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Artist: Steelheart

Title: Wait

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Steelheart Wait Album Cover Steelheart Wait Album Cover


Category: Alternative

Year: 1996

Label: Dream Train Label (Japan)

Catalog Number: DMCR-25003


Mike Matijevic vocals, acoustic guitar, piano
Kenny Kanowski guitars and mandolin
Vincent Mele Jr. bass guitar
Alex Makarovich drums
Andy Duncan percussion
Derek Austin piano and string arrangements
Kenneth W. Gloffree saxaphone
Ellie Blackshaw viola
Mary Shannon 1st violin
Shereen Goobur 2nd violin
Lucy East cello
This album is definitely a deviation from the norm of Steelhearts first two releases, but it just goes to show that Mike Matijevic is a true musician and is making music for the love of it not the $$$. Its not your traditional Metal/Glam but it is still that unmistakeable voice that launched Angel Eyes to the tops of radio stations rotations. Track 1 is particularly good.


1.  We All Die Young  
2.  Take A Little Time  
3.  Live To Die  
4.  Electric Chair  
5.  Say No More  
6.  The Ahh Song  
7.  Cabernet  
8.  All Your Love  
9.  Shangrila  
10.  Garden of Delight  
11.  Wait  
12.  Virgin Soul  
13.  Forgive Me  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: john Date: August 14, 2001 at 13:55
check out it's a new beginning. Mike Matijevic is the man!!! he is the voice for mark w. on the sound track for the movie Rockstar coming out sept 7th

From: Roland Date: January 18, 2002 at 4:54
This is without doubt the best steelheart album, it have everything , great hard rock songs like "we all die young" and fantastic modern tunes like "wait"

From: WidoMakr Date: January 21, 2002 at 17:04
People...If u r looking for the sound of Steelheart from the 1st two albums on the third forget it....another dumb ass band who has to try and go a different way....morons....asswipes...again these stupid bands dont realize to stay with what got them to where they are....IDIOTS!!!...dont waste your time with this one....quote the WidoMakr....never more

From: dokken6008 Date: March 23, 2002 at 9:17
Mike Matijevic truly does have one of the most talented voices of all-time in rock history, and for that I shall always give him credit. While I may not be as passionate as the WidoMakR is about Steelheart's conversion from pop metal to alternative,I would have to agree that the band did screw us over on this one. If Steelheart were going to do something like this, they should have named the project a different title rather than Steelheart. This is not Steelheart; buy their 1st or 2nd records.

From: Motley Date: May 2, 2002 at 9:09
got nothin to do with Steelheart this one. Buy the ROCK STAR soundtrack instead.

From: SEBSFOX Date: September 5, 2002 at 11:31
These guys rock! Not too many singers can sound as good as M.M. (except for Michael Sweet - Stryper) But I agree that this album is a disappointment when compared to the first 2 releases. I hate it when the 80's bands that we have all learned to love stick it to us with the new rock crap! But at least M.M. stays true with his power-vocals on this latest release. We All Die Young is an awsome tune and I hate it when I hear stupid jack-asses say that it was Marky Mark singing in his movie!

From: Roxas Date: October 25, 2002 at 17:55
I thought "wait" was a Mike Matijevic solo album and didn't involve the other band memebers from the first two. Thats why it's so different, Mike shouldn't have bothered using the Steelheart tag.

From: Izzy Date: December 13, 2002 at 2:19
yeah i thought this sound more 90's so it wasn't my kind of music but Mike still does outstanding job on vacals even he was recovering from the enjury. Its all about the music!!

From: Trick Taylor Date: December 16, 2002 at 17:20
People, people. It's not 1989 anymore! The man is trying to make some music that pleases him and to sell thousands of copies in Korea. I think this album is an excellent example of a hair performer busting out into different areas. "Cabernet" is a wonderful rock track. I don't think MM was trying to cash in on any trends, he was exploring his own range, and he ends up being a gifted song writer. Stick to crap like Madame X or Beau Nasty if you can't hang!

From: mutha trucka Date: January 19, 2003 at 3:15
why is everyone rippin on this man. you dont expect him to scream his lungs out on every song for the rest of his life do ya? hes exploring differnt areas of musicianship. i havent heard all the songs on this album but about 4 or 5. they sound fine. cetainly not "alternative". manowar's eric adams is a man who i expect to scream his lungs out on all manowar songs for eternity. that is fine cause they are the metal kings.

From: dckiss Date: May 15, 2003 at 20:23
Simply put a Horrible album DO NOT waste your money. I love the first to albums by the way and I think Mike can be the man when he wants to be. The songs on the Rockstar soundtrack are cool. But mike doesn't do his own songs justice on this album. Very Disappointing.

