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Artist: Benjamin Orr

Title: The Lace

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Benjamin Orr The Lace Album Cover

 

Category: Lite AOR

Year: 1986

Label: Elektra

Catalog Number: 9 60460-2

Personnel

Benjamin Orr Vocals
Diane Page Backing Vocals
Larry Klein Keyboards
Mike Landau Guitar
Elliot Easton Guitar

Tracks

1.  Too Hot To Stop  4:18
2.  In Circles  4:32
3.  Stay The Night  4:26
4.  Skyline  4:10
5.  When You're Gone  4:51
6.  Spinning  4:27
7.  Hold On  4:30
8.  The Lace  4:20
9.  That's The Way  4:07
10.  This Time Around  5:10
  
Total Running Time:  44:51

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Existing comments about this CD

From: peter poland Date: December 28, 2004 at 4:30
Decent album in Beau Geste or Stan Meissner vain. Basiclly i like this album, but what i don't like about it , it's up tempo tracks. 7/10

From: koogles Date: December 29, 2004 at 10:56
If you like the "Drive" side of The Cars, this CD takes that Westcoast approach and runs with it. Great late-night listening from the late Cars bassist. Ben Orr R.I.P. and thanks for the great AOR!

From: oliver Date: December 30, 2004 at 3:29
late-night listening, well said! but nothing special. this isn´t worth the 50$ you´ve to spend. nice aor like 100s of other 80s releases.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: December 30, 2004 at 6:22
UNA JOYA DEL AOR, COMPARABLE CON STAN MEISSNER COMO DICEN, PERO NO A BEAU GESTE????? (BEAU GESTE IS MORE POWERFUL), EXCELENTES TEMAS COMO Stay The Night(EL CLASICO MAS CONOCIDO DE BENJAMIN), In Circles, Hold On, When You're Gone, Too Hot To Stop ESTE ALBUM ES PARA MI TODO UN AOR SUPERCLASSICCC!!!! DE LO MEJOR QUE A SACADO BENJAMIN, SUPERA CUALQUIER ALBUM DE THE CARS, UN ALBUM AOR DE CALIDAD TOTAL. RAITING 5.75???(STUPIDS BOYS), WHAT HAPPEN, FOR ME IS A 10.

From: ROBERT Date: April 22, 2005 at 9:28
Michael Landau esta en todos los Fregaos!!! Otro diskito d los clasicos q me faltan... y van... Espero conseguirlo pronto y comentarlo aki.... SI ME DEJAN!! :P sALUDOS dd Barcelona!!.....

From: victordeaor Date: September 14, 2005 at 8:44
Joder... estoy con Robert! cuantas manos tiene Michael Landau? sale hasta en el segundo disco de Rafa Martin!!! todo un todoterreno del ROCK. "Stay the night" es mi tema favorito del disco. Un saludo desde Barna. .

From: juan carlos Date: February 16, 2006 at 16:07
Obviando el 1er comentario, despues todo de acuerdo.. un gran album de Orr, no encuentro temas ni buenos ni regulares, todos son muy buenos y en una onda pop-AOR! que facil te recuerdan a los Cars y que no tiene para nada de malo a mi modo de ver.. comienzan con un tema muy a los Cars rockerizados, de alli para adelante todo es lite-AOR.. seguro que se nota la mano de mike landau por aqui.. como dicen, este tipo de musica ya no se hace.. asi que a gozar y a tenerlo.. 9/10.

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 19, 2006 at 11:55
"Too Hot To Stop" What a Video!!! Awesome!!! Pure 80's Magic, Santa Madre de Dios me acabo de ver 20 veces seguidas el video "Too Hot To Stop" Dios Mio que magia, que sonido, que estilo, que clase, que calidad, que todo eso es lo que transmite el sonido de los 80 ESA MAGIA QUE TE ATRAPA Y DE LA QUE NUNCA SALDRAS SI TE DEJAS ENVOLVER POR ELLA, DIOS porque no parastes el Tiempo en 1986!!! epocas Inolvidables gracias Dios por dejarme disfrutarlo aunque fui niño me alimente de toda esa MAGIA...

