Back from Rio

Back from Rio

by Roger McGuinn


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After spending the better part of the 1980s as a solo acoustic troubadour, Byrds cofounder Roger McGuinn landed a contract for a solo album with Arista Records at the turn of the 1990s. Featuring Tom Petty, Mike Campbell, and ex-Byrds David Crosby and Chris Hillman, the resultant album had a strangely modern feel, although it was primarily driven by McGuinn's trademark Rickenbacker 12-string. Songwriting had never been McGuinn's strong suit, and on this album he wisely chose some excellent material by Jules Shear and Tom Petty, who provided the album's unexpected hit, "King of the Hill."

Product Details

Release Date: 01/02/1991
Label: Arista
UPC: 0078221864848
catalogNumber: 8648

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roger McGuinn   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar
Chris Hillman   Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Elvis Costello   Background Vocals
Michael Penn   Acoustic Guitar,Background Vocals,12-string Guitar
Tom Petty   Vocals,Background Vocals
John Jorgenson   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Mandolin,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Saxophone,Sitar
Michael Thompson   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar
Mike Campbell   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Steel Guitar,Slide Guitar
Kim Robertson   Voices,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part
Steven Soles   Background Vocals
Benmont Tench   Organ,Keyboards,Hammond Organ
David Crosby   Vocals,Background Vocals
George Hawkins   Bass,Bass Guitar
Dan Higgins   Saxophone
Stan Lynch   Percussion,Drums
Stan Ridgway   Voices,Speech/Speaker/Speaking Part,Telephone Voice
Timothy B. Schmit   Background Vocals
David Cole   Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Piano

Technical Credits

Tom Petty   Arranger
Rob Mullins   Composer
Peter Doell   Engineer
Roger McGuinn   Producer
Peter Kukla   grooming
Eileen Connelly   Art Direction
D. Stewart   Composer
David Cole   Producer,Engineer

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