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Artist: Y and T

Title: Ten

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1990

Label: Geffen

Catalog Number: 9 24283-2

Personnel

Stef Burns lead guitars, backing vocals
Jimmy DeGrasso drums
Dave Meniketti lead vocals, lead guitar
Phil Kennemore bass, backing vocals

Tracks

1.  Hard Times  
2.  Lucy  
3.  Don't Be Afraid of the Dark  
4.  Girl Crazy  
5.  City  
6.  Come in From the Rain  
7.  Red Hot and Ready  
8.  She's Gone  
9.  Let it Out  
10.  Ten Lovers  
11.  Goin' Off The Deep End  
12.  Surrender  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Luis Date: September 30, 2001 at 0:49
The best cd of these guys

From: Fredrik Nilsson Date: October 24, 2001 at 17:22
A great album, in fact it's their best since their three masterpieces from the early 80's (Earthshaker, Black Tiger & Meanstreak)....

From: Altay Date: May 23, 2002 at 7:10
cool cd.ý recommend it.'ten lovers' means a lot to me.

From: Tony Date: July 16, 2002 at 11:03
These poor dudes. This is a GREAT album but I think the average metal fan was confused by these guys at this point. Started off with a underground metal vibe, then sold as a pop-metal band, then became this bluesy Whitesnake type of band with the later releases. I don't think their record companies knew at all what to do with these guys. Hugely underrated and deserved a better stake than what they got. This cd is a great sweaty hard rock album.

From: Federico Date: July 17, 2002 at 13:38
I am a big fan of Y&T, for long time they have been my favorite band. Tony is right, they changed their style in the middle 80s to get more success. They made incredible melodic hard rock master pieces like Contagious,Down for the count and IRWT. Ten is great too, tracks like Come in from the rain (this song has a great lyric, It always kept me up when I was down). Don't be afraid of the dark has a wonderful hookline, I like the whooao (a la Bon Jovi). Well Ten is the title , ten is my rating.

From: Baris Date: September 6, 2002 at 7:18
SUPER ALBUM. My long-time favourite. Very strong melodies. A simple but nice cover. The album has a hot-yellow-sexy atmosphere like its cover. Meniketti shows all his playing and singing skills. It seems that 'Everybody's talkin about LUCY' but not Y&T. PITTY!This band would deserve much popularity. Every song is great. 'City' is a super strong rock staff with its cool slide intro. Anyway, the grade: TEN out of TEN. Dominates another special place in my collection. Already A Rock Classic.

From: Steve T Date: September 6, 2002 at 8:35
Baris, You really need to check out the new album from Dave. The band is called MENIKETTI (strangely ) and it is right back to stellar form from Dave. Good hard rocking.

From: Baris Date: September 10, 2002 at 8:30
thank you Steve, I'll look for it.

From: Altay Date: September 11, 2002 at 18:05
ý wonder where you are from barýs.

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From: Whiplash1972 Date: May 31, 2003 at 16:03
Another excellent piece of hard rock from Y&T.'Hard Times', 'Don't Be Afraid of the Dark', and 'City' are my personal faves, but the whole disc is SUPER!

From: JOURNEY Date: June 6, 2003 at 17:41
supermasterpiece!!!!! superclassic album..............great!!!!

From: freddy de keyze Date: June 6, 2003 at 19:39
Of course this is super, it's from Y&T, one of the greatest, pure hardrock acts EVER ! But 'Earthshaker' is still their masterpiece, a timeless milestone in history of heavy music ! These guys can learn all those young bands how to play and how to write decent songs (see Marvelous 3 and others !) !!! Still great and not dated after all these years !!!

From: tomcat Date: June 7, 2003 at 16:32
this band never got the recognition they deserved period

From: razor2467 Date: June 15, 2003 at 12:23
UGH......Sorry everybody, but this cd in my opinion isnt one of their best.'Hard Times', and 'Come in from the rain' are good, but a lot of it sounds like they were trying to sound like everyone else....Record company pressure perhaps??