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 19, 2006 at 12:03
Dios me pongo a llorar cuando recuerdo esa epoca inolvidable donde la felicidad duraba para siempre, donde todo era inocencia y magia, porque se fueron esos años porque!!! daria mi vida por estar solo una semana en un año como el 86 lo daria todo, porque Dios porque todo cambio porque el mundo es como es ahora porque se perdio toda esa magia de esa epoca, que bueno que se pueden recordar esas epocas con musica como esta, ja aun tengo mi casaca que me compraron en el 86 y aun lo uso eso es MAGIA

From: Lovedrive Date: April 19, 2006 at 15:15
Me encanta el tema "Stay the night", el resto normalillo para mi gusto

From: mauricio Date: July 2, 2006 at 22:24
hi from-COSTARICA,una de las grandes sorpresas que habia tenido en el 2005 una de las mas gratas fue haber comprado este disco de BENJAMIN ORR,la razon es muy obvia una noche fui a recoger mi pedido traido desde europa donde unos amigos que me compran los cds y cuya tienda habia un tipo que aparecio vendiendo unos cds y que necesitaba el dinero en el momento que el tipo le mostraba los cds a mi colega yo lo paro y le digo que me los muestre a mi tambien y entre esos discos estaba THE LACE y

From: mauricio Date: July 2, 2006 at 22:24
le digo en cuanto lo vende el tipo me dijo(dame 3000 colones unos $ 6 al tipo de cambio ahora)y me lo lleve como alguien puede dar a un precio tan bajo una joya como esta por favor,como no valoran esta obra de soft aor,mientras hay gente que mata por este disco otros lo bajan(sin ofender a nadie)por que saben la joya que es.un tanto raro en mi pais por que nadie sabe quien es BENJAMIN ORR en solitario.solo escucha su TOO HOT TO STOP uno de los singles que editara este album de 1986-87 y como no

From: mauricio Date: July 2, 2006 at 22:24
su mas representativo tema STAY THE NIGHT el mejor de todos y por que vale tener todo el album.WHEN YOU RE GONE-HOLD ON-SKYLINE-THIS TIME AROUND-y la misma THE LACE como mis preferidas.hay otras movidas como IN CIRCLES-SPINNING-THATS THE WAY. un disco que todos deberian tener en casa como un clasico hoy en dia bastante dificil.y sin olvidar los musicos de lujo y con la guitarra de MICHAEL LANDAU.si este disco es una joya solo imagina si este disco tendria una continuacion

From: mauricio Date: July 2, 2006 at 22:25
solo que BENJAMIN ORR se las llevo a la tumba.un gran disco y que no me arrepiento de haber llegado esa noche cuando vi el album cuando me lo llegaron a vender.lo que si se es que quedo en muy buenas manos,de alguien que si lo sabe apreciar y nunca lo dejaria ir. EL CD ORIGINAL en lo personal para mi vale y sabe mas tenerlo original ya que un cdr o bajado de la red. No sabe a nada ni vale nada (sin ofender a nadie) gracias por tu musica BENJAMIN ORR R.I.P 10/10 no lo dejes ir. maujobarksott@hotm

From: mauricio Date: July 2, 2006 at 22:25
que nadie pierda su gran legado que nos dejo BENJAMIN ORR

From: sluss528 Date: September 19, 2006 at 16:33
wow! what a great cd buy the late great cars bassist! this is not lite aor like it is listed under. this would slot right between shake it up and heart beat city by his band the cars! this has great production by mike shipley and the guitars are played by none other than elliott easton. to put it simple if you like the cars than you will love this cd! it is finally reissued on wouned bird records and is remastered and sounds awesome! r.i.p. ben! we miss you a ton!!!!!!!!!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 19, 2007 at 21:39
Good album but more new wave than aor or any other thing.Shame he died and he cannot give us another taste of his creativeness.The Cars spirit is in here too and that makes it more appracheable 4 listeners."Stay the night" is a hit that will remain forever in our ears!!!!.

