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James   

....over here.

Ranking of songs from Eric Carmen´s first 4 solos:

 Eric Carmen, 1975

1. My Girl
2. Sunrise
3. Everything
4. No Hard Feelings
5. Never Gonna Fall in Love Again
6. That´s Rock & Roll
7. All By Myself
8. Last Night
9. Great Expectations

All of these songs are good-great. His take on "On Broadway" was pretty good also..


Boats Against the Current

1. Boats Against the Current
2. Runaway
3. Love is all that Matters
4. She Did It
5. I think I Found Myself
6. Take it or Leave It
7. Marathon Man
8. Nowhere to Hide

 

Change of Heart

1. Heaven Can Wait
2. Desperate Fools
3. Change of Hearrt
4.. Someday
5. Hey Deanie
6. Haven´t We Come A Long Way
7.  Overture
8.. End of the World 


Tonight You´re Mine

1. Foolin Myself
2. Inside Story
3. Sleep With Me
4. All For Love
5. It Hurts Too Much
6. Lost in the Shuffle
7. Tonight You´re Mine
8. You Need Some Lovin

7 and 8 are the only 2 songs on these 4 albums that I don´t like.

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Kirk   

James, I'll tackle this tomorrow- too late this evening. BTW, check the title of your #5 pick on the last album;)

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ERIC CARMEN 1975

1.Never Gonna Fall In Love Again(Favorite from Day 1) “A+”

2.Last Night (Could picture one of those girl groups or Lou Christie ripping into this one) “A-“

3.My Girl (Could picture Lesley Gore changing the title and creating an illustrious interpretation) “A-“

4.All By Myself(Here’s the dichotomy...Did it slip this far in my ratings because of over playing or is this the superlative song on this album? I’m not intelligent enough to know my own conviction) It’s actually an “A+” but for now, I’ll saddle it with a “B+)

5.Sunrise (Bright, sunny, ebullient number...Should have been the first single off the lp.(B+)

6.No Hard Feelings (An autobiographical piece that pales next to Tonight, Ecstacy, etc. as a rock number) “C+”

7.That’s Rock And Roll (A Little too bubblegummy for me...Would love to hear a “ballsier” arrangement, like his “live” performances of it...Would love to hear Joan Jett tackle this one...Fits her well)...”C-“

8.Great Expectations...(Should leave this kind of stuff to Mccartney or Queen...They are the masters)...” C-“

9.Everything (Sounds like an incomplete song...One of the few EC songs I dislike) “incomplete”...

I’ll do the next album soon...

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Eric Carmen (1975)

1. All By Myself (great)
2. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again (great)
3. My Girl
4. That's Rock & Roll
5. Last Night
6. Sunrise
7. Everything
8. On Broadway
9. Great Expectations
10. No Hard Feelings (doesn't excite me)

Nothing bad on here. I agree with Lou on #4 & #7.

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Boats Against The Current (1977)

1. Boats Against The Current (great)
2. Nowhere To Hide
3. Love Is All That Matters
4. She Did It
5. Runaway
6. I Think I Found Myself
7. Marathon Man
8. Take It Or Leave It

There are some albums that work as a whole, where all the songs form a complete masterpiece. That's how I've always felt about Boats. I'd rather listen to the songs together than individually .

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Change Of Heart (1978)

1. Desperate Fools (great)
2. Heaven Can Wait
3. Someday
4. Hey Deanie
5. Change Of Heart
6. End Of The World
7. Haven't We Come A Long Way
8. Desperate Fools Overture
9. Baby I Need Your Lovin'

Fun & easy album to listen to. Every other EC album has at least one song that I like less than anything on here. When I first bought this album, I loved and overplayed Hey Deanie. It would have been #1 if I was ranking this album back then.

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Tonight You're Mine (1978)

1. Foolin' Myself (great)
2. It Hurts Too Much
3. All For Love
4. Inside Story
5. Sleep With Me
6. Tonight You're Mine
7. Lost In The Shuffle
8. You Need Some Lovin'

Best combination of Rock & Ballads. Almost seems like a Raspberries record. Foolin' Myself ranks right up there as one of my favorites. #8 is my least favorite song of Eric's, including his non-album singles.

