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Artist: Stage Dolls

Title: Stage Dolls

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Category: AOR

Year: 1989

Label: Chrysalis

Catalog Number: F2 21716 DIDX 4529

Personnel

Not listed.

Tracks

1.  Still in Love  
2.  Wings of Steel  
3.  Lorraine  
4.  Waitin' for You  
5.  Love Cries  
6.  Mystery  
7.  Don't Stop Believin'  
8.  Hanoi Waters  
9.  Ammunition  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: BUD Date: March 21, 2001 at 20:49
This album kicks ass...

From: Robin Date: August 23, 2001 at 18:58
I love this album! Wish I could hear more!

From: P.C. Date: September 21, 2001 at 14:18
I think one of the best AOR album of all time . Healing for your soul . Buy it !!!

From: strickly music Date: November 12, 2001 at 15:35
this is a ass kickin cd if you get the chance pit it up love cries is cool

From: Ken Date: December 6, 2001 at 12:40
Torstein Flakne with his Stage Dolls are the best!! Keep on playing....

From: koogles Date: January 1, 2002 at 18:08
I'd be hard pressed to find a weak track on this whole CD. Very enjoyable and well-crafted AOR from start to finish.

From: silje svartveit Date: January 16, 2002 at 8:51
the album is great, but the best song ever is: hard to say goodbye

From: Ass Man Date: March 30, 2002 at 14:34
This album is kicking my ass. :0)

From: journey Date: May 4, 2002 at 5:35
BEAUTIFUL!! " LOVE CRIES" IS A MASTERPIECE AND BETTER OF "hard to say goodbye"!!

From: visions david Date: May 8, 2002 at 19:18
the best scandinavian rock album. Perfect!

From: samolice Date: May 12, 2002 at 3:25
Is it a joke? We got here a good but not killer album and nothing more and surely not the best scandinavan rock album (see D.A.D.) or anything else!

From: d.a.n 69 Date: June 19, 2002 at 18:55
samolice'i'm very agree with you d:a:d is very superior than stage dolls.. but stage dolls is a great band..listen the song love cries ,is the same riff than fallen angel of poison...but the band is not poison ...........

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: June 30, 2002 at 11:35
Solo por el tema Love Cries ya hay que tener el disco,y si encima el resto de temas no desentonan para nada pues estamos ante una de las maravillas de los 80.Super AOR.

From: Trondhem-Norway Date: July 13, 2002 at 16:37
I must say that I'm proud of being a Norwegian and from the home city to Mr. Flakne!! Stage Dolls is the best that has happend to Norway, I'm just looking forward to the next album!!

From: Pilot Date: August 3, 2002 at 22:25
I bought this album in 1989 when "Love Cries" was first released. Even after 11 years, it's the CD I continue to reach for every week. Everybody's tastes are different, but my own opinion is that this is a solid piece of Rock. It's just a solid effort of crisp, rhythmic tunes from beginning to end - you won't be disappointed.

From: Andre Tekken Date: August 4, 2002 at 15:34
It's the best example of what scandinavian melodic rock is all about!This band is somewhere between Europe and Brian Adams!Very atmospheric tunes,but without loosing it's rocking vein!Very simple songs,with great arrengements!What makes we notice the gift of a great production!Chemestry on this effort,makes you never feel tired of it!Three guys,simple,cativating songs,that is what it is all about!95/10!!I say,the intrincic keyboards is also an important tool in this record!!!!

From: david Date: August 16, 2002 at 7:03
The best scandinavian band is TNT. Dejaros de gilipolleces. The best song is Wings of Steel. Me parece mejor que Love cries. también still in love, lorrein. Es un discazo. El mejor grupo de Noruega después de los reyes TNT.

From: Date: September 2, 2002 at 14:42
Hi there!! Can anybody out there tell me where can I buy this cd new (unopen and sealed)? Please, write to: jsmnavarro@lycos.com Thanks!!

From: freddydekeyzer Date: September 23, 2002 at 4:53
What's the buzz all about. This is nothing special at all. An average record by an average band. There are so many better records out like Bad English, Drive SHe Said, Signal, Captive HEart, I-Ten, Van Stephenson, Boulevard Shooting Star etc. etc.

