James Gang original
Although I don’t consider myself a purist, I still prefer the James Gang’s original over Crow’s excellent cover. Written by Joe Walsh, the North East Ohio band released this single in 1971. While “Walk Away” failed to enter the Top 40, it did get significant airplay in the Rust Belt. Nationally, the single charted at #51 and was the band’s highest charting single. The album peaked at #27.