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Artist: Vandenberg

Title: Vandenberg

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Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1982

Label: ATCO/Warner (Japan)

Catalog Number: 18P2-2767


Dick Kemper bass, backing vocals
Bert Heerink lead vocals
Adrian Vandenberg guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Jos Zoomer drums, backing vocals


1.  Your Love is in Vain  
2.  Back on my Feet  
3.  Wait  
4.  Burning Heart  
5.  Ready for You  
6.  Too Late  
7.  Nothing to Lose  
8.  Lost in a City  
9.  Out in the Streets  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Kevin D. Date: June 16, 2001 at 11:45
I bought this on vinyl in ' 82 after hearing Burning Heart and soon found out that the whole album completely kicked butt. I recently bought it on CD (Jap. import) for about $30 and wouldn't hesitate to do it again if something happened to this copy. Adrian's guitar work is excellent.

From: Ian Toomey Date: February 9, 2002 at 16:49
10 out of 10 a brilliant rock album!!!

From: Knuckles Date: June 10, 2002 at 7:37
Love this album. I could listen to your love is in vain over and over.

From: detective Date: June 24, 2002 at 21:02
Check out woundedbird.com for reasonable reissues of these CDs.

From: Gar Date: May 29, 2003 at 1:28
A solid release. Really there are no weak tunes here. Too bad they went in a poppier direction with their 2nd release. This one seems to be heavily influenced by Schenker-era UFO.

From: ace Date: June 4, 2003 at 1:30
i F'N love burning heart, i just wish they would have gotten better promotion. great group and cd. UP THE IRONS.

From: perfectstranger Date: June 16, 2003 at 8:07
your love is in vain and burning heart are the standout tracks for sure on this one. this is a sorely overlooked record from a band that was great. if you like bad company,pat traver and fastway this is up your alley!!!!!!!

From: Tony Date: December 9, 2003 at 16:53
Good album that is a nice bridge between 70's hard rock and 80's metal. The UFO influences are obvious in particular Vandenberg's melodic soloing a la Schenker. To my ears though these guys on this album sound a lot like the Scorpions minus the big sing-a-long choruses. It is nice to hear albums like this where the musicians were top notch and performance was just as important as style. Good choice if you like a balance between hard rock and heavy metal.

From: Christine Date: December 25, 2003 at 4:05
I can't believe it... VH1Classic just played the video for 'Your Love Is In Vain!!!' Still such a great song, and I still get a kick out of Adrian's tiger suit w/the bow tie!

From: holyroller Date: January 19, 2004 at 23:46
I happened upon this cassette in 1989 at A&A's in my hometown for I think $6.99. Good investment! After much searching I found their other two. Of course the reason I bought it is because I was a Whitesnake fan. I figured I was going to get your typical guitar hero album. Wrong! Great songwriting, vocals, arranging, melodies.. and the guitar playing isn't too shabby either. 'Burning Heart' is one of the greatest ballads, bar none.

From: Dusty Date: January 20, 2004 at 14:51
And the best thing is: they're Dutch!! (yeah, i'm Dutch too...) Adrian played with Whitesnake last year when they did their dutch concert, very cool!

From: Dave Date: February 11, 2004 at 17:56
This is one of those excellent, overlooked albums that should have made the band famous. Adrian just plays guitar, flat out. They lost their way on the 2nd album which now sounds like a bad soundtrack to a bad '80s teem movie. If you ever have the oppostunity to buy this album, BUY IT!!!

From: Mike h Date: May 8, 2004 at 20:37
this is the first and best Vandenberg release. this includes great songs like, YOUR LOVE IS IN VAIN, BACK ON MY FEET, WAIT, BURNING HEART, and TOO LATE. The best song on the cd and probably the best and most well-known Vandenberg song is BURNING HEART. it's a great power ballad with talented guitar playing. Who knows who Adrian Vandenberg was influenced by on the guitar? It sounds like he could have picked up on Eddie Van Halen in the 70's.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 18, 2004 at 2:40
Vandenberg might just be the best Dutch band ever. Well, I do not know many others except for Golden Earring (pretty good themselves). This is as consistant as any hard rock album from the early 80's. 'Burning Heart' was a pretty big hit as a power ballad before rock bands were chruning them out at a rapid pace. And Vandenbergs guitar playing is excellent as expected. 10/10

From: victor chassera Date: July 16, 2004 at 0:45
very good album

From: Metalhead66 Date: February 18, 2005 at 11:39
This is the best thing they did IMO. Killer guitar work in the Style of Michael Schenker...Very Classy..Can't say Enough about the whole thing.I got it when it came out and have been playing it ever since!!! 9.5/10!!!!!

From: Geoff Date: November 11, 2005 at 0:00
I was sort of expecting more, especially looking at the song names which for a melodic rock lover could mostly turn into gold, but it's not really my thing. Understand this has some fans, but I prefer it a little more melodic than this. Good for what it is, but I won't need to hear again personally.

From: edwithmj Date: July 23, 2009 at 22:11
It doesn't really get any better than this. I expected this to be good and was surprised by just how good it was! Adrian Vandenberg shines throughout the whole album and Bert Heerink's vocals are spot on. Your Love Is In Vain, Back On My Feet (excellent riff), Burning Heart and Too Late are the best on here. This is essential stuff.

From: Blue Tequila Date: August 10, 2009 at 16:19
"Wait" is such a kickass song!!

From: petermexico Date: May 21, 2012 at 18:17
This is a killer album, This is great hard rock, pure and simple, but one of the best bands I heard in my life, Coll guitar, strong drums, and killer songs like Your Love is in Vain, Wait, Burning Heart, Lost in a City and Nothing to Lose. This is the best Adrian Vandenberg. Desde el primer día que lo escuché este disco me dejó encendido, uno de mis discos favoritos de Hard Rock puro y directo, y el trabajo por el cual Adrian fué requerido inmediatamente aunque aceptó más tarde para acompañar a David Coverdale, simplemente uno de los discos indispensables del rock europeo, potencia y adrenalina en cada interpretación. Eres grande Adrian. Saludos a 30 años de su lanzamiento sigue sonando increíble.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 12, 2016 at 13:54
More than a great Record a decent one instead ...steady songs being "Back On My Feet" my favorite one..."Burning Heart"(nice) & "Nothing to Lose" are two other that go into my book of music...80/100

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