From: Torstein Date: September 23, 2002 at 9:24
Freddy, this album is better than average. Stage Dolls is a band in the same league as the ones you mentionned. This self-titled release is a MUST-HAVE for any self-respectable AOR/melodoc rock fan. ESSENTIAL ! BUY !

From: West Of Sunset Date: September 27, 2002 at 20:41
Better than the poor and almost impossible to find cd (over400$ on Ebay) Commandos from 1986. For me is the best album but the quality of the singer is poor anyway is a good band. Love cries AOR Heaven!!! For contact: haremscarem@eresmas.com

From: Jenni Date: September 30, 2002 at 18:46
I love this CD. I have the CD and the album as well as the album for Commandos. I don't like that one as much as the first one.

From: Larry Date: October 8, 2002 at 21:52
Wings of Steel is a very cool track.

From: Date: October 13, 2002 at 16:49
Nobody helped me, but I got one copy of this cd new (sealed)two weeks ago...!! jsmnavarro@lycos.com

From: TIM Date: November 17, 2002 at 14:52
Has anyone heard the "Soldier's Gun" album by these guys?

From: jsmnavarro Date: December 12, 2002 at 21:06
To Tim: Yes, but this, selftitled, is better. Anyway, "Queen of hearts", "Shout" and "Way of the world" are good songs!! jsmnavarro@lycos.com

From: Teo_3 Date: December 19, 2002 at 21:14
8.09/10 for this album!!!are you serious?This is worth at least 9.5.This is another excellent scandinavian export.Only hits,DEFINITELY BUY.

From: jsmnavarro Date: August 3, 2003 at 10:17
To me, poetry in motion, AOR Heaven!! ...nuff said!! jsmnavarro@lycos.com

From: robert Date: December 21, 2003 at 21:23
¿Como no va ser vueno si es del 89? para mi un 6'5 sobre 10!!

From: Bunny Date: February 2, 2004 at 4:52
Queridos y odiados...Stage Dolls...en mi opinión,sonido comercial...recomendables,Love cries y Waitin' for you...erbunny@telesal.net...para intercambio de material...

From: vandervelde Date: February 14, 2004 at 13:24
This band has very unique and original sound....personally i don't know any bands with this sound.....I think this album is most comsistent and far the best by this band. The rest has some fillers, this hasn't.Best song Still In Love, Lorraine,Love Cries.... BTW video of Still In Love was shooted in New York....with WTC in perspective

From: Scandi Date: February 24, 2004 at 20:02
Can't help but sometimes I think it's a good one, some other time I just find the CD boring. To be honest, I mainly think it's quite boring. I guess the later things are more exciting, I listened to Sorry (is all I can say) it's a nice ballad. So I don't know if it's worthwhile now to buy the new Best of combilation yes -or no..??

From: George Angel Date: March 25, 2004 at 17:39
This album is been released with two covers the first one is blue and has the logo on metal plate and the second is the one that features here on the site. The ULTRA rare release is with the first cover.More information e-mail wildangelfree69@hotmail.com

From: run2u Date: May 31, 2004 at 19:33
Buenísimo disco AOR,englobado habitualmente entre los álbumes emblemáticos del scandi-rock,o hard escandinavo.Grandes teclados y melodías,sin duda el trabajo mejor "compensado" de la banda y el que más triunfó en USA...alguien recuerda el clip de "Still in love"que censuró la MTV?A lo que interesa:AOR INMENSO,y muy original incluso dentro del estilo.No entiendo como el amigo Robert les da un 6'5 Para mí es ESENCIAL,sin desperdicio.Toneladas de sentimiento y calitè...9/10! run2u69@hotmail.com

From: TIM (2) Date: June 3, 2004 at 5:11
This is excellent stuff, and although their more recent stuff is harder hitting and bigger sounding, this was the most AOR sounding of their releases. If you like Evenrude's "One Size Fits All" then I don't see why you wouldn't like this.

