Back From Rio. Genre General Length 41 minutes Date 01/08/91 (original 1991) Category Rock/Pop BMG/ARISTA CD TAPE: ... Michael Penn Dave Stewart Elvis Costello David Crosby Chris Hillman. Engineer: Peter Doell; David Cole: Producer: Roger McGuinn; David Cole: No. of Discs: 1: Mono/Stereo: Stereo: Studio/Live:
Back From Rio sounds a lot like Tom Petty, or at least Tom Petty with Don Henley’s brain inside of him. ... Michael Penn) a chance to work with an influential if infrequent artist. McGuinn, never a prolific songwriter, takes help where he can get it: EC is stamped all over “You Bowed Down,” Petty on “King of the Hill.”
Michael Penn – background vocals, guitar; David Crosby – vocals, background vocals; Chris Hillman – vocals, background vocals; J. Steven Soles – background vocals; Timothy B. Schmit – background vocals; Kimmy Robertson – telephone voice; Stan Ridgeway – telephone voice
Michael Penn – backing vocals, 12-string acoustic guitar; Tom Petty – lead vocals ("King of the Hill"), backing vocals; Stan Ridgway – telephone voice; Kimmy Robertson – telephone voice; Timothy B. Schmit – backing vocals; J. Steven Soles – backing vocals; Benmont Tench – organ, keyboards, Hammond B-3; Michael Thompson ...
10 - Back From Rio Interlude Roger McGuinn : Vocals & 12-String Electric Guitar David Crosby: Vocals Chris Hillman: Vocals John Jorgenson: 6-String Electric Guitar 11 - If We Never Meet Again Roger McGuinn: Lead vocal, 12-String Electric Guitar & 12-String Acoustic Guitar Michael Penn: Background vocals & 12-String Acoustic Guitar
Michael Penn is a critically acclaimed singer/songwriter and film composer.  Prior to the release of his 1989 debut album March, Penn was a member of the Los Angeles band Doll Congress. Penn was one of two musical guests, as a solo artist on Saturday Night Live October 24, 1987, with his brother Sean hosting.