Looking Back with Love

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Looking Back with Love
Mike Love - Looking Back With Love - 1981.jpg
Studio album by Mike Love
Released October 8, 1981
Recorded Santa Barbara Sound; Mike Love's mobile studio, Santa Barbara, Ca.
Genre Comedy
Length 32:26
Label Boardwalk
Producer Curt Boettcher
Mike Love chronology
Looking Back with Love
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
MusicHound woof![2]

Looking Back with Love is the debut solo album by American singer Mike Love, released in 1981 by Boardwalk Records. The album is currently out of print, and has never been issued on CD nor digitally.

Love's cover of "Be My Baby" originates from July 1980 sessions produced by his Beach Boys bandmate and cousin Brian Wilson.[3] However, the released track features additional overdubs and production completed without Wilson, and Curt Boettcher receives the sole production credit.

"On and On and On" is a cover of an ABBA song which was itself influenced by the 1968 Beach Boys song "Do It Again".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Looking Back With Love" (music: Jim Studer, Craig Thomas; lyrics: Dan Parker) – 3:38
  2. "On and On and On" (Benny Andersson, Björn Ulvaeus) – 3:02
  3. "Runnin' Around the World" (James Haymer, Blair Aaronson) – 2:48
  4. "Over and Over" (Robert James Byrd) – 2:16
  5. "Rockin' the Man in the Boat" (Jim Studer, Jim Arnold, Michael Brady) – 3:20
  6. "Calendar Girl" (Neil Sedaka, Howard Greenfield) – 3:16
  7. "Be My Baby" (Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector) – 2:39
  8. "One Good Reason" (Jim Studer, Michael Brady) – 4:08
  9. "Teach Me Tonight" (Sammy Cahn, Gene De Paul) – 3:28
  10. "Paradise Found" (Mike Love, Jim Studer) – 3:51

Personnel[edit]

  • Mike Love - vocals
  • George Doering, Doug Heath - guitar
  • Michael Brady, Dave White - bass
  • Scott Blair, Brent Nelson - drums
  • Jim Studer, Larry Fox, Blair Aaronson, Rick Johnson, Craig Harris - keyboards
  • Paulinho da Costa - percussion
  • Tommy Morgan - harmonica
  • Craig Thomas - saxophone
  • Jay Dee Mannis - steel guitar

References[edit]

  1. ^ link
  2. ^ Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 84. ISBN 1-57859-061-2. 
  3. ^ "gigs80". www.esquarterly.com. Retrieved 2017-12-08.