From: dazbuff Date: June 22, 2004 at 3:17
this is great stuff. too bad most of you probably won't hear songs by stage dolls that are just as good. like the songs "down the road" "brittania" , "scorpio", "jesse's got my number", etc. this is because most of these songs are demo's that the band didnt release (to the best of my knowledge). but these are some of the BEST songs they sing. i do have to say that "stage dolls" & "commandos" are 2 great cds to own. i know because along with about 30 unheard demo songs i have them both!

From: dazbuff Date: June 22, 2004 at 3:20
this is great stuff. too bad most of you probably won't hear songs by stage dolls that are just as good. like the songs "down the road" "brittania" , "scorpio", "jesse's got my number", etc. this is because most of these songs are demo's that the band didnt release (to the best of my knowledge). but these are some of the BEST songs they sing. i do have to say that "stage dolls" & "commandos" are 2 great cds to own. i know because along with about 30 unheard demo songs i have them both!

From: dazbuff Date: June 22, 2004 at 3:20
this is great stuff. too bad most of you probably won't hear songs by stage dolls that are just as good. like the songs "down the road" "brittania" , "scorpio", "jesse's got my number", etc. this is because most of these songs are demo's that the band didnt release (to the best of my knowledge). but these are some of the BEST songs they sing. i do have to say that "stage dolls" & "commandos" are 2 great cds to own. i know because along with about 30 unheard demo songs i have them both!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: September 11, 2004 at 0:52
QUE ME PERDONEN LOS STAGE DOLLS POR NO COMENTAR ANTES ESTA JOYA, UN GRUPO TAN GRANDE Y CON UN SONIDO TAN EXQUISITO,ASI QUE A TODOS LOS AMANTES DEL AOR Y EL ROCK MELODICO ESTE ALBUM ES UNA SUPERJOYA ASI COMO EL ANTERIOR "COMMANDOS", QUE PARA MI GUSTO PERSONAL ES MEJOR QUE ESTE, PERO AMBOS SON INCOMPARABLES CON UN Torstein Flakne IMPRESIONANTE UNO DE LOS MEJORES CANTANTES QUE E ESCUCHADO, SONIDO 80 INCONFUNDIBLE, MIERDA SI TAN SOLO VOLVIERAN ESOS AÑOS. LOVE CRIES Y WINGS OF STEEL SON MIS FAVORITAS

From: Geoff Date: September 19, 2004 at 21:07
After hearing 'Love cries' on a Hard n' Heavy video I needed this album. It took me a while, but eventually I tracked it down. I remember being initially disappointed at how soft it is, but eventually the excellent songs took over. 'Love cries' is my favourite, and such a perfect melodic riff, 'Still in love', the excellent 'Waiting for you', 'Lorraine' and 'Hanoi Waters' are faves too, but there are certainly no fillers here. Killer AOR CD!

From: Tonda Date: December 28, 2004 at 11:03
Skvìlá vìc,Mystery je zkrátka neuvìøitelná vìc!

From: MAURICIO Date: December 30, 2004 at 19:59
hi-from COSTARICA.tremendo disco se jalaron estos A-HA ROCKEROS.muy bueno ,muy completo y demasiado dificil de conseguir en mi pais.esto viene desde NORUEGA Y LA VERDAD ME QUEDE COMO LOCO cuando lo consegui 15años despues.y aun asi suena tan fresco y tan vivo como cuando salio.sin duda una gran joya dentro del rock melodico.y este grupo no es una mediania que logran truinfar con una compañia discografica rica.ello aprendieron a tocar a base de sufrimiento y musicalmente son muy convincentes

From: MAURICIO Date: December 30, 2004 at 20:00
un disco muy dispensable y essencial en cualquier coleccion que aun asi muchos ni conocen y deberian tener.no hay que perderse STILL IN LOVE-LORRAINE-WINGS OF STEEL y su tema estrella LOVE CRIES.es decir todas aunque el album es un poco corto pero muy intenso.le doy=10 al album-10 alas canciones-9.4 por la duracion-10 a BJORN NESSJOE por la produccion tan buena que hizo al igual que con los reyes el super grupo TNT.-10 por la tapa-10 a mi por tenerlo.y tu tendras 10 si los consigues tambien.

