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Artist: O'Ryan

Title: Something Strong

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Category: AOR

Year: 1991

Label: Parachute Music (UK)

Catalog Number: CDPAR 001

Personnel

Mervyn Spence lead vocals, guitar, piano, bass
Dieter Petereit keyboards, bass programming
Curt Cress drums
Pit Low keyboards
Peter Weihe guitars
Hermann Weindorf piano

Tracks

1.  Stronger Than Love  
2.  Reaction  
3.  Don't Let It Slip Away  
4.  Shaky Ground  
5.  Something Strong  
6.  Emer May  
7.  Blood Upon a Stone  
8.  Lying Eyes  
9.  Deeper Than the Ocean  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Chris Date: July 26, 2003 at 14:33
This is excellent. If your musical tastes lie with the lighter side of AOR then this album is for you. It even strays into pop teritory on the odd occasion, but songs such as 'Stronger than love' 'Reaction' and the quite wonderful 'Emer may' are cracking slices of lightweight AOR. Definately well worth hearing.

From: TYNO / BRAZIL Date: October 20, 2003 at 9:58
WHEN I GOT A COPY OF THIS CD I THOUGHT THAT WAS A POP BAND, BUT TO MY LUCKY NOW I HAVE THE COPY OF ONE OF THE BEST AOR CD'S. THE VOCALIST IS AMAZING . REACTION IS AN OUSTANDING TRACK. GET YOUR COPY IF YOU FIND IT. EXCELLENT .

From: Rycheage Date: June 13, 2004 at 0:13
'Something Strong' in a nutshell, is a very high quality release of melodic AOR, period! 'Stronger Than Love', 'Shaky Ground', and 'Lying Eyes' are full on uptempo rockers, while conversely, the ballads are also strong, namely 'Don't Let it Slip Away'. Without doubt the star performer is the superb 'Reaction'. What a track this is! Not far behind is 'Blood Upon A Stone', while the title track 'Something Strong' is also good, though more funkier than the others on the album.

From: Marcio Tex Date: December 13, 2004 at 12:50
Very good album indeed!! it's made for all of you addisct to AOR music!! very catchy and melodic!! get it already!! AOR RULEZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

From: perillan Date: March 9, 2005 at 10:58
Excelente album de un rock elgante, melódico y comercial, a caballo entre el AORpop y el AORtécnico. Todas las canciones tienen calidad, y por destacar alguna me quedaria con "Emer may"

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 23, 2005 at 0:33
Yeahhh Boys Very Good AOR album, otro gran album de AOR grandes temas el caso de Reaction (mi favorita un Hit total), Stronger Than Love, Deeper Than the Ocean, Emer May, Don't Let It Slip Away no me gustan mucho comparaciones porque cada buen artista tiene su estilo, pero para aquellos que no an tenido la oportunidad de escucharlo va muy al estilo de Stan Meissner(1-2 album) o Joseph Lee Wood. Altamente Recomendado para los amantes del buen AOR.

From: ROBERT Date: October 7, 2006 at 12:52
Joderrr! lo tengo Original y no viene la fexa por ningun lado!! Muy Buen Disco, q tenia Olvidado hace muxos años asta q lo encontrado oy debajo d la cama!!! Maraviyoso Sof AOR d este super Desconocido solista! muy Recomendado!! 7 d 10!!

From: coverdale14 Date: May 11, 2007 at 13:16
SORPRENDENTE TRABAJO, STRONGER THAN LOVE AOR EN ESPLENDOR, REACTION ESE RIFF DE AOR SIMPLEMENTE DEMOLEDOR, SOMETHING STRONG BUENOS ARREGLOS, MI FAVORITA DEEPER THAN THE OCEAN. SALUDOS A LOS POCOS QUE CONOCEN ESTE BUEN DISCO, INCLUYENDO AL COLEGA EL RAFO. LARGA VIDA EL HARD-AOR.

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: June 28, 2007 at 19:09
ESPLENDIDO DISCO DE AOR!! AOR en su vertiente mas light plagado de muy buenas temas, muy melódicos, mucha clase y elegancia. Por supuesto destaca "Reaction" que es un mega hit; "Stronger Than Love" un super temazo y en general todo el disco está lleno de muy buen gusto y grandes composiciones. RECOMENDADO

From: Mustaine_TW Date: June 22, 2008 at 9:19
90/100 great AOR album, by the way the singer is from Wishbone Ash.

From: Swazi Date: June 25, 2008 at 12:02
Yes, this is correct. Mervyn Spence was the vocalist and bassist of Wishbone Ash from '84 - '86. He is also the singer of the band Face Face. This one and the second O'Ryan release "Initiate" are really great AOR albums. Highly recommended !!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 4, 2012 at 18:50
Pleasant enough to satisfy the AOR ears of the lovers of the genre(like me )...good voice,good songs,good arrangements...what else is needed???..."Reaction","Don't Let It Slip Away"(nice),"Emer May"(smooth,subtle),"Blood Upon A Stone"(excellent),"Lying Eyes"(catchy)& "Deeper Than The Ocean"(nice)....recommended...86/100


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