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All Music Guide - Campbell
As far as studio albums go, But Seriously Folks is Joe Walsh's most insightful and melodic. But Seriously Folks, released in 1978, was the album the Eagles should have made rather than the mediocre The Long Run. It captures a reflective song cycle along the same thematic lines of Pet Sounds, only for the '70s. The album's introspective outlook glides through rejuvenation "Tomorrow," "Over and Over", recapturing the simple pleasures of the past "Indian Summer", mid-career indecision "At the Station," "Second Hand Store", and a melancholy instrumental "Theme From Boat Weirdos". The disc's finale, "Life's Been Good," is a sarcastic and bittersweet ode to Walsh's "rock star-party ...
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All Music Guide - Campbell
As far as studio albums go, But Seriously Folks is Joe Walsh's most insightful and melodic. But Seriously Folks, released in 1978, was the album the Eagles should have made rather than the mediocre The Long Run. It captures a reflective song cycle along the same thematic lines of Pet Sounds, only for the '70s. The album's introspective outlook glides through rejuvenation "Tomorrow," "Over and Over", recapturing the simple pleasures of the past "Indian Summer", mid-career indecision "At the Station," "Second Hand Store", and a melancholy instrumental "Theme From Boat Weirdos". The disc's finale, "Life's Been Good," is a sarcastic and bittersweet ode to Walsh's "rock star-party guy" persona which reached the Top 10 on the pop charts and became a staple of FM rock radio. The only way But Seriously Folks could have been improved, was to include "In the City," essentially solo Walsh, which unfortunately ended up on The Long Run instead.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2008
  • Label: Rhino Flashback
  • UPC: 081227992958
  • Catalog Number: 141
  • Sales rank: 9,270

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Over and Over (4:52)
  2. 2 Second Hand Store (3:35)
  3. 3 Indian Summer (3:03)
  4. 4 At the Station (5:08)
  5. 5 Tomorrow (3:39)
  6. 6 Inner Tube (1:24)
  7. 7 Theme from Boat Weirdos (4:41)
  8. 8 Life's Been Good (8:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Joe Walsh Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Don Henley Vocals, Background Vocals
Don Felder Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Steel Guitar, Vocals
Jay Ferguson Keyboards, Vocals
Joe Vitale Synthesizer, Flute, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Jody Boyer Vocals, Background Vocals
Glenn Frey Vocals, Background Vocals
Joey Murcia Guitar
Timothy B. Schmit Vocals, Background Vocals
Bill Szymczyk Tambourine, Vocals, Background Vocals
Willie Weeks Bass
Technical Credits
Joe Walsh Producer
Glenn Frey Vocal Arrangements
Ted Jensen Mastering
Ed Mashal Engineer
Bill Szymczyk Producer, Engineer, Remastering
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