From: MAURICIO Date: December 30, 2004 at 20:01
corre y no te quedes sin el tuyo.no hay como describir al rock escandinavo del rock americano-europeo.muy buenos coros ,fuertes guitarras.inmensos teclados. muy elegantes sin duda, aunque para mi son los suecos y luego los noruegos con esos melodicos y victoriosos vikingos=TNT-STAGE DOLLS-RETURN-VAGABOND-ON THE RISE-ARK-CONECPTION-STREET LEGAL-RAIN.que son los que tengo.y aun me falta por tener a=DA VINCI-TINDRUM.pero no me quejare por lo que he conseguido de ellos.ROCK THE VIKING FORCE-RULES

From: ArnoldLancelot Date: January 23, 2005 at 3:42
Sorry guys, but I have to agree with freddydekeyzer on this one, all the bands he says are indeed better; I'm not saying it's bad, but for a keys-oriented AOR fan like me, this one works a bit less. Not to mention some strange baking vocals here and there with a...soul vein mabye?? Love Cries takes it all! That's true, no doubt, but enough for the hole album? Dare's first album, Treat's Dreamhunter, 87's Stan Bush and barrage, FM's Tough it out are just examples of waaaaayyyy much more quality a

From: ArnoldLancelot Date: January 23, 2005 at 3:44
and CLASS!!!

From: ptw Date: February 27, 2005 at 22:06
opinions are like assholes..everyone's got one..I liked it alot for the time

From: Swriter Date: April 3, 2005 at 13:11
fairly new to this band(after the great new cd) and found this one, this is a great lighter melodic/aor album, Love Cries must be the best song of the band, a killer, other great ones are Waitin for you, Still in love, Wings, Lorraine. Such a shame that us from the States had to wait so long to hear this band!!!! now to go seek out more SDolls music!!!

From: z4roxx Date: April 4, 2005 at 9:11
IMO this is an overrated band.I miss the last one and"commandos","Soldier's gun"is very very bad,I save 2 track(decents),in the other 2 cd's there's some good track but nothin'awesome...

From: Lovedrive Date: June 25, 2005 at 7:29
Después de leer los comentarios me animé a escuchar este disco, y la verdad que me ha gustado bastante. Por lo que veo el anterior tambien tiene buena pinta.. Las que mas me han gustado: Still In love y Hanoi Waters

From: Mediaab Date: December 7, 2005 at 8:16
Stage Dolls' best album to date!! A perfect 100 out of 100 if you ask me! Only nine tracks, but classic songs nevertheless all of them, including one of the best AOR-songs ever in Love cries. This album has it all, huge choruses, great musicianship, fantastic singing by Torstein, and top notch production. This cd should have sold millions had they only had a bit more luck! Best rock cd ever from Norway I'd say, even better than Tell no tales!!

From: juan carlos Date: April 8, 2006 at 0:25
Un clasico oculto y poco conocido. Todos los temas parejos pero la mejor del disco es sin duda "lorraine" una gozada el escucharlo. Despues estan "love cries" "wings of steel" y "don´t stop believin´". Encanta por ese sonido y teclados mágicos. El cantante cumple de cara al album pero no es para nada alucinante su voz. Llega a clasico por ser un disco parejo, al menos en mi humilde opinion 9/10

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: June 17, 2006 at 19:28
What happened???? otro gran albun y tiene nombre a STAGE DOLLS , otra vez asombrado pero que dos grandes trabajos de estos tres me quedo alucinado de tan solo escuchar love cries & Lorraine si que hacen magia asi tipo juego brasil y barcelona buenisimo albun y un grupaso que no debe de faltar en tu coleccion....Saludos al maestro RAFO phoenix is the hero of AOR & Hard Rock Melodic ....

From: lalorock Date: June 22, 2006 at 17:32
exelente album de los stage dolls con canciones que te entran a la primera escuchada caso de las increibles still in love,wings of steel, lorraine, love cries, un album sin canciones de relleno y tocadas de una manera magistral, estos es candinavos tienen ese algo que solo ellos poseen al momento de componer sus temas. exelente disco.

