Eddie Money - Eddie Money (200g)
Eddie Money - Eddie Money (200g)
Eddie Money - Eddie Money (200g)
Eddie Money - Eddie Money (200g)
Eddie Money - Eddie Money (200g)
Eddie Money - Eddie Money (200g)
Eddie Money - Eddie Money (200g)
Eddie Money - Eddie Money (200g)

Eddie Money - Eddie Money (200g)

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Eddie Money, vocals, keyboard, sax
Jimmy Lyon, guitar
Gary Mallaber, drums
Gene Pardue, drums
Lonnie Turner, bass
Bob (Pops) Popwell, bass
Alan Pasqua, keyboard
Randy Nichols, keyboard
Freddie Webb, keyboard
Tom Scott, alto & tenor sax
Jo Baker, second vocal

1 LP,  Gatefold, tip-on jackets Stoughton Printing style

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 200g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Analogue Productions

Original Label : Columbia

Recorded and mixed at the Record Plant, L.A. and CBS Recording Studios, S.F. by Andy Johns

Mastered by Wally

Produced by Bruce Botnick

Remastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound

Originally released in 1977

Reissued in 2015

Tracks :

Side A :

1. Two Tickets To Paradise
2. You've Really Got A Hold On Me
3. Wanna Be A Rock 'n' Roll Star
4. Save A Little Room In Your Heart For Me
5. So Good To Be In Love Again

Side B :

1. Baby Hold On
2. Don't Worry
3. Jealousys
4. Got To Get Another Girl
5. Gamblin Man


« This strong debut benefits greatly from the expertise of veteran producer Bruce Botnick as well as the likes of former Steve Miller bassist Lonnie Turner and saxman Tom Scott. Guitarist Jimmy Lyon was to Money what Keith Scott was to Bryan Adams. Money, son of a New York City cop, had a rock & roll epiphany en route to following his dad's career path. The debut album, long on craft but not without inspiration, deservedly shot radio-ready tunes "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Baby Hold On" up the charts, the latter helped by former Elvin Bishop songmate Jo Baker. The key tune is the spirited "Wanna Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star," which spells out the game plan. » AllMusic Review by Mark Allan

Edward Joseph Mahoney, a Brooklyn-born second-generation cop who eventually ditched his badge and gun to pursue his rock star dreams as Eddie Money — struck gold right off the bat with his 1977 self-titled debut album.

The record's leadoff single, "Baby Hold On," was actually its biggest hit, but the follow-up single "Two Tickets to Paradise," was a sort of spiritual cousin to Bruce Springsteen‘s "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)." It's written from the perspective of a young guy who's desperately trying to convince his girlfriend to ignore her disapproving parents and come away with him "on a trip so far away from here." With its smooth production, urgent uptempo chorus, and insistent melodic hook, "Tickets" was a natural for late '70s FM radio — where it found an immediate home, eventually working its way all the way up to No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Although Money might have written "Two Tickets to Paradise" to convince a specific girl to leave town with him, its title became shorthand for that end-of-the-work-week feeling you get when you've fulfilled all of your responsibilities to the Man and you're free to relax without obligations for a little while — like, say, at at an Eddie Money concert, where "Tickets" has remained a constant fixture of the set list for more than 30 years.

We've done this Analogue Productions issue up right with top-of-the-line remastering direct from the original analog tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound — for phenomenal sonic quality — and a richly detailed, silent-background Quality Record Pressings 200 gram LP. None better.


AllMusic : 5 / 5 , Discogs : 4.5 / 5 

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