Walking Into Mirrors
It’s 1981 and, newly signed to Elton John’s Rocket Records, Johnny Warman releases his first solo album, ‘Walking Into Mirrors’ which promptly made Top 20 in a number of European countries and sold a respectable 100,000 copies worldwide. The album included the Top 10 hit single in Australia – ‘Screaming Jets’ – featuring Peter Gabriel.
A second album followed but failed to achieve the success of its predecessor. Johnny Warman carried on songwriting for artists as diverse as Ringo Starr, Starship, Vanity Prince as well as Asia and House Of Lords.
Today Johnny can be found playing live music with two bands – The Mods, who recently played at ther Steve Marriott Memorial concert and 4 Bills And A Ben with Rhino Edwards and Jeff Rich from Status Quo.
This Angel Air release includes the remastered version of ‘Walking Into Mirrors’ and 6 bonus tracks as well as enhanced CD-promotional videos of ‘Screaming Jets’ and ‘Walking Into Mirrors’.
Johnny used top musicians such as Tony Levin and Larry Fast, and as Peter Gabriel kept ringing the studio to speak to his mates Johnny asked him to sing on a song...The album is an impressive piece of electronic-based pop rock...Well worth getting
Feedback (November 2002)
...the music is pretty good overall, and essential listening for fans of Peter Gabriel or the era as a whole
Record Collector (December 2002)
…a perfect document of synthesised future think, daydreaming of robots, Martians and lost radio signals..a must-find for fans of Gary Numan and Thomas Dolby.
John M James Positively Yeah Yeah Yeah (November 2002)
The music is very rich and deep with so much going on you can't take it all in by listening to it once, it just gets better and better the more times you hear it…Excellent album.
Modern Dance, Issue 43 (January 2003)
…a vital slice of electro-rock history…Across 11 tracks, Walking Into Mirrors still stands as a brittle, vital reminder of the fears that were part and parcel of the early Ronald Regan/Margaret Thatcher years, built around a chromatic sonic landscape that is as electrifying as it is evocative…
Dave Thompson, Goldmine 27.12.02
...stylish exercise in futuristic pop...timely reissue
Kevin Bryan, Belfast Telegraph (June 2003)
...a wealth of...electrifying cuts...Hints of the John Foxx-era Ultravox...shine through some of the sparser numbers...At its best...Walking Into Mirrors remains a brittle pulse, foreboding and ferule and as invigorating today as it was on release...
All Music Guide
...Angel Air has done a fine job on the reissue of Warman's '81 classic, adding in six bonus cuts and several enhanced CD-rom promo videos.
www.mwe3.com (November 2010)
...a smart marriage of electronic rock with the chart oriented prog that (Peter) Gabriel would actually go on to have huge success with ... a tremendously welcome reissue.
Fireworks (December 2010)
...Gabriel fans may want this simply for his little-known and one-off appearance and involvement
Classic Rock Society (December 2010)