Release Date: 10th November 2017
Catalogue No: ESM311
Bar Code: 5 031281003119
Musicians are :
Steve Walsh: Lead and backing vocals, piano
Tommy Denander: All guitars and keyboards
Jerome Mazza: Lead vocals on tracks 5,7 and 11
Steve Overland: Backing vocals
Brian Anthony: Bass and string arrangements
Peter Yttergren: Drums and percussion
Produced by Khalil Turk and Tommy Denander
Mixed and mastered by Brian J Anthony
Executive producer: Khalil Turk for Escape Music Ltd.
Logo & cover design by Eric Philippe
1. BORN IN FIRE 3:32
2. THE PIPER 6:02
3. GRACE AND NATURE 4:11
4. DEAR KOLINDA 4:59
5. WINDS OF WAR 4:45
6. TANGLEWOOD TREE 5:07
7. NOW UNTIL FOREVER 4:38
8. WARSAW 4:49
9. NOTHING BUT NOTHING 4:45
10. HELL OR HIGH WATER 5:14
11. MERCY ON ME 4:58
12. BILLY CARBONE IS DEAD 4:52
All songs by Walsh / Denander except 2 Walsh / Denander / Ousey 5, 7, and 11 by Overland / Denander
As the former lead vocalist and keyboards player for the American Classic and Progressive rock band Kansas, Steve Walsh is the voice behind the hits “Carry on my Wayward Son”, “Point of Know Return”, “Dust in the Wind” and “All I Wanted”.
As a songwriter Steve is well known for penning a classic tune and his wide range of musical influences can be heard on his previous solo releases as well as the rock band “Streets”. He has also contributed his vocal talents to more than a dozen projects by other artists covering a variety of musical genres.
Steve is well known for his dynamic live performances, passionate vocals and multi instrumental talents on stage. In addition to keyboards, Steve has played Congas, Harmonica, Glockenspiel, guitar and drums.
Mike Slamer (Streets / Steelhouse Lane) introduced Steve to Khalil the owner of Escape Music. Khalil invited Steve to guest on Radioactive “F4UR” album to sing one song, "The Piper" written by Tommy Denander. Steve also helped co-write the tune and was asked record an album for the label.
Khalil had a few ideas and one of which was to involve a singer called Jerome Mazza to sing duet on “Born In Fire”. Khalil had discovered Jerome on Youtube singing for the band “Pinnacle Point”.
Black Butterfly is everything you would expect it to be from someone like Steve Walsh, the man is a legend and this album oozes quality from start to finish. This is the album everyone is talking about, and it's finally here.