Wanna Go Back

Wanna Go Back

by Eddie MoneyEddie Money


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The '60s were arguably rock & roll's glory decade. The style had found its footing in the '50s, but the '60s were when all of its pop, R&B, blues, and country influences had blended into the perfect mix. You could hear all of these elements, but rock & roll had come into its own before splitting off into precise subgenres as the '70s loomed. With 2007's Wanna Go Back, no-frills rocker Eddie Money pays loving tribute to the '60s music that he and his fellow baby-boomers grew up listening to and performing in their teenage garage bands. (The album title is based on his bittersweet, nostalgia-themed 1986 hit "I Wanna Go Back.") Money is a hard-working veteran whose albums were often inconsistent but always included at least a couple of stone-cold knockouts, sometimes with their big singles and sometimes with lesser-known cuts. In a way, Wanna Go Back mirrors Money's career in that its cover songs include iconic hits and a few less obvious gems. Money and his daughter, Jesse Money, kick off the proceedings with Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell's "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." The father-daughter duo also team up on Inez Foxx and Charlie Foxx's "Mockingbird" (later recorded by Carly Simon and James Taylor) and Sam & Dave's "Hold On! I'm Comin'." The Foundations earn two spots on Wanna Go Back when Money takes on "Baby Now That I Found You" and "Build Me Up Buttercup." Money tackles some ballads including "You Don't Know Me" (the highest charting version was by Ray Charles) and the James Brown medley "Please Please Please/Baby Don't You Weep," but he's definitely more in his element when he dives into the rockers. Money's enthusiasm for this project is reflected in Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher," the Rascals' "Good Lovin'," Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels' "Jenny Take a Ride," and Chris Kenner's "Land of a Thousand Dances" (although Wilson Pickett recorded the best-known version). Money could have pushed his voice harder at times, but he's clearly having a ball on Wanna Go Back.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/13/2007
Label: Warrior Records Mod
UPC: 0802097011620
catalogNumber: 970116
Rank: 23235

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddie Money   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Vocals
Randy Forrester   Keyboards,Vocals
Joel Jaffe   Guitar,Pedal Steel Guitar
Tommy Millar   Bass Guitar
Robert Zuckerman   Clarinet,Saxophone
Donny Baldwin   Drums,Vocals
Jeff Tamelier   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Tommy Miller   Bass Guitar,Vocals
Tommy Girvin   Guitar
Tom Poole   Flugelhorn
Jesse Money   Background Vocals
Joel Behrman   Trombone
Rob Zuckerman   Clarinet
Randy Forrester   Keyboards
Johnny Gunn   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Eddy Arnold   Composer
Chris Kenner   Composer
Eddie Money   Producer
Michael d'Abo   Composer
Randy Forrester   Producer,Executive Producer
Inez Foxx   Composer
Charlie Foxx   Composer
Kenny Gamble   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Leon Huff   Composer
Gary Jackson   Composer
Joel Jaffe   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
David Porter   Composer
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Raynard Miner   Composer
Johnny Terry   Composer
Richard Penniman   Composer
Jim Ervin   Executive Producer
Rudy Clark   Composer
Enotris Johnson   Composer
Andy Walker   Composer
Bill Shepard   Cover Photo
Marc Dimmitt   Engineer
Rande Volpert   Executive Producer

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