Eddie Money is the self-titled debut album by American musician Eddie Money, recorded in the summer months and originally released in late 1977 on manager Bill Graham's Wolfgang label, distributed by Columbia Records. The album was certified double platinum in 1989. The album was a studio rendering of Money's live show at the time. Featuring almost entirely original compositions that the band had written and honed during their live performances in Bay Area venues.
The debut album, long on craft but not without inspiration, deservedly shot radio-ready tunes "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Baby Hold On" up the charts, the latter helped by former Elvin Bishop songmate Jo Baker. The key tune is the spirited "Wanna Be a Rock 'n' Roll Star," which spells out the game plan.
Eddie Money – Eddie Money. Label: Columbia – PC 34909. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Pitman Pressing. Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Tom Scott. Arranged By, Liner Notes – Eddie Money.