Gregg Rolie - Gregg Rolie (1985) [2017, Japanese Reissue]
Rock, Melodic Rock, AOR, Electronic | EAC Rip | FLAC, Img+CUE+LOG+Scans (PNG) | 39:59 Min | 567,07 Mb
Label: Sony Music Labels Inc. (Japan) | Cat.# SICP-5489 | Released: 2017-08-23 (1985)
After leaving Journey right before the whirlwind arena rock-friendly, chart-topping superstardom that defined their career began, Gregg Rolie took some time off to catch his breath, reflect, and then hit the studio again on his own terms. Rather than be held down by other people's creative agendas, he took the solo course and released his eponymous solo debut. Collaborating with keyboardist Peter Wolf on the first three songs, Rolie favors a more polished, radio-friendly approach to his songs instead of the hard-driving rock sound of Santana and Journey. "I Wanna Go Back" would later be a hit for Eddie Money, but Rolie's version is taken with a sense of melancholy and sobriety when compared with Money's urgent plea to turn back the hands of time.