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Artist: Eric Martin

Title: Somewhere In The Middle

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Category: AOR

Year: 1998

Label: Atlantic (Japan)

Catalog Number: AMCY-2710


Eric Martin Lead, Background Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Wurlitzer
Tim Pierce Electric, Acoustic Guitars, Dobro, Mandolin
Jerry Scheff Bass
Denny Fongheiser Drums, Percussion
Jeffery Cj Vanston Hammond B-3, Wurlitzer, Piano, Glass Harp
Phil Shenale Hammond A100, Chamberlin
Dillon O'Brien Hammond B-3, Wurlitzer, Piano, Background Vocals
Bob Thiele Electric Guitars, Hi-String Acoustic, Dobro, Harmonium
John Pierce Bass
Bill Payne Hammond B3, Clavinet
Marti Frederiksen Guitars, Background Vocals
Paul Barrere Slide Guitar
Fred Tackett Guitar
Kenny Gradney Bass
Ritchie Hayward Drums
Sam Clayton Percussion


1.  Fly On A Wall  3:49
2.  Wink And A Smile  5:16
3.  Don'T Count Me Out  3:47
4.  Kisses Stain  4:47
5.  No One Said Goodbye  4:09
6.  Better Day  4:44
7.  Somewhere In The Middle  5:12
8.  That'S What I'M Here For  4:01
9.  Somethin' From Nothin'  5:04
10.  Have I Been Here Before  4:27
11.  Over My Heart  4:54
12.  I Wrote The Book Japanese Bonus Track  4:52
Total Running Time:  55:02

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Existing comments about this CD

From: koogles Date: May 14, 2004 at 13:48
Eric's best solo album, tracks of worth include "Fly on a Wall", "Somethin' From Nothin" and my favorite, "No One Said Goodbye". Good introspective MOR release, the German pressing has the "Mad About You" song, "I Love the Way You Love Me" as the bonus track.

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From: Blue Charvel Date: May 14, 2004 at 15:03
What's MOR? I hate not being up on these things.

From: koogles Date: May 16, 2004 at 12:03
MOR= Middle Of the Road.

From: TIM (2) Date: July 12, 2004 at 7:21
M.O.R (Middle of the Road) is exactly where I'd put Mr. Martin after hearing his latest 2 solo offerings. Preferably a very busy road. They're nothing like this excellent release, which is very laid-back and excellently written. Is Jap only, and will cost a bit more off eBay but is worth tracking down. His latter solo albums are dirt cheap, but you get what you pay for...

From: Lovedrive Date: August 12, 2005 at 4:45
Precioso. Quizás su mejor disco en solitario, o uno de los mejores. El bonus track "I love the way you loves me" es mi favorita, aunque hay temazos como: Fly on a wall, no one say goodbe o Have I been here before. Los que os guste la voz de Eric Martin, disfrutareis de este disco, eso si, es muy, muy tranqui.

From: z4roxx Date: October 10, 2007 at 15:32
I must to change idea also here:very good melodick rock/aor,great talent on vox!

From: juan carlos Date: November 23, 2007 at 0:11
No es AOR, es un disco mas intimista el realizado por Eric Martin que si te gusta su voz lo pasaras muy bien, no es de mis preferidas su voz por cierto. Temas muy en onda acústica y toques bluesy. "Somethin' From Nothin'" "Somewhere In The Middle" "I Wrote The Book" "Fly On A Wall" y "No One Said Goodbye" los mejores. 7.5/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 28, 2010 at 19:06
Very moody and relaxing album,do not expect anything like Mr Big or his firsts AOR solo albums,this is more of a personal record.."Fly On A wall" is a nice track,"Wink And A Smile" is excellent,"Don't Count Me Out" is another nice one,"Better Day" has a very optimistic lyric,"That's What I'm Here For" has some John Cougar Mellecamp feel to it,"somethin' From Nothin'" is very pleasent and "Over My Heart" is beautiful...Eric Martin is undoubtebly one of the most soulful singer around the bussines and still kicking heads off with the 2010 Mr Big reunion!..check this album out if u are in the middle of the night with a good bottle of wine and your would be the perfect soundtrack!.80/100

From: MelodicMetal4Ever Date: November 30, 2011 at 10:13
did anyone notice that track 12 on this disc is called "I Wrote The Book"...yet on my copy the song that plays is called "I Love The Way You Love Me" sung by country artist John Michael Montgomery??!! Is this on anyone else's?? BTW> my fav songs are Somewhere In The middle and Over My Heart..and the "bonus" song is done quite well.

From: Ydol eM Date: July 11, 2015 at 9:42
A few years ago I met this guy by coincidence in the corridor of a jazz club in a remote part of central Europe, we said a few words and I found he is like this album - humble and open-hearted. His work here is very similar to those brothers in arms' projects who ruled rock arenas ten years before this album - Jon Bon Jovi, Mike Tramp, Joey Tempest, Danny Vaughn ... and sometimes, because of the atmosphere it reminds me some Carl Verheyen's albums. The songs here have a quite simple structure with the perfect vocal, almost a semi-acoustic form in mid/slow tempo. So if you are looking for a good pop rock album with a pinch of soft jazz, southern rock and soul this could be a nice choice. 70/100.

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