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The Lost Album


Download links and information about The Lost Album by Walter Egan. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to Rock, Pop genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 45:37 minutes.

Artist: Walter Egan
Release date: 2000
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 12
Duration: 45:37
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No. Title Length
1. Hard Love 2:23
2. Only Love Is Left Alive (feat. Christine McVie) 3:01
3. Jean (feat. Lindsey Buckingham) 3:03
4. The Faces People Make 4:04
5. Silvery Sleep (feat. Christine McVie) 5:14
6. Someone Like You (feat. Lindsey Buckingham) 3:04
7. Invisible Man (feat. Randy California) 3:48
8. The Loneliest Boy (feat. Chris Darrow and Lindsey Buckingham) 4:09
9. Pistols of Power 3:56
10. Challenger (feat. Jackson Browne) 3:37
11. Stop Don't Stop 3:45
12. Sisters of the Moon (feat. Annie McLoone) 5:33



Like his genius cohort Lindsey Buckingham, who again helps out here, Egan is an infinitely talented oddball, but also such a consummate professional that his lofty tunes sometimes slide right through the public consciousness. Thus, his songs are more successful covered by other acts (Gram Parsons, Night), just as Buckingham benefits from the contrast of Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie (who also makes an appearance). Musically, the '80s are not very fondly remembered, and West Coast class fell out of vogue in the '70s, but this unreleased record from 1985 delivers well-crafted sophisti-pop which is, of course, very easy to digest. The term "Spielberg sky" from the very cool "Invisible Man" descries the inaccessibility of Egan's almost too-perfect ditties: high quality but sometimes too deceptively clear. This tune also drops an autobiographical Dangerfield reference. The remainder of the release renders further study in the cynical Californication of this former East-Coaster. Besides Egan's disdain for label politics snaking subtly through the lyrics, a weary personal disenchantment creeps to the surface. Egan dedicates The Lost Album to the spirit of Randy California, and one cut, "Silvery Sleep" (an Elvis Presley anagram), laments a friend's suicide. In "Loneliest Boy," Buckingham cannibalizes his own acoustic finger-work from "Never Go Back Again," as Egan did indeed drop out for more than a decade (excepting a singular, unobtrusive return to his surf roots on A Malibu Kind of Christmas).