Friday, May 27, 2016

"Lucky" by Eye to Eye

Song#:  1670
Date:  10/29/1983
Debut:  90
Peak:  88
Weeks:  2
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  With some positive results coming from their self-titled debut album ("Nice Girls," #37), the duo of Eye to Eye (Deborah Berg and Julian Marshall) were given the green light to do a second album for Warner Bros. Once again produced by Gary Katz (Steely Dan), Shakespeare Stole My Baby got released and this song was selected as the lead single. Unfortunately, it barely got off the ground and could only manage a couple of short weeks at the bottom of the chart. The lack of a hit basically killed the album and that ended the duo's major label days. Berg and Marshall would go on to other projects, but would reunite in 2005 for an indie LP.

ReduxReview:  This is an odd song. There really is no discernible chorus and it's kind of choppy with a different feel to each section. It's almost Frankenstein-stitched together. It flows fine, but I'd never in a million years say that this was single material.  Actually, I almost think this is ahead of its time. It reminds me of something that a wispy 90s singer like Lisa Loeb would do. It has a vibe more like that than an early 80s pop single. It's certainly an interesting song (as was their "Nice Girls"), but nothing that would get my attention if it came on the radio.

ReduxRating:  5/10

Trivia:  Deborah Berg continued in music and has released a couple of solo albums over the years. Along with doing songwriting workshops and private vocal lessons, she has collaborated with several artists and performed solo gigs. In addition to writing her own songs, she also co-wrote the theme to the PBS television series Great Museums. Julian Marshall moved on to be a session musician and producer, and for a time was an A&R person at Boulevard Records and Polydor UK. He later moved over into the teaching arena.


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