Wednesday, May 02, 2012

EDDIE MONEY - Can't Hold Back (1986)

Requested in "Request & Fill Corner" section..

EDDIE MONEY career was basically inclined to mainstream radio rock, but his sixth studio album "Can't Hold Back", released in 1986, obviously followed the trend of the moment: AOR.
We find colaborating here the most renowned songwriters of the era such as Richie Zito (who also play guitar, keys, and mixed the whole thing), Stan Meissner or Henry Small (Prism).
Also present are top-notch session musicians including Nathan East, Michael Baird, Pat Mastelotto, Richard Page (Mr. Mister) and Ronnie Spector to name a few.

Precisely the duet with Spector "Take Me Home Tonight" become a #1 hit in the U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, peaking #4 in the general Top 40. For this one, Money received a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance.
Besides, two other singles were amongst the 40 favorites: the excellent midtempo "I Wanna Go Back" and the '80s AOR of "Endless Nights".
All the songs are truly representatives of the golden decade. My favorite is "One Chance", penned by Stan Meissner (and also recorded by himself in his album Windows To Light).

If you don't know Eddie Money's work, "Can't Hold Back" is the album to start. Includes great commercial songs and a lush polished production & sound in the vein of Benny Mardones, eighties Michael Bolton and the aforementioned Stan Meissner.
HQ CD-rip incl. artwork.

01 - Take Me Home Tonight (feat. Ronnie Spector)
02 - One Love
03 - I Wanna Go Back
04 - Endless Nights
05 - One Chance
06 - We Should Be Sleeping
07 - Bring On The Rain
08 - I Can't Hold Back
09 - Stranger In A Strange Land
10 - Calm Before The Storm

Eddie Money - Vocals, Keyboards, Synths, Sax, Harmonica
John Nelson, Richie Zito, Darin Scott - Guitars
Nathan East, Greg Lowry, Randy Jackson - Bass
Steve George, E. Ulibarri, Richie Zito - Keyboards
Michael Baird, Pat Mastelotto - Drums, Percussion
Pat Mastelotto - Drum Programming
Sandy Sukhov, Ronnie Spector, Steve George, Jenny Meltzer, Richard Page, Henry Small, Becky West - Backing Vocals

EDDIE MONEY - Can't Hold Back HQ


johnny be goode said...

Great AOR! thank you