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With all the excitement I'm having listening to "Essential" it is making me hungry for some of Eric's 

other music.  A few years back (I have no idea how long ago--the last 6 years have been a blur to me since

my hubby passed away) Bernie had a song pinned to the top of the page that had been lost and then 

found and I believe Bernie played guitar on it (again, I apologize that I am sooooo fuzzy on the details, but

I know my fellow fans will figure this out).  I remember that I loved it but I have no idea what the name of 

it was and I can't seem to find it.  


That would be a great gem to have in the boxed set *hint-hint*




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Julie, if you still need "Never Say Die", it can be found here:


Just type the CAPTCHA letters, and you'll hear it. Great song, and great additional instruments and production by an apparently UNKNOWN group of musicians (???)
Read this:

From 2004:
"About six months ago, we received an unsolicited e-mail from someone who said that they had purchased the contents of an abandoned storage locker in Los Angeles containing a tape with Eric Carmen's name on it. We were told that we could have it and a few days later a very large and heavy box arrived. Inside was a 2" master tape with Eric's name on it and the title: "Never Say Die."
Intoxicated with the excitement of having the multi-track master of an UNRELEASED Eric Carmen demo in our possession we decided that we could add the other instruments, including real drums to Eric's vocal and keyboards (what a concept!)
Whoever you are, fantastic job, and THANK you!!!

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Not unknown. Since I discovered the tape and helped make the re-recording possible  :)


"Never Say Die"

Written by Eric Carmen and Desmond Child


Eric Carmen: (vocals, keyboards)

Tommy Allen (drums)

Billy Branigan (bass)

Paul Carbonara (guitar)

Bernie Hogya (guitar)

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