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Roller Coaster Weekend

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Released  1974
Artist  Joe Vitale
Label  Atlantic Records
Length  37:40
Release date  1974
Producers  Howard Albert, Joe Vitale
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Studio  Criteria Recording Studios, Miami, Florida
Roller Coaster Weekend (1974)  Plantation Harbor (1981)
Genres  Rock music, Pop rock, Soft rock
Similar  Joe Vitale albums, Rock music albums

Joe vitale roller coaster weekend track one

Roller Coaster Weekend is the debut solo studio album by the American recording artist Joe Vitale. It was originally released in 1974, on the label Atlantic. The album wasn't a commercial success and was his last solo album until 1981's Plantation Harbor (released 7 years later). After the recording of Roller Coaster Weekend, Vitale would join the Stills-Young band and tour with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young line-up, as well as the Eagles.


The song "Falling," was borrowed in part for Joe Walsh's song "At the Station", later recorded and released on Walsh's fourth solo album But Seriously, Folks... (1978)

Roller coaster weekend

Critical reception

In a retrospective review by AllMusic critic Rob Caldwell gave the album a star rating of 2 out of 5 (meaning "Poor") and he stated that considering the stalwart guitarists featured on the album it's a "song-oriented album" and he also added that the album "never quite gets off the ground."

Track listing

All tracks written by Joe Vitale.


Credits are adapted from the album's liner notes.

  • Joe Vitale – lead and background vocals; drums; bass guitar; keyboards; piano; synthesizers; vibraphone; flute; finger cymbals; gong; timpani; additional percussion
  • Additional musicians
  • Joe Walsh – guitar
  • Phil Keaggy – guitar
  • Rick Derringer – guitar
  • Nelson "Flaco" Padron – congas; additional percussion
  • "Howie" (Howard Albert) – handclaps
  • "Ronnie" (Ron Albert) – handclaps
  • Production team
  • Howard Albert – producer; engineer
  • Ron Albert – producer; engineer
  • Joe Vitale – producer
  • Alex Sadkin – audio mastering
  • Arman Kachaturian – design; art direction
  • Songs

    1Roller Coaster Weekend2:58
    2(Do You Feel Like) Lovin'3:38
    3Mad Man4:23


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