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Catalog Number: MCAD-42111
keyboards, lead vocals on 2 tracks
|1. ||Dream On ||3:40|
|2. ||Far From Over ||4:08|
|3. ||Western Skies ||3:41|
|4. ||Never Give Up ||4:40|
|5. ||In the Twilight ||5:00|
|6. ||When the Lights Go Down ||4:04|
|7. ||Under the Moonlight ||3:33|
|8. ||You and I ||3:59|
|9. ||Missing Persons ||4:05|
|10. ||You're For Me ||4:20|
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|Total Running Time:|| 41:10|
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Existing comments about this CD
|From: Tony Aramini
||Date: January 27, 2001 at 3:37|
|hi guyz, i'm writing these lines because i'm looked to this page and saw that no one write a comment to the FANTASTIC boulevard's debut album... yeah, this is a real AOR/FM masterpiece, with cool tracks like DREAM ON, IN THE TWILIGHT or YOU'RE FOR ME, great tracks of a great but sadly forgotten band.... We all want a Boulevard's reunion, why don't them get back together ??
||Date: January 1, 2002 at 8:57|
|Una banda más elegantes del panorama AOR, muy en la onda de FM pero completamente diferentes.This is AOR, this GOOD MUSIC!!!
||Date: January 1, 2002 at 8:59|
|Ah! Far From Over, Western, Skies In the Twilight, Under the Moonlight...Are VERY HITS SONGS!!!
|From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1
||Date: July 14, 2002 at 11:12|
|Me pille el disco por el tema Dream On(alucinante),los demas bajan el nivel,practican un AOR del que yo denomino frio,al estilo Cannata(Images of Forever)o Bite the Bullet por poner un ejemplo.PARA FANATICOS DEL AOR.
||Date: August 29, 2002 at 9:29|
|So polished and smooth, you'd swear they were in the Cadillac buffing business before they were rock stars. This is as fine a West Coast AOR CD as any Canadian band has ever made. 'Far From Over' is one of the most perfect AOR songs ever. Glistening keys, soaring vocals and just enough guitar edge makes this a true winner! If you like this band, check out any or all of the following Canadian acts: Worrall (s/t), Renegade (Back From The Dead), Prism (Jericho), Eye Eye (Common Ground).
|From: freddy de keyze
||Date: September 16, 2002 at 7:58|
|Another AOR masterpiece. Again a true CLASSIC in every sense of the word. On the same level as their second masterstrike. What a pity these guys never made it big, because they are one of the all time great AOR bands. BUY both their CD's, because they're ESSENTIAL !!!!!!!!!!
||Date: September 21, 2002 at 3:44|
|Essential for all AOR fans. YOU MUST GET THIS CD. The second one, too.
||Date: October 6, 2002 at 0:59|
|I LOVE the song 'Far From Over'!!!! I can't seem to find somewhere to download it though. If anyone could help me out...
||Date: October 8, 2002 at 13:15|
|My friend Q loves that far from over song too.
|From: PARA 9 CHAMPION
||Date: October 28, 2002 at 11:06|
|ni puñetera idea de lo que es el AOR, por lo que veo tu no eres un fanatico del aor, si es asi, que pintas aqui comentando una obra maestra como esta. Podias haberte gastado el dinero en algo mas 'caliente'.
|From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1
||Date: October 28, 2002 at 12:28|
|Como no tengo ni PUÑETERA idea de como te llamas,te llamare de FANATICO.Oye FANATICO antes de criticar lee bien la critica,¿Ya las ha leido FANATICO?¿He puesto que el disco sea malo?¿AOR frio es es igual a malo?¿No es Dream On el mejor tema?Ah FANATICO ¿tu me vas a decir que disco es una joya y cual no?Entonces haz tu todas las criticas y los demas nos dejamos guiar por ti.Ah, FANATICO te invito a que veas mi colección de discos y asi veras en que me gasto el dinero.Mi e-mail ya lo sabes ¿no?
||Date: October 28, 2002 at 13:09|
|pues yo estoy totalment e d acuerdo contigo CHAMPIONS, el d boulevard me parece frio y mediocre, igual q su 2º
||Date: January 1, 2003 at 16:16|
|Encuentro que éste primer cd de los canadienses Boulevard es una de las obras maestras del AOR.Sobre gustos NO hay nada escrito.Lo que pasan que son originales y diferentes.
