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Artist: Fortune

Title: Fortune

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Category: AOR

Year: 1993

Label: Alfa Music (Japan)

Catalog Number: ALCB- 3023

Personnel

Pete DiStefano guitars, vocals
Bill Plourde guitars, vocals
Bob Vose lead vocals
Dickie Paris drums, percussion
Jeremy Heussi synthesizer, organ, piano
Kevin Brooks bass, vocals

Tracks

1.  Straight Ahead  
2.  When the Time Is Right  
3.  Only You  
4.  Don't Waste My Time  
5.  Never Felt So in Love  
6.  See I'm Not the Same  
7.  A Tiger of Stone  
8.  On My Way  
9.  Two Halves of a Heart  
10.  Lives Can Change Direction  
11.  Don't Lose Faith bonus track  
12.  The Wolf Will Survive bonus track  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: TIM Date: March 18, 2003 at 20:32
I wasn't overly crazy about this but I'll try it again since so many rave about it.

From: koogles Date: March 20, 2003 at 3:22
Keep playing "On My Way", TIM... a great song!

From: ROB GARCIA Date: March 21, 2003 at 15:07
this is an absolute classic!!!.melodic rock of the highest order.brilliant songs,excellent keyboards,good production,...etc.if you enjoyed harlan cage,check this band out they are very similar in style.my suggestion is dont miss it for the world.

From: ROB GARCIA Date: March 21, 2003 at 15:10
damn!!! i put the information in the wrong band i was obviously talking about the fortune that released an album in 1985.ooops sorry everyone!

From: TIM Date: March 21, 2003 at 15:23
I do think this is yours Rob. I put it on here too at the same time. The band members and songs were all in caps when I submitted it though.

From: Bill Date: June 16, 2003 at 10:13
Great AOR / Melodicrock CD, "I Never Felt So In Love" and "Two Halves Of A Heart" are great tunes. A classic!

From: Date: October 27, 2004 at 17:17
hi...does ur band still play?

From: ThunderDan Date: October 28, 2004 at 16:02
I didn't know about the 2 bonus tracks since I have the American version. Anyway, I love this CD. Just saw them live this past Friday, and they played 'See I'm Not The Same' and 'Straight Ahead' amongst a few more originals from their 2nd CD as well as countless covers of bands like Journey, Heart, Queensryche and Styx. Grab this one, it's a sure winner!

From: Kurtly Date: November 10, 2004 at 9:40
I've had this album for years, but lost the CD awhile back. Absolutely love the music, even if Bob is silly, sill I tell ya! Great band, great sound, great guys. 'Nuff said!

From: Clint Date: November 16, 2004 at 15:53
They also have another CD, Storyline. It isn't as progressive as this one, though the production is a lot better. For more info on this band, visit www.fortune-music.com

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From: Jez Date: February 3, 2005 at 9:51
Very impressive indeed this one. Only got this recently, but it has already made it's mark. It reminds alot of the megatastic 'Wrabit' who released 3 mighty albums way back with hints of Harlan Cage in places aswell. Just listen to Bob Vose on 'When The Time Is Right' and tell me he doesn't sound like Wrabit's Lou Nadeau. The material is good throughout aswell, my picks being 'When The Time Is Right','Never Felt So Bad' & 'On My Way'. A Very Pleasant surprise.

From: AOR freaky Date: February 3, 2005 at 13:07
Not bad indeed, Jez and better than Wrabit. But still no match for the one and only Fortune !(pre-Harlan Cage !).

From: Geoff Date: February 26, 2005 at 8:43
F*ck!!! This is one I really have to whip out again. From what I recall, this reminds me of a much lesser mix of Universe and Zero. Both of those bands I consider stunning, but this one I consider good, so it is not a comparison of quality, just who I am reminded of. But this is really a good one, and I've just been reminded how badly I want their second disc. Anyone... please? Good solid melodic rock disc, this one.

From: z4roxx Date: February 26, 2005 at 18:24
Maybe because I love great keys on aor I love this cd.Excellent pomp class aor.Their second cd"Storyline"has a stunning production(better than this one)who shows an excellent musichanships with some really good arrangements but..there isn't absolutely comparrison with this one,IMO.Weak melodies,tracks begin with great energy but refrains are very weak and forgattable except some good songs and a killer track but now I don't remember which is.BTW I consider"Storyline"a good one anyway....

From: Geoff Date: February 28, 2005 at 21:29
This is a good solid melodic hard rock CD with a good sound, but I think my comparisons to Zero and Universe were actually way off. There is just no comparison in terms of song-writing, but having heard this 10 mins ago I'd say they sound like Forever / S.I.N with the guy from Slyboyz on vocals. Good solid disc, and 'Live can change direction' is a great ballad. Nice melodies.

From: Clint Date: March 25, 2005 at 12:35
Geoff, if you're looking for their second disc, Storyline, go towww.fortune-music.com, they have info on how to get it. There's some irony in your comment about the Slyboyz singer. Bob Vose (Fortune's singer) used to give him vocal lessons. Both are phenomenol singers!

From: ROBERT Date: February 15, 2006 at 10:23
Justamente estos!!! Pero aparte hay otros 2 grupos Suecos!! Y me parece q tb hay otro d Usa..

From: cruedog85 Date: October 18, 2006 at 14:01
Some update info. i work with bob vose and fortune is working on a new cd which should be out pretty soon.

From: hair metal again Date: July 15, 2013 at 3:46
very good hard heavy release by FORTUNE with fine musicianship ,good songs and some good hooks!the sound is between hard rock and heavy metal like QUEENSRYCHE at times but overall there s a commercial approach !"when the time is right","straight ahead" ,'on my way " and the ballad "lives can change direction " which reminds me of STREET LETHAL are the highlights of this enjoyable release!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: October 18, 2013 at 16:51
Sorry guys but i wasn't really impressed on this one,their following record is far better IMO...a not so pretentious AOR release with some touches of Prog here and there...best songs for me were "When The Time Is Right" plus the 2 bonus tracks...probably some other decent moments are tracks 1,5,6 & 8...65/100

From: Delbert Date: May 13, 2014 at 14:39
Lets avoid the confusion from the outset. This is not a long lost album from the band which spawned the guys from Harlan Cage, and who themselves released their classic 'Fortune' LP back in 1985. Oh no, these guys are a different set altogether, but who've been around just as long.. 1986 in fact. This rare 10 track indie was self produced by the band and privately released by them in 1993. They are from Massechusetts and the album was picked up and released in Japan on the Brunette label later in 1993 with two bonus tracks. Bob Vose is a singer who could step quite easily into Dennis Churchill-Dries shoes in WHITE SISTER. Jeremy Heussi's keyboard work is fantastic. The guitar pairing of DiStefano and Plourde give the band a great guitar assault. It would come as no surprise to me that the boys have used Scholz and Goudreau (you know, from BOSTON) as a bit of inspiration, though their styles are obviously different. High on my 'listen list' is the BILOXI like 'When The Time Is Right'. F


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