Ross B. from MEGGETT, SC Reviewed on 12/19/2006...
CD and all inserts as new. Mailed without the case to save on postage!!!
Peter Cetera's greatest
Bob Waskiewicz | Wintersville, Ohio United States | 01/15/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just love this CD,from the fantastic hit,"One Good Women," with the trading of backup vocals from Siedah Garrett, Niki Haris, Kenny Cetera and Peter,then the wonderfull Piano break,I still can't get enough of this record."Scheherazade," is another great number,with Madonna on backup vocals.Every number is filled with excitment,except for the last cut,"One More Story," all you hear is Guitar,and Peter's beutifull song about his small child,praying the kid stays young forever.I swear there's not one number that doesn't grab you some way.I've always loved Peter's voice and style,if he was singing with Chicago,Cher,Amy Grant,or the late Karen Carpenter,you always had a great time listening to his records,like your going to when you play "One More Story.""
Peter Cetera's experimental album, of sorts.
oldschooler1981 | San Jose, CA | 09/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As a longtime vocalist in Chicago, then with his own debut solo album - 1986's SOLITUDE/SOLITAIRE - Peter Cetera had a running streak of mainstream pop hits.
Though there was more variation that it may have appeared in his music, most of his big hits were prom-type 80's pop ballads, such as "You're the Inspiration" (which, although I'm a big fan of, many people are not) and the occasional uptempo, rock-influenced number like "Along Came a Woman," "What You're Missing" or "Big Mistake."
On 1988's ONE MORE STORY, however, he attempts to stretch out a bit, teaming up with Madonna producer Patrick Leonard.
1. Best of Times -- This opener is a catchy, mid tempo pop song, with background guitar and a very late 80's production, making it vary a bit from his usual sound. If this wasn't a hit, it should have been.
2. One Good Woman -- The only notable hit to come off here is also the closest in style with Pete's typical sound, but a little more uptempo and rocking. With background piano and guitar, it alternates between a slightly balladic sound, and a catchy 80's pop/rocker dealing with love, a usual topic for him.
3. Peace of Mind -- This is also hit worthy, with a sorta jazzy pop sound mixed in with a mid tempo Cetera track, somewhat in line with, say, "Wake Up to Love".
4. Heaven Help this Lonely Man -- The album begins to detour from his typical sound here. This is a sad, post-breakup ballad with some background orchestration and guitar that manages to be unique.
5. Save Me -- A very uncharacteristic song for him is presented with this slightly hard-edged mid tempo track - sounding almost like an 80's synth version of classic rock - featuring Bonnie Raitt on guitar.
6. Holding Out -- Though this ballad is a bit more what you'd expect to hear from him, it's superior to even some of his past hits of this style. It's a quiet and melodic, slightly upbeat pop song that creates the feeling of a rainy night.
7. Body Language (There in the Dark) -- This is the first of two somewhat similar songs that really begin to vary from Peter's style. This one is the more uptempo of the two, featuring an almost dance club type beat and background guitaring from Pink Floyd's David Gilmour.
8. You Never Listen to Me -- The more ominous of the two songs starts out brooding and dark, with just a piano, a haunting bassline, and Peter's vocals. It soon picks up in tempo a little bit with drumming, but remains the unusually dark vibe throughout. Later on, Gilmour gives an easy listening type of hard rock guitar solo.
9. Scheherazade -- Yet another huge stylistic departure is featured in this eastern sounding (even using sitars and chants) melodic and atmospheric semi ballad, telling the tale of a powerful king who finally falls in love. Madonna herself provides vocals on the song's title.
10. The title track is a sparse and pretty ballad, only featuring background piano and Peter's voice, it's a dedication track to his daughter, which he did on a few of his albums.
In short, I think this album could find fans with a much wider audience than you'd think. Artists like Peter Cetera are much more varied than their current AC image would lead you to believe. The first three tracks, and #6 would probably find favor among his core audience, while the rest may appeal to jazz, classic rock, and even world music fans (i.e. "Scheherazade")."
Amazing! His best material!
Jeremy Gilbert | Pensacola, FL USA | 05/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I didn't listen to this CD but once within a year of buying it, mainly because I didn't know any of the songs on it and I was just collecting Peter Cetera CDs. I halfheartedly listened to it the first time and thus no songs stuck in my head. However, I happened to pop it in to hear Scheherazade (the only one I remember from my previous listen due to the name ^_^) and somehow listened to the whole CD...and now it's the primary Cetera album I listen to. Every song is carried out with strength and emotion, and the listener feels it every second. "One Good Woman" is a particularly strong rock piece, and "You Never Listen To Me", with a wonderful guitar performance by Pink Floyd's David Gilmour (who also plays a bit in the song "There In The Dark"), is especially dreary yet captivating. Scheherazade is an amazing Arabian ballad about a sultan and his new love...the use of Sitar and other middle-eastern instruments and styles make this one of the most memorable tunes on the CD. The album closes perfectly with the somber "One More Story", a song which he probably dedicated to his daughter (which he usually does on all his albums except for World Falling Down). If you're looking for the perfect blend of ballad and classic rock, than this is the album you want. I cannot say enough good things about this album. Get it if you want the perfect Cetera album!"
Cetera at his best...
Mr Matt Ennis | VIC , Australia | 03/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Peter Cetera, (the true voice of the band Chicago), in 1988 created "One More Story", a fantasic mix of rock and pop, under the guidance of Pat Leonard. The synth sound of the album pushes the atmosphere into a passionate energy, and songs like "Best of times" and "One good woman" show Cetera at his vocal, and songwriting best. Cetera himself, has moved into more laid-back, easy listening adult rock, in recent years. Maybe he should get together with Patrick Leonard once more, because this was Peter's best work! If you like Peter Cetera, you must have this. Excellent!"