Jamie Walters (album)

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Jamie Walters
Jamie Walters Bev Hills.jpg
Studio album by Jamie Walters
Released September 20, 1994 (1994-09-20)
Genre Pop rock
Length 44:20
Label Atlantic
Producer Steve Tyrell
Jamie Walters chronology
Jamie Walters
(1995)
Ride
(1997)
Singles from Jamie Walters
  1. "Hold On"
    Released: October 11, 1994
  2. "Why"
    Released: July 18, 1995

Jamie Walters is the self-titled debut from American actor and singer, Jamie Walters. The album's first single "Hold On," reached number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100.[1] It placed at number 52 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1995 list. The album sold over 1 million copies and was certified platinum.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars [2]

Sara Sytsma of AllMusic gave it three out of five stars and was given an "Album Pick" tag, calling it "a well-produced collection of mainstream, adult contemporary-oriented pop/rock." But Sytsma commented that Walters "doesn't possess a great voice, but the producers of the album are quite talented; in their hands, he sounds very good."[2]

Tour[edit]

Walters toured the US and Europe to support the album. The European leg of the tour featured performances that consisted of just Walters and Reb Beach of Winger fame on acoustic guitars.

When asked about this tour Reb Beach answered:

"Jamie Walters was THE funnest tour I ever did. It was just Jamie and I, first class all the way through Europe. Jamie and I became great friends and we wrote the song "You" together. With the exception of Kip Winger, he is probably my favorite person in the world (meaning "male person")."[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hold On" (Steve Tyrell, Kevin Savigar, Stephanie Tyrell, Jamie Walters) - 4:25
  2. "The Comfort of Strangers" (Steve Tyrell, Kevin Savigar, Stephanie Tyrell) - 4:57
  3. "The Distance" (Steve Tyrell, Kevin Savigar, Stephanie Tyrell) - 4:52
  4. "Why" (Zachary Throne, Jamie Walters) - 3:48
  5. "Drive Me" (Steve Tyrell, Michael Landau, Kevin Savigar, Stephanie Tyrell) - 4:46
  6. "Neutral Ground" (Randall Bramblett, Davis Causey) - 4:21
  7. "I Know the Game" (Steve Tyrell, Kevin Savigar, Stephanie Tyrell) - 4:05
  8. "Release Me" (Graham Parker) - 3:58
  9. "No Rhyme, No Reason" (Randall Bramblett, Davis Causey) - 4:18
  10. "Perfect World" (Steve Tyrell, Kevin Savigar, Stephanie Tyrell) - 4:50

Personnel[edit]

  • Jamie Walters: Main Vocal, Vocal Backing, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Harmonica
  • Michael Landau, Bob Mann, Dean Parks: Guitars
  • David Palmer: Gut-String Guitar, Vocal Backing
  • Mike Finnegan: Hammond Organ
  • Guy Moon, Kevin Savigar: Keyboards
  • Roy Campanella III: Loops and Sampling
  • John Pierce, Leland Sklar: Bass
  • Russ Kunkel: Drums, Percussion
  • Gary Mallaber: Percussion
  • Alex Brown, Merry Clayton, Barry Coffing, Dr. John, D. Harvey, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter, Vonda Shepard: Vocal Backing

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[1] 70

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jamie Walters Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Sytsma, Sara. "Jamie Walters - Jamie Walters". AllMusic. Retrieved March 14, 2008. 
  3. ^ Reb "Reb Beach - Opinions" Check |url= value (help). Retrieved December 22, 2009.