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Artist: Metropolis

Title: The Power of the Night

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Category: AOR

Year: 1999

Label: MTM Records (Germany)

Catalog Number: 0681-03


Stan Meissner guitars, keyboards, drums
Peter Fredette bass, vocals


1.  Wild and Blue  
2.  The Darkest Side of the Night  
3.  Never Look Back  
4.  Walk Through the Fire  
5.  Restless Moon  
6.  A Million Miles Away  
7.  Whatever It Is  
8.  The Eyes of Love  
9.  The Best Is Good Enough  
10.  Running After a Dream  
11.  The Power of the Night  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: ROB GARCIA Date: February 16, 2003 at 11:59
WOW!what can i say, this is one of those albums that once youve listened to it puts a big smile in your face....no wonder why cause this is one of the best pure aor releases to come out in 1999.all the compositions are of a very high quality.peter fredette and stan meissner have created a baby they should be very proud of at least i know i am very proud to own a copy of this piece of very classy aor.dare you miss it for the world!!!!.

From: robert Date: February 16, 2003 at 15:33
muy muy bueno, super-recomendado,no os perdais este discazo, es maravilloso, temas como WATHEVER IT IS, son algo alucinante, q buenisimo grupo y q genial disco!!!

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From: Jez Date: February 17, 2003 at 19:25
This was my top release of 1999 and what a release it was. Stan the man is on top form as usual, ably supported by Peter Fredette (Kim Mitchell Band). Rob is quite right in his comments, so i will say no more, apart from BUY BUY BUY

From: freddy de keyze Date: February 18, 2003 at 12:26
Great record, but with Stan (listen to his solo albums too !) and Peter, how could it be bad ? ! This is very fine AOR, a pleasure to listen too. Buy !

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: February 28, 2003 at 19:30
Uno de esos discos actuales que valen la pena escuchar,buenos temas y una producción en condiciones(menos mal).El disco es AOR con cierto sentido del ritmo,quizás mas que los discos de Stan Meissner en solitario,aunque como tema favorito personal me quedo con el baladón que cierra el disco,Power Of The Night.Asi que clasicones del AOR de toda la vida este disco esta BASTANTE COMPETENTE.

From: Peter Poland Date: March 11, 2003 at 19:44
Really, really good album , very well produced. Metropolis is something in TOTO vain, stan messner had done great oj on vocals. It's very melodic stuff, my favourite tracks -The Power of the Night and eyes of the love, but there is no bad song on it, everything on this cd rock from first track to last one.

From: Dani Date: May 15, 2003 at 23:32

From: javi-valencia Date: July 26, 2003 at 13:15
de los mejores discos de aor de finales de los 90 buenisima produccion y temas cojonudos. aor del bueno si puedes conseguir este lp no dejes pasar la oportunidad. javicflm@hotmail.com

From: AOR freaky Date: December 11, 2003 at 10:45
Cracking AOR album, a must have ! Stan did it again. Hope we hear a lot more of him !

From: GlenRavine Date: March 26, 2004 at 15:36
This is magnificent. Great sound, great hooks and the vocals will rock you out. All the songs are catchy and have a wonderful flow to the melodies. Highly recommended. Stan and Peter - another great team - likes of Seventh Key. Very good. Production is fantastic.

From: Rycheage Date: March 28, 2004 at 23:40
The majority of this is superb AOR, mid-paced a majority of the time, and the hooks are incredible. Anywhere within these songs are delicious moments of sheer class, whether it be the intro's, verses, lead-ins/bridges, choruses .. whatever. Songs such as effortless 'Restless Moon', the stabbing piano/ keyboard attack of 'The Darkest Side Of The Night', and 'A Million Miles Away' keep coming back for more.

From: TIM (2) Date: June 22, 2004 at 9:03
Absolutely killer AOR. I remember hearing "Darkest Side of the Night" on one of the ten-thousand Friday 13th films, but almost every other track is as good. "Never Look Back" is my fave, but this changes regularly! A masterpiece, buy anything with Stan Meissner's name on it and you won't regret it. 10/10.

From: Geoff Date: January 7, 2005 at 18:59
"Since you've gone, I've learned to face the truth... Now I'm wild and blue!" Just to ensure my stature as a moron I had to get that out of my system. Haven't heard this for a while, but 'Wild and blue' just blows my mind. Killer tune. Elsewhere, the majority of this album is pretty damn good melodic rock. Nothing comes close to the album opener, but still a very good CD.

