Personnel: Eddie Money (harmonica); Tommy Girvin, Jeff Tamelier (guitar); Joel Jaffe (pedal steel guitar); Rob Zuckerman (clarinet); Tom Poole (flugelhorn); Joel Behrman (trombone); Randy Forrester (keyboards); Tommy Millar (bass guitar); Donny Baldwin (drum); Jesse Money, Johnny Gunn (background vocals).
The Man behind such stadium-size '70s rockers as "Two Tickets to Paradise" has apparently always harbored a love for classic '60s soul. On WANNA GO BACK, Eddie Money revisits a batch of vintage soul tunes, adding his personal spin while remaining respectful of the songs' original spirit. Walking in the footsteps of Marvin Gaye, Sam & Dave, et al. is no mean feat, and Money doesn't try to reinvent the songs or graft any unnatural arrangements onto them. Backed by a hot-blooded band with a spicy horn section, he tackles "Hold On I'm Comin'," "Higher and Higher" and others with a rocker's energy but a soul man's gravitas. Longtime Money admirers should welcome this chance to get in touch with their hero's roots.