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Eric Carmen 1975:1.Never gonna fall in love again,2.No hard feelings,3. My girl,4.That's Rock'n'Roll,5. All by myself 6.Everything,7.Sunrise,8. On Broadway,9.Last night,10.Great expectations 

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Eric Carmen Boats against the current 1977:1.Take it or leave it,2.She did it,3.Love is all that matters,4.I think I found myself,5.Boats against the current,6.Marathon man,7.Runaway,8.Nowhere to hide

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Eric Carmen Change of heart 1978:1.Haven't we come a long way,2.End of the world,3.Baby I need your lovin,4.Hey Deanie,5.Change of heart,6.Desperate fools,7.Someday,8.Desperate fools overture,9.Heaven can wait

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Kirk   

Eric Carmen

1. All By Myself

2. Never Gonna Fall in Love Again

3. My Girl

4. Everything

5. Sunrise

6. That´s Rock & Roll

7. No Hard Feelings

8. Last Night

9. Great Expectations

10. On Broadway (will take any Eric original before a cover)

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Kirk   

Boats Against The Current

1. Boats Against The Current

2. Love is all that Matters

3. She Did It

4. Runaway

5. Nowhere to Hide

6. I think I Found Myself

7. Marathon Man

8. Take it or Leave It

4,5, & 6, can be interchanged. Marathon Man from 'Essential' would rank higher than on the original album, but I'm rating from the original version.

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Kirk   

Change Of Heart

1. Desperate Fools

2. Hey Deanie

3. Someday

4. Heaven Can Wait

5. Change Of Heart

6. Desperate Fools Overture

7. End Of The World

8. Haven't We Come A Long Way

9. Baby I Need Your Lovin'

7 & 8 could be flip-flopped. Once again, the cover comes in last.

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Kirk   

Tonight You're Mine

1. All For Love

2. Sleep With Me

3. Foolin' Myself

4. It Hurts Too Much

5. Tonight You're Mine

6. Inside Story

7. You Need Some Lovin'

8. Lost In The Shuffle

The fact that I have 3 songs rated ahead of the first single that was released shows how good the songs are on this album. This album should have had at least 3 successful singles on it. #8 is the first Eric original that I didn't really care for when it was first released. It's grown on me since then.

 

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GirlFan   

Eric Carmen Tonight you're mine 1980:1.Lost in the shuffle,2.Inside story,3.Tonight you're mine,4.You need some lovin,5.Foolin myself,6.It hurts too much,7.All for love,8.Sleep with me

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Kirk   
On 5/24/2020 at 4:28 PM, Craig Benfer said:

Kirk, our tastes are very similar when it comes to Eric's solo material. I do see that I seem to like Last Night more than most.

Must be why Darlene would marry both of us:D

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Eric Carmen
1. My Girl
2. Sunrise
3. Everything
4. No Hard Feelings
5. That's Rock 'N' Roll
6. All By Myself
7. Never Gonna Fall in Love Again
8. Last Night
9. Great Expectations
10. On Broadway

Boats Against the Current
1. Boats Against the Current
2. Runaway
3. Love is all that Matters
4. She Did It
5. Marathon Man
6. Nowhere to Hide
7. I Think I Found Myself
8. Take it or Leave It

Change of Heart
1. Heaven Can Wait
2. Desperate Fools
3. Someday
4. Hey Deanie
5. Change of Heart
6.  Desperate Fools Overture
7. End of the World 
8. Haven't We Come A Long Way
9. Baby I Need Your Lovin'

Tonight You're Mine
1. Foolin' Myself
2. All For Love
3. It Hurts Too Much
4. Tonight You're Mine
5. Sleep With Me
6. Inside Story
7. You Need Some Lovin'
8. Lost in the Shuffle

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Kirk   

Bernie and I are pretty close, especially on the bottom of our lists LOL!

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