From: Wachen Date: March 31, 2005 at 13:04
A very good and solid album! "Wild and blue", "The darkest side of the night" and "Running after a dream" are excellent songs! A good friend of mine said that this album is his favourite album to listen to in the middle of the night.. =) The album title says it all...very nice..

From: AUGUSTO Date: November 15, 2005 at 12:39

From: Erik Date: November 21, 2005 at 11:04
Wild and Blue is a true gem of a song. LOVE IT ! Descent album all in all.

From: thiago Date: December 10, 2005 at 1:06
Metropolis is a great band!!! Fredette sings very well. The version of "Wild and Blue" is good (Meissner sings well too in a version of 86). "The Darkest Side of the Night" is a classic!!! It is theme from 'Friday the 13th - Jason Takes Manhattan' (1989). To me, "Never Look Back" is one of the best this CD. A great rock song!!! I wait that the Metropolis release other album soon. It has a perfect music style. Pure AOR!!!

From: Lovedrive Date: January 6, 2006 at 7:15
Suena muy bien, Stan Meissner, Cliff Magness.. en esa onda. (aunque algo x debajo, en mi op.)

From: JudithXR Date: January 29, 2006 at 21:30
Wow!!! All that I can say to Stan Meissner & Peter Fredette about this Metropolis - The Power Of The Night CD is...THIS ALBUM IS REALLY TERRIFIC & WONDERFUL with alot bombastic AOR tunes!!! :-) I LOVE YOU GUYS!!! My congratulations! My rating is 1000/1000.

From: Remastered Reason Date: February 7, 2006 at 21:35
This cd has an incredible vibrant array of many memorable tunes. Each song distinctively captures the true essence of high class AOR. Nothing here is out of place. Each note & beat comprising the melodies are distinctively in place, while the vocals & harmonies are perfectly executed with conviction. Any melodic rocker or AOR fan will appreciate this tremendous gem given to the genre. Essential Listening.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: November 7, 2006 at 9:42
Great AOR album con eso todo esta dicho, pero la mediocridad de los humanos por no merecer este hermoso mundo no solo es de esta epoca eso se arrastra hace miles de años, desde la epoca de Jesus los Medievales y demas epocas, que mierda se creian los romanos y demas pueblos poderosos de arrasar y matar a los demas violar a las mujeres hacer orgias y demas porquerias solo por tener el poder puedes hacer lo que te de la gana, y los reyes que mataban y podian tomar a cualquier mujer como si...

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: November 7, 2006 at 10:05
... fueran animales y esos pobres sin nadie que les pueda ayudar y sentirse humillados, al final de cuentas esta vida es solo una prueba en la cual tu demostraras si eres digno de merecer la eternidad feliz por siempre o irte directamente al infierno por toda la eternidad, bueno a la mayoria les importa un bledo eso solo viven su momento en la tierra y piensan que alli acaba todo en fin el tiempo lo dira. El Fenix personalmente vera que todos tengan lo que se merecen Cielo o Infierno por siempre

From: ferstyx Date: November 16, 2006 at 12:07
Restless Moon,tremenda cancion. Otro gran disco que en su epoca paso desapercibido. Totalmente recomendado.

From: shooto Date: June 23, 2007 at 7:54
vaya tela el rafo jejejej a veces me sorprendes con esos comentarios la leche en fin discazo great great great

From: Carlos A. Date: August 24, 2007 at 14:02
Elegante & full melodico no puedo catalogarlo mejor, guitarras durazas, melodias gloriosas y buenas composiciones pal genero no se puede pedir menos...no fue necesario incluir un cover ("Black and Blue" okey pero que quedo con Meissner) pues a mi juicio todos los temas estan a la altura de clasicos AOR, y rayos!! encuentro a "Never look back" con un estilo que siempre quise escucharlo en Foreigner. Meissner & Fredette hicieron un excelente trabajo (aunque el demo es de 1987) D-I-S-C-A-Z-O!!!!

From: z4roxx Date: November 4, 2007 at 11:03
One word:FANTASTIC!Great old style aor full of hits...it's near to 10 IMO.

From: juan carlos Date: January 3, 2008 at 19:14
Clarísimo como el agua manantial! Vaya Genio el Gran Stan Meissner! Multi-Instrumentista AORero de Primera que deja la labor vocal al impresionante Peter Fredette. Lo tenía hace tiempo en copia con el Bonus Japones(Love & Desire Bueno!) pero me lo compré a precio módico el CD Europeo. "Restless Moon" Que Balada Impresionante! mi Súper-Favorita, "Running After a Dream" "Walk Through the Fire" "The Best Is Good Enough"(Inicio a lo Journey pero Total!), "Never Look Back"(Bruce Turgon de Foreigner..

