Jamie Walters (album)

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Jamie Walters
Jamie Walters Bev Hills.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 20, 1994 (1994-09-20)
StudioTyrell Studios (Los Angeles, CA)
GenrePop rock
Length44:20
LabelAtlantic
ProducerSteve Tyrell
Jamie Walters chronology
Jamie Walters
(1994)
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
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Hold On"4:25
2."The Comfort of Strangers"
  • Tyrell
  • Savigar
  • Tyrell
4:57
3."The Distance"
  • Tyrell
  • Savigar
  • Tyrell
4:52
4."Why"
  • Zachary Throne
  • Walters
3:48
5."Drive Me"
4:46
6."Neutral Ground"
4:21
7."I Know the Game"
  • Tyrell
  • Savigar
  • Tyrell
4:05
8."Release Me"Graham Parker3:58
9."No Rhyme, No Reason"
  • Bramblett
  • Causey
4:18
10."Perfect World"
  • Tyrell
  • Savigar
  • Tyrell
4:50

Personnel[edit]

Adapted credits from the album's liner notes.[4]

Vocals
  • Main vocals – Jamie Walters
  • Backing vocals – Alex Brown, Merry Clayton, Barry Coffing, Dr. John, Dee Harvey, Mortonette Jenkins, Marlena Jeter, David Palmer, Vonda Shepard, Jamie Walters, Zach Throne
Instruments
Production
Imagery
  • Art direction – Robin Cottle
  • Photography – Brad Hitz
  • Illustration – Charlie Roberts

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.
  4. ^ Jamie Walters (booklet). Jamie Walters. Atlantic. 1994. CD 82600.CS1 maint: others (link)