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Michael O'brien

Michael O'brien

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1990

Label: Oceana Records

Catalog Number: 4100-2-Q

Average Rating: 81 / 100 (10 ratings)

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Personnel
Michael O'brien lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
Mike Komyati bass
Tony Lombardo lead guitar
Rick Hervey drums
Jeff Ross keyboards, guitar, backing vocals
Brian Keith keyboards, backing vocals
Tracks
1.  Here We Go  3:44
2.  Matter of Time  3:25
3.  I'm Over You  3:51
4.  I Believe  4:27
5.  Hold Your Head Up  3:22  Cover: Argent
6.  Today Is the Day  3:41
7.  Wait for You  3:47
8.  Why  4:34
9.  I Know  3:33
10.  Everything to Me  3:34
  
Total Running Time:  37:58

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From: koogles Date: February 28, 2002 at 20:39
I overlooked this Michael Sweet look-alike until my friend played me "Matter of Time" and hooked me like a catfish on a 10 pound test-line. Great solid AOR with not a lot of frills, but definitely muscular production. Find it wading in the shallow end of your neighborhood bargain bin and reel it in!

From: GTC Date: May 3, 2002 at 21:48
The song 'Matter of Time' is cool, it starts happy, then ends sadly, he realizes she is not interested, he is alone...comments??

From: Date: May 5, 2002 at 9:43
For me, "Everything to Me" is a killer song. A pure AOR with big riff. There are links for this artist?

From: Patrick Date: May 5, 2002 at 12:31
Hey... Nice to see other french people with fine taste on this site ;-)

From: tomcat Date: May 22, 2002 at 6:42
hey, european people are not so trendy than most of the american rock fans..it's cool that Dan provides us with such a cool site..how many european sites are there like this...? ehu; none... I like this cd but its kinda average to me...

From: JOURNEY Date: July 8, 2002 at 13:39
MASTERPIECE AND, EACH SONG IS WONDERFUL!!!!!OH YEAH!!!!!!

From: Grunder Date: February 20, 2003 at 14:23
What a cool album. This is a must for any serious AOR collector

From: ROB GARCIA Date: January 24, 2004 at 17:10
very good aor album.it doesnt strike you on first listen but hang with it for a while to really appreciate the potential of this baby!.check it out !!.

From: AOR freaky Date: May 12, 2004 at 4:49
I really do agree with the above comments ! This is indeed a beautiful mix of AOR and melodic hardrock ! Great stuff ! Search it at any cost !

From: Rycheage Date: June 13, 2004 at 0:10
Not much is known about Michael, but he is definitely one major AOR talent who can be classed alongside the likes of Paul Sabu and Jeff Cannata. The opening pair of 'Here We Go' and 'Matter Of Time' are good enough efforts but things really take off when we kick in with the third track 'I'm Over You'. This is prime cut AOR! This pulses in majestic fashion. 'I Believe' is symphonic rock in much the same vein as Arcangel. Great stuff. Classy as hell!!

From: MikeL Date: September 1, 2004 at 23:06
Catchy hooks and crisp production. The CD is a winner. Shame he didn't do anything else.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: November 20, 2004 at 10:46
ESTAMOS ANTE UN BUEN ALBUM, PARA MIS AMIGOS DE HABLA HISPANA LES EXPLICARE COMO ESTA COMPUESTO EL ALBUM, UNA PARTE SON TEMAS ROCKEROS A LO BRYAN ADAMS Y SON BUENOS TEMAS, LA OTRA PARTE LA QUE ME INTERESA, TEMAS AOR MUY BUENOS COMO Wait for You, Today Is the Day, I'm Over You, I Believe 4 TEMAS DE AOR EXTRAORDINARIO, JAJA SE ME OLVIDABA, MI JOYA LA DESCOMUNAL, LA IMPRESIONANTE, NO HAY PALABRAS PARA DEFINIRLA, Everything to Me QUE TEMA DEMOLEDOR, ASI ME GUSTAN LOS TEMAS

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: November 20, 2004 at 10:58
ESTE TIPO DE CANCIONES SON LAS QUE PASAN A FORMAR MIS CLASICOS INDISCUTIBLES, ASI CON ESE RITMO, ESA ENERGIA, QUE TE HACEN SENTIR COMO UN TIGRE, UN TEMA PELICULERO DE LOS 80 TOTAL, EL SOLO HECHO DE TENER ESTE TEMA YA ES OBLIGADO TENERLO. ASI QUE YA ESTAN AVISADOS. RECOMENDADO PARA LOS FANATICOS Y COLECCIONISTAS DE AOR. NO HARD ROCK COMO LO PONEN ARRIBA. SALUDOS DESDE ICA-PERU DE SU AMIGO EL AVE FENIX. SE ME OLVIDABA HOY ES EL CLASICO BARCA-REAL. CON RONALDINHO GANAMOS.

From: Axe Machine Date: November 28, 2004 at 15:41
Total waste of three dollars! The songs lack imagination and the hooks are about as inviting as the artwork...not a classic.

