Wendy & Lisa – Eroica (1990)

Wendy & Lisa - Eroica (1990)
Artist: Wendy & Lisa
Album: Eroica
Genre: Funk, Soft Rock
Label: Virgin Japan
Released: 1990
Quality: FLAC (image+.cue)
01. Rainbow Lake (4:43)
02. Strung Out (4:12)
03. Mother Of Pearl (5:11)
04. Don’t Try To Tell Me (4:43)
05. Crack In The Pavement (3:24)
06. Porch Swing (5:25)
07. Why Wait For Heaven (4:48)
08. Turn Me Inside Out (4:33)
09. Skeleton Key (4:11)
10. Valley Vista (3:44)
11. Staring At The Sun (4:22)


After the disappointing Fruit at the Bottom, Wendy & Lisa hit a peak with their third album, Eroica. Containing some of the best music of their careers, it also is a perfect synthesis of the dance club beats of Fruit and the well-developed songwriting of their debut. “Staring at the Sun” and “Mother of Pearl” show compositional and arranging complexity that is positively breathtaking. What’s more, the musicianship is at a peak, containing some of the best playing the duo has ever done, including a fiery Wendy Melvoin guitar solo in “Turn Me Inside Out.” Lyrically, there is more depth as well. “Mother of Pearl,” about broken relationships, and “Valley Vista,” about a bittersweet childhood memory, have a far darker edge than the lighter material of Fruit. Even the love songs have more of a bite as well. Eroica is a perfect introduction to Wendy & Lisa’s formidable talents.
Review by Victor W. Valdivia

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