For A Lifetime (Eric's Album)
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"It has a bit of an '80s element to it," Martsolf explains. "It's funny, because you're hearing that all over the radio right now with bands like The Killers. I'm an adolescent from the '80s and was in an '80s cover band for years, so I had to throw some of that into my album."
... And it's not...er, fake. "No computers, sequencing or sampling. It's not over-processed," he promises. "The problem with a lot of music now is that it shoots right out of a computer. With ProTools and computer instrumentation, anybody can have a CD and make themselves sound good. This is just a bunch of talented musicians in the studio, from instrument to amp to tape, and I'm proud of that."
Proud enough to put his name on it! But that doesn't mean he won't share the credit. "The producer of the album, Dito Godwin, produced No Doubt's first album when they were a raw, cool new ska band. He's great. I was also lucky to have many talented writers come my way and offer me original tunes," Martsolf raves. "Marcus Brown, who plays keyboard on the CD and is Madonna and Ozzy Osbourne's road keyboardist, brought a whole new flair. I didn't intend the album to be keyboard- and synthesizer-heavy, but he came in and blew me out of the water. We clicked right away."
The result is on sale now. "I am so freaking ready for this it's ridiculous," Martsolf says of the album release. "The guys in the studio were poking fun at me, saying, 'Rick Springfield, look out!' and 'Eric's the Rick of the new millennium.' Hey man, Rick did fine blending his soap career [as General Hospital's Noah] with his music. If I'm that fortunate, that would be great!"
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Eric and his "Days of our Lives" co-star, Jen Lilley (Theresa) recorded and released a duet of the famous Christmas classic, 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'.
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Eric's Favorite Songs
Here's a selection from Eric's personal playlist:
Enter Sandman by Metallica
Faithfully by Journey
Fantasy by Earth Wind and Fire
Here I Go Again by Whitesnake
Jessie's Girl by Rick Springfield
Lido by Boz Scaggs
Mandy by Barry Manilow
More than a Feeling by Boston
Sailing by Christopher Cross
That's Life by Frank Sinatra
Thunderstruck by AC/DC
When You Were Young by Del Amitri