||Date: January 1, 2003 at 16:19|
|Encuentro que 'Far From Over' es la canción que define su sonido; producción de lujo en arreglos, exquisitez y sencillez.David Forbes (el cantante),se dedica actualmente a la producción y eso se nota.Un saludo a todos
||Date: January 8, 2003 at 23:10|
|I didn't heart full album yet, I'm writing this comments, after hearin' only one song called ''dream on '', i heard only one song, not because i don't own other, but i know this track will be lasts forever! Awsome band, i'd say BEST OF THE BEST......
||Date: March 12, 2003 at 20:06|
|el robert se mola del champions ese ke está en todos los lados
||Date: May 8, 2003 at 20:25|
|Melodic Rock pur!!!
||Date: July 15, 2003 at 11:15|
|Fantastic cd!! Listen to 'Dream on' (what a song!!), 'Western skies', 'Far from over', 'Never give up', 'Under the moonlight', 'In the twilight'...WOW!! An AOR gem!! email@example.com
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: November 24, 2003 at 7:23|
|Brilliant stuff once again. This is keyboard AOR at its very, very best ! Their second is more mature, a true AOR jewel ! BOTH CD'S are CLASSICS ! Fantastic band, now some member are in First Shot, also an act to look out for ! Not as good as this BOULEVARD, but worth checking out ! THIS IS A MUST !
||Date: December 11, 2003 at 21:42|
|These guys were the greatest! love all their stuff, just wish there was MORE!!!
||Date: December 22, 2003 at 16:30|
|Very smooth AOR with great hooks and amazingly great Keyboard lines. One of my definite all time favourites, and is very similar to the follow up which is also an absolute AOR classic! Hard to pick between the two. This is more 'Keyboardy', the other is more guitar driven, but both very much in the same vein.
||Date: January 6, 2004 at 21:25|
|Hehehe...Bombastic album this Boulevard - Self-Titled 1988!!!
||Date: February 20, 2004 at 0:47|
|Other than the final song, the CD is spot-on excellent. My favorites are 'Dream On', 'In The Twilight', and 'Under The Moonlight'. This is pure polished AOR at its best. The vocals, and musicianship are top notch. My advice is to buy. EBay is not too bad on this now.
||Date: March 4, 2004 at 12:19|
|To Rycheage: Its just my opinion, but I think last song, 'You're for me', is great too!!
||Date: March 17, 2004 at 5:04|
|I wish I could find their video's. I remember watching 'Never Give Up'. If anyone has any of their songs in MP3 format, share it on Kazaa, ok?
||Date: April 22, 2004 at 8:12|
|this is truly an aor masterpiece, mostly keyboard driven. the second on 'into the street' is also great, but more guitar-style. anyway you've got to own both, this one for songs like 'far from over' or 'in the twilight' (great chorus), the second album because of 'lead me on' and 'a rainy day in london' (great great ballad, believe me!). still own their - i believe - first maxi cd: 'dream on'. got to play that again. great stuff.
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: May 6, 2004 at 10:39|
|Keyboard heaven !!!!! BRILLIANT !
||Date: May 26, 2004 at 12:08|
|Please anyone!! where could I get this cd? Thanks!!
|From: from 9 champion
||Date: June 6, 2004 at 7:43|
|Tener muchos discos es sinonimo de dinero no de gusto musical,no te confundas,aunque este disco es simplemente bueno sin mas.
||Date: September 20, 2004 at 7:30|
|to Carlomagno......i just got this one from AOR-HEAVEN, try there.... this is a masterpiece, major league like Strangeways and Red Dawn....get it if you can, you can`t afford not to have this cd.
|From: Curtis Bouvier
||Date: September 27, 2004 at 3:06|
|If you want any songs let me know, MSN me at: firstname.lastname@example.org I have all of them in HIGH Quality 320 KBPS Mp3 format.
