1985 Joe Walsh – The Confessor

The Confessor is the seventh studio solo album by the American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joe Walsh. The album was released in mid 1985, on the labels Warner Bros. Records, and Full Moon Records. The album was produced by Grammy Award winning producer and sound engineer Keith Olsen as well as Walsh himself. The album peaked at number 65 on the Billboard 200.
The album would be something that Walsh’s new girlfriend Stevie Nicks would get involved with. Nicks old friend Keith Olsen was hired to produced the album and the musicians were the superimposed LA session stalwarts like: Jim Keltner, Mike Porcaro, Waddy Wachtel, Randy Newman, Alan Pasqua and a lot of musicians Walsh had never worked with before, the only familiar face was Timothy B. Schmit (of the Eagles) who only recorded backing vocals


1  Problems (Bill Arbuckle, Joe Walsh) 3:55
2  I Broke My Leg (Joe Walsh) 3:12
3  Bubbles (Joe Walsh) 3:33
4  Slow Dancing (Loz Netto) 4:22
5  15 Years (Joe Walsh) 3:52
6  The Confessor (Joe Walsh) 7:06
7  Rosewood Bitters (Michael Stanley) 3:29
8  Good Man Down (Joe Walsh, Waddy Wachtel) 4:14
9  Dear John (Joe Walsh) 2:40


BassMike Porcaro
BassMark Andes
BassDennis Belfield
BassDavid Margen
BassRick Rosas
BassJoe Walsh
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsDenny Carmassi
DrumsJim Keltner
DrumsRick Marotta
DrumsChet McCracken
GuitarJoe Walsh
GuitarWaddy Wachtel
KeyboardsRandy Newman
KeyboardsAlan Pasqua
SynthesizerJoe Walsh
SaxJerry Peterson
SaxLon Price
TromboneKen Tussing
Background VocalsTimothy B. Schmit

Liner Notes

Producer – Keith Olsen
Engineer – Dennis Sager, Keith Olsen
Mastered By – Greg Fulginiti

Art Direction – Hugh Brown
Painting (Paintings) – Caspar David Friedrich

Recorded At – Goodnight LA Studios
Mixed At – Goodnight LA Studios
Mastered At – Artisan Sound Recorders
Pressed By – Allied Record Company
Produced For – Pogologo, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.