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ALIEN - Alien 1993 CD
ALIEN - Alien 1993 CD


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Category: AOR

Year: 1993

Label: Eagle Records (Scandinavia)

Catalog Number: ECD 043

Average Rating: 86 / 100 (19 ratings)


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Tony Borg guitar, backing vocals
Daniel Zangger Borch lead vocals
Conny Payne bass, backing vocals
Richard Andre keyboards, backing vocals
Michael Wikman drums
1.  Take Me to Heaven  4:58
2.  Number One  3:45
3.  A World Full of Dreams  4:10
4.  Standin' Alone  3:37
5.  Just a Man  4:54
6.  My Love  5:10
7.  A Little Ain't Enough  4:10
8.  Strong Like a Warrior  4:53
9.  Song of a Renegade  3:23
10.  Lets Go Dancin'  4:36
11.  Open Your Eyes  4:12
Total Running Time:  47:48

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Existing comments about this CD

From: voice Date: October 24, 2001 at 3:03
Basic AOR, but very good. The singer Daniel Zangger Borch sounds wonderful but allways semes to remain in a low range. Would realy like to hear him pitch higher. Good songs, good playing but wont go down in the historybooks.

From: DRAGONFLY Date: December 11, 2001 at 15:46

From: José Carlos Date: February 26, 2002 at 11:29
Se nota que falta Pete Sandberg, aunque Daniel Zangger Borch no lo hace nada mal. Este es el mejor disco de los que canta Daniel.

From: Carl R. Date: November 7, 2002 at 21:39
EVERYONE out there that can find Best & Rare-GET IT! Smoking guitars.The guy is every bit as good as John Norum & has some Yngwie type runs-I could NOT believe it when I heard it!

From: Carsten Date: November 30, 2002 at 0:30
Change of singer to Daniel Zangger Borch doesn't lower the quality of the music, just the vocals, as he brings a bit of a bluesy style to the band. This album, known also as III, is an excellent piece of melodic AOR!

From: Melodiker Date: January 6, 2003 at 14:02
Schöne CD,aber auch sehr ruhig ! Aber was soll`s,es muss ja nicht immer Vollgas gegeben werdn ! 8,5\10 ! Geht nicht sofort wie die ersten beiden Alben in`s Ohr,aber nach ein paar Durchläufen merkt man schon,das man ne tolle CD in Händen hält !!!

From: Geoff Date: May 24, 2004 at 22:37
For my liking, this is where Alien faltered. Poor songs, boring album. Hard to believe the first two albums were of the same band name and song writer? I don't know how much Tony Borg wrote on the first two, but judging by this one assumes he had a lot of assistance. Very, very average release from a once great band.

From: TIM (2) Date: June 2, 2004 at 13:30
Terrible production, but a pretty good set of tunes. I actually think this was their 2nd best behind the debut. Opener "Take Me to Heaven" is just brilliant, as is "Standing Alone", but then there are tracks like "Let's Go Dancin'"... If you can get over the mess of a production/mix there are some decent tunes on here.

From: Mike Date: February 11, 2005 at 15:53
Not bad, but because the singer's low voice the songs seems the same. The guitar is under-mixed too. Not even much middle freqs. But at last!!! REAL DRUMS!!! My faves are "a little ain't enough", and "a world full of dreams"

From: SCANDI Date: April 13, 2006 at 15:49
I just listened to this CD. Must admid "Song of a renegade" is a very interesting one. Listen to this! It has a feeling of a traditional fair. "Strong like a warrior" has a keyboard arrangement strongly reminds me on ABBA. --And what's the mess with "Let's go dancing"..? I recommend this album to all lovers of Scandinavian AOR. I, personally, never liked the debut too much. So this is surely different but that doesn't mean it's worse. Good musicianship. Voice is not my thing either. 7,8/10.

From: Melo Date: April 11, 2007 at 4:54
Mir gefällt die Scheibe sehr gut.Das Problem ist,das man sich erst mal an die Stimme des neuen Sängers gewöhnen muss.Das ist mittlerweile geschehen.Ein anderer Minuspunkt ist die schlappe Produktion ! Ich habe der CD viel Zeit gegeben und muss sagen,das es sich im Endeffekt gelohnt hat ! Schöne Platte ! 8,5\10

From: lalorock Date: July 15, 2007 at 13:22
En mi opinión este es un gran album, claro, no tan directo y lleno de feeling como el primero, pero tiene sus temazos caso de A world Full of Dreams(mi favorita)donde los teclados son mágicos y llevan de la mano a la canción,todos los temas tienen lo suyo desde la inicial un medio tiempo que te engancha pasando por la segunda otro temazo con un riff de guitarra melódico matador!,Just a Man balada con un feeling atmósferico que te envuelve, y los solos,ni hablar sino escuchen el final de My Love

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: September 25, 2007 at 22:21
Tremenda Joya del AOR, con sonidos muy agradables y una voz muy elegante, temas muy penetrantes y magicos porque asi es este albun magico temas como "Strong Like A Warriors!!s y "A World Full Of Dreams" con unos toques de teclas impresionantes... vaya que Joya!!!

From: titothetitan Date: October 30, 2017 at 8:03
Their 3rd best album, only behind the debut and the last album 'Eternity'. The production is better and more audible than the previous album 'Shifting Gear' - it doesn't mean is it that good. But the album itself is filled with great melodic songs, great choruses and keyboards. The singer isn't as good as Jim or Pete, but he's ok. 'Take Me to eaven', 'Standing Alone', 'A Little Ain't Enough', 'Strong Like A Warrior', 'Song Of A Renegade', and beautiful ballad 'Just a Man' and the ultra-catchy 'A World Full of Dreams' are my favourites. The japan release of the album there's a live version of their hit 'Only One Woman'.

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