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Artist: Diamond in the Rough

Title: Diamond in the Rough

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Diamond in the Rough Diamond in the Rough Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1996

Label: Long Island (EEC)

Catalog Number: LIR 00046


David Buckthorp lead vocals
Troy Reid lead vocals
G. Eyre drums
Daryl Burgess drums
Phil Robertson drums
Tom Christainsen bass
Lewis Nitikman keyboards, co-producer
Scotty Hall guitars
Kim Kayzer guitars
Ray Roper guitars
R. Marsland guitars
Rik Emmett guitars
Mike Rheault co-producer


1.  Walk on the Wire  3:38
2.  Where is Love  3:49
3.  Ain't Good Lovin'  3:56
4.  I Wish There Was a Way  5:20
5.  When It's All Said and Done  4:09
6.  Stand and Deliver  4:45
7.  Sultry Lady  3:55
8.  Run From the Dark  4:38
9.  Thief in the Night  4:24
10.  Young of Heart  3:44
11.  Tell Me  4:21
12.  I Believe in This Love  4:29
Total Running Time:  51:08

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Existing comments about this CD

From: purrfect-kat Date: May 21, 2003 at 13:17
I bought this cd awhile ago and no longer have it so that tells the story.

From: Ralfster Date: August 28, 2003 at 3:28
Sad story, hehe ;-) You should have kept it as its just brilliant laid back AOR piece along the lines of WEST OF SUNSET. One of the most underrated CD's of the genre IMHO! Cheers R#ster

From: peter poland Date: July 2, 2004 at 19:31
True. Very good AOR album , in typical Canadian vain.

From: jessica96fish Date: August 6, 2004 at 3:03
agree with the two that seem to know there music.well worth picking up.like monroe t bell.good one.

From: rocky Date: January 24, 2005 at 5:03
great Canadian stuff....a mix of different styles actually, little funky stuff in between some great westcoast/aor...glad i got a copy of this one.......

From: STEF THE FRENCH Date: January 28, 2005 at 19:00

From: Geoff Date: March 4, 2005 at 1:05
Entirely forgettable lite AOR. IMO not a decent moment on the entire disc. Like Kat, I once owned this but sold it as quick as I could. Awful.

From: AOR freaky Date: March 4, 2005 at 2:11
Maybe not forgettable, but certainly not strong too ! Can agree with you on this one, Geoff !

From: Soggy Date: March 11, 2005 at 21:42
Did this one ever make it to CD?

From: Geoff Date: March 11, 2005 at 23:08
Certainly did make it onto CD, on Long Island Records about 1996... as noted above.

From: Ralfster Date: June 6, 2005 at 7:06
The Long Island one is a re-issue which includes two bonus tracks ("Tell Me", "I Believe.."). I have the original CD which came out on Virgin Canada in '88 as well. Quite rare that one I suppose. I'm quite surprised about AOR freaky's opinion on this gem though...

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From: Jez Date: June 6, 2005 at 14:14
Ralfster- I also have the original Virgin version, so haven't heard the two bonus cuts on this. Certainly wouldn't agree with alot of the negative comments above, as this is a good solid Lite AOR release with definately a good song or three. Definately worth checking out if you're a fan of the genre.

From: ROBERT Date: June 6, 2005 at 20:39
¿¿¿No es del 88' esta Joyaza???? El primer tema se sale d lo Genial q es...Desde luego hay cada caxo discazo por ahi perdido en el tiempo y Olvidado en los corazones d los Amantes del A.O.R.!! Gracias a Dios por crear el cielo d A.O.R. tan amado por nosotros pekadores Saludations cordiales dd Barna city!!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: August 27, 2005 at 22:25
Good Westcoast/Lite/AOR Album, es un buen album, ahora en cortes la mayoria esta en la onda Westcoast, asi que si elijo cortes me voy por los mas AOR los que tienen mas punche como debe ser y estos son When It's All Said and Done(The Best by far, el mejor de lejos, y es que asi deben ser los cortes de AOR con fuerza y magia que te llenen de vida, los que tienen un espiritu como el mio saben a lo que me refiero), Tell Me, I Believe in This Love, Walk on the Wire, Run From the Dark

From: PAUL Date: October 18, 2005 at 12:49
AORFRIENDS! I saw this album on cd some days ago in a store with used cds and the price was 30 euro.Worth to pay?AOR freaky,Jez,Geoff, is it good or not and sounds like what?How can i know if the version is original before i pay?Thanks.