From: stef the french Date: December 10, 2004 at 19:21
DEFINITLY A A PIECE TO HAVE FOR ANY AOR/MELODIC HARDROCK FAN !!!! A MARVELLOUS VOICE,GREAT ARRANGEMENTS /KEYS ORIENTED, AND A GREAT PRODUCTION .FOR ME TRACK 4 (I BELIEVE) IS A F...CKING MASTER KILLER ONE ,A SONG THAT SHOULD BE A CLASSIC! 9/10

From: MikeL Date: January 19, 2005 at 18:08
A nice blend of keyboards and guitars and some real nice vocal work. This is a solid effort and recommended listening.

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From: Jez Date: May 19, 2005 at 11:10
Yet another release that went by pretty unnoticed at the time, apart from those with a few handy contacts -a real shame as this is a bit of an AOR gem to be discovered. OK, there is nothing new in it's approach, but good songs are good songs in my book and this has plenty on offer. There is definately something here that raises it above alot of it's peers of the time, so definately gets my seal of approval if you see it.

From: Wotty Date: June 7, 2005 at 14:29
An album I knew very little about.But I was not disappointed in it at all !! Solid,dependable Hard/A.O.R. that,even after 15 years,sounds fresh and contains some special moments..

From: TIM (2) Date: June 7, 2005 at 16:01
Am gonna be the odd-one-out here and disagree with all the positive comments. It all sounds very programmed and the songs lack any real hooks. As a result my copy's been on eBay twice and not sold. The cover of "Hold your Head up" is particularly weak, and sounds so out of place. I like the first few songs but it just doesn't hold my interest. There is also a Christian artist called Michael O'Brien, so if you're not careful you might end up with this album by mistake 5/10.

From: johnk5150 Date: June 8, 2005 at 10:40
Title track is okay. The rest seems pretty unispiring. Maybe with a better budget he could have beefed up the sound.

From: ArnoldLancelot Date: September 2, 2005 at 8:57
A couple of fillers between a very good set of songs a la Phil Cristian but with a more mellow approach either in the vocals and in the music. When he rocks sounds like Tommy shaw's Ambition at times but but when he goes soft... WHY-WHY-WHY-WHY-WHY-WHY-WHY-WHY-WHY-WHY KILLS YOU since from the first listen!!!!! Great and solid aor release.

From: poproxx2007 Date: September 2, 2006 at 18:43
This is one of the greatest solo AOR releases ever!! Not a bad song in the bunch!! 10/10

From: Shot Date: December 16, 2006 at 23:18
I agree with all the positive comments about this CD, but then again I'm a little biased being the bass player and all. Personally my favorite cut was "I'm Over You". Glad to see this baby still floating around out there. And if anything, we sure had a blast with are live gigs when it was released back in the early 90s. By the way there is a pretty cool video of "I Believe" some where out there...

From: metalhead4life Date: February 1, 2007 at 22:00
If Kip Winger and David Hasselhoff mutated together, became one, and put out an album in 1990 this would be it. Very mediocore songs at best; weak and limited voice. There's a reason why this was never noticed and why it goes for $1 on ebay. He tried to blend the hip rock for the time with AOR and it did not work. B-O-R-I-N-G. 3/10

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: February 25, 2007 at 0:46
Hay otros Grandes cortes como son "Wait for You, I'm Over You, I Believe" 3 Grandes cortes que dan pelea y facilmente tienen 10/10 de puntuacion pero "Everything to Me" tiene el estilo soņado del AOR es la cancion perfecta, una cancion asi con solo empezar ya te empieza a entrar una energia que te da un poder interior incomparable ese es el porque este tipo de temas son las soņadas. Tener este disco es una obligacion para un amante del AOR y mas aun teniendo esa cancion, simple como eso.

From: ROBERT Date: January 8, 2008 at 10:34
Esto es puro A.O.R.!! Pero q Buenisimo Disco, q Buenisima Voz, y q Buenisimos Temas Ojo no confundir con el Solista Cristiano! Sin duda Everything to Me es mi prefe, pero tb las q coment mi Ermano Rafo!! Como siempre dist en el Clavo Kerido Amigo!! Muxos Saludos dd Barcelona!!

From: hair metal again Date: January 12, 2011 at 0:51
excellent hard rock release by MICHAEL O BRIEN .nice balance between guitars and keys,elegant vocs ,great harmonies and beautiful 80 s feeling is what you get.my favs are "everything to me","i believe" and "why".it was a great era for music back then and this is no exception

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 6, 2011 at 18:34
Very pleasant AOR album by this (according to what i have read)CCM artist...nice voice that fits into the songs perfectly..."Matter Of Time","I'm Over You","Hold Your Head Up"(decent cover but quite unnecessary),"Today Is The Day"(top notch song!),"I Know"( rocking one)are songs that surely will hook you up...now about personal faves i go to these ones "Wait For You" & "Everything To Me" (obviously those 2 are gonna hook you up too )...a worthy album by all means...92/100


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