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Artist: Tangier

Title: Stranded

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Tangier Stranded Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1991

Label: ATCO

Catalog Number: A2 91603


Doug Gordon guitar, backing vocals
Garry Nutt bass, backing vocals
Bobby Bender drums, percussion
Mike LeCompte lead vocals, keyboards, guitar


1.  Down the Line  
2.  Caution to the Wind  
3.  You're Not the Lovin' Kind  
4.  Since You've Been Gone  
5.  Takes Just a Little Time  
6.  Excited  
7.  Back in the Limelight  
8.  Stranded  
9.  It's Hard  
10.  If Ya Can't Find Love  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Keli Date: July 6, 2001 at 23:46
This is an awesome CD. It's definitely one that you can let play all the way through. All the songs rock!

From: jovigui Date: July 8, 2001 at 10:40
es sin duda uno de los mejores discos del año 91 absolutamente imprescindible y maravilloso escuchalo sino no mereces vivir hazme caso

From: Paulo Fernandes Date: July 8, 2001 at 15:27
No doubt, great album, check out the title track and Caution to the wind

From: Eugenio Date: November 19, 2001 at 5:28
I don´t know why people like this one? No fire, no magic, no creative elements. Very boring. I prefer their Four winds, wich is not the best things, but at least haves some good songs.

From: Drag-in-Bones Date: April 25, 2002 at 9:55
Tom Fiefer responsible for getting 'Tangier's' demo into the record producers hands,(Tom Kiefer-'Cinderella' and Doug Gordon-'Tangier's Vocalist', are old-pals.)Their blusey, hard-loving, rambling of unrestrained wailing guitars, power percussion and throbbing rhythms is music to sore ears. Certainly no half-assed band here!

From: Desslar Date: April 25, 2002 at 22:42
Great bluesy hard rock. I wish there were more bands like this. Maybe not quite as exciting as the debut, but still quite enjoyable.

From: Kim Date: April 25, 2002 at 23:24
Desslar, youre so right. This is a great album. In my opinion not as good as their first release, but eventhough its ````Old ```` now I still listen to it. Good stuff.

From: Matt Cafissi Date: July 16, 2002 at 12:37
A great disc ! Heavy bluesy riffs and great melodies ... uy this and enjoy !!!

From: Izzy Date: January 4, 2003 at 21:41
Since you've been gone....awesome song!

From: Shoemaker Date: January 5, 2003 at 11:45
Uhhh, come on we all have to come down a bit here. Since you´ve been gone is great, caution to the wind too, the titletrack very good, but the rest is boooooring!!

From: FM Date: March 17, 2003 at 2:10
Yeah, nothing new under the sun, but this surely is a very good album with strong songs and great arrangements. Mike LeCompte has a really good voice, Gordon's bluesy style is tasteful and overall the album is a pleasure to be heard. I'd reccomend it to any melodic hard rock fan.

From: Gar Date: March 21, 2003 at 14:47
This one was a little more commercial than their debut(probably due to the demands of the label). In the process, the band lost whatever originality they had that made their debut stand out. Don't get me wrong, this is still a good album, but this version of TANGIER sounds like so many other bands of the time. Its enjoyable enough, but nothing you haven't already heard before.

From: robert Date: March 21, 2003 at 15:07
No esta nada mal este disco, me molan los temas y la voz... es para disfrutar poco a poco...

From: Tony BCN Date: April 5, 2003 at 0:24
Rock cañero Yankee.Está bien,buen sonido y divertido.

From: Rocker76 Date: June 9, 2003 at 19:08
'Stranded' is an unbelievable tune!!! If anybody knows of any other obscure but kick-ass bands like Tangier (melodic hard rock) please let me know!!!

From: PauloFernandes Date: June 9, 2003 at 19:11
Hey Rocker76, you should give Red Dogs - Working Late a chance then, pretty good cd, a lot like Tangier

From: Great Dane Date: June 9, 2003 at 19:55
Rocker76......Jesse Strange is one of them. Try and you'll be amazed.

