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Artist: Bystander

Title: Stranger Things Have Happened

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Bystander Stranger Things Have Happened Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1995

Label: Long Island Records (Germany)

Catalog Number: LIR 00050


Bucky Naughton lead vocals, drums, percussion
Andy Kiely lead vocals, bass
Greg Mezurek guitars
Bill Dellicato keyboards


1.  Change of Heart  5:32
2.  In Between Dreams  4:49
3.  Falling Down  4:51
4.  Wings of Love  4:33
5.  Angeline  5:38
6.  Trail of Broken Hearts  4:41
7.  Broken Bodies  6:13
8.  I'll Be Over You  4:30
9.  Animal Heads  4:29
10.  Don't Give Up  4:30
Total Running Time:  49:46

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Existing comments about this CD

From: freddy de keyze Date: March 29, 2003 at 9:49
Not as good as their 'Not so innocent' but still head and shoulders above the so called great AOR/melodic acts of these days (hello Harem Scarem etc. !, you still have to learn a lot from these guys !). Fantastic AOR, come back soon ,guys ! The AOR fans need a classic band like yours ! GREAT !

From: freddy de keyze Date: March 31, 2003 at 7:50
You did it again, you coward. What for a guy is doing such thing ? Stupid, childish. Where are the fans, Koogles and others to judge the idiot who likes destroying bands other people (me) like. Is this fair ? I try to give some people information about good AOR, nothing more !

From: Jez Date: August 20, 2003 at 5:12
Even better than the debut , with more of a Journey feel in places(check out the intro to 'In Between Dreams').'Broken Bodies is a fantastic track reminding me musically of of the great Noiseworks. Elsewhere they don't put a foot wrong except on the poor 'Animal Heads'with it's really weak chorus. Getting harder to find this now, so if you see it, grab it quickly.

From: espo Date: January 11, 2004 at 11:00
1995 was not a good year for melodic rock fans: only a few brilliant albums. This is one of them. Previously unreleased second effort for an American band with a Canadian feel, “Stranger Things Have Happened” contains dramatic melodies blended with an energetic magic touch, all played in a brisk pace. Unfortunately, a pair of Saga-like tracks interrupt the continuity, but this is still a great album and they have their own style, definitely. [91%]

From: bghume Date: February 27, 2004 at 12:36
Anybody have any idea how I can get a hold of Bucky? Long time fan and friend from the 80's..................

From: Andy Date: May 4, 2004 at 6:53
This band become a disco pop band called Mission Dance after this record.

From: AOR freaky Date: August 8, 2004 at 13:07
Now this was a damn fine AOR act ! Now a disco pop act ! ? Unbelievable ! A pity !!!!

From: Erik Date: March 23, 2005 at 11:27
Just one of those pretty "unknown" gems. Very very fine AOR indeed. 8,8/10

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: April 6, 2005 at 13:39
Un album promedio, no lo que me esperaba, pero In Between Dreams es un temazo absoluto, el hecho de tener un gran tema te hace adquirir un album? no lo se, si tal vez tuviera otros buenos cortes lo seria. hay mejores albums que merecen mas prioridad.

From: oliver Date: July 20, 2006 at 16:46
excellent melodic release. great melodies with catchy chorusses.hard to find but a great addition to every melodic collection. 8,5/10

From: Faust Date: October 19, 2006 at 12:50
The two Bystander's CDs are essential to any good AOR collection. This second release in more in a progressive musical approach, while remaining energetic. This band knew the way to delivered well-crafted melodies in a very personal touch. Almost none fillers except of the weak 'Animal Heads' IMHO. Awesome AOR/prog disc !

From: www.vpxglobal.com Date: December 2, 2006 at 3:22
hmmm...very unimpressed ..ok for background music while surfing the net...but nothing that you can really sit and enjoy. Just my humble opinion.

From: z4roxx Date: June 8, 2007 at 11:24
Wow!This band sounds really fantastic to me.This is more mature than the other one but great anyway.I don't hear any filler in both works,just a great way to play this kind of music IMO,9.5/10!!!

From: erik Date: April 26, 2009 at 5:59
Very nice album indeed. Altho two major fillers on board with Broken Bodies and Animal Heads. Change of Heart, In between Dreams, Wing of Love, Trail of a Broken Heart,I'll be over You and Dont give up more then make up for it and are absolutely worth adding this cd to your aor/rock collection. Very catchy and nice structured songs. 85/100

From: langanito Date: December 21, 2009 at 15:17
Hi, I'm interested in this cd, so there's somebody wants buy it?

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 26, 2011 at 19:58
More or less in the same line as their debut "Not So Innocent" but IMO weaker than the aforemetioned one...they repeat in both albums their best song "Trail Of Broken Hearts" and about the other tracks,the highlights for me are "In Between Dreams","Falling Down","Wings Of Love","Broken Bodies" & "Don't Give Up"...decent effort...85/100

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