned duo's work on the disc were featured drummer Cozy Powell, bassist Mo Foste, bassist Neil Murray, keyboardist Nick Magnus and keyboardist Chris Cozens. The record didn't enter the charts, but because of participating in the project famous musicians is settled in many private collections. Fenwick's idea was to record a disc for the soul, and in 1988 he began to work on a second album The Talisman. Prescot didn't participate this time. As a vocalist was invited Tony Martin, who has sung in Black Sabbath. Powell, Murray and Cozens stayed in the band. Guitarist Ian Akkerman and bassist Laurence Cottle joined them. The third album To Oz And Back at Fenwick was featured by a new vocalist Graham Bonnet . In 1990 Forcefield started to record the last vocal-instrumental album, Let The Wild Run Free. The line up, including vocalist Bonnet, remained unchanged, except were added guitarist Bernie Marsden and keyboardist Don Airey. The fourth album had two cover versions - The Wind Cries Mary (Jimi Hendrix) and Can't Get Enough (Bad Company). In 1992, Fenwick decided complete the saga of Forcefield with instrumental album. Those who played on the album were Fenwick, Ackerman, Marsden, Airy, Powell and guitarist Mario Parga. - sites.google.com/site/powellitepalace/home/groups/forcefield
- 1987 - Forcefield - Forcefield
TRACKS: 01. Set Me Free 02. Best Shot 03. Runaway 04. Sunshine Of Your Love 05. Shine It On Me 06. Whole Lotta Love 07. Black Cat 08. White Room 09. You Really Got Me 10. Fire In The City 11. Keep On Running 12. Smoke On The Water
- 1988 - Forcefield II - The Talisman
TRACKS: 01. The Talisman 02. Year Of The Dragon 03. Tired Of Waiting For You 04. Heartache 05. Good Is Good 06. Carrie 07. Without Your Love 08. I Lose Again 09. The Mercenary 10. Black Night - Strange Kind Of Woman 11. I Lose Again(Instrumental ver.)
- 1989 - Forcefield III - To Oz And Back
TRACKS: 01. Hit And Run 02. Always 03. Stay Away 04. Desire 05. Tokyo 06. Who'll Be The Next In Line 07. Wings On My Feet 08. Firepower 09. Hold On 10. Rendezvous
- 1990 - Forcefield IV - Let The Wild Run Free
TRACKS: 01. Let The Wild Run Free 02. Can't Get Enough Of Your Love 03. Money Talks 04. I Will Not Go Quietly 05. Women On Wings 06. Ball Of Confusion 07. Living By Numbers 08. The Wind Cries Mary 09. In A Perfect World
- 1992 - Forcefield - Instrumentals
TRACKS: 01. Tokyo 02. The Talisman 03. Perfect World 04. I Lose Again 05. Secret Waters 06. Look Don't Touch 07. Three Card Shuffle 08. Rendez-Vous 09. Osaka
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