1983 Eye To Eye – Shakespeare Stole My Baby

Eye to Eye are a duo formed by American singer Deborah Berg and British pianist Julian Marshall (previously of Marshall Hain).

They first met in San Diego, California in 1980 at a performance of the dance ensemble Mostly Women Moving, for whom Berg danced. Berg had been injured and sang instead of dancing on the night of the performance Marshall attended; he spoke with Berg and a few weeks later asked her to fly to England to record with him.

A recording contract with Automatic Records followed soon after, and their first single, “Am I Normal?”, came out later that year. The single came to the attention of Steely Dan producer Gary Katz, which led to a contract with Warner Bros. Records. Their self-titled debut album was produced by Katz and released in 1982. The lead single “Nice Girls” cracked the Top 40 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. A second album, Shakespeare Stole My Baby, followed in 1983, but it did not receive much label support and did not sell well. Until 2002, both albums would be available only as Japanese imports on CD, but in 2002, they were both released by independent label Wounded Bird Records on one CD.

In 2001, the members reunited, and in 2005 released a third album.

Tracks

1  Shakespeare Stole My Baby (Deborah Berg, Julian Marshall) 4:48
2  Tonight Insomnia (Deborah Berg, Julian Marshall) 3:53
3  Falling For A Funny One (Deborah Berg, Julian Marshall) 5:16
4  Jabberwokky (Deborah Berg, Julian Marshall) 4:26
Lucky (Deborah Berg, Julian Marshall) 4:03
6  T.W.A. Sari (Deborah Berg, Julian Marshall) 4:39
7  Something Good (Deborah Berg, Julian Marshall) 3:07
8  Mermaid Man (Deborah Berg, Julian Marshall) 4:02
9  Are You Listening? (Deborah Berg, Julian Marshall) 4:51

Media

Musicians

1 Shakespeare Stole My Baby

Bass Jimmy Haslip
Drums Art Wood
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar Domenic Troiano
Keyboards Julian Marshall
Percussion Martin Ditcham
Background Vocals Frank Floyd
Background Vocals Zac Sanders


2 Tonight Insomnia

Bass Jimmy Haslip
Drums Art Wood
Guitar Domenic Troiano
Keyboards Julian Marshall
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Sax Larry Williams
Sax Kim Hutchcroft
Percussion Martin Ditcham


3 Falling For A Funny One

Bass Jimmy Haslip
Drums Art Wood
Guitar (solo) Larry Carlton
Guitar Domenic Troiano
Keyboards Julian Marshall


4 Jabberwokky

Bass Jimmy Haslip
Drums Art Wood
Guitar Domenic Troiano
Keyboards Donald Fagen
Keyboards Julian Marshall
Trumpet Jerry Hey
Trumpet Chuck Findley
Sax Larry Williams
Sax Kim Hutchcroft


5 Lucky

Bass Jimmy Haslip
Drums Art Wood
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar Domenic Troiano
Keyboards Julian Marshall
Percussion Martin Ditcham
Background Vocals Daniel Lazerus


6 T.W.A. Sari

Bass Jimmy Haslip
Drums Art Wood
Guitar (solo) Larry Carlton
Guitar Domenic Troiano
Keyboards Julian Marshall


7 Something Good

Bass Jimmy Haslip
Drums Art Wood
Guitar (solo) Larry Carlton
Guitar Domenic Troiano
Keyboards Julian Marshall
Percussion Martin Ditcham
Background Vocals Daniel Lazerus


8 Mermaid Man

Bass Jimmy Haslip
Drums Art Wood
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar Domenic Troiano
Keyboards Julian Marshall
Percussion Martin Ditcham


9 Are You Listening?

Bass Jimmy Haslip
Drums Art Wood
Guitar (solo) Steve Lukather
Guitar Domenic Troiano
Keyboards Julian Marshall
Percussion Martin Ditcham

Liner Notes

Producer – Gary Katz
Mastered By – Bob Ludwig

Design – Jeri McManus
Photography By – Deborah Feingold

Recorded At – Mediasound
Recorded At – Soundworks, New York
Recorded At – The Manor
Recorded At – The Village Recorder
Mixed At – Soundworks, New York
Mastered At – Masterdisk
Copyright (c) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Published By – Bob The Dog Music
Published By – Intersong Music
Published By – Naked Man Music PRS