From: juan carlos Date: January 3, 2008 at 19:26
ayuda en la composición), "Whatever It Is"(como engancha mucho éste tema, mientras mas se escucha..) "Wild And Blue"(ya hecha en su 2º album solista)... La única que la hubiera obviado sería "A Million Miles Away" o mejorado en todo caso(buen tema pero no al nivel del resto). "The Power of the Night" me recordó horrores a toad The Wet Sprocket por esa melancolía tan típica de ellos. Imperdible Discazo. 9.6/10

From: shoemaker Date: February 9, 2008 at 15:34
The titletrack is outstandig, the rest is ok.

From: PODEROSO YIRO Date: April 12, 2008 at 19:46
I couldn´t find the time to comment this album, but well it´s better later than never and here we are. Great AOR, some consider this one of the best, in my opinion maybe it is not that way, but we have great songs here, beautiful keyboards, a solid album and i think the best tracks here are: "Wild & Blue"(vibrant song); "Restless Moon" and the romantic and melancholic "The Power Of The Night" which in fact rises this album up to a very high level.

From: darobinson Date: May 14, 2008 at 19:50
Superb AOR!!! Get it if you can.......

From: Photochromic Steve Date: November 24, 2008 at 13:51
Quality AOR from start to finish. It's a pity that there was no follow-up. Has Stan given up recording these days?

From: KurtmanJP Date: January 26, 2009 at 16:57
Great album from start to finish. "Wild And Blue" is a great song but "The Best Is Good Enough" gets my vote as the best song. Killer chorus! Highly recommended if you like Night Ranger!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 17, 2010 at 21:01
Solid album with great songs,an album that you can listen as many times as you want without getting bored..the ones i liked the most were "The Darkest Side Of The Night","Never Look Back","Walk Through The Fire" and "Whatever It Is"..another goodies are tracks 1,5(nice ballad)and 10...if you like the quiet side of the AOR but without being Westcoast or Lite then you can dig this.91/100

From: Axelinger Date: August 30, 2011 at 1:36
I gave this album a chance by listening to it while driving, but found myself growing ever more irritated as the trite, hokey cliches piled up song after song. These lyrics suck big time - sappy cliche upon sappy cliche. Maybe some people like bland, familiar expressions masquerading as lyrics, but this stuff was seemingly written on auto-pilot. It's so pedestrian and uninspired, it makes Keel seem like Shakespeare by comparison. If you think this tripe is anything remotely resembling thoughtful, intelligent lyrics, then you're far too easily satisfied. Peter Fredette's work with Kim Mitchell is miles above this limp, tepid nonsense. It's no wonder there wasn't a follow-up - even record exec's probably lost their lunch after sitting through such a sloppy misuse of words. No edge; no bite; no teeth - nothing. Meandering fluff, at best.

From: petermexico Date: May 26, 2012 at 11:09
This is a great record, good sound, good performance, Stan and Peter did a great job, nothing original but very well done, Wild and Blue and Restless Moon are my favorites. Una obra excelente de este dueto canadiense al más puro AOR de primer nivel, una dosis de buena música que deja satisfechos a los amantes de este género con una interpretación impecable.

From: ROBERT Date: July 31, 2012 at 13:06
Remember: Demos of 1987! SUPER MASTERPIECE!!

From: 123charpenay Date: April 19, 2013 at 10:57
super class canadian a o r project.this record is a collection of hits who hooked you quickly.very easy to listen.highly recommanded to all fans of good and smart music.the song "the power of the night " is a real bomb who could play twenty time by day on radio.one bonus track on the japan import.

From: CLOUD FORCE Date: November 10, 2013 at 7:40
absolute AOR gem.it seemed amazing back in 99 that such a masterpiece could still come out.but half songs were written from 86/91 so there is an explanation! hig tech AOR at its best!almost better than previous records from stan meissner!

From: MysticHealer Date: November 11, 2013 at 17:16
Wow, totally forgot about this. Dug it out just the other day and it's still totally amazing. If you like the lighter side of AOR and you like the work of Stan Meissner then this is just for you. I remember the first time i heard 'Restless Moon' all those years ago and it tore my heart out, WHAT A SONG. Eyes Of Love, Never Look Back are also right up there. This whole release is first class, right at the top of the tree. If you can find this then buy immediately. Almost a perfect 10.

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