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Artist: White Sister

Title: White Sister

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Category: AOR

Year: 1984

Label: EMI (Japan)

Catalog Number: TOCP-8102

Personnel

Rick Chadock guitars
Dennis Churchill bass
Garri Brandon keyboards, synthesizers
Richard Wright drums
Produced and arranged by Gregg Giuffria

Tracks

1.  Don't Say that You're Mine  
2.  Straight From the Heart  
3.  Love Don't Make it Right  
4.  Breakin' All the Rules  
5.  Whips  
6.  Can't Say No  
7.  Promises  
8.  Walk Away  
9.  One More Night  
10.  Just For You  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: George Thatcher Date: May 8, 2001 at 10:48
Sublime melodic rock, where Journey meets Angel. Looking foward to the reunion album during 2001!!

From: Martin McSheen Date: July 22, 2001 at 12:47
Possibly the finest AOR album ever made.Promises is a masterpiece.Saw WS on the 1986 UK tour and met them after the show,and it remains a special moment 15 years later.

From: eric Date: August 3, 2001 at 16:01
THE ULTIMATE AOR RECORD!!!! This is the 'Thriller' or 'Like a Virgin' of 80's AOR, totally heavy and yet still very melodic. This is the soundtrack to the lives of every long haired, leather jacket wearing bad boy teenage rebel in the 80's. And yes, 'promises' is truly an 80's teen anthem with a great story... it was just rereleased so go out and get it!

From: Martin Date: September 24, 2001 at 13:56
I totally agree with the above mentioned comments.This is definetely one of the best melodic rock records ever. Just listen to tracks like Can't say no or Breakin all the rules and you know what I mean. Too bad that this band never made it big cause they really deserved it. What a killer record!!!!!! SEE YA

From: Steve T Date: March 1, 2002 at 11:54
Tracks 3,4,5,6 and 7 are all total killer heavy melodic rock. Great album but I think the production took some power away from the songs. 9.5 out of 10

From: Friday 13th Date: May 23, 2002 at 5:53
Classic AOR album that is a must for all fans of this style of music. If they reformed and did another album like this it would be a killer album. friday13th@robhalford.com

From: Anthony Wild Date: May 23, 2002 at 19:33
Two great singers!

From: Whitesnake Date: August 13, 2002 at 1:44
I had this on vinyl way back when. Decent album but other bands played this genre of music much better.

From: Gar Date: August 16, 2002 at 3:09
Had the cassette of this for years. Finally got the cd last year. Underrated band. Great, melodic songs. 3 of the guys from this band formed Tattoo Rodeo, which sounded nothing like White Sister. Both bands are great though.

From: Sean Date: August 28, 2002 at 12:19
The best melodic metal in the whole world. This album is a true masterpiece. Go out and find it.

From: David Date: August 29, 2002 at 3:15
Who's the vocalist?

From: EL colebrom Date: August 30, 2002 at 22:16
Dennis Churchill AND Garri Brandom ARE THE VOCALISTS.

From: corky Date: September 25, 2002 at 15:17
anyone got an original cd of the first album for sale e-mail mg.aprilia@virgin.net

From: Glynn Date: October 13, 2002 at 13:31
Can't help thinking they'd have got further if they'd have decided to let Dennis Churchill Dries do ALL the vocals.....his are the much stronger songs on the album

From: Glynn Date: October 13, 2002 at 13:32
corky - I'll come back to you on that !

From: Joy Teets Date: November 10, 2002 at 9:35
This is a great album..'Don't say that you're mine' is their best song!!!

From: Larry Date: January 8, 2003 at 7:09
One of the greatest melodic rock albums of the 80s. Every song on it is excellent!

From: harry Date: January 9, 2003 at 21:20
easily one of the best AOR albums ever made! i was searching the web for a copy on CD when i came across this brilliant site. Pure class!

From: El colebrom Date: January 18, 2003 at 18:53
New band of ex White Sister frontman-www.fastmachinerocks.com

From: Andy Date: February 21, 2003 at 19:48
Intense,passionate & enhanced by glorious bursts of melody,with flowing keyboards & soaring vocal crescendos White Sister's debut album is a classic of it's genre,Tracks 3,6 & 7 are three of the best AOR songs I've ever heard,Great production job too

From: Mick Date: February 22, 2003 at 12:25
This is one GREAT album,can any aor fan tell me honestly has there ever been a band who REALLY,REALLY sounded like them,style wise??

From: EL COLEBROM Date: February 23, 2003 at 4:11
KING KOBRA,IAN GILLAN(Naked Thunder),CHEAP TRICK(Mighty wings)and LEGS DIAMOND are similars sounds.

From: dark wolf Date: August 10, 2003 at 17:10
does anyone know that blackie lawless of wasp was the first singer for white sister

From: Kent S Date: August 22, 2003 at 10:27
If you listen to the lyrics in 'Whips', there's definitely a tribute or reference to Punky Meadows. The song is basically about him but in a more flattering light than the song Zappa did.

