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Egan, Walter - 1979 Hi Fi



ARTIST: Egan, Walter
ALBUM: Hi Fi
LABEL: Columbia
SERIAL: JC 35796
YEAR: 1979
CD REISSUE: 2005, Acadia Records (2 on 1 with 'The Last Stroll')

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:

LINEUP: Walter Egan - lead vocals, guitars * Monte X Moncrieff - guitar, vocals * Skip Edwards - keyboards, vocals * John Selk - bass, vocals * Mike Huey- drums, percussion * Annie McLoone - background vocals * Lindsey Buckingham - vocals

TRACK LISTING: 01 I Can't Wait * 02 That's That * 03 Little Miss, It's You * 04 Man B Goode * 05 I Do * 06 Hi Fi Love * 07 Hurt Again * 08 Drive Away * 09 Love At Last * 10 Like You Do * 11 You're The One * 12 Bad News T.F

WEBLINKS: www.walteregan.net


Background
Fleetwood Mac insider that is best known for a one hit wonder called 'Magnet & Steel', one of the biggest songs of 1978, but that isn't quite fair is it? Walter Egan released some good, at times average Southern California pop prior to his fifteen minutes of fame and for two years, the road was his mistress opening shows for Heart, Foreigner and Journey. His association with Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks gave his albums an air of credibility and critical accolades, but outside of that aforementioned hit single remained a minor league player in the AOR majors.


The Songs
Produced by Egan himself, 'Hi Fi' was an attempt to bring a harder edge to his music although it's not entirely successful. Opening salvo 'I Can't Wait' blows by quickly and from then on there's not much on side one to really recommend repeated spins. Side two doesn't fare much better although 'Love At Last' is the standout track, a good pop song that should have pushed by the label as a single. I am curious if it was, since not much else on 'Hi Fi' is as impressive although overall the album will appeal to fans of Midwestern rock ala Henry Lee Summer and Jimmy Davis & Junction.


In Summary
Perhaps the fact that Lindsay Buckingham appears on only one track and Stevie Nicks distinctive background vocals are glaringly absent could be attributed as to why this album failed to garner much attention, let alone seriously lacking ball grabbing hooks. Egan would release a couple more albums, before dropping out of sight, although recently he has taken up residence in Nashville and playing a few gigs at local clubs.


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#1 | reyno-roxx on August 02 2010 21:28:51
Walter's first four albums have just been released on a 2CD 'The Collection' set with the addition of two previously unreleased tracks. Great stuff!
There's actually a track on 'Not Shy' that 38 Special appear to have later 'borrowed' the melody from the verses for 'Hold On Loosely' (or does it actually sound more like something even better known than that?)
#2 | Eric on August 02 2010 23:08:26
'Fundemental Roll' had some good music (and great cover!), but none of his stuff moved me much. Interesting 38. catch though!
 
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