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Far Corporation-Stairway to Heaven

Far Corporation - Stairway to Heaven

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Far Corporation Stairway to Heaven

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taken from top album "Division One", 1985
FAR Corp's version "Stairway To Heaven" (with gospel chorus THE JACKSON SINGERS) was a TOP10 hit (N8) in the UK single chart (1985). Members of group LED ZEPPELIN have highly appreciated this version.

Far Corporation is a band created by music producer Frank Farian, who has created the bands Boney M., ERUPTION, Milli Vanilli, La Bouche, No Mercy and others. The name was shortened from "Frank Farian Corporation", which was originally put together to record a cover of the Paul Simon piece "Mother and Child Reunion". The group's lineup included Barclay James Harvest, Trio, Boney M and Force Majeure members Kerrie Cox and Dave Libby. Far Corporation's primary claim to fame is their cover of "Stairway to Heaven". Contrary to public perception, Far Corporation was actually the first group to make the singles charts with this song as Led Zeppelin had never released it as a single. Some of the musicians Farian assembled include vocalist Robin McAuley, drummer Simon Phillips, ex-Saga drummer Curt Cress, and three members of Toto: vocalist Bobby Kimball, keyboardist David Paich, and guitarist Steve Lukather. Far Corporation released its first album Division One in 1985 on Arista Records and their cover of "Stairway to Heaven" reached 8 on the UK singles chart. Also included on the album was a cover of Free's "Fire and Water". The idea of "Division One" was to use different musicians and song writers for each production. Using this flexible system Far Corporation coins permanently give new impulses without becoming rigid and concentrating upon just one style. The production was made at the Cherokee and Amigo Studios in Los Angeles and at the Far Studios, Rosbach. The group took nearly a decade to record a follow-up, during which time Robin McAuley joined with Michael Schenker to form the McAuley Schenker Group. Cress, Kimball, Paich, and Lukather were all present on the group's second release, 1994's Solitude on MCI-BMG. This time they were joined by former Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham. As before, this album also featured two notable cover songs - Steely Dan's "Ricky, Don't Lose That Number" and Cockney Rebel's "Sebastian" - but they failed to repeat the success of "Stairway to Heaven".
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