Title - Fascination
Artist - Walter Egan
For those unaware, West Coast, Country and Americana Rock music crossover legend Walter Egan has just released his new album Fascination.
It features thirteen West Coast Rock/Americana influenced tracks all inspired by Walter Egans shared history with legendary Super-Groupie Pamela Des Barres.
Indeed, the first single from the album Miss Pamela was released in February to great aplomb.
1. Im With the Girl
2. Miss Pamela
3. A Fool in Love
4. The Fruit of Fascination
6. Woo To Woe
7. Yesterday Forever & Today
8. Fading Love
9. Waking Up to You>br>
10. Treat Me Nice
13. Hell I Know Its Over
Opening the lazy, hazy early 70s flow of Im With the Girl and the rocker Miss Pamela, he backs those up with the side-winding, countryfied A Fool in Love, the Americana of The Fruit of Fascination, and then the gently raucous Lovers.
Next up is the dutifully hipsway, mid-tempo ballad Woo To Woe and the indie AOR of Yesterday Forever & Today, and those are followed by the country-imbued Fading Love, the atmospheric Waking Up to You, a rather excellent cover of the 1957 Elvis hit Treat Me Nice, and then the album rounds out on the psych pop rock of Gestures, the drum-led Pride, closing on the lonesome, last call ballad Hell I Know Its Over.
With a mostly undocumented illustrious back story in the music business, Walter Egan wrote Hearts On Fire for Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris and achieved chart success with his solo albums Fundamental Roll and Not Shy, which were both produced by his good friend Lindsay Buckingham and with Stevie Nicks singing, particularly on his hit single Magnet And Steel.
Walter had further hit singles with Full Moon Fire, Only The Lucky and Hot Summer Nights which Eminem sampled on his We Made You release.
Given his impeccable musical pedigree, Walter naturally fell in with the LA Country-Rock scene playing with Don Henley, Glen Frey, Linda Ronstadt, Chris Darrow, David Lindley, Jules Shear, and Jackson Browne and within two years, through a hot night at the Troubadour, he secured a record deal from United Artists records in England.
This soon manifested into a six-album deal with Columbia Records US & Worldwide.
Egan and his band have toured extensively sharing the bill with many legendary bands including AC/DC, Fleetwood Mac, Procol Harum, The Beach Boys, Foreigner, Heart, Kansas, Dave Mason, and Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers.
Walter has played and recorded with Sageworth, Jackson Browne, Kelsea Ballerini, Randy Californias Spirit, Wanda Jackson, Chris Darrow, The Flying Burrito Brothers and The Malibooz.
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Walter Egan - Miss Pamela [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
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