From: RR-Finland Date: September 15, 2003 at 3:25
Nothing compared to Contagious (or previous). One or two good tracks. I don´t even own this cd anymore. Great cover concept...

From: cruise Date: September 15, 2003 at 16:19
This is a melodic rock masterpiece. Takes the fabulous AOR of 'Contagious' and blends it with the heavy rock of the earlier releases to produce a classic. Superb songwriting and a brilliant production on top of Meniketti's blistering guitars and soulful vocals. 10/10

From: holyroller Date: February 29, 2004 at 11:40
I saw the video for 'Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark' and I was hooked. This is a great album. Steve Smith from Journey played on nine out of the twelve tracks, don't exactly know why.

From: aoreus Date: March 3, 2004 at 10:17
when i listen an AOR - HARD ROCK album i don't care about influences, critics(with their fuckin' subjective and interessed comments)or compare with the otherprevious and next albums, i don't even care about the name of the band, the things that matters are the quality of music and the joy of listening THIS ONE IS PURE HARD ROCK AND THIS IS THE WAY THAT IT SHOUD PLAY on a scale of 1 to 100 i give Y&T at least 1,000 to enyone who dislike this i suggest to do it better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Rocktron Date: March 11, 2004 at 14:33
This is completely brilliant and classic rock at its best. There are subtle changes in style on a couple of tracks, where they sounded like Def Leppard, I suppose for added variety, but tracks like 'Red Hot and Ready' rocks, while 'Don't be Afraid of the Dark' and 'Surrender' are just awesome. Y&T 's song construction and Mr. Meniketti's vocals and guitar phrasing are classic masterpieces. I don't think these guys ever made a bad album and deserve higher praise, which inferior bands seems to get

From: MJ (Marla) Date: April 8, 2004 at 9:55
LOVE this album!!! 'Come In From The Rain' is probably in my top 20 songs of all time!!! 'Girl Crazy' is SUCH a boppy tune!! Love it too!!! 'Red Hot & Ready' and 'Goin' Off The Deep End' are my other personal faves on this!!! Next to Contagious, this is probably my favorite Y&T album.....but, I've only recently gotten 'into' Y&T....so who knows what else I'm missing!!!! lol

From: Rockhead Date: April 8, 2004 at 10:43
Hi Marla. Earthshaker, Balck Tiger,Down for the count are definate winners from Y&T. The 1st 2 Yesterday and Today and Struck Down are not as good and sound quite dated. Earthshaker is a classic-though

From: MJ (Marla) Date: April 8, 2004 at 16:23
Hi Rockhead!!!! Thanks!!! Yep.....'Earthshaker' is DEFINITELY on my 'want list', as is Black Tiger, and Down For The Count....slowly but surely my collection is getting there!!! lol

From: Rockhead Date: April 8, 2004 at 16:31
You definately wont be disapointed!! I am listening to Earthshaker now and it still floats my boat after all these years!!

From: dave Date: May 5, 2004 at 0:44
I just listened to this cd tonight. Lots of solid songs, The sound reminds me a lot of xyz's first disc. If you like them I think you would like this also. Prabably this band's best disc. Recomended!!

From: Big Papa K Date: June 12, 2004 at 20:02
Slightly better than Contagious, but still weak. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark is one of their better songs and Hard Times is a nice opener. But the problem is a lot of these songs run a little too long and go nowhere during the solos. 5/10

From: Uusiolli Date: August 5, 2004 at 17:45
After this record I though I would never spend my money on Y&T record. After Swedenrock I started to think otherwise. for this record 4/10

From: Geoff Date: August 31, 2004 at 9:40
I do not like every song on this release, but oh how I love the gems. 'Come in from the rain' and 'Don't be afraid of the dark' are two of the best ballads of the whole genre, and 'She's gone' is just a brilliant melodic hard rock song. Of the rest, 'Surrender' is probably my fave and a great closer. Good solid hard rock. Excellent band.

