Eye to Eye
Eye to Eye
1982: WEA International WPCR-10562
Ah, the sound of the summer of 1982 forever captured in the amber of the song Nice Girls. I will never forget the feel of those summer nights as we worked through the night on the set of a local outdoor production of The Music Man, with the radio tuned to the only station that had anything interesting to listen to.
But of course this album exists quite independently of my own personal memories, so Ill start by celebrating that it exists at all and can be found on CD if you know where to look and dont mind paying through the snoot for a copy. Both this album and their followup, Shakespeare Stole My Baby, are available at least via Japanese pressings, although even those seem to be rare. I suppose if you know that you love the albums, its worth it to pay the price, but I cant guarantee that youd love them if you hadnt heard them before.
Eye to Eye were a collaboration of a British guy (Julian Marshall) and an American woman (Deborah Berg); I dont recall where I read this, years ago, but I recall learning that she was from Seattle and that their musical partnership got its start when there was a power failure or sound malfunction at a dance production she was in and in order for the show to continue she simply sang the music. What his role in this was, I dont remember, sorry. But its a nice story, anyway.
Comments © 2005 Mark Ellis Walker, except as noted, and no claim is made to the images and quoted lyrics.