|From: Curtis Bouvier
||Date: September 27, 2004 at 3:30|
|Also, for anyone who likes Boulevard, I STRONGLY recommend you get these songs. (especially the bee gees one...... wow) 1.BEE GEES-FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS 2.PAUL JANZ-HOLD ME TENDER 3.OMD-SO IN LOVE 4.KIM MITCHELL-ALL WE ARE 5.DREAM ACADEMY-LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN 6.NIGHT RANGER-RAIN COMES CRASHING DOWN 7.QUIET RIOT-DON'T WANNA BE YOUR FOOL 8.VINCE NEIL-CAN'T CHANGE ME 9.BAD ENGLISH-THE PRICE OF LOVE If you need a hand downloading this, give me a shout =) email@example.com
|From: Curtis Bouvier
||Date: September 27, 2004 at 3:34|
|I cant help but to say it!!! that bee gees song makes me cry!!!!!
||Date: October 10, 2004 at 19:22|
|anyone know what these guys are doing today? any info on them at all???????????
||Date: January 6, 2005 at 20:22|
|I don't think this one can touch Into the Streets. For me there is no stand out songs. Decent but not great.
||Date: January 7, 2005 at 2:40|
|You are spot on Mike. Ok album this one but nothing outstanding. Into the Streets now is a CLASSIC. One of the best Aor releases ever IMO.
||Date: March 3, 2005 at 5:37|
|Storming album !!!!
||Date: March 14, 2005 at 21:42|
|This is another band I could add to my list of AOR bands I enjoy. Yes, it's lite and there are a lot of keys, but these guys have some great songs. I remember being quite taken aback by the first song as I was not expecting much and it is great. I wouldn't call this a classic, but I would call it a very good AOR disc.
||Date: March 19, 2005 at 11:46|
|thanks Freaky, Erik, and Jez, just ordered this one on ebay!!! Why r the good ones so hard to find!!!!
||Date: March 24, 2005 at 17:01|
|wowzie wowsie woo woo!!!!! thanks Guys!!!!!! man, is this a good one. Dream On, Far, Never, Moonlight. Now I am not sure which one I like better, both!!!! This one is more key oriented then the second album. Fantastic!!! thanks again to all that mentioned this one
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: March 25, 2005 at 2:27|
|Glad you like it, swriter ! I knew this one was for you ! Indeed, keyboard heaven !
|From: The Dolphin
||Date: April 13, 2005 at 17:08|
|An AOR masterpiece!For me is better than the second release!
|Heavy Harmonies Volunteer|
||Date: June 10, 2005 at 5:30|
|I have always preferred 'Into The Street' to this one (just) as I find it a more complete release songwise and holds up a little better overall, especially nowadays. This does feature one of my all time fave Boulevard tracks though in the brilliant 'Never Give Up'. That said, this is still a superb, quality album, done only the way most of the quality Canadian bands of the era knew how , and for a debut is a remarkable feat.
||Date: July 23, 2005 at 4:44|
|I'm not impressed with this band. Poor album. Pure fluff and shallow songs. Where is the passion? Lacking heart and soul. I am selling my copy. I rate this album a 4/10 sorry.
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: July 23, 2005 at 4:51|
|I'm sorry for your, ninjapeter, if you don't like this one. I prefer their 'Into the street', cause it has more depth, but this is brilliant keyboard dominated AOR ! I wish that todays acts could offer the same, cause even Blanc Faces can't compete with this release ! STUNNING !
||Date: August 1, 2005 at 0:23|
|This is when we start talking about Classics! I would personally rate this one even better than their Into the Streets because of a more joyful and happy mood in it. Certainly 1 or 2 tracks lacks its highness but the songwriting's weight make it stands up still today. TIMELESS! and ESSENTIAL for any self respected AOR collector!
||Date: August 24, 2005 at 11:22|
|HELLO NINJAPETER.I'VE MANY QUESTION FOR YOU.ONE OF THE BEST AOR/FM ALBUMS IS POOR?SHALLOW SONGS,NOT PASSION HERE?DON'T YOU LIKE KEYSBOARDS?ARE YOU AOR OR ALTERNATIVE FAN?JUST LET THE PEOPLE WITH TASTE RATE THIS ALBUM WITH 40/10 AND NOT 4/10!SO,GREAT PRODUCTION,PERFECT KEYS,VOCALS SIMILAR TO KEVIN CRONIN(R.E.O. SPEEDWAGON)AND SOME CLASSIC SONGS HERE.JUST LISTEN TO 'FAR FROM OVER'(CHECK THE KEYS BEFORE THE SAX SOLO-AMAZING!),'NEVER GIVE UP'(MY FAV).DON'T NEED TO CONTINUE,EVERY SONG IS AN ANTHEM!
