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Artist: Topaz

Title: World Of Secrets

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Topaz World Of Secrets Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1990

Label: CAI Records/ BMI

Catalog Number: TPZ301


Tony Porfirio bass, vocals, synthesis
Mark Grzelak guitars, vocals, synthesis
Dino Meo drums


1.  Time Passes On  
2.  Searching  
3.  Guiding Light  
4.  World Of Secrets  
5.  Away From You  
6.  Hands Of Fate  
7.  Can We Go On  
8.  Could This Be The Way  
9.  Take That Step  
10.  Crazy 8ths  
11.  Shadows Of My Dreams  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: purrfect-kat Date: November 16, 2003 at 12:25
They play a soft Aor style that may appeal to people who suffer from sleeping disorders . . . Put it on at night and you should be asleep in no time.

From: Date: November 19, 2003 at 23:18
This is brilliant AOR with perfect harmonies, superb melodies and nice hooks. Definitely for AOR fans - recommended for sure. It's worth the big bucks too.

From: Date: December 15, 2003 at 8:15
Own it! Very good! Keys up the ol' yin-yang. Style isn't that hard rockin' AOR, more methodical and moody in construction. Take The Cauze indie and fuse it with a bit of Saga and your almost there. Sold for nearly $150 recently on E-bay...worth every penny! GREAT!

From: Delbert Date: February 11, 2006 at 14:36
World Of Secrets is truly a high quality, well produced AOR indie which will delight fans of THE CAUZE and ZAK MASTERS to name a couple. I rate it much higher than the highly collectable KOO CD. The band hails from the Chicago, Illinois area and this CD is highly sought after by collectors worldwide. Any fan of true AOR must have this disc in his/her collection.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: February 28, 2006 at 13:00
mmm Good-Decent AOR/Melodic Rock album, mas Rock Melodico que AOR con ciertas combinaciones que bajan el disco, sin con mis dudas como la primera impresion es la que manda este no me dejo esa sensacion tiene algunos buenos cortes pero les falta mas fuerza o esa magia que caracteriza un contundente Si!!! y este carece de eso para un 6/10

From: oliver Date: April 23, 2006 at 11:07
big disappointment this one. canīt remember having such poor vocals in the last years. songs are ok, nothing more, but the singer kills the harmonies. not worth spending much money. 6/10

From: metalguf Date: November 14, 2006 at 3:02
This is not the best AOR/melodic hard rock CD in the world. The singer has a nice voice, but he sings in a wrong way, he is hacking. But there are some songs there are fine like:Time Passes On and Take That Step. Therefor i'll give it 6/10

From: peter-poland Date: October 9, 2008 at 7:12
Good and rare album. Very similar to Outrider, Haywire (I'm thinking bout their debut album here),Peroux, The Max and Regatta. A lot of keyboards, strong drums and nice guitars in every song. "Searching" and "Could This Be The Way" are my fav tracks here. "Away from you" sounds a bit like BLVD (first album). "Hands of fate" reminds me of Haywire and their "When You Fall Out of Love". "Take that step" is a great ballad (Loverboy's ballads taken out of 'Lovin' Every Minute of It' album spring to mind. You can also hear some Glass Tiger influences here and there. Sure the production could have been better and some vocals parts are a bit muffled, but the melodies are nice, and it's nice to have this album in your collection.Especially If you like perviously mentioned bands.

From: revengeofthefallen Date: March 5, 2009 at 14:49
Very lite AOR nothing really to run after , but there are a few people I know wanting it !

From: rick kerch vzla Date: September 27, 2010 at 20:35
Apart from some highlight moments in the album,what i liked the most is the bass guitar of Tony Porfirio,a really outstanding player..vocals are the contrary..it lacked strenght,so it made the songs sound quite dull at times..."Time Passes On" is a nice starter(it should have been a stronger song rather than this as a "starter"),"Searching" is a highlight,"Guiding Light" for me,the best track of the album,it has a catchy chorus along with "World Of Secrets" which is too,"Away From You" is quite pleasant,"Hands Of Fate" pretty catchy,"Could This Be The Way" is another highlight & "Crazy 8ths" is a very good instrumental song (here is where you can hear Porfirio's playing and admire it )...probably is not a must album 2 have,but give it a try anyway..decent AOR...85/100

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