1976 John Sebastian – Welcome Back

Welcome Back is an album by American singer/songwriter John Sebastian, released in 1976 (see 1976 in music). It reached number 79 on The Billboard 200 chart. Two singles were released from the album with the title song “Welcome Back” reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and Adult Contemporary charts. It also reached number 93 on the Country Singles chart. The second single, “Hideaway” peaked at number 95 on the Billboard Hot 100.

 John Benson Sebastian (born March 17, 1944) is an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and autoharpist. He is best known as a founder of The Lovin’ Spoonful, a band inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

Tracks

Hideaway (John Sebastian) 2:55
2  She’s Funny (John Sebastian) 3:34
3  You Go Your Way And I’ll Go Mine (John Sebastian) 2:57
4  Don’t Wanna Have To Do It (John Sebastian) 3:22
5  One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (John Sebastian, Tom Springfield) 4:35
Welcome Back (John Sebastian) 2:51
7  I Needed Her Most When I Told Her To Go (John Sebastian) 2:55
8  A Song A Day In Nashville (John Sebastian) 4:00
9  Warm Baby (John Sebastian) 2:34
10  Let This Be Our Time To Get Along (John Sebastian) 3:10

Musicians

BassDavid Hungate
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
GuitarJohn Sebastian
Acoustic GuitarJohn Sebastian
ClavinetRichard Bell
PianoRichard Bell
KeyboardsMichael Omartian
AutoharpJohn Sebastian
HarmonicaJohn Sebastian
PianoJohn Sebastian
MarimbaMichael Omartian
VocalsJohn Sebastian

Other Musicians

2 She’s Funny

Background VocalsJon Lind
Background VocalsReggie Knighton
Background VocalsThe Blintzes


3 You Go Your Way And I’ll Go Mine

Background VocalsJon Lind
Background VocalsReggie Knighton
Background VocalsThe Blintzes


5 One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

BassKenny Altman
GuitarRon Koss
PianoMurray Weinstock
Background VocalsThe Stone Warbles


6 Welcome Back

GuitarReggie Knighton


7 I Needed Her Most When I Told Her To Go

Pedal Steel GuitarJeff Baxter
Background VocalsJon Lind
Background VocalsReggie Knighton
Background VocalsThe Blintzes

Liner Notes

Producer – John Sebastian, Steve Barri
Arranged By – Bob Cavallo (Track 2)
Arranged By – Erik Jacobsen (Track 5)
Arranged By (Vocal) – Henry Glover (Tracks 2)
Engineer – Phil Kaye
Engineer (Original) – Dave Hassinger (Track 6)

Photography, Design – Ed Thrasher

Recorded At – ABC Recording Studios
Mixed At – ABC Recording Studios
Distributed By – WEA Records Ltd.