From: Jade Date: November 2, 2003 at 15:29
Actually Y&T's- Down For The Count album sounds very much like these guys

From: BrianR Date: November 29, 2003 at 20:49
Exactly - Y&T - to a 't'. I swear I'm listening to David Meniketti. Great Stuff! I like 'Cant Say No'

From: Rycheage Date: February 8, 2004 at 17:24
What we get is heavy melodic pomp rock at it's finest. Journey meets Angel. Gregg Guiffria has given this album a fairly tight and compressed mix, especially the rhythm section, which gives the guitars and keyboards ample space to breathe. The vocals are shared between Churchill-Dries and Brandon, and both are great on the respective songs they sing, but I think Churchill-Dries probably sings with more passion and urgency.

From: Impaler Date: February 22, 2004 at 12:38
I heard this album a long time ago (mid 80's), I don't remember much about it except I remember I liked most of it, though I don't remember liking it enough to drop $30+ for it. Too bad it is soooo hard to find.

From: ElectricToaster Date: February 29, 2004 at 11:20
A truly stunning debut! It goes for $30?!! (Last posters comment)- is this for the CD or L.P.? - I have an unworn W.S. Fashion By Passion tour t-shirt somewhere - must dig it out! - By the way U.K. W.Sister/trivia fans! - The woman on the cover of Fashion By Passion is the ex-wife of Jim Davidson! 'Nick-nick' indeed.

From: EL colebrom Date: March 10, 2004 at 3:26
www.whitesister.com

From: Rockhead Date: March 10, 2004 at 5:54
Melodic rock classic-Dennis Churchills voice is sublime and the Keys and Guitars are awesome. A slightly better production on some tracks would have elevated this album to true classic status ALA Angel Sinful but a really really strong release all the same.

From: Enrivo Date: April 5, 2004 at 19:16
Great album!!! Anybody has the tracklisting for the White Sister demos for the unreleased 3rd album ? whiterider39@hotmail.com

From: Jagged_Divine Date: May 1, 2004 at 3:19
White Sister, is possibly, THE best band to have come around in the past 40 yrs. hehehehe I mean the music is just beautifuly done. Classic 80's slasher film soundtrack music, THE best music there is. Dennis Churchill's voice is AWESOME, as is everybody's, when they harmonize, their voices blend perfectly. The track listing for the 3rd album demos are: 1. RESTLESS HEART 2. EVERYBODY WANTS WHAT SHE'S GOT 3. FIRST TIME (IS?) FOREVER 4. TELL ME WHY 5. ONE WAY LOVE Now I love Tattoo Rodeo, but the o

From: Jagged_Divine Date: May 1, 2004 at 3:25
Now I love Tattoo Rodeo, but the original versions of EVERYBODY WANTS..., TELL ME WHY, and ONE WAY LOVE, are in my opinion superior to Tattoo's versions. Can't wait for the reunion album.. hopefully it get's done.

From: Big Papa K Date: June 18, 2004 at 2:54
One of the best aor albums songwise, akmost ruined by one of the worst production jobs. Having said that, the guitar sound is great on this album. It gives these songs a pretty raw feeling. The last track is a stinker, but the rest is excellent. 10/10

From: Geoff Date: August 17, 2004 at 1:10
Man, I got to break this one out again! If not for 'Whips' this would be perfect. Massive melodic hard rock with some of the most passionate moments in history on record - each song taken to with reckless abandon and every intention of making it a classic in melodic hard rock history. Just a killer disc, and yeah the production is a shame but the songs sure aren't. How good are the first three songs! And 'Can't say no'! All of them! 9.4/10

From: harrytb104 Date: October 2, 2004 at 3:44
awesome album , stands the test of time and still blows people away if they've not heard it before!

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: October 4, 2004 at 20:27
NUEVAMENTE LO DIGO THIS ALBUM IS !!!!!!!!!! KILLERRRRRRRRR !!!!!!!!!! 1000/1000

From: Chad Date: December 31, 2004 at 17:06
Man, I HATED this album when it was first released.My friends and I used to make fun of the band that had leg warmers on the front cover picture! I always thought that the opener,Don't say that you're mine was a pretty good track. I just recently pulled this out of a box of old cassettes and played it.Much better than I remember it.I guess my tastes have changed from when I was 14!While this is pretty good AOR,I don't plan on seeking out the cd at least not at the $30 price noted.Not bad though.

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From: Jez Date: January 31, 2005 at 10:01
Classic release - Y&T meets Journey is how i would describe this one. A little heavy to be considered a pure AOR release, but an excellent and most importantly consistently good one throughout. This contains two of my favourite tracks of the time, namely 'Can't Say No' & 'Promises' - killer both of them. ' Whips' is also a great track ,written by Angel's Punk Meadows if i remember. Special note for Dennis Churchills amazing vocals.

