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Artist: Parber and Kerstein

Title: Stories from the Heart

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Category: Westcoast AOR

Year: 2001

Label: Target Records (Germany)

Catalog Number: Target 0110

Personnel

Jan Parber lead and backing vocals, keyboards, piano
Jes Kerstein acoustic and electric guitars, keyboards
Morten Munch keyboards, bass, backing vocals
Tommy Rasmussen vocals, backing vocals, keyboards, piano

Originally recorded and released in 1991.

Tracks

1.  Intro  0:43
2.  Keep on Waiting  3:38
3.  You Could be the Last  3:12
4.  I'll Love You Forever  3:29
5.  Talk Too Much  3:21
6.  Love Don't Come Easy  3:43
7.  Open Up Your Heart  3:51
8.  The World Keeps on Turning  4:27
9.  Give it From the Heart  4:11
10.  Moving in Circles  3:49
11.  In Your Eyes  4:07
12.  Angel  3:58
13.  Once in a Lifetime  4:15
  
Total Running Time:  46:44

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From: Dan Date: March 16, 2003 at 4:51
A long-awaited reissue of an obscure westcoast classic, featuring contributions from ex-members of Scandi AOR great Skagarack. The album was originally released in 1991, but received extremely limited distribution. This Danish collaboration kicks out an extremely infectious brand of "lite" AOR. Very melodic, full of rich harmonies. The production is quite good as well; "lush" would be a good descriptor.

The disc does seem quite poppy at times, which may turn off some, but it doesn't bother me in the least. One of the things that this album cannot be accused of is being formulaic. The use of hooks and melodies is quite non-traditional at times, yet never straying too far from traditional Scandi AOR and westcoast styles. If you like melodic AOR on the lighter side, definitely check this one out!

Rating: 89/100

Existing comments about this CD

From: Janxy Date: April 13, 2002 at 5:45
Thanks for reviewing this disc and bringing it to my attention. A very playable album. For me; quite the breath of fresh air.

From: purrfect-kat Date: October 2, 2002 at 14:39
I just couldn't get into this cd at all. . (very mellow AOR)

From: jety Date: January 28, 2003 at 5:01
This one is awesome, really good stuff,,,big chorus, great melodies, first class AOR...there are so many beautiful songs in this cd..i love it! These guys are great songwriters...Got this one for review from the label, and since that, i can't stop to listen this one...congratulations guys, keep on rockin'!

From: Kip Date: September 1, 2004 at 1:46
The only song I have from these guys is 'In Your Eyes' and it's amazing. I can't wait to hear the rest of this one.

From: guillermo Date: November 6, 2004 at 6:47
Pedazo de album de WEstcoast muy entretenido y facil de escuchar.

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From: Jez Date: April 1, 2005 at 10:47
This is one of those seemingly criminally overlooked releases,even with a re-issue a few years back. Shame on you all, as this is right up there with the others in the Scandie Westcoast genre. So much to recommend on this - try the very Jojo like 'Keep On Waiting' or the Mark Spiro like 'Once In A Lifetime' for starters. Other names that spring up from time to time are obviously Toto and bits of Harlan Cage aswell. Do yourself a real favour and track this one down ,I promise you will not regret.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: September 24, 2005 at 14:41
Decent Westcoast AOR album for me, si si del 91 y uno de esos discos muy buscaditos pero no me sorprende para nada, mmm el Westcoast no es mi fuerte muy meloso sin fuerza y energia como lo es el AOR en su verdadero estado, por ahi cortes agradables como In Your Eyes(el mejor del album), Talk Too Much, The World Keeps on Turning los 3 cortes que tienen su gusto, despues es ssssssss como para escuchar antes de acostarse, bueno a los amantes del Westcoast seguro gustara pero a los del AOR no mucho.

From: z4roxx Date: September 27, 2005 at 11:44
Sorry mate but this is not decent,it’s awesome!I think you may re-listen to it to give another more positive comment….

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: November 13, 2007 at 18:15
Hey Andrea you are right i was listening again and i know made a wrong mistake with this one is a Great album regards mate.

From: ROBERT Date: January 7, 2008 at 21:16
Ojo q este Disco, Pedazo d Joya! es d 1990!! Impresionant Discazo q se marcaron estos Daneses, Fantasticas Teclas y Solos d Saxo!! Onda: L.A. Cowboys, 2 AM, Toto, Bride 2 Far, West Of Sunset.

From: PODEROSO YIRO Date: April 30, 2008 at 20:26
Another beautiful Westcoast AOR album!! Very enjoyable, smooth and fine Lite AOR. Excellent songs, ballads and mid tempos with everything what people like me and you, addicted lovers of this especific and harmonic AOR style will Love!. My favorite tracks in this album are: "You Could be The Last", "Keep On Waiting", "In Your Eyes" and the amazing beautiful ballad "I´ll Love You Forever", oh man what a song!. Very recomended specially to the lovers of Westcoast (bands like 2 AM, L.A. Cowboys, Bridge To Far and Chicago)

From: erik Date: April 20, 2009 at 15:21
haha Andrea you are so right here ! Awesome album ! Rafo has seen the light also I absolutely love the powerfull opening Track (2) Keep on Waiting, You could be the Last is a brilliant mid tempo song. Good vocals ! Talk too much and In your Eyes are excellent song.Man these guys coud write a tune. Just for my liking a few too many ballads

From: tomdwa Date: August 17, 2010 at 17:31
An example of perfect production and arrangement for this kind of music. The way this sounds through a good (expensive) music installation...! And the song writing quality and musical ability match this perfectly, what a treat !!! Not a weak song to find here, my personal highlights being Keep On Waiting, Talk Too Much, Give It From The Heart, In Your Eyes,...

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 5, 2010 at 20:12
Obviously this is a pleasant album 4 sure...smooth & catchy Westcoast AOR with some hints of Pop and Hi-Tech here and there...all the good comments above say it all but adding the tracks,my fave ones were "Keep On Waiting" a highlight,"You Could Be The Last" is an excellent nice piece of AOR,"Talk To Much" is a catchy song,"Love Don't Come Easy" is a smoothie jewel,solid,"The World Keeps On Turning" has some bit of a rockin' feel,also catchy,"Give It From The Heart" is a killer semi-soft song,"In Your Eyes" perfect!,"Once In A Lifetime" beautiful..there is a song named "Drommer Om Dig"("Dreams About You")that is not here on this release but is quite another goodie softy one,is sang in their native language (danish)...if you are into the likes of Toto,Glass Tiger,Alias and even Skagarack(in a lighter version) then you might like this duo...91/100

From: juan carlos Date: July 20, 2011 at 12:25
What!? What's up here huh!? nobody names the perfect song here?. "YOU COULD BE THE LAST"!!!! This is THE SONG here! I just CAN'T STOP to listening this infectious and catchy song the rest is just good like the ballad "I'll Love You Forever" or "In Your Eyes" but nothing like YOU COULD BE THE LAST! Dan reviewed perfectly here 89/100

From: Z4roxx Date: April 9, 2020 at 8:55
Usually don't post anything else on site but this album is so awesome and I did an exception. Where is my friend Dieter of Target rec.? You made a real masterpiece-repress, thanks mate!

From: Z4roxx Date: April 9, 2020 at 9:12
...and the bonus track in 2001 re-issue is simply awesome. Unique westcoast/melodic rock with a poppish touch.

From: Z4roxx Date: April 9, 2020 at 12:15
Robert Pancur was Target Records' owner, not Dieter. The forced reclusion is bringing myself to madness :-)


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