Tuesday, December 17, 2013

"Nightwalker" by Gino Vannelli

Song#:  0658
Date:  07/04/1981
Debut:  83
Peak:  41
Weeks:  10
Genre:  Pop, Adult Contemporary

Nightwalker by Gino Vannelli on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  The Canadian scored his second Top 10 hit with "Living Inside Myself" (#6) from the album "Nightwalker." Oddly, the song only went to #13 in his homeland and no other single from the album hit the chart. In the US, this follow-up title-track single just missed the Top 40 in that disappointing #41 position. The two singles helped the "Nightwalker" LP reach #15, his second best on the chart.

ReduxReview:  This opening title-track sets up the album quite well, but I don't think it is single-worthy. The beginning sounds exciting, but it quickly settles into soft rock mode and there is not much in the way of a solid chorus to sell the song. Although Vannelli's vocal gets a little too dramatic in places, I like the tune and its a good listen. It is just not a solid single.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Before heading out on a solo career, Vannelli was a member of several bands, even when he was a young teen. One group that he joined was the Motown-flavored Jacksonville 5 that featured Vannelli and his brother Joe. The group name may seem like a take on the Jackson 5, but the band was formed years before the Jackson's had even recorded their first record.


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