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Artist: Jonathan Cain

Title: Back to the Innocence

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Category: Light Instrumental AOR

Year: 1994

Label: Empire Records (Sweden)

Catalog Number: ERCD-1010


Jonathan Cain Vocals, piano, keyboards, bass, acoustic guitar
Steve Smith drums
Lyle Workman guitars, mandolin
Mario Cippalina bass
Mugs Cain drums
Glenn Letsch bass
Myron Dove bass
Sandy Cressman backing vocals
Jenny Meltzer backing vocals
Becky West backing vocals
Annie Stocking backing vocals
Marisa Kerry backing vocals
Lora Leigh Christiansen backing vocals

This is the European version; the U.S. release contains several different songs including a remake of Faithfully


1.  Something Sacred  4:02
2.  Full Circle  4:07
3.  Hometown Boys  3:57
4.  Back to the Innocence  3:08
5.  Summer of an Angry Son  4:30
6.  What the Gypsy Said  4:10
7.  Women Never Forget  3:44
8.  My Old Man  2:57
9.  The Great Divide  4:02
10.  When the Spirit Comes  4:12
11.  Family Hand-Me-Downs  3:28
12.  The Waiting Years  3:46
13.  Distant Shores  3:54
14.  Little River  3:44
Total Running Time:  53:41

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Existing comments about this CD

From: koogles Date: October 11, 2003 at 15:51
Jonathan Cain is a gifted songwriter but a backing vocalist at best, so this comes off sounding like demos, waiting for Steve Perry or John Waite to turn into gold. Unfortunately, there's no Perry or Waite to sing them, so they get a second hand treatment from Cain whose vocal style is completely lacking in character. Effectively, this is mushy AC pablum that, while coming across as honest and from-the-heart, wouldn't even cut it as Billy Joel B-sides.

From: Date: August 4, 2004 at 10:48
This IS a VERY good album trust me...this shows mr.cain can do his own thing and play those keys like only he does, my favourites are the title track 'back to the innocence' which has so much depth to it and the last track 'little river' with is stunning piano tinkling a beautiful song simply awesome, all the tracks are good you just need to play it a few times and they grow on you. Ok journey this album is not but it shows that he can make good albums on his own so why not check him out?

From: TIM (2) Date: August 4, 2004 at 10:58
This is much better than I could have expected. Cain's vocals are ok, but just listen to the emotion he puts into them... "When the Spirit Comes" is huge, but in the hands of someone like Jeff Scott Soto would've been incredible. "Little River" and "My Old Man" are also of the highest quality. Some great musicianship and heartfelt songs. 8.5/10.

From: AOR freaky Date: August 4, 2004 at 15:25
Great musianship, right ! Songs : fine ! Voice : No ! Rock : No ! Power : No ! Conclusion : AVOID this pop record at all costs !!!

From: Lance Date: December 5, 2004 at 0:13
I got this one fairly inexpensive and was quite pleased. "My Old Man" and "Little River" are great songs. Sure it doesn't rock like Journet, The Babys, or Bad English, but its good lite stuff. As noted, there is a diffrent version. My version has some other songs, so there may be some good ones I'm missing here. His vocals may lack character, but don't lack passion.

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