Peter Cetera (album)

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Peter Cetera
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Studio album by Peter Cetera
Released December 1981
Recorded 1981
Genre Rock
Length 36:22
Label Full Moon Records/Warner Bros. Records
Producer Peter Cetera, Jim Boyer
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Peter Cetera, released in 1981, is the self-titled first solo release by then-Chicago bassist and lead vocalist, Peter Cetera.

A much more rock-oriented album than Chicago had been producing at the time, Cetera released the album in December 1981 while still a member of the band. Released on Full Moon Records, a subsidiary of Warner Brothers[1] (reissued in 2004 on Wounded Bird Records), the album was not commercially successful, peaking at number 143 on the Billboard 200 chart.[2] However, it is notable because Cetera is the sole writer for all songs on the album save one—"I Can Feel It," which Cetera co-wrote with Ricky Fataar and Carl Wilson.[3] The single "Livin' In The Limelight," the only hit from the album, charted at number six in the Billboard Mainstream Rock.[4]

One year after Peter Cetera was released, Cetera and Chicago launched a major comeback with the number one single "Hard to Say I'm Sorry" and album Chicago 16. After 1984's Chicago 17 was also a massive hit, Cetera left the band to concentrate fully on his solo career.

Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys, a friend of Cetera's,[5] played guitar on some of the album.


The album was produced by Cetera and Jim Boyer[1] and was recorded digitally.[citation needed]


All songs written by Peter Cetera, except where noted.[3]

  1. "Livin' In The Limelight" – 4:22
  2. "I Can Feel It" (Cetera, Fataar, Wilson) – 3:11
  3. "How Many Times" – 4:23
  4. "Holy Moly" – 4:27
  5. "Mona Mona" – 3:21
  6. "On The Line" – 4:03
  7. "Not Afraid To Cry" – 3:29
  8. "Evil Eye" – 2:36
  9. "Practical Man" – 3:53
  10. "Ivy Covered Walls" – 3:57


Listed credits from AllMusic.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Peter Cetera". Billboard. 93 (46). November 21, 1981. p. 100 (Full page advertisement for album). Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Top 200 Albums Week of February 20, 1982". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  3. ^ a b Peter Cetera (audio CD liner notes). Peter Cetera. Guilderland, New York, U.S.A.: Wounded Bird Records. 2004. WOU 3624. 
  4. ^ "Rock Music: Top Mainstream Rock Songs Chart Week of February 27, 1982". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-02-02. 
  5. ^ Ruhlmann, William James (1991). Chicago Group Portrait (Box Set) (CD booklet archived online) (Media notes). New York City, NY: Columbia Records. p. 7. Retrieved January 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Peter Cetera - Peter Cetera | Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 2017-02-02.