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by Garon Cockrell
Music Review: Walter Egan CD Reissues
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In the 70's southern California was producing its own unique brand of pop rock music.  Artists such as the Eagles, Jackson Browne, CSN, Linda Ronstadt even "Rumours" era Fleetwood Mac were all masters of the "Southern California Sound."  


All across the country radio stations were cranking out hits like "One Of These Nights," "Running On Empty," "It's So Easy," "Dreams" and for a brief moment in 1978 another SoCal artist snuck in the charts with "Magnet and Steel."


Recorded by Walter Egan for his sophomore album "Not Shy," "Magnet And Steel" went on to reach "gold" status and peak at #8 on Billboard's Hot 100.  


Walter Egan is truly one of the unsung heroes of the "California Sound."  From 1977 to 1983 Egan released 5 albums that should have been filling your car stereo with hit after hit, year after year.  Sadly Egan is still only known for a handful of minor hit songs and his music remains hard to find or only available on substandard sounding compilation CDs. 


Luckily for us audiophiles there is… "Culture Factory USA."  


The Culture Factory USA label has just reissued Egan's 1st two solo albums on CD in limited edition, remastered mini LP replica sleeves.  Both "Fundamental Roll" and "Not Shy" were produced by Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham.  


Buckingham with the help of Stevie Nicks on background vocals helped Egan create 2 pop rock gems that deserve to be heard.  It's hard to believe that songs like "Only The Lucky," "Won't You Say You Will" and "Hot Summer Nights" aren't blaring out of classic rock radio stations to this day!


The remastering on both reissues is incredible and you will not find these songs sounding this good anywhere else.  Not Amazon.com, not iTunes nowhere but at Culture Factory USA.


All titles on the www.culturefactoryusa.com website can be purchased through December 7th at the Black Friday sale price of just $10.00 each.  What are you waiting for head over and purchase these and other great classic rock titles today.


Drumroll please…


"Fundamental Roll" 8 out of 10 drumsticks!!!
"Not Shy" 7 out of 10 drumsticks!!!


Remastered sound and packaging on both releases 10 out of 10 drumsticks!!!




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