1. "Voices In THe Sky": Strong songwriting credit goes to JUSTIN HAYWARD, and brilliantly crafted by his band "The Moody Blues". This was the first pop song E.T. ever learned tp play when he first took up the guitar in the
year of 1973. How sentimental.
2. "Just Like a Woman": What can I say. BOB dylan is a songwriters songwriter. This is only the first of four songs penned by the one and only Dylan that E./T. chose to tribute
in this collection.
3. "Slowdown": Ahhh, The Beatles. Probably E.T.'s all time favorite group. Great hook, and great dance song. Actually written by Larry Williams, but it is covered in the spirit of
those LIverpool lads.
4. "Champaigne Supernova": Yes, its "Oasis" at its finest. Songwrier Noel Gallager writes
poetic and unusual yet cool lyrics, for this Sibling rivalry London based group. This track is actually E.T.'s favorite on this cd collection. Hot twin lead guitars were added to the mix to make it all the more Eric, and yes, quite generic. Sounds a bit Beatlesque as well.
5. "Georgia": A Ray Charles classic. E.T. is fond of this unusual arrangement, and trys to
play it with an E.T. flavor.
6. "Napoleon": A sample off E.T.'s original work. A " lost bonus Track" from his debut cd
"I'm Alive". This a cute song about a guy and his cat. A true story as well. It is nice to have
a voice and be included with all the other songwriting icons!
7. "Only God Knows Why": An E.T. themw song. This track, with a slight creative interperatation COULD be about E.T., although it is really about it's author, Mr. KId Rock.
8. "Willy and The Hand Jive": Chosen as an Eric Clapton tribute, it turns out that it was
actually written by Johhny Ottis. Nevertheless, a great pick me up and fast paced dance song. Well written too.
9. "Babylon": Great London based songwriter David Gray is the writer. E.T. has the same vocal tener as this artist, which makes the song a perfect fit for hois voice. A strong favorite fantastic lyrics.
10. "Knockin' On Heavens Door": More Robert Dylan! This classic features E.T. on lead AND harmony vocals, as well as piercing lead guitar. There is an alternate verce sung here that is nifty.
11. "Freedom": It's solo Sir Paul McCartney, truly one of E.T.'s Hall of fame heros.
12. "In My Life" Songwriting team of Lennon and McCartney have always told great stories with their work. This tune voted the #01 song of all time on one vh1 special. This track is more John Lennon than anything, singing about his life in Liverpool England.
13. "You Don't Know How It Feels": Written by a fantastic writer, Tom Petty. Fellow band members "The Heartbreakers" have some say in it as well. It is easy to relate to this kind of lyric. Tom is a big favorite.
14. "Two make You Feel My Love": Great Dylan composition. Hot acoustic guitar added by Eric to make it even more "E.T.". This is one sweet track.
15. "Old Man": It is hard not to include Neil Young on this kind of tribute, as he is a huge hero of Erics and highly respected at that. You know, he has songwriting passion.
16. "Tell It Like It Is": Songwriters Lee Diamond, and George Davis made this one up. It was covered by Aron Neville, and also The Wilson Sisters of the northwest band "Heart".
Now its Erics turn!
17. "Tangled Up In Blue": Another Bob Dylan story teller masterpiece. It's like whatching a short movie full of plot and intrigue. Lots of Gibson Hummingbird up front in the mix, also played by E.T.
18. "Drops Of Jupiter": Penned by singer Pat Monahan and his group "Train". The lyrics in this one are just totally cool. E.T. has a similar vocal range, an d can feel it.
19. "You Can't Always Get What You Want": Great arrangement and writing by "The Glimmer Twins", Mick Jagger and Kieth Richards who are songwriting giants, along with the rest of "The Rolling Stones", and its crew of producers. This track has a sentimental tie in to the film "A Big Chill" which came out in the early 80's.
20. "Tuesday Afternoon": More from Justin Hayward and the rest of "The Moody Blues". You can't beat the orchestra and production of this climactic piece of music. It is nothing short of "fantabulous". Brings back piles of memories, and I do mean good ones. It is nispiring work, and music that comes straight from the heart.
21. "I'll Be Home For Christmas": This was a song crooner Bing Crosby made world famous. Actually it was a World War Two Christmas song from 1943, written by K. Gannon, and W. Kent. Thank you too the searchine Google.com for giving us this kind of trivia tidbits.