Walking on a Wire

Walking on a Wire

by Lowen & Navarro
     
 

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Teaming with veteran producer Jim Scott, the duo of Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro originally released Walking on a Wire in 1990. Lowen & Navarro both handle guitar and vocal chores, creating lightweight, albeit melodic, acoustic-based folk-pop. Walking on a Wire isn't a

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Teaming with veteran producer Jim Scott, the duo of Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro originally released Walking on a Wire in 1990. Lowen & Navarro both handle guitar and vocal chores, creating lightweight, albeit melodic, acoustic-based folk-pop. Walking on a Wire isn't a bad record as much as it is an inconsequential one. The two do know their way around a melody and do make most every cut seem instantly familiar with engaging choral hooks. They had some success as songwriters prior to this release with Pat Benatar's Top Five hit "We Belong," which they include here in a much more sedate and wistful version sung partly in Spanish, and David Lee Roth recorded "Hammerhead Shark," also included here. The problem is that there just isn't much substance to the lyrics, which are rather simplistic insights into love and relationships. Even the appearance of Navarro's alternative rock guitar god cousin, David Navarro, can't raise this effort beyond ordinary. In 1994, when Lowen & Navarro were contracted to the Parachute imprint of Mercury Records, the label reissued Walking on a Wire with three bonus tracks. Generally, such reissues feature unused songs from the original album sessions, but in this case Lowen & Navarro, using some of the same musicians and producer Jim Scott again, went back into the studio and cut three new tracks: the love song "Rapt in You," the rocker "Turn Out the Lights (And Go to Bed)," and the ballad "Goldmine." The last of these was the keeper, although, ironically, written by one J. Rafael, not the singer/songwriters. It was a song in which a lover pleaded with his or her partner to stop fighting in order to preserve the relationship. The new tracks were in the same vein of the old ones, and the album remained a pleasant, but slight collection.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/22/1994
Label:
Polygram Records
UPC:
0731452618122
catalogNumber:
526181

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Performance Credits

Lowen & Navarro   Primary Artist
Richard Dodd   Cello
Richard Hardy   tin whistle
Eric Lowen   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Dan Navarro   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Vocals,Track Performer
Dave Navarro   Guitar
Phil Parlapiano   Accordion,Keyboards
Simeon Pillich   Bass,Electric Bass,Acoustic Bass
David Raven   Percussion,Drums
Jim Scott   Percussion,Omnichord
Tim Timmermans   Percussion,Drums
Preston Sturges   Dobro

Technical Credits

Jim Scott   Producer,Engineer
Bob Lacivita   Engineer
Teresa Caffin   Contributor

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