Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Music Box: Lowen & Navarro

With the imminent release of the new Shakespears Sister album, I had planned to write about the return of the legendary Siobhan Fahey this week. But then I got an e-mail from a Bangles list I'm on letting me know that the band had contributed a song a new charity album and my attention was quickly diverted. It's a cover of "We Belong," the beautiful song written by Eric Lowen and Dan Navarro that was a huge hit for Pat Benatar in the mid-'80s and remains my favorite of her "soft" songs. Sadly, I also came to find out the album is to raise awareness and money for people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), which Lowen was diagnosed with in 2004. Because of the degenerative nature of the ailment, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, Lowen has had to give up performing.

In addition to the Bangles, "Keep The Light Alive -- A Tribute To Lowen & Navarro" features L&N songs performed by (212) faves Jackson Browne and Andy Chase (of Ivy fame), plus John Ondrasik of Five For Fighting, Keb' Mo', Severin Browne, Joel Rafael, The Refugees, Freebo, Eddie From Ohio, Phil Parlapiano, Charlie Wadhams, and Stonehoney.

For more information and to hear samples of the songs, visit the official site HERE or to purchase a copy, click HERE. (It will be available through iTunes on Dec. 10.) I'm seeing Matthew Sweet and my favorite Bangle Susanna Hoffs again tonight at the City Winery in their return visit to NYC to promote their latest covers album. Although it's supposed to be all '60s and '70s songs, I think I might make a special '80s request in honor of Eric. From what I've read, Susanna has a long history with these guys dating back to 1985 when Eric began dating her best friend, Mary. Later, they co-wrote "I'll Set You Free" and "Everything I Wanted" with Sue, plus "Something to Believe In" with Michael Steele, for the "Everything" album, and helped Sue write a couple songs for Susanna's ill-fated "Wallace Album." Given all of this, I have a feeling she might be game. Now if I could just get that photo-op ...

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