From: Trick Taylor Date: June 10, 2003 at 18:58
FOR EVERY ACTION THERE IS AN EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION. Not True! I firmly believe that the world would be EXACTLY THE SAME if this slab-o-boredom were never released. Nobody would have lost any sleep. The world would be just fine without it. They should have saved the raw materials and let Cats in Boots try another one.

From: Rychemaniac Date: January 23, 2004 at 14:34
Gran disco. Escuchando este disco después de varios años no puedo evitar echar de menos, cada día más, aquellos maravillosos 80's y los 2 primeros años de los 90's, hasta que llegó la mierda del grunge y lo jodió todo. No se si se apuntarán al comeback de grandes bandas de esa época, pero creo que Tangier se merecían algo más de reconocimiento.

From: Matt Date: January 27, 2004 at 17:58
well, this cd is thoroughly enjoyable as was the first. my only prob is during the song, You're Not the Lovin' Kind. it sounds like Mike almost sings, 'play with my affection, no erection' to uncharted cringe inducing heights. ewwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Lou Date: February 2, 2004 at 21:31
Yeah...this album is great. I love the cover of the album. It has a bit of a western sound to it but it's still rocker to core. I disagree with Matt (above) it sounds more like 'play with my affection, no direction'...that's the way it always sounded to me....and I haven't had the album that long. I got it in november 2003..I'm many teens my age know this band...I bet none!

From: MJ (Marla) Date: February 12, 2004 at 19:59
WOW!!!! Just got this one today.....and simply WOW!!! I love every song on here!! This voice reminds me SO much of James Christian....and someone else......but I can't put a finger on it....This is definitely a 9.5/10!!! GREAT bluesy-rock!!

From: manos Date: July 1, 2004 at 12:42
Caution To The Wind is an awesome song...The rest of the album is high quality bluesy american hard rock and it is absolutely worth getting it...

From: Metal Jay Date: August 2, 2004 at 19:50
Again just like their first offering...bland and predictable.

From: Geoff Date: August 27, 2004 at 3:04
This is one of thse bands where you don't want to let a shitty debut turn you off the band. This is a similar stlye to the debut, but a new voice and some much better songs. Check out 'Caution to the wind', 'Stranded' and the beautiful 'Since you've been gone' for some killer ballads. Elsewhere, 'You're not the loving kind' is a cool southern rocker. There are still a lot of fillers and it's not perfect, just a lot better than the debut!

From: rockman Date: September 22, 2004 at 5:16
i bought this album because of 'since you've been gone'. and i found out all songs are amazing. Caution to the wind is a great blues rock song, indeed!

From: motley_69 Date: October 31, 2004 at 3:18
Had the debut for a couple of years, and FINALLY found this one the other day. After repeated listens, I'm sorry, but this SLAYS the debut. MUCH better in my opinion. 'Your Not The Lovin Kind' and 'Caution To The Wind' are GREAT tracks as are the rest of the album. I played this in the car on my way to rehearsals with my own band, and my singer, who's mostly into country, even got into it. Great Southern Rock feel, along with KILLER tracks. A keeper definatly.

From: Dave Date: October 31, 2004 at 5:15
motley_69 if you like this you should track down 'LeCompt', his self titled 6 track, if you can get it at a decent price, as at the moment it is pretty expensive on ebay.I think it is pretty similar to this album.

From: Advado Date: February 14, 2005 at 22:53
Itds admazingd

From: Blue Tequila Date: August 7, 2005 at 8:42
I can't believe I waited so long to get this. First off, tons more energy here than the first release. Second, it was a nice surprise to hear they had changed singers for this album. Mike LeCompte has a great voice, kind of reminds me of Phil Lewis. And finally the songs are great, although they do follow the typical "cookie cutter" formula that was popular at the time. My favorite tracks are Down the Line, Since You've Been Gone (love this one!), and the title track.

From: Leykis101 Date: September 15, 2005 at 0:29
Attention: Tangier die hard fans, Can Anybody score me a copy of the S\T album that came out in 1985, just copy it onto a tape or cd and mail it to me, we will talk about payment after I see it, ive accepted I'll NEVER find it!!!! but if you are up to the challenge, ive been searching since 1988 for a copy, and I will pay for a copy as so.

