One word describes the CD So What from Joe Walsh... AWESOME!
It's a rare day indeed that I get a CD from an artist that I can truthfully say does not have a bad track in the bunch. I'm more than happy to announce that's exactly what I must say about this one. There simply is NOT a bad one in the bunch. No fillers here at all.
Rock music fans will recognize some of the well known contributors on the project including Russ Kunkel and Randy Meisner plus a few other notables as well.
If you're a Joe Walsh fan this is a CD your collection flat cannot be without. In fact, this is one of those CDs that you don't even have to be a fan of Walsh, or even Rock to know is good. It's just good music. Period.
While the entire album is really very good some of my favorites are track 5 - All Night Laundry Mat Blues, track 7 - Help Me Thru The Night, and track 9 - Song For Emma
My Bonus Pick, and the one that got Sore [...as in "Stuck On REpeat"] is track 1 - Welcome To The Club. It's a great track!
So What Release Notes:
Joe Walsh originally released So What on March 2, 1993 on the MCA Records label.
CD Track List Follows:
1. Welcome To The Club 2. Falling Down 3. Pavanne (Pavane De La Belle Au Bois Dormant) 4. Time Out 5. All Night Laundry Mat Blues 6. Turn To Stone 7. Help Me Thru The Night 8. Country Fair 9. Song For Emma
Personnel: Joe Walsh (vocals, guitar, piano, Mellotron, synthesizers, bass, organ); Leonard Southwick (harmonica); Tom Stephenson (organ); James Bond (acoustic bass); Kenny Passarelli (bass); Bryan Garafolo (bass, background vocals); Joe Vitale, Ron Grinel, Russ Kunkel (drums); Guille Garcia (congas); Jody Boyer, Dan Fogelberg, J.D. Souther, Glen Frey, Don Henley, Randy Meisner (background vocals).
Engineers: Al Blazek, Bill Szymczyk, John Stronach.
Principally recorded at The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California; The Record Plant, Sausalito, California; The Record Plant, New York; Criteria Studios, Miami, Florida.