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Artist: Prism

Title: Beat Street

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Prism Beat Street Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1983

Label: Capitol/ATM Records (Germany)

Catalog Number: ATM 3834-BH


Henry Small vocals, bass, guitar
Timothy B. Schmit vocals
Richie Zito guitar
Michael Baird drums
Jimmy Phillips keyboards
Dennis Belfield bass
Bobby Kimball backing vocals
Bill Champlin backing vocals


1.  Nightmare  4:31
2.  Beat Street  4:22
3.  Dirty Mind  3:35
4.  Modern Times  3:57
5.  Is He Better Than Me?  3:23
6.  Blue Collar  3:17
7.  Wired  3:53
8.  State Of The Heart  3:14
9.  Don't Want To Want You Anymore  4:19
10.  Fine Bonus Track  4:07
11.  We Gotta Get Outta Here Bonus Track  4:17
12.  Don't Count Me Out Bonus Track  3:36
13.  Modern Times Bonus Track  5:27
14.  Dirty Mind Bonus Track  3:34
15.  Breaking Away Bonus Track  3:33
16.  Japanese Girl Bonus Track  4:34
17.  State Of The Heart Bonus Track  3:06
18.  Is He Better Than Me? Bonus Track  3:18
Total Running Time:  70:03

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Axelinger Date: August 11, 2003 at 17:49
Prism???????? This ain't Prism -- it's johnny-come-lately, Henry Small surrounded by hired guns after he and management sacked the remaining original members... To call it Prism is a complete joke...

From: Bill Date: October 17, 2003 at 14:03
Ok, this may not be the "real" Prism, but musically, this album is awesome and one of the top 10 AOR albums of all time IMHO!!!

From: AOR freaky Date: December 8, 2003 at 12:34
Great record, this new release, but I have to add that Axelinger is right, the real Prism is another and also very fine band ! Check them out as their first and 'See Forever Eyes' are out again, digitally remastered !

From: Blaine Date: February 2, 2004 at 22:37
The old school PRISM is better. They were Canada's answer to Supertramp! Please see my other review for PRISM's album SMALL CHANGE for information on Ron Tabak!!!!

From: Rockhead Date: March 8, 2004 at 19:39
Fantastic album of sublime melodic rock-totallt awesome

From: Rycheage Date: April 21, 2004 at 0:15
This is some of the better pomp AOR. Heavy comparisons to LeRoux, 707, and Shooting Star. Excellent. I highly recommend this.

From: Rattlesnake Date: May 12, 2004 at 3:48
This is NOT prism. This is crap. Even the band don't consider this a prism CD. This is nothing but a Henry Small solo record

From: Rockhead Date: May 12, 2004 at 4:07
Whether its Prism or not-this is a great CD.

From: koogles Date: May 12, 2004 at 11:58
Noteworthy for one reason. Owns the dubious honor of being the first release to use a band's name without any original members present.

From: Rockhead Date: May 12, 2004 at 13:44
And don't forget the songs Koogles-this is a great cd!!

From: Rattlesnake Date: June 11, 2004 at 19:44
It might be an ok CD but to use the name prism makes it into a crap CD

From: masmusic Date: March 30, 2005 at 12:22
Prism does not associate themselves with this CD. This is totaly a Henry Small effort. But listening to the Cd it is still a great masterpiece. Henry Small should had released this as a solo effort and used his name and not Prism's. But no matter what monkier was used this is still great Canadian rock!! 10/10

From: Figge Date: August 6, 2007 at 19:19
Most of these comments proves that many times peoples opinions and comments about albums are based on wrong reasons and personal stuff. Like in this case, it's not the music on the disc, which in my opinion is just as good as a LOT of praised albums here...even better than some...it's the "name" on the cover it's judged by. *sigh* Make a note and then comment on the music, please. People are here looking for good music, not to be fanboys. Then this is a great Henry Small album. So what!!!

From: Swazi Date: February 8, 2010 at 6:48
Ha ha .., Sir Figge ! I salute you ! You are deadright ! So fuckin' what !!

From: Harald Date: February 8, 2010 at 12:36
Yes Figge, you´re right on this one, it´s one of the best classic aor abums ever made and I rate it as high as Journey, Foreigner, I-Ten, Preview, Prototype, Spys just to name a few. Who cares what name is on the front cover? The music is wonderful!!!

From: darobinson Date: February 26, 2010 at 13:10
I used to listen to Prism quite a bit back in the day. Just got this disc today and I must say this is good stuff. These guys are way talented. This should be part of your AOR collection. Just my two cents.

From: masmusic Date: February 26, 2010 at 14:26
Prism, have always disowned this as a Prism release! This was Henry Small's solo project using the Prism name!!

From: Nick C Date: February 27, 2010 at 3:59
True, true - but it's still a good album. Al Harlow has pretty much done the same thing with the Prism name on Big Black Sky, but I suppose he has a little bit more of a claim to the name than Mr Small did.

From: masmusic Date: February 27, 2010 at 9:10
I agree Nick C This is a GREAT RELEASE! no matter what the cover says. In my top 10 of all time AOR Releases!!

From: masmusic Date: February 27, 2010 at 9:33
The original members had already left by the time the 'Beat Street' album was being recorded. Bruce Allen (manager) owned the name and a new band was built around me. Again, I never had the legal rights, that was the property of Bruce Allen. For some reason, I was blamed for stealing the name which is humorous because some of the original members still tour under the original name Prism. From an interview with Henry Small, really sheds some light on this release Here's the link http://www.rockunited.com/henrysmall.htm Also Henry Small has a solo CD out called Time anyone have it? Here's another link to it: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/hsmall

From: Kim HP Date: October 9, 2010 at 21:15
An AOR classic. The bonus numbers are good as well especially "Japanese Girl" and "Breakin' Away" which are brilliant AOR tracks!!

From: 707STAR Date: December 17, 2015 at 0:58

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 10, 2017 at 20:15
Great album indeed!!!...Foreigner fans will love it ...tracks 3,7 & 9(nice one) are my faves.86/100

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