From: dckiss Date: May 15, 2003 at 20:28
I realize that its not 1989 anymore, and I have no problem with an artist exploreing different musical territory but this album is simply not a Steelheart album. It should have simply just been a solo album for Mike. When an artist does what mike has done here (useing a familuar name to promote record sales) he delutes the bands name and loses fans for future albums. However, even if it had been a solo album my oppinion would still be the same. I will be less likely to look at a future release.

From: BGB Date: May 16, 2003 at 14:55
where is the song Reckless that is in the Rock Star movie but not on the sound track or apparently on any Steelheart album?

From: darth Date: May 16, 2003 at 20:39
The song is not Steelheart. It is by a band called Phoenix Down. The song is the first song on their only album Under a Wild Sky. It is not the greatest album but worth a listen.

From: BGB Date: May 19, 2003 at 21:24
thanks Darth

From: tomcat Date: May 22, 2003 at 13:29
Take A Little Time : is a very good rocktune..; this album is different from the first two, that's for sure , but this album contains also quality rock, although presentated in an other way..

From: Daniel Date: June 29, 2003 at 2:59
Mike took a new different direction on this one... and he did very well. Musicians have gotta evolve a little bit so that the critics would not get sick at listening to the same tune thru' out. It's a pretty good album and yes, it's worth having in your collection. Power rock songs like 'Electric Chair', 'We All Die Young' to the re-sang ballad 'All Your Love' and the smoothing 'Shangrila', 'Forgive Me' and 'Wait'. Well, I guess Mike did it again.

From: T-Bone Date: July 19, 2003 at 14:51
Mine has a totally different track order than this list. Either way, it's still shit. The production is superb as is Mike's voice, but it should have been a Mike Metijevic solo release. This CD drags Steelhearts name down considerably. This is nothing like the first 2 CD's

From: The Butcher Date: December 12, 2003 at 12:16
Let's teach WidoMakr some new words missing in his vocabulary : "respect", "tolerance", "openmindness" and why not "silence" ?

From: Jamie Date: January 3, 2004 at 16:03
Just to let ant fellow Brits who are looking for this CD know that you can get it from HMV.

From: MJ (Marla) Date: February 8, 2004 at 15:03
Don't love this one.....but I like it. Definitely not in the same class as the first two releases. Love the song "Wait". Mike still puts his ALL into each and every song....and with all he's been's amazing that he has anything left to give. Lesser men would have folded by now.

From: unknown Date: February 29, 2004 at 7:51
It's an amazing album, and the guy can sing... i mean really can sing!!!

From: Andii Vamp Date: December 15, 2004 at 1:07
A totally different approach to the previous Steelheart offerings but you cannot deny this guy can still bloody sing! The songs are fine to me, good hard rock only not in the vein of the earlier material which is fine. You cannot keep doing the same thing i gues and have to evolve sometime. I admit at first listen to this i thought how in the hell has this got the Steelheart name on it?? But... it grew on me. Amazing vocalist, great album.

From: Andii Vamp Date: December 15, 2004 at 1:08
I just want to state that i PREFER the previous Steelheart releases to this, but it's still a cracking album nonetheless.

From: howe Date: January 12, 2005 at 18:58
The more I listen to this one the more I like it! Every song here just blows me away. I'd put "Wait" along the line of Kip Winger's "This Conversation Seems Like a Dream" and Geoff Tate's s/t, and I really enjoy these albums of a more "nostalgic" hard rock. Tracks 1, 4, 5, 9 and 11 are my favorites.

From: metalalways Date: February 23, 2006 at 21:24
i've never heard this one yet is this one as good as their first two cds?

From: Shyboy Date: July 4, 2006 at 0:18
If somebody has the song called "Cabernet", please write to: I download the album, but this song ain't here. Thanks and long live to glam rock & hair metal!

From: BIG-TIME Date: January 6, 2007 at 20:31
This album suck's big time the only thing going for it is Mike who is truly AWESOME!!! No Chris no hook's if your into the first 2 DONT get this, and to Roland your deaf the best Steelheart album dont think so...KEEP ROCKIN ALL!!!

From: shotgun messiah Date: July 21, 2007 at 12:21
Only Mike's voice reminds me the old but great steelheart.What a pitty...Not bad album at all,but surely not typical steelheart sound.

From: hair metal again Date: March 19, 2010 at 2:22
amazing release by singer of the hair metal giants STEELHEART.of course this isnt a steelheart release ,but is ahigh quality collection of rock music with awesome vocals,great songwriting and very nice groove.listen to the gem "say no more",the personal "cabernet" and the rocker "electric chair".mike is sooooooo talented!

From: JAYBONE Date: June 27, 2010 at 17:16
Ok, i'll be honest...when this came out i bought it. At first i didnt like it...but i kept listening to it to try to understand it. After several listens i really loved it. Then i borrowed it to a friend who then dissapeared. Oh well...i'll get again someday.

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