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Artist: Total Stranger

Title: Obsession

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Total Stranger Obsession Album Cover


Category: Prog AOR

Year: 2002

Label: Escape Music (United Kingdom)

Catalog Number: ESM073


Al Langlade lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Andre Pelletier lead and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
Rolly Saunlier bass, backing vocals
Peter Martin drums
Jim Flynn keyboards, guitar, backing vocals

Second disc is their self-titled album from 1997.


Disc 1
1.  Cream/Believe in Yourself  4:40
2.  Obsession  4:18
3.  Rising Sun  5:18
4.  Life After Life  5:44
5.  Erotic  6:21
6.  Vision of the Very Young  5:34
7.  Mistaken Ways  4:31
8.  Hey You  3:39
9.  Wildest Dreams  3:27
10.  Little Somethin'  4:55
Total Running Time:  48:27

Disc 2
11.  Paradise  3:31
12.  Bed of Lies  3:45
13.  Shy Away  4:52
14.  Can't Stop  4:26
15.  Yesterday  3:54
16.  Guardian  2:40
17.  Can't Win for Losin'  3:54
18.  Nothin's Missin  4:37
19.  The Mask  3:54
20.  Big Dream  3:47
21.  Shoulder to Cry On  4:28
22.  To the City  4:21
23.  Paradise acoustic version  3:25
Total Running Time:  51:34

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Existing comments about this CD

From: rob garcia Date: November 14, 2002 at 13:28
the second album didnt impress me at all but the first one is 1st class melodic rock .imagine a mixture of von groove with tower city a you get a pretty good idea of how good this is

From: BPG Date: December 13, 2002 at 20:00
This is a great rocking CD, so is there 1st. Much like Von Groove the production is tight & the compositions are similar, as are the vocals. The 2cd version is also an excellent buy.

From: Jesus (Aptec) Date: October 24, 2003 at 12:54
Hi I bought this double cd album thinking that also first and second cd are quite similar in sound,because some people said to me that the first cd from 1997(bonus here) was quite good.Ok, this one is quite good, not a lot but I give a 7/10 in near all the songs, but the cd Obsession 2003 is really really boring to me. Songs without feeling and very quiet with strange vocal harmonies. That's my resume.http://www.cityofdreamsweb.tk En resumen,el bonus cd esta pasable,el Obsession menuda basura

From: Geoff Date: August 30, 2004 at 0:10
Disc 2, which is actually the debut album from these guys, is outstanding! If you like the debut Von Groove CD you'll love this. 'Paradise' is amazing melodic hard rock and although there are a few fillers, there are some excellent songs. Unfortunately, the first disc, 'Obsession' is not so good. Very average and bland hard rock. Stick to the debut.

From: Jonny_B Date: September 7, 2004 at 22:49
I basically bought this album for the "S/T" bonus disc. Excellent hard rock, and even the fillers sound good. "Obsession" on the other hand, is a bit unusual. Progressive, melodic, and modern all at once. Aside from the title track and "Rising Sun," the rest of "Obsession" does nothing for me. Geoff summed it up very well.

From: ROBERT Date: June 22, 2006 at 11:33
Falta le 1 del 89' !!! y Tb tienen otro del 90' titulado igual pero con distintos temas?????

From: Nick C Date: June 10, 2007 at 4:31
Yeah, the 1st disc is dull whereas disc 2 is great and worth getting this for (if you can't find it seperately). Considering it was 5 years between the debut and Obsession you'd think that they could've put together a better set of songs. Having said that they may have jumped on the AOR by numbers bandwagon which Obsession pretty much is, no riffs no 'riginality haha! Geoff nails it.

From: Heavy.AOR Date: June 11, 2007 at 10:22
BRILLIANT disc1 and DIAMOND BRILLIANT disc2 so this is beautiful AOR with great great keys.Love it.11*/10

From: jstoyz Date: December 4, 2008 at 15:57
Total Stranger: S/T = 8.5/10 IMO, "Paradise" is a stunning up-tempo opening track while "Shy Away" is a heartfelt and passionate melodic ballad; Total Stranger: Obsession = 6/10 IMO, at best. None of the tracks are memorable to me.....It's really too bad that the F/U album wasn't stronger, b/c these guys were certainly capable, as evidenced by their wonderful debut. Maybe some listeners can appreciate what the band was trying to accomplish with the second album, but after several spins it just doesn't resonate with me..........

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