The duo Eye To Eye formed in 1979 after keyboardist Julian Marshall (formerly of Marshall-Hain) heard dancer/singer Deborah Berg sing at an improvisational dance performance in San Diego. Weeks later, Berg flew to London, where she and Marshall began writing together at his home. They quickly garnered a record deal with Automatic Records in the U.K., releasing the single "Am I Normal." In 1982, Eye To Eye released their self-titled debut album on Warner Bros. Records.

Their debut, featuring the Top 40 hit "Nice Girl" and the follow-up release Shakespeare Stole My Baby, was produced by Gary Katz, known primarily for producing Steely Dan's albums. Like Steely Dan, Eye To Eye performed catchy and intelligent pop music with stellar musicianship and taut production. Unfortunately, lack of record company support did the duo in, after their second release. Adding to the misfortune, the record label never bothered to release Eye To Eye's two excellent albums on compact disc in the United States. ~ Tim Griggs, All Music Guide