From: Swazi Date: January 7, 2007 at 5:47
Great CD ! I really dig this bluesy southern sound !! My faves are "Caution to the Wind", "Since you been gone" and "Stranded", allthough the other tracks are very good as well. Highly recommended !!

From: aTomiK Date: June 16, 2007 at 15:23
i found four great tracks here. the opener "down the line", "caution to the wind"(co-written by the great jim peterik), "you´re not the lovin´ kind"(sounds like Y&T) and the haunting "stranded". the rest are little TOO southern for my taste but those 4 tunes are sooooo goood!

From: z4roxx Date: June 20, 2007 at 13:22
I can call this cd"a masterpiece".I hear a single filler,the rest is for an half a masterpiece and for the other half a great cd.It's their best cd by far even I didn't hear the 1985 debut,yet.What a killer album,awesome moments of high melodies quality,production is also awesome...10/10 for me!!!!

From: hernanHRM/AOR Date: December 21, 2008 at 21:29
Tangier are tremendous 85/100

From: Stageright Date: June 4, 2010 at 21:17
One word: CLASSIC!

From: 123charpenay Date: February 7, 2012 at 13:56
really excellent hard u s realise.back to the roots.tangier deliver a super class hard rock n roll (like little caesar for example) with on several songs a big influence of aerosmith.i prefer tangier cause the sound is more clear than aerosmith.pleasure guaranted when you listen this record.unfortunatelly the japan import have no bonus track.

From: Doghouse Reilly Date: February 25, 2012 at 11:53
This is an enjoyable, but forgettable, release. It's good while it's playing, but few songs really stand out, and certainly don't rise very far above mediocre. Fairly laid-back, bluesy hard rock, kinda reminds me of Tattoo Rodeo with a less over-the-top singer, some bits of The Scream, Tyketto and the band's own fellow Philadelphians Cinderella (circa Heartbreak Station). Strong vocals, good guitar-playing, nice production, and a pleasant listen overall, but in the end, very average songs and a sound that was far from unique. It's background music, nothing more.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 1, 2012 at 19:08
Got this yesterday for 5 bucks second hand but in mint conditions ...not a bad album for me,some songs reminds me of bands such as The Quireboys and Thunder(both British bands)-"Excited" & "It's Hard"-talking about my faves well "Down The Line" easily can get the prize of the "best one" of the album,"Caution To The Wind","Takes Just A Little Time","Back In The Limelight" & "Stranded"...recommeded...88/100

From: 123charpenay Date: March 3, 2012 at 15:47
hi rick send me the adress of the store you find class record like this for 5 bucks.i ll take the plane with my wife.(joke of course).next vacation in august in cuba(varadero) last were in mexico (riviera maya).what s the possibility in 2013 in venezuela?best regards from france.gilles.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 3, 2012 at 18:18
Hello 123charpenay!!!...yep!,i was really lucky to find this CD in a store named "CD Solution" where they sell brand new and second hand CD'S of all type of music but they do specialize more in rock and metal...South America in its all is a pleasant continent to visit my friend so come down here with your wife....maybe you'll find some music treasures ...cheers mate!!!

From: 123charpenay Date: March 4, 2012 at 16:54
cd solution is the august vacation in cuba but if one day i ll go in venezuela i want with my lovely wife want to meet the god of a o r .YOU!!!!!!!!!best regards from france.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 4, 2012 at 17:09
Thanks 123charpenay!!!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 4, 2012 at 23:36
Totally agree with You 123Charpenay! Rick is The Man!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 4, 2012 at 23:56
Peru & Venezuela together in ROCK!!!

From: 123charpenay Date: February 8, 2013 at 8:13
very very great american hard rock n roll in the vein of aerosmith or little caesar (the reference).

From: hair metal again Date: August 7, 2014 at 8:50
amazing hair metal release by TANGIER back in the golden era of the hard rock genre!bought that masterpiece as soon as it was released and lived it in real time,so revisiting it brings back great memos of my youth!a classic of the New Jersey scene ,with a great production,top notch musicianship and some great songs!essential!!!!!!!!!

From: 123charpenay Date: February 2, 2016 at 14:00
for me this record is at the same level than "four winds".high level.i ve no preference between this two excellent cd s.

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