From: DANTE Date: July 20, 2006 at 3:32
LOS HE DESCUBIERTO TARDE, PERO QUÉ BIEN HACERLO. EN LA LÍNEA DE LOS GRUPOS ESCANDINAVOS (ALIEN, AMAZE ME...) UN SUPER AOR CON UNAS MELODÍAS IMPRESIONANTES (LORRAINE, LOVE CRIES). COINCIDO CON MI AMIGO RAFO QUE LOS AÑOS 80 SON IRREPETIBLES. YO, POR SUERTE, VIVÍ CON INTENSIDAD LOS 80, Y PASÉ DESDE LA ESCUCHA DEL HEAVY METAL (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, SAXON, MAIDEN, JUDAS) HASTA EL DESCUBRIMIENTO DEL AOR (JOURNEY, FOREIGNER, FM), CON MEZCLA DE ROCK MELÓDICO: DOKKEN, ICON. AÑORANZA DE LOS 80......

From: XabDeth Date: August 8, 2006 at 15:06
Si que es una joya, pues temas como still in love, aunque me gusten todas, ninguna cancion baja la calidad, sobre todo me gusta el sonido de los 80's que tanto caracteriza a estas bandas. No tenerlo es perderlo. 10/10

From: shadow51 Date: October 9, 2006 at 15:44
essenziale ...come gli altri ..credo ...pop-rock i massimi livelli capolavori di semplici armonie ..classe cristallina ..comprarli e' doveroso ..la raccolta non basta ..

From: Carlos A. Date: November 11, 2006 at 21:09
Otra delicioso disco AOR escandinavo con temas hechos para romper a la primera, y claro comerciales hasta decir basta pero con el feelin y la calidad suficiente como para no pensarlo demasiado "Wings of Steel" y "Love Cries" inmensos, todo el disco es un festin 9.1/10

From: aceisback Date: September 17, 2007 at 5:48
Perfect AOR album. Not one weak track on here.

From: aorhunter1980 Date: March 15, 2008 at 17:58
KICKING ASS AOR ALBUM!!!!!!!!!! 9,5/10.

From: Zoner Date: July 26, 2008 at 13:49
Killer AOR album!

From: Christian-Danger25 Date: February 25, 2009 at 14:10
esta legalllllllllllllll este album para mi casi perfecto .....lorraine very nice y ni ke decir de "Love cries" goooooooooooooooooooooood !!!!!

From: qwest Date: July 12, 2009 at 9:41
One of the best in history!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 20, 2010 at 22:09
Revising my old collection of vynils i ran into this jewel that i did not have the change to comment in here...to only mention the hit single "Love Cries" was not worth it(i say this because i also have a 7 inch single of the track and this was the one i've spinned more because is at hand)anyway what can i tell u about this album...greatness!...catchy,melodic,original and from... Norway!!!(the land of Black Metal!)...in here we have pure AOR mayhem!..."Still In Love" an instant fave,"Wings Of Steel" catchy,"Lorraine" brought to mind Bryan Adams!,"Waitin' For You" just nice,"Love Cries" obviously a fave,"Mystery" another catchy tune along with "Hanoi Waters" and "Ammunition" closes smoothly and nice...for me an essential album and with a vocalist (Mr Torstein Flakne) that has a voice similar to Bryan Adams and Richard Marx mixed together...an enjoyable album 4 sure..buy!.98/100.

From: hair metal again Date: October 26, 2010 at 1:39
there are no words describing that masterpiece!hard rock perfection here with killer songs like "love cries","mystery","waitin for you" and "hanoi waters".excellent sound,feeling,musicianship.this little baby has it all!

From: onemorecast Date: September 19, 2011 at 2:00
I had forgot about these guys until I saw the video for love cries on YouTube. I don't recall any of my friends having this one, so I've never heard the whole album.

From: Locoaor Date: July 22, 2013 at 22:18
LOVE CRIES! LOVE CRIES! LOVE CRIES! LOVE CRIES! LOVE CRIES! LOVE CRIES! LOVE CRIES! LOVE CRIES! LOVE CRIES! LOVE CRIES!

From: tomdwa Date: April 10, 2020 at 19:27
Of course Love Cries is the obvious killer track here, and the ballad Waitin for you is a very good song too. But the other songs of the album don't rise above average IMO.


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