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East to West – East to West [1993]

MI0001708476Country USA         


Rating 84/100

Band Members Mark Baldwin – Guitar, Bill Baumgar – Backing vocals , Dave Cleveland – Guitar, Dennis Dearing – Guitar, Jay DeMarcus – Keyboards, Piano, Mike Eldred – Backing vocals, Carol Frazier – Grooming, John Hammond – Drums, Ron Hemby – Backing vocals, Michael Hodge – Guitar, Mark Ivey – Backing vocals , Don Koch – Keyboards, Piano, Tom Lane – Backing vocals, Blair Masters – Keyboards, Chris McHugh – Drums, Michael Mellett – Backing vocals, Angelo Petrucci – Backing vocals, Mark Pogue – Backing vocals, Jackie Street – Bass, Mervyn Warren – Backing vocals

01. Welcome To The Next Level, 02. Hungry For You, 03. Whisper My Name, 04. Prince of Peace, 05. Fearless Heart, 06. Hear On The Line, 07. Word From The Wise, 08. As Long As I Know, 09. He Is There, 10. Kyrie Elieson, 11. No Yesterdays

Profile There are albums that stand the test of time. There are other albums that encapsulate the time in which they were written to a regrettable degree. This album belongs to the latter category. East to West’s self-titled debut screams “early ’90s,” from Neal Croomer’s vocal style to the overly synthesized album sound. Which isn’t to say the album’s all bad. “Whisper My Name” is quite tolerable, and “Kyrie Elieson” got quite a lot of airplay when it was released and has held up well. East to West also shows the burgeoning songwriting efforts of Jay DeMarcus, who would go on to be a part of Rascal Flatts and write the lyrics for The Emperor’s New Groove. East to West is nice to visit to see DeMarcus’ musical development, but overall, it’s best left in its relative obscurity.


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