2002 Arnold McCuller – Back To Front

Back to Front is the fourth album by singer/songwriter Arnold McCuller, released in 2002.

From his website:

The idea for this project came from radio. I was listening to “Hold On My Heart” on the “wave”, and thought I’d love to sing that song. I found the melody truly haunting and simple. I then realized in addition to Phil Collins, I’ve worked and sung on some of radio’s favorites. Hence, the idea was born.

The majority of these tracks are therefore songs I sang backing vocals with other singers, and most of them I’ve gone on to perform live with the original artist. With the exception of “Lazy Nina” a song that’s been in my live acts for over 15 years, because I love Donald Fagen, and I’ve always been a fan of Greg Phillinganes.

The last piece of music, the only original tune, I wrote 22 years ago with my long time friend Jan Alejandro, that never made it to any of my other projects, but probably is my favorite writing effort. (source)


1  Nick Of Time (Bonnie Raitt) 04:17
2  Baby King (Marc Cohn) 03:07
3  First Of May (Barry Gibb; Maurice Gibb; Robin Gibb) 04:15
4  Hot & Sultry Afternoon (Arnold McCuller) 04:03
5  Hold On My Heart (Tony Banks; Phil Collins; Mike Rutherford) 05:15
6  Oughta Know By Now (Phil Collins) 05:38
7  Paper Walls (Marc Cohn) 04:24
8  Look Up From Your Life (James Taylor) 04:38
9  Lazy Nina (Donald Fagen) 05:03
10  I Can’t Make You Love Me (Allen Shamblin) 04:41
11  Closing Time (Rosanne Cash; Lyle Lovett) 04:05



BassNeil Stubenhaus
BassJosh Walden
BassJerry Watts
DrumsAndre Fischer
DrumsJosh Quirk
DrumsCarlos Vega
GuitarDori Caymmi
GuitarCorky James
Acoustic GuitarCorky James
KeyboardsBrad Cole
PianoBrad Cole
PercussionCassio Duarte
PercussionMike Shapiro
Background VocalsSweet Pea Atkinson
Background VocalsHarry Bowens
Background VocalsRosemary Butler
Background VocalsWillie Greene
Background VocalsDavid Lasley
Background VocalsKate Markowitz
Background VocalsValerie Pinkston
VocalsArnold McCuller

Liner Notes

Producer – Brad Cole, Jeff Hull, Dana Walden
Arranged By – Brad Cole, Jeff Hull, Dana Walden
Mixed By – Jeff Hull, Dana Walden

Design – Chris Schweska
Photography – Mac James