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From: Jez Date: October 18, 2005 at 13:32
PAUL - It's pretty good Lite Canadian AOR and is quite rare, especially the original Virgin release which has a couple less tracks than the Long Island re-issue. Don't know i'd pay 30 Euro's for it though as there are better releases of this type around.

From: AOR freaky Date: October 19, 2005 at 3:23
Paul : I have to agree with Jez on this one. It's canadian, so it can't be really bad. Is it worth 30 euro ? Hmm . . ., that's up to you, I'm afraid. It's far from classic, it's reasonable AOR. Some good hooks, but not that heavy. If you're an AOR freak like me, it's worth having in your collection. But for the most on this site, it's not essential.

From: Nick C Date: October 19, 2005 at 17:16
Spooky with a capital SPOOK...I just ordered this CD the other day on the 17th Oct and now it's going nuts on the comments section!!! ooooooohh It's getting near Halloween!!!!!!!

From: Geoff Date: October 20, 2005 at 1:46
Hey Paul, mate I would not even think of spending EUR30 on this one. There are so many better albums everywhere (regardless of your tatses) to spend your money on it's ridiculous. I hate it and have made that opinion clear, but our tastes probably differ quite a bit. But if even AOR Freaky and Jez don't reckon it's that great, and I think you guys have pretty similar tastes, I'd really give it a miss. Maybe arrange a CDR trade with someone who still has it Good luck either way. Cheers.

From: Nick C Date: October 20, 2005 at 5:30
Harummphh!! Just got an email from the seller saying it was no longer in stock! Bah!!! Never mind thought it was a little cheap at £3 haha!

From: PAUL Date: October 20, 2005 at 10:33
Jez,AOR freaky,Nick C,Geoff thanks a lot.Here in Greece the woners of the cd stores are the biggest thieves in the world and impose on our love about music.For example,i've spent 42 euro for FORTUNE! (american melodic rock band-not pre-harlan cage) so i don't have problem to make'em rich for one more time (bastards!).If the cd is still at the store,next time i'll grab it!

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From: Jez Date: October 20, 2005 at 13:04
PAUL - 42 Euros for the Fortune disc - you've been ripped off mate. You can usually get it on Ebay for about $15-20. You should expect to pay around the same for this one aswell.

From: Nick C Date: October 20, 2005 at 15:35
Wow!! If that's how much CD's cost in Greece then that pretty much sucks. You wanna start buying as Jez says off eBay or Gemm, the one I had ordered was off Gemm but I got an eMail a few days later to say he didn't have it in stock anymore. As I said I thought it was cheap but then I suppose you can advertise something you haven't got as cheap as you want! :P

From: oliver Date: July 20, 2006 at 16:36
enjoyable aor-melodic. little laid back, but with some fine melodies. worth listening + buying.

From: YIRO SEVENTH Date: June 19, 2007 at 20:52
Buen disco, No me parece joya, pero es un buen disco, impecablemente ejecutado. AOR Westcoast con buenas instrumentaciones, excelente nivel por parte de todos los músicos involucrados...Sin embargo, noto los temas faltos de inspiración, de ganchos... aunque bueno, es sólo una apreciación personal... pero a mi, por lo menos, si me decepcionó un poquito por que esperaba mucho mas de este álbum del que se hablaban maravillas en su tiempo

From: Photochromic Steve Date: January 26, 2009 at 17:41
I really liked this one - very melodic with guitars that are loud enough - and some tracks with that much under-used instrument (in AOR), the saxophone.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 26, 2011 at 22:11
Pleasant album...about the songs,yes,good Westcoast/AOR ones being these my faves:"When It's All Said And Done","Tell Me" & "I Believe In This Love"...tracks 1,3,4 & 9 are also nice ones...i'd recommend it but only if you are into the "soft" part of the 2 aforementioned genres...one of the lead vocalist reminds me of Dennis DeYoung at certain passages...88/100

From: Ultschik Date: February 6, 2014 at 13:04
Indeed the virgin original is a very rare one. In the beginning of the nineties SONDI of LIR did that special rerelease because he also saw this was a pearl , a diamond. For me the Balad I WISH THERE WAS A WAY was always a very special , true loved song all over the years. So i will give it a ten.

From: CLOUD FORCE Date: December 27, 2014 at 13:47
I ve the original Virgin press,and paid it just5 euros. Total AOR masterpiece.light westcoast/AOR at its best. all songs are winners and should be a classic in every Top 100 AOR list.

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