Originally Published: December 02, 1978
From The Inside Album Reivew
This concept album that chronicles Cooper's self-imposed stay in a rehabilitation center to cure his alcohol addiction, is without a doubt his most ambitious statement to date. The subject is not an easy thing to publicize, yet Cooper, with the writing assistance of Bernie Taupin, has come up with a moving, often emotional autobiographical rock record with more lyrical sting than anything he's ever done. The ballads, which Cooper seems to handle best, standout as in the single "How You Gonna See Me Now." Supplying the instrumental bite are some of the top session players around such as Dick Wagner, Steve Lukather, David Hungate, Kenny Passarelli, Lee Sklar and others. Backing vocalists include Kiki Dee, Marcy Levy, Flo & Eddie and Davey Johnston. Best cuts: "How You Gonna See Me Now," "From The Inside," "Wish I Were Born In Beverly Hills," "Jackknife Johnny," "The Quiet Room."