is the third album
by Joe Walsh
, released in 1974 (see 1974 in music
). It contains such hard rock gems as Welcome To The Club
and remake of the Barnstorm
track, "Turn To Stone". Walsh also shows his more introspective side on such songs as "Help Me Through The Night" and "Song For Emma", a tribute to Walsh's daughter who had just been killed in a bus accident that year. On a few tracks, Don Henley
, Glenn Frey
, and Randy Meisner
of the Eagles
contributed background vocals. Over a year and a half later, Joe would be drafted into the Eagles replacing Bernie Leadon
The album was originally released by ABC Records
in 1974. It was re-issued by MCA Records
Writing for Allmusic
, critic Ben Davies wrote of the album "A number of classic Walsh tracks are featured, including a more polished version of "Turn to Stone," originally featured on his debut album, Barnstorm, in a somewhat more riotous style... Most of the nine tracks feature solos of unquestionable quality in his usual rock style. The classic rock genre that the man so well defined with his earlier albums is present here throughout, and it is pulled off with the usual unparalleled Joe Walsh ability."
All songs by Joe Walsh, except where noted.
- "Welcome to the Club" – 5:14
- "Falling Down" – 4:56
- "Pavanne for the Sleeping Beauty" (Maurice Ravel) –......