1988 Glenn Frey – Soul Searchin’

Soul Searchin’ is the third solo studio album by Glenn Frey, the guitarist and co-lead vocalist for the Eagles. The album was released in mid 1988 on MCA in the United States and the United Kingdom, four years after Frey’s successful album, The Allnighter and eight years after the demise of the Eagles. The album features eight original songs co-written by Frey with Jack Tempchin and the song “Two Hearts” contributed by Frey’s friend, Hawk Wolinski. The album also features contributions from fellow Eagles member Timothy B. Schmit, Max Carl, Robbie Buchanan, Michael Landau, and Bruce Gaitsch.

The album was received negatively by the majority of music critics, while other reviewers noted good points to the album. It was also not as successful as Frey’s previous albums (although one of his favorites), peaking at #36 on the Billboard 200, which marked the beginning of a downturn in Frey’s fortunes on the album charts. The album’s first and leading single, “True Love”, unlike the album, was a commercial success, peaking at #2 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and so was the second single, the title track (“Soul Searchin'”), which peaked at #5 also on the Adult Contemporary.

Tracks

1  Livin’ Right (Glenn Frey; Jack Tempchin) 05:02
2  Some Kind Of Blue (Glenn Frey; Jack Tempchin) 04:42
3  True Love (Glenn Frey; Jack Tempchin) 04:40
4  Can’t Put Out This Fire (Glenn Frey; Jack Tempchin) 05:08
5  I Did It For Your Love (Glenn Frey; Jack Tempchin) 04:02
6  Let’s Pretend We’re Still In Love (Glenn Frey; Jack Tempchin) 04:50
7  Working Man (Glenn Frey; Jack Tempchin) 03:33
8  Soul Searchin’ (Glenn Frey; Jack Tempchin; Duncan Cameron) 05:35
9  Two Hearts (James Newton-Howard; David Wolinski) 04:04
10  It’s Your Life (Steve Thoma) 05:00

Musicians

1 Livin’ Right

BassGlenn Frey
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarGlenn Frey
KeyboardsDavid Wolinski
KeyboardsGlenn Frey
SaxBill Bergman
HornsThe Heart Attack Horns
PercussionSteve Forman
PercussionGlenn Frey


2 Some Kind Of Blue

BassGlenn Frey
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarGlenn Frey
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsGlenn Frey
KeyboardsRon Skies
SaxAl Garth
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
Background VocalsTimothy B Schmit


3 True Love

BassGlenn Frey
DrumsGlenn Frey
GuitarGlenn Frey
KeyboardsGlenn Frey
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsBarry Beckett
SaxChris Mostert
PercussionRalph MacDonald


4 Can’t Put Out This Fire

BassGlenn Frey
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarGlenn Frey
KeyboardsGlenn Frey
KeyboardsRon Skies
KeyboardsSteve Thoma
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters


5 I Did It For Your Love

BassGlenn Frey
DrumsRuss Kunkel
GuitarGlenn Frey
KeyboardsGlenn Frey
KeyboardsDavid Wolinski
KeyboardsRon Skies
PercussionSteve Forman


6 Let’s Pretend We’re Still In Love

BassGlenn Frey
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarGlenn Frey
GuitarMike Landau
PercussionRalph MacDonald
Background VocalsRoy Galloway
Background VocalsTimothy B Schmit


7 Working Man

BassGlenn Frey
DrumsGlenn Frey
GuitarGlenn Frey
KeyboardsGlenn Frey
KeyboardsDavid Wolinski
KeyboardsRon Skies
KeyboardsSteve Thoma
PercussionSteve Forman
Background VocalsMax Carl


8 Soul Searchin’

BassDavid Hood
DrumsRoger Hawkins
GuitarDuncan Cameron
KeyboardsGlenn Frey
KeyboardsBarry Beckett
KeyboardsSteve Nathan
KeyboardsSteve Thoma
PercussionRalph MacDonald
Background VocalsDuncan Cameron
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxine Willard Waters
Background VocalsOren Waters
Background VocalsRoy Galloway


9 Two Hearts

BassNeil Stubenhaus
DrumsJR Robinson
GuitarGlenn Frey
GuitarBruce Gaitsch
GuitarPaul Jackson Jr
KeyboardsRobbie Buchanan
KeyboardsDavid Wolinski
PercussionRalph MacDonald


10 It’s Your Life

BassDavid Chamberlain
DrumsPrairie Prince
GuitarMike Landau
KeyboardsRon Skies
KeyboardsSteve Thoma
SaxChris Mostert
PercussionRalph MacDonald

Liner Notes

Producer – Glenn Frey, Elliot Scheiner
Co-producer – David Wolinski (Tracks 1, 5, 9)
Co-producer – James Newton-Howard (Track 9)
Arranged By – Glenn Frey (Track 1)
Arranged By – Greg Smith (Track 1)
Arranged By – David Wolinski (Track 1)
Arranged By (Horns) – Greg Smith (Tracks 3, 4, 7)
Arranged By (Horns) – Nick DeCaro, Glenn Frey (Track 5)
Arranged By (Strings) – Nick DeCaro(Tracks 5, 8, 10)
Arranged By (Strings) – Glenn Frey (Tracks 5, 8)
Coordinator – Ivy Skoff
Directed By (Backing Vocals) – Carl Williams (Track 8)
Edited By – Rhonda Schoen
Engineer – Elliot Scheiner, Alec Head, Dan Garcia, Glen Holguin, Jack Joseph Puig, Ray Blair
Engineer (Second) – Charlie Paakkari, Frank Dooken, Jim Singer, Jordan D’Alessio, Julie Last, Ken Felton, Mike Harlow, Paul Winger, Robin Laine, Ted Blaisdell, Vicki Lancaster
Mastered By – Ted Jensen
Mixed By – Elliot Scheiner

Art Direction – Jeff Adamoff
Design – DZN, The Design Group
Photography By – Dennis Keeley

Recorded At Fool On The Hill
Recorded At Studio 55
Recorded At Bill Schnee Studio,
Recorded At Ocean Way Recording
Recorded At Cherokee Studios and Capitol Studios, Los Angeles
Recorded At The Hit Factory and Automated Sound, New York
Recorded At Muscle Shoals Sound
Recorded At Muscle Shoals, AL
Recorded At The Sandbox, CT
Mastered At Sterling Sound, New York, NY
Mixed At The Sandbox, Easton, CT
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