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Artist: Torben Schmidt

Title: A Bit On The Side

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Torben Schmidt A Bit On The Side Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1991

Label: Epic

Catalog Number: 46850


Torben Schmidt Vocals
Henrik Janson Guitars
Lars Danielsson Bass
Steen Boel Keyboards, Organ
Klaus Menzer Drums
Kee Marcello Guitar
Torben Johansen Guitar
Morten Larsen Guitar
Troels Skovgaard Guitar
Rune Olesen Piano
Niels Ole Thorning Organ
Ole Trier Keyboards
Knud Lindhard Backing Vocals
Joal Backing Vocals


1.  Love On Sale  
2.  Good Day To Be Living  
3.  When I Hold You In My Arms  
4.  I Gave My Soul To Rock N' Roll  
5.  It Ain't The First Time  
6.  Turn On My Badland  
7.  My Woman  
8.  Can't You Feel It  
9.  Spider's Web  
10.  Same Old Song, Same Old Story  
11.  Sweet Lucy  

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From: aorjocke Date: May 27, 2004 at 7:25
This solo album from Skagarak's lead singer Torben Schmidt contains many styles.Like the very nice heavy rock tune "Love On Sale",The terrific ballad "When I Hold You In My Arms", the beautiful blues inspired song "Spider's Web" and the super AOR song "Same Old Song, Same Old Story". Over all this is a good album, but more Heavy rock than AOR...

From: TIM (2) Date: May 27, 2004 at 8:21
Agree with comments above, this is excellent but pretty different from Skagarack (isn't a million miles from their last album "Big Time" though). This is now very rare, but is high quality hard rock. The ballad "When I Hold you In my Arms" is almost worth the high price on it's own...

From: Scandinavia Date: May 30, 2004 at 7:53
AND has Kee Marcello of EUROPE fame playing on a few tracks...

From: jessica96fish Date: June 1, 2004 at 19:47
as above.love this cd.well worth tracking down.so don't delay buy today.

From: Jepster Date: August 7, 2004 at 4:58
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=4028429289&ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT I just discovered it here. Its way cheaper than the 55 I paid.

From: Kip Date: August 26, 2004 at 12:05
Ditto exactly what aorjocke said. Those are my favorite 4 songs on the album. I really like the way the keyboard and guitar melodies take turns leading on Love On Sale, and When I Hold You In My Arms is one of my all time favorite ballads. Overall it is a little different from Skagarack, but not much. It's like the difference between Bon Jovi's Destination Anywhere and his other albums - different, but still relitively the same.

From: Geoff Date: August 26, 2004 at 20:12
'When I hold you on my arms' is an outstanding ballad and "Same old song, same old story' is a huge melodic gem. Elsewhere I like this soldi melodic hard rocking affair, but those two easily steal ths show for me. Almost on par with Skagarack, maybe not quite as good.

From: Rik Date: October 8, 2004 at 10:11
Great songs by far are the rockers: Good day to be living, Gave my soul to rock and roll, It aint the first, Turn on my badland and the semi rocker Cant you feel it Top song: Same old song, same old story. What a great chorus. The guitar solo is awesome. The tune just sticks in your head. Makes you just wanna sing a long ! Great solo effort by Torben. More Please !!!!!

From: Scandinavia Date: May 9, 2005 at 16:30
Topclass!! If you've ever found yourself enjoying songs by SKAGARACK or EUROPE you need this one aswell!!!

From: SCANDI Date: May 14, 2005 at 14:37
I'm 'a bit on the side' with this album. That means I'm disappointed for all these reviews here telling me this is a abolutely high class typically scandi album. Especially when aorjoke said "Same old song.." is an AOR song I think he really made a joke In my opinion this album IS NOT varied in style. Instead of typically scandi MR we find here some kind of 'southern hardrock' all over again. The song that shines out surely is "When I hold you..".

From: SCANDI Date: May 14, 2005 at 14:51
Musically this reminds me more on GREAT KING RAT, MERZY or even on START FROM THE DARK (for the guitars) then on SKAGARACK (first two or three) or EUROPE at their prime time. Even though you hear some SKAGARACK sound here and there.. Especially on my other faves "Love for sale" & "It ain't the first time". Moreover, "I gave my soul.." is hot. "Sweet Lucy" is OK (maybe "Good day.." for its riffs & Turn on.." for it's chorus and solo, but I won't advise paying more than $25 for it. 8,2/10

From: Erik Date: November 27, 2005 at 10:25
Where is the big man from super scandi band Skagarack these days ?? Torben Schmidt is so talented. Great songwriter and cool voice. Love this album. "Good Day To Be Living, Gave My Soul To Rock N' Roll, It Ain't The First Time ,Can't You Feel It and Same Old Song, Same Old Story are melodic rock heaven songs for me. We need this guy back in the melodic rock scene!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: July 4, 2006 at 12:13
Good Melodic Hard Rock/AOR album, mas Hard Melodico que AOR con el sonido de las bandas de estos 90's aca Torben Schmidt luce una mejor voz que en Skagarack en especial del primer album pero tampoco llega al nivel de los trabajos que tenia con su banda, eso no quiere decir que no estemos ante un buen album Same Old Song, Same Old Story el tema que mas me gusta del disco por la fuerza y ganas con que la tocan si hubieran un par mas asi seria otra cosa, en fin un buen disco 8/10

From: erik Date: March 23, 2007 at 14:02
The reissue of this beauty is finally there !!!!. Copy of it is on its way as we speak.

From: BIG-TIME Date: May 12, 2008 at 11:36
What a great CD bit of commercial/Hard rock gem the re-issue is out so no worrying about the price and it has a video track for the PC to! get it, it's great...KEEP ROCKIN ALL!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 2, 2010 at 16:07
Brilliant album by the lead singer of Skagarack with plenty of strong numbers..."Love On Sale" is an excellent opening track,it puts you "on track","Good Day To Be Living" rocks hard and of course is a fave,"When I Hold You In My Arms" is a precious ballad,"I Gave My Soul To Rock'N'Roll" has a really fantastic lyric,this one is an ode to us the rockers,"Turn On My Badland" is another personal fave,"Can't You Feel It" is a pretty cool song,"Same Old Song,Same Old Story" and of course the same old good AOR!,the one we love to death!..."Sweet Lucy" closes the album as a highlight...if u want good songs with a solid vocalist,then this Torben Schmidt solo effort will suit you fine......94/100

From: 123charpenay Date: October 23, 2012 at 13:02
ok with rick very brilliant record from the skagarack s singer.all is good in this album absoluty no weak point.a very solid and consistent melodic hard rock record.you can buy closed eyes.pleasure guaranted!!!!!!!!!!!

From: hair metal again Date: December 23, 2013 at 10:11
pretty fine release by TORBEN SCHMIDT back in 91 ,with a polished,commercial sound and some really great guitar work!the songs are ok ,but nothing spectacular and overall this will satisfy almost everyone ,but it wont get you to the edge !"same old song,same old story","turn on my badland" and "good day to be living"!good stuff here!

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