YOU CAN SAY what you want about American rock in the 80s, but it was mostly all about feeding FM radio with huge hit singles. That was something Eddie Money had
plenty of experience of, having scored a not inconsiderable amount of bonafide hits and airplay since he started recording during the previous decade. For Eddie, every
move was calculated for maximum commercial impact, which more often than not meant wrapping his raspy voice around the best songs possible.
›Can't Hold Back‹ was
Eddie Money's sixth album and the first to be produced by Richie Zito, a man with an impressive resume, including crafting records by Cheap Trick, Heart, Bad English
and the Cult. Issued in 1986, the album moved Eddie's career firmly back in the spotlight, giving rise to no less than three hit singles, including Wanna Go Back' and
›Endless Nights‹. However it was the killer track ›Take Me Home Tonight‹ that put the icing on this particular cake, with Eddie duetting with iconic vocalist Ronnie
Spector. The result of the collaboration and accompanying video was spectacular, helping to send the track to #4 on the US singles chart.
Joined by the cream of the
session world including bassist Randy Jackson (Journey), drummer Mike Baird (Michael Bolton) and keyboard maestro Steve George (Mr Mister) his voice is triumphant and the material is first class. Every reason to believe, in fact, that this album is the pinnacle of Eddie's career.