Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Tonight You're Mine
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Hailing from the shores of Lake Erie near Cleveland, Eric Carmen and his pop sensibility has been part of our culture for well over three decades now, beginning with the hit single 'Go All The Way' in 1972. Recorded by the... more »
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Hailing from the shores of Lake Erie near Cleveland, Eric Carmen and his pop sensibility has been part of our culture for well over three decades now, beginning with the hit single 'Go All The Way' in 1972. Recorded by the Carmen-fronted Raspberries in 1972 and from their debut album, 'Go All The Way' began a string of hits for the Raspberries that included 'I Wanna Be With You', 'Let s Pretend' and 'Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)'. After The Raspberries ship sank in 1975, Eric set sail on his own as a solo artist. Success came immediately, as his first two solo singles were smash hits ('All By Myself' and 'Never Gonna Fall In Love Again'). Subsequent releases didn t fare as well, and by the end of the seventies, Eric was ready for a break. This 1980 release is Carmen s last blast of pop magic before he settled into a four-year sabbatical from the music industry. 'Tonight You re Mine' has a first rate cast of supporting musicians, including Davey Johnstone (Elton John, Rod Stewart), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus), Kenny Passarelli (Hall & Oates, Joe Walsh) and DavidWoodford (Bonnie Raitt, Aerosmith). The release of this pop gem is American Beat Records way of saying thanks to Eric for all the many sweet sounds he has produced over the years, and we hope there are many more to come!
Not quite the Raspberries, but not Barry Manilow either
William J. Eichelberger | Ft. Thomas, KY | 02/28/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Once I had picked up all four of the Raspberries albums at used record stores over the years, I began to concentrate on finding Eric Carmen's three solo albums. I located Eric Carmen, Boats Against The Current and Change Of Heart fairly easily, and just thought it ended there. Imagine my surprise at finding this one in a cut-out bin for a dollar several years later. While I had the greatest respect for Eric as a writer and a singer, I had pretty much resigned myself to his slide from a top-notch rocker with the Raspberries to the smoother, almost easy listening crooner on his solo albums. Then I got this album home. Tonight You're Mine turned out to be the closest thing to a rock album that Eric ever made as a solo artist. There are two songs I'd consider somewhat clinkers, Inside Story and You Need Some Lovin', but they're not so bad that they drag the really choice stuff down, and not so bad that they're unlistenable. All For Love is a great lite rocker, with Eric switching gears as deftly as he did in his Raspberries heyday, while It Hurts Too Much also holds it's ground well. A surprise favorite from the album was Sleep With Me. I was never much on schmaltzy ballads, but something about this song struck a chord with me. (It probably had something to do with the fact that my girlfriend at the time liked it also.) The title track is the one that kills me. On Tonight You're Mine, is it my imagination or did Eric just rewrite Go All The Way for the sleazier, disco weary, late '70's/early '80's? It's like the girl from Go All The Way has grown up to be something of a tramp. It fits in perfectly with a lot of what I remember from this time period. (Some of it all too well.) Overall, this album turned out to be a pleasant surprise, even more so because I hadn't even known it existed when I found it. I was lucky enough to have recently picked up a copy at auction and like many of the Japanese re-releases, it sounds fantastic."
Tough To Rate But.....
Craig A. Benfer | Lebanon, PA | 05/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This has always been my toughest Eric Carmen album to rate. It contains some of my favorite of Eric's solo material, and some of my least favorite. It might deserve a slight downgrade because it only has 8 songs too. (and almost another downgrade for the cover art.lol) Some of that Power-pop rock shines through in It Hurts Too Much and the title track. All For Love and Sleep With Me are pop gems and I love the ballad Foolin Myself. The other three remaining songs I don't listen to too much and I consider them among some of Eric's weaker solo efforts."
A worthy addition to any CD collection
1divinemissm | California | 05/30/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As an ardent fan of Eric Carmen's solo work, as well as his work with The Raspberries I find this CD to be very enjoyable with a few lyrical surprises when you consider the year it was released. The title track is very well written, composed and performed and should have charted higher than it did. If you think Eric Carmen and think ballads, you should give a listen to "Foolin' Myself". The passion and conviction with which it is sung, tugs at one's heartstrings and can make one teary-eyed!
Though this was released in 1980, the melodies, lyrics and vocal presentation stand the test of time!"