Monday, August 18, 2014

"Over the Line" by Eddie Schwartz

Song#:  0951
Date:  03/20/1982
Debut:  92
Peak:  91
Weeks:  5
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  Schwartz scored with the single "All Our Tomorrows" (#28) from his second solo LP. This follow-up single made a chart appearance but just bounced around the bottom for a few weeks. It would be his final single to reach the chart. Schwartz would issue one more major label LP the following year and then move on to concentrate on writing and production work.

ReduxReview:  Sounding slightly more rock-ier than his previous single, I find this song a bit more engaging and more memorable. I think he could have amped this up even further and came up with something that might have fit an arena rock group. There is more potential here than what he recorded. But as-is, it still sounds pretty good and should have done better.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Around this time, the Michael McDonald-era of the Doobie Brothers was coming to a close. Some of the band members would reform the group later in the 80s and Schwartz would play a major role in their 1989 comeback LP "Cycles." Schwartz would co-produce and co-write several songs for the album including the lead single "The Doctor," which put the Doobies back in the Top 10 (#9).


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