James Gang

Midnight Man

Song Review by

One of the band's own personal favorites, "Midnight Man" was easily one of the highlights of the Thirds album, the group's last with guitarist Joe Walsh. A simple and slightly sentimental ballad, the song is an excellent example of Walsh's overall charm and style. Ostensibly about a clandestine affair, there is a strong and sweet atmosphere here, which is highlighted by guest vocalist Mary Sterpka's lovely harmonies. A strong Buffalo Springfield/Poco-inspired, country-rock feel highlights this tune, which is a cult favorite of James Gang fans, and for good reason.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Thirds 1971 Beat Goes On 3:28
The True Story of the James Gang 1997 See For Miles Records 3:19
Joe Walsh's Greatest Hits: Little Did He Know... 1997 Geffen / MCA / Universal 3:28
The Best of James Gang [Repertoire] 1998 Repertoire 3:28
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Joe Walsh 2000 MCA 3:30
Greatest Hits 2000 MCA 3:28
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of James Gang 2004 Universal International 3:29