From: Dave Date: February 16, 2005 at 20:13
great album.(considering i found it in a thrift store)although thrift stores kick some major ass. This album is one of the best that ive found that wasnt one of the major hair bands and ive seen and heard more than most. These guys also have some of the best metal hair. Great vocalist.

From: ROCKER76 Date: February 23, 2005 at 14:08
AN ABSOLUTE MONSTER OF A HARD ROCK ALBUM...AOR may apply to some of it, but this is straight-up 80s hard rock at its melodic best. 'Love Don't Make It Right' and 'Promises' are simply stunning and perfect, and the entire album is consistent & well-performed. The guitars are meaty but not over-the-top, the keyboards are flowing and anthemic, and the vocals provide the cohesive bond for it all. I don't give a 10/10 all that often, but will gladly do so here. This one is VITAL!

From: z4roxx Date: February 24, 2005 at 20:17
I've waited to listen again this cd before write a comment....WOW!!WOW!!I thought their best cd was'fashion by passion',what a shame!!ahahaha!That's killer aor from start to finish,one of the best aor cd ever heard,killer songwriting in every single second,essential for life!!Their second in comparrison is really weak and forgattable even if I like a lot(some song is great indeed).My rate is 10/10(this cd is 10,000 times better than Fortune/s.t.'85!).That's my personal opinion as always....

From: Sven Pelz Date: May 29, 2005 at 6:59
Pomp AOR. Great harmonies and a big production.

From: soundtrack.master Date: August 31, 2005 at 14:48
Rock Pure! No ballads, only mid and fast hard rock! Mr. Greg Giuffria in the keyboards and as the producer! It's the best!

From: WASP1 Date: June 26, 2006 at 19:25
I had heard so much about this, but it was just fair for me. Some nice guitar riffs here and there, but too much keyboards and a bit messy at times.

From: SangreAzulForever Date: September 1, 2006 at 17:44
Man, you can not do wrong with this stuff. ALL the songs are for me mind-blowing, except 'whips' which really sucks; this is a spare song! My favourites are 'promises', 'love don´t make it right', 'don´t say that you´re mine' and 'straight to your heart'. 9,9/10 ('whips' lefts over!!)

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 6, 2006 at 19:23
'Just for you' is a timeless ballad and the rest of the album stands 4 itself.Good release but 4 me 'fashion by passion' is better.

From: sanxdowntherainbow Date: April 8, 2007 at 18:55
hmm...it's not bad, but it's not great either, Giuffria is a lot better. 9/10

From: lalo r.o.c.k. Date: April 29, 2008 at 17:15
Killer album!,melodic riffs and magic keyboards,just listen Don´t say that you´re mine,this song will take you to AOR heaven,there are no fillers here,other highlights are Straight from the heart,Love don´t make it right,Can´t say no,power and melodies that blow you away,this is better than the second one,classic and definitly a must 9/10.

From: juan carlos Date: October 11, 2008 at 23:59
Well, yes, killer Riffs and great keyboards but as someone said a bit messy at times and not a great production either. Good chorus and great drums sound. 'Promises' 'Breakin' All the Rules' and 'Straight From the Heart' are my faves. Sorry guys but This one is not a classic IMHO. 8.5/10

From: hair metal again Date: October 15, 2009 at 4:17
this is a n important release for hard rock music.not so many bands back then had the quality of white sister.they managed to combine raw power with great melodies and the result is ahuge debut.after 25 years it sounds so fresh and strong.i saw them last year live and they were really impressive.listen to the anthems" promises","straight from the heart","love dont make it right"and the beautiful "just for you".briliant!

From: JamesEagle Date: October 21, 2009 at 17:28
Amazing album, probably my favourite Hard Rock album ever - Can't Say No, Promises and Just For You would all be among my top 100 songs. Couple of tracks don't maintain the giddy standard, but without them, it would be perfect, and at 8 tracks far better value than most albums with 12 or 13 tracks including plenty of filler. Incredible.

From: aorluver Date: January 2, 2010 at 9:20
AOR JEWEL!!! "Breakin' All the Rules" and "Don't Say that You're Mine" are IMO among the best ever songs of the genre.

From: JOVIAOR Date: July 14, 2011 at 16:03
Classic AOR masterpiece!

From: petermexico Date: April 19, 2012 at 16:36
Very talented band! Este trabajo es una muestra del abundante talento que brotaba de la escena musical de L.A., producidos por el maestro Greg Giuffria White Sister es un disco imprescindible para todos los que nos gusta el rock melódico de los 80´s. Mejor que su segundo trabajo, las primeras 3 canciones son clásicos de como se hace este estilo de música 95/100

From: 123charpenay Date: January 30, 2014 at 13:38
hum i m afraid cause i will be the black ship of the site.i m not fan of this record.ok big guitars mixed with an ocean of keyboard.the production is great but...the singer have nothing extraordinary and more this album sound old (dated if you want).i m fan of start eighties hard fm but here this record don t hooked me even if it have some obvious qualities.


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