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Magnet and steel...




Walter Egan is an American singer who really began his artistic career in 1969 in a group called Malibooz. Then in another group called Sageworth until 1971.


But it was above all the providential encounter with Lindsey Buckingham of the group Fleetwood Mac and the collaboration of the two men in 1977 which enabled the singer to produce the biggest success of his career with the title "Magnet and steel" the following year in 1978.


Flagship single taken from his second album "Not shy", an album which will remain as the highest ranked of all and which will be released a year later in 1978.


Artist who will release many albums thereafter but who will only experience a limited level of success...


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others…) :

  • Only the lucky 1977

  • When I get my wheels 1977

  • Magnet and steel 1978

  • Hot summer nights 1978

  • Unloved 1979

  • That's that 1979

  • Baby let’s run away 1980

  • Fooll moon fire 1983

  • Such a shame 1983

  • Star of my heart 1983

  • There's goes my girl 1999

  • Drawn to the flame 1999

  • The faces people make 2000

  • Stop don't stop 2000

  • Time and the rain 2002

  • You pay for love 2002

  • Cool crazy 2014

  • Her smile 2014

  • Midnight waking 2017

  • Have a heart 2017

  • Solitarness 2017

  • Yesterday, forever & today 2021

  • Old photographs 2021


 

Clips :


1977...a first title to break in and start talking about yourself. Nothing exceptional at this stage but a good job quite simply and above all promising for the artist...



1977...this one won't do any better. On the other hand, the one that is looming on the horizon is in great danger of changing the situation and not just a little !



1978...it only took a short year of growth to hit the jackpot. He will sign here the biggest success of his career and return in a way to say the least sensational in the musical history of this end of the 20th century. MAS-TER-FUL !



1978...an exceptional year for the young singer since he landed a second high-caliber hit here and established himself as one of the big revelations of the moment. It now remains to confirm all the good that we think of him...



1979...unfortunately, the bellows will fall somewhat the following year. While we thought that the artist had left to smash everything, it is rather the opposite that will happen. Cruel turn of events...



1979...a year 1979 which will see the singer return to a level of success at the level of the daisies, which is incomprehensible to say the least. It remains to be seen whether he will be able to turn the tide...



1980...the change of decade will not change anything, at least for now. The level of inspiration is too average to allow him a possible return to the lead for the moment...



1983...he will have to wait 3 more years to come back to the surface a little bit. And yet, we cannot speak of a return to frank and massive success, far from it...



1983...despite all his efforts, the level of inspiration remains too average to allow him to fight on equal terms with the top names of the moment. He will really have to ask himself the right questions and quickly...



1999... questions that he will not really ask himself since we will lose sight of him for almost 16 years. So here he is back at the end of the 90s in a form that we will describe as relative...



1999...we can't say that the style, nor the sound, have evolved in a major way since the 80s. A strategic error that he will necessarily pay a high price...



2000 ... there would be a semblance of better but it happens much too late unfortunately. The delay with the competition is now irretrievable...



2000...in any case, he continues to believe in it against all odds. A desire to move forward at all costs that commands respect, no matter what...



2002... the production of titles remains high to say the least and above all shows that the artist certainly does not intend to stop there. And this regardless of the results in the Charts...



2002...in any case, at some point, either the artist ignores the success - or not - of the titles released or it is better to leave it at that. In his case, abstraction prevails...



2014...then nothing very interesting for about ten years. We therefore find him in this new decade of 2010 in a form that we will describe as relative. Relative but sufficient to resume the adventure once again...



2014...and also sufficient on the inspiration side, which doesn't spoil anything. It is clear that he does not really stick to the latest musical trends of the moment but it takes something for all tastes as they say...



2017... it's already been 40 years since he started his career, a feat that is worth highlighting all the same. Especially since he still hasn't decided to hang up the gloves at first sight...



2017...certainly he now manages his career outside of all the dictas of the star system, resulting in relative anonymity with the general public. Afterwards, it is him who decides in the end, no matter what we say...



2017... it is clear that we are far, very far from what the young generation expects in this decade of 2010. So only the basic fans are left to be interested in him at all ...



2021...and here he is, starting a new decade, who would have thought that possible ? With each title we tell ourselves that it will surely be the last and each time he comes back. A desire to move forward that commands respect undeniably !



2021...we therefore suspect that this title will surely not be the last because with him nothing is ever over. To be continued...


 

Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Egan

Official Website :

http://www.walteregan.com/

Best Of :

https://www.deezer.com/fr/artist/95038

Discography :

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRdL_3Fy4Mubg4bIbb5agNg/featured


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