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Artist: Stan Meissner

Title: Undertow

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Stan Meissner Undertow Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1992

Label: Duke Street Records (Canada)

Catalog Number: DSRD 31077


Stan Meissner all instruments and vocals

Peter Cardinali guest bass
Pat Perez soprano sax solo
John Panchyshyn saxophone solo
Carl Dixon guest backing vocals
Terry Crawford guest backing vocals
Lori Yates guest backing vocals


1.  It's No Secret  3:35
2.  River of Fire  4:31
3.  No Way Out  3:32
4.  Someone Like You  4:33
5.  If It Takes All Night  4:44
6.  Shelter in the Heart  4:58
7.  Day After Day  4:06
8.  When I Look in Your Eyes  4:56
9.  I Don't Believe It's Over  5:27
10.  The Lucky One  4:13
Total Running Time:  44:35

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Existing comments about this CD

From: ROB GARCIA Date: April 1, 2003 at 15:01
hey! this is one of my personal favorite solo albums in many years stan meissner is a little genious,i mean the man can write excellent stuff and not sounding repetitive at all.there are some very classy tunes in here but i do also recommend you to check out his earlier releases because they are very good too.thinking mans AOR!.

From: koogles Date: April 23, 2003 at 22:29
Well-crafted AOR indeed. A great CD that starts off with a bang thanks to "It's No Secret". Great uplifting chorus and big production! If you like Michael Morales, Paul Janz, Michael O'Brien, Steve Thompson, Tim Feehan, Jeff Paris, etc., this comes very highly recommended!

From: peter poland Date: March 31, 2004 at 17:41
What i like about Stan\s music, it\s that it seems to be really hard to pick up a favourite song or album.This album is not a exception. Each and every track is great,

From: TIM (2) Date: May 26, 2004 at 4:58
This is one of my all-time favourite CDs. Lots of different styles, "Its No Secret" is very Bryan Adams, "Someone Like You" is very Chicago sounding, "River of Fire" is smooth AOR, "The Lucky One" is like Jude Cole, but most importantly there's not a bad song on the thing at all. This is essential, and the current 6.83/10 mark just doesn't reflect that...

From: rocketron Date: September 1, 2004 at 12:32
This is SUPERB!!. Have it on CDR as I kept getting outbid on EBay but recently picked up a Mint condition copy for £4.99. Has to be one of my best buys ever !

From: Rycheage Date: October 23, 2004 at 21:41
Many different styles all over this one. Very Bryan Adams in spots as TIM (2) said. Very classy affair and impeccable AOR to say the least. You would do yourself a great favor in tracking this one down. It's that good.

From: The Dolphin Date: March 17, 2005 at 17:01

From: Lovedrive Date: May 31, 2005 at 8:53
Buen disco. Me quedo con "When I look in your eyes", en éste Meissner canta clavadito a Steve Lukather en sus buenos tiempos. Temazo

From: Swazi Date: May 21, 2006 at 7:48
I couldn't agree more to these comments. Great release !! I love every song on this CD.

From: Axe-Machine Date: June 1, 2006 at 11:47
Overall probably not as good as Windows To Light, but features his best tracks. 'Its No Secret' is an AOR classic, and with the likes of 'If It Takes All Night', 'River Of Fire' and 'The Lucky One', you can be pretty sure that this one is money well spent. Very good record by an artist overlooked by many. 8.5/10.

From: Chris_GR_Aor Date: March 7, 2007 at 8:55
This is fantastic ! Superb A.O.R."I Don't Believe It's Over" & "It's No Secret" are pure A.O.R. jewels...It's awesome from beggining to the end. Enjoy..this Canadian masterpiece.

From: juan carlos Date: August 28, 2007 at 1:59
Otro tremendo discazo de Stan. Para mí, su disco menos excelso pero que decir, es un clásico sin duda que valga. Si he de resumir en un tema pues elijo "I Don't Believe It's Over" Hermoso tema y la letra ni que decir, "River of Fire"(fina trompeta) y "If It Takes All Night"(a lo Michael Morales) mis súper-favoritas tambien. Recomendadísimo. 9/10

From: lalorock Date: November 23, 2007 at 12:00
Gran discazzo,todo lo que hace Stan Meissner es fuera de este mundo,melodías y unos ritmos hermosos,todos sus discos valen oro,que tales composiciones!,que tal manera de expresar belleza a travez de la música,AOR de primera,It´s not secret excelente 1er tema,Someone like you que tal balada!! con hermosos teclados,If it takes all night otro temazo con increíble solo de saxo(una de mis favoritas),Shelter in the heart,Day After day,When i look..,I don´t believe...joyas que te harán delirar de gusto

From: camelot66 Date: February 18, 2008 at 11:31
Hello,does anybody have a copy of this cd?I would love to have it if possible,contact me:angusmartin@bfbservices.de,thanks.

From: rocket Date: February 19, 2008 at 8:35
Remastered Re-Issue coming out 29/02/08 - check AOR Heaven.com

From: erik Date: April 24, 2009 at 6:24
Have to agree with all the comments above. Fantastic album. Excellent AOR. Every song has something. They all blend in in the total vibe of the album. Great songwriting. Its No Secret, If it takes all Night, Day after Day and I dont believe its over are my favs. But all songs are very very good. Great album. 90/100

From: RanTert Date: May 10, 2009 at 11:21
In my opinion, One of best AOR release ever!! Every tracks are great. Stunning sounds first to last. Pure melodies with nice vocals, Well produced. Nice canadian AOR artist with Boulevard, Tim Feehan, Keven Jordan. And if you like this album...You should have to check out Tim Feehan's 5th album "Pray For Rain" this one is very similar

From: erik Date: September 27, 2009 at 6:10
Just brilliant

From: shoemaker Date: November 28, 2009 at 14:25
Sorry folks, there is not a bad song on this, but also no song I like to hear again and again. All in all it´s a bit boring

From: rick kerch vzla Date: June 1, 2010 at 21:23
Mr Stan Meissner is the kind of artist that you love to hate..is like a "clon" version of Michael Bolton but without the grace of the aformentioned..anyway this guy is a delight(musically talking of course!..hahaha!!)..this album is excellent by all means but of course not so solid (Windows To Light is his best effort,even better than his debut one Dangerous Game,well at least 4 me)..about the songs.."It's No Secret" is a very good song,"Someone Like You" is a nice ballad,"Shelter In The Heart" is also nice,a highlight of the album and "When I Look in Your Eyes"..then my faves are "River Of Fire","If It Takes All Night" and "Day After Day" which is a catchy one..anyway an interesting album 2 have.88/100

From: Kralli Date: October 17, 2011 at 6:56
It's No Secret is a hit. The it just runs downhill. Still I would rate this as his best. 7/10. And that is me beeing nice.

From: edwithmj Date: October 3, 2017 at 19:39
After hearing It's No Secret I decided to take the plunge and get the whole album. I was not disappointed. Meissner has a super voice that sticks in my head. the aforementioned It's No Secret is one of the best AOR songs I've heard from anyone although I feel it could've done with slightly more guitars. River of Fire is a nice softer track: again, the vocals really shine; No Way Out is another winner and Meissner's vocals are again very hard to get out of my head; Someone Like You: excellent ballad; If It Takes All Night is a melodic semi-ballad and another winner for me. Other highlights are When I Look In Your Eyes (another softer track) and I Don't Believe It's Over. Again, my only complaint is that there aren't enough guitars but I soon forget about that when I listen to the album due to the vocals and songwriting.

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