From: Carlos A. Date: January 25, 2007 at 19:14
Discazo Lite AOR como catalogan, repleto de temas memorables, aunque es innegable la presencia de acordes The Cars en casi todos los temas(y un poco de New Wave en la deliciosa "That's The Way")De lejos la joya es la magica e invalorable "STAY THE NIGHT"(Hey compatriotas recuerdan que aca en Peru las radios la pasaron por primera vez recien en 1987?)con este disco uno puede imaginarse lo que The Cars pudo haber hecho en la arena AOR(al menos no escatimaban dureza en las guitarras.Gracias Mr Orr.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 11, 2007 at 11:36
Para mi en lo personal The Cars siempre fue una banda invalorada por los medios musicales.Solamente con el super hit "Drive" es que comenzaron a tener mas reconocimiento pero mismo asi despues no volvieron a tener ese gran apoyo mediatico que quizas de vez en cuando no cae mal.Benjamin Orr quizas quizo ayudar aunque sea en solitario a The Cars con su unico album y "otra vez" con la cancion "Stay the Night" logro un poco de notoriedad pero sin romper esa famosa barrera de la ignoracia musical por

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 11, 2007 at 11:42
algunos...Lastima su creatividad como escribi en mi mensaje en ingles no podra vuelta a ser escuchada mas y lo que queda de The Cars a excepcion del Sr Ocasek seguira siendo un ir y venir de flechazos.Seria agradable aunque sea ver a estos Señores ser inscritos en el famoso y "comercial" Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame,aunque sea por sus mas o menos "30 años" de trayectoria musical.

From: z4roxx Date: October 16, 2007 at 15:49
How can I sell this cd?This is so good and amazing,impossible!!!

From: Wachen Date: April 26, 2008 at 13:14
One of the best discs I've ever heard. It's a shame this is his only effort, but what an effort it is! "Stay the night", "Skyline" and "This time around" is what 80's rock is all about! Not a bad track at all and it becomes clearer that Orr's creativity was held back by Ocasek in The Cars. Buy! 10/10

From: PODEROSO YIRO Date: April 28, 2008 at 21:43
This is a beautiful Hi tech Pop AOR album!, with good melodies, a mellow style and great songs like "Too Hot To Stop" and the astonishing "Stay The Night" where we can hear the relaxed and deep voice of Benjamin Orr shining at its best!

From: aorfan700 Date: October 22, 2008 at 10:40
I agree with Wachen on the songs he named. They are 80's heaven. This album is kinda remarkable. It's one of my most treasured cd's I own. I got the re-issue and the sound is actually improved a great deal over the old cd (certainly not always the case with re-issues). Listen out for Michael Landau's world class solo on the title track. Ben orr sings brilliantly on this and the solo is just one of the best subtle ones I ever heard from ML. I often rewind it several times. It really brings down the curtain with a bang on Ben's great angry and melancholic vocal delivery. Also the song Hold On is a piece of 80's heaven and another reviewer somewhere online said he felt like he was in a romantic 80's flick when listening to 'When You Gone'. Priceless. 10/10. I love this album and consider a masterpiece

From: juan carlos Date: June 27, 2010 at 15:36
Oh Yeah aorfan700, Wachen´s comment says it all. "Stay The Night" "This Time Around" and "Skyline" are my all-time favorite tracks here. "This Time Around" wow what a nostalgic song, pure AOR HEAVEN! 9/10

From: ferstyx Date: July 6, 2010 at 16:04
En Youtube, se pueden escuchar canciones de lo que sería su segundo disco. "Do you know what it feels like without you", claro ejemplo de la calidad de Benjamin. Lastima que nadie se anime a lanzarlo.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: November 22, 2010 at 22:38
I haven't had the opportunity to comment this album properly (just a short comment in english way back in 2007) ...i did it quite extensive in spanish (also in 2007) but now it is mandatory to write comments in english and i won't miss the chance to do so as this album is...GREAT!!! ..."Too Hot To Stop" great catchy starter,"In Circles" splendid beat,"Stay The Night" what can i say about it...magical and classic of all times ,"Skyline" wonderful song,it transports you directly to another galaxy ,"Hold On" nice one,"That's The Way" another catchy track & "This Time Around" ends the album in an elegant smoothie way...Benjamin Orr..you and Ric Ocasek made The Cars big...your legacy will remain intact in our memories...God Bless you brother...94/100

From: tomdwa Date: July 6, 2020 at 20:06
Nice and relaxed album, very well produced too. But not a classic, by no means. Stay the night is the obvious winner here, what a great track, and the album closing song This time around is beautiful too.


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