Walter Egan – Fascination

Walter Egan’s new album features a solid set of different styles, and plenty of great guitar playing. Often remembered for his 1978 top 10 hit “Magnet & Steel”, Fascination is a good reminder that the guy was no one-hit wonder. The set opens with the country-rock kinda ballad “I’m With The Girl” (nice twist on Pamela Des Barres’ book title). The first single is the upbeat pop-rock track “Miss Pamela”; it’s got a catchy chorus, a bit of an old rock feel to it, but comes off great. Although, that may be the album’s most upbeat track, there’s still a good bit of rock here with tracks like “Lovers” , “Gestures”, and the Beatle-esque “Yesterday Forever & Today”. Eleswhere, there’s the country-rock of “Fading Love”, and the Elvis sounding “Treat Me Nice”, as well as 2 fine acoustic ballads in “Waking Up To You Finally” and “Hell I Know (It’s Over). A pretty cool collection of songs, so well played, smooth!

(3) Miss Pamela – Walter Egan – YouTube

West Coast, Country and Americana music crossover legend Walter Egan releases his new album ‘Fascination’.  It comprises of thirteen West Coast Rock and Americana influenced tracks all inspired by Walter Egan’s shared history with legendary Super-Groupie Pamela Des Barres.

The album is released on Red Steel Music on 5 February 2021. 

With a mostly undocumented illustrious back story in the music business, Walter Egan wrote ‘Hearts On Fire’ for his good friends Gram Parsons and Emmylou Harris. Developing a solid relationship with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac, they produced and performed on his first two albums ‘Fundamental Roll’ and ‘Not Shy’, including his million-seller hit single ‘Magnet And Steel’ on which Stevie Nicks sang background vocals.

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 also played and recorded with Sageworth, Jackson Browne, Kelsea Ballerini, Randy California’s Spirit, Wanda Jackson, Chris Darrow, The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Brooklyn Cowboys, and The Malibooz.
Also, now available are the first four expanded back catalogue redux album releases, including unreleased material, titles are: Mad Dog, The Meaning Of Live, Walternative and Apocalypso Now.

Each redux album is accompanied by a two-track single with a previously unreleased B Side

There’s also a further release of two new EPs of ‘Hot Summer Nights’ and ‘Magnet And Steel’ with both containing extra tracks.

(15) Walter Egan | Facebook

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