From: scott.. Date: November 13, 2004 at 5:06
there 2nd best album of all time, besides Contagious.Also the song CITY(in my opinion)is there 2nd best hard song to date.Bluesy hard and heavy all in one.with song construction all over the place.love the acoustic guitar intro and at the end of the song.Heavy cool middle part. Catchy singing. has(in my opinion)the best slow song of all time'Don't be afraid of the dark'.This song pours out the tears when you hear it. Moody,meaningful,powerful all in one.So buy CONTAGIOUS,then this one.AWSOME!!!!

From: Baris Date: January 29, 2005 at 7:02
What others think doesn't matter to me especially for this album. This is my long-time favourite. One of the rare albums that is perfect from the beginning to the end without any filler note. It's a question how they felt while recording this album but as a surprise or not there is really 'no filler' here. I was a teenager-schoolboy when it was first released and I still listen to it with the same pleasure today. This is nothing but %100 pure quality hard-rock on the top. My precious CD.

From: DIKTATER66 Date: February 26, 2006 at 0:42
Wow. Doesn't get much better. Don't Be Afraid is a killer tune! Come in From The Rain and Surrender are also great. Would highly recommend it.

From: Darkstorm Date: March 3, 2007 at 23:57
Not as good as Contagious IMO, although Hard Times gets the album off to an awesome start and the killer hard-hitting Red Hot And Ready and Goin Off The Deep end, and Dont Be Afraid Of The Dark and Come In From The Rain are both excellent ballads>Unfortunately we also get average rockers(Lucy, Girl Crazy) and songs that are uninspired, like the Guns N Roses sounding She's Gone, and the plodding City

From: darobinson Date: May 24, 2007 at 19:48
This album is great from start to finish!!! Have a copy with a black jewel case with the letters Y & T on the front side. Never have seen another like it. Anybody out there have one?

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 6, 2009 at 13:17
Great???....i dunno but surely is a good one!!!...Y&T deserves to be recognize as one influence for many HR/Metal acts..now talkin' about songs,"Hard Times" is a good starter,"Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark"(nice and catchy,the AOR-ish one of the album),"She's Gone"(what a chorus!),"Goin' Off The Deep End"(the heavy one)and "Surrender"(one of the best of the album)...anyway you won't be dissapointed if you buy this album.90/100

From: edwithmj Date: August 29, 2011 at 18:48
A very nice surprise. I wasn't expecting much with this later Y&T release but a load of good songs reside on this disc. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, Hard Times, She's Gone and Let It Out are killer tracks.

From: the rocker Date: January 4, 2012 at 20:20
Awesome cd because of the gems like Geoff said. Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark is such an awesome upbeat ballad. I love- She's Gone, Ten Lovers, Lucy, Let It Out, City, & Red,Hot&Ready sounds like classic Y&T to me. Highly recommended!

From: hair metal again Date: September 5, 2012 at 10:11
outstanding release by the mighty Y&T !as always the songs ,the sound ,the musicianship are there and this one is essential and i remember giving it a lot of spins back in the early 90 s!all the songs are excellent and combine rockin attitude with a commercial edge!awesome stuff

From: MetalPete1031 Date: January 4, 2013 at 9:46
I overlooked this cd when it first came out, due to my disappointment with "Contagious" (other than title track). Not sure about some folks ranking that release higher than this one, as I completely disagree. This one blows it away, and belongs up in the ranks of 'Mean Streak' and "Earthshaker" whilst 'Contagious' clearly does not. Outstanding guitar and vocals on this, a real hard and energetic return to form for Y&T. If you lost track of them for a while like I did, be assured this one is worth picking up! Bluesy and played with conviction. Extremely happy with this hard rock slab! "Hard Times", "City", "Going off The Deep End", "Surrender", "Girl Crazy" are just some of the great tracks.


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