||Date: September 7, 2005 at 0:41|
|Hello Paul: Yes this is a poor album. Very gumball music with fuffy and shallow songs. No passion at all. Yes I like keyboards but music needs more than just keyboards to make it have depth. Even if they used a piano once in a while it would be better. I love aor and hate alternative crap. Most aor bands have more substance than this. You think you have more taste than me because I don't like this garbage. But you think you know it all because you do like it, wow.
||Date: September 7, 2005 at 0:52|
|Well let me tell you that I play a few instruments and write poetry and some were also published. That's more than you can say I bet. But your opinion counts more than mine right? I even like R.E.O. Speedwagon as you mentioned more than this. Everything on this album is so watered down it has no life left to it. Next time you shouldn't make such judgements on taste because maybe a mirror is needed.
||Date: September 7, 2005 at 0:58|
|I also think the rating speaks loudly here. Not a very good album and the people know it.
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: September 7, 2005 at 2:57|
|I fully agree with Paul on this one ! THis is SUPERB AOR, the way AOR should sound, and it blows away every AOR released these days, included the overrated new Journey one ! Ninjapeter, your taste is different to ours, mate ! WE ARE PURE AOR FREAKS and for a true AOR fan, this is AOR HEAVEN ! Great songs, lots of keys all over the album etc. WE LIKE IT ! THe fact you don't like it, leaves us a bit cold, I'm afraid. Tastes differ, mate !
||Date: September 7, 2005 at 15:31|
|Dear ninjapeter.I can't understand how a true AOR friend can call this album crap.Are 'far from over' and 'never give up' poor and boring songs?Without passion?Only 4/10?GARBAGE????????????All AOR/HARD ROCK sites(check some),all melodic rockers(check above)have the same point of view.50 less or more comments agree with me,nobody accept your opinion.Maybe because this is one of the best AOR/FM albums of all times!Please,try to listen to it carefully one more time and you'll understand us,i'm sure
||Date: September 10, 2005 at 23:28|
|Well I played it again and it still does not cut it. I am really sorry if I offend anyone with my comments. This band just leaves me flat because their music sounds way to cutesy and la la to me. The singer sounds like he hasn't gone through puberty yet and has no range to his voice. I don't know why they are even listed as aor because this is totally pop rock. I would compare them to Glass Tiger or Duran Duran. I am even from the same country as the band and still dislike it. Sorry folks. Yuck.
||Date: September 10, 2005 at 23:32|
|P.S.- Dear AOR freaky, I have read many of your reviews and usually agree with you but not here. You must hear something in this I don't, sorry.
|From: AOR freaky
||Date: September 12, 2005 at 6:26|
|THis is a fair as it can, ninjapeter. We all can't like the same stuff. For me the keys are essential here, that's why I like it so much. But I do agree that their second one is more mature. A real classic !
||Date: March 24, 2006 at 12:03|
|AOR MASTERPIECE. Uno de los mejores discos de AOR de la historia, impresionante! DREAM ON es uno de los grandes, pero tampoco sobresale mucho junto a WESTERN SKIES! FAR FROM OVER o UNDER THE MOONLIGHT. En comparación al siguiente, este disco es practicamente igual de bueno, aunque para mi es algo mejor el INTO THE STREETS. CLASSIC AOR ----> 9,25/10
||Date: April 9, 2006 at 11:10|
|A must have.
||Date: June 11, 2006 at 21:18|
|This is great AOR. Don´t look to the rating. It's a CD that you must have. I LOVE the song 'under the moonlight', perfect keys, great vocals!
|From: Rafo Phoenix
||Date: June 28, 2006 at 12:20|
|Pucha me lo fundieron con el Ranking Far From Over y Dream On Indiscutiblemente las ganadoras.
||Date: July 27, 2006 at 13:30|
|Rating: 3.63 out of 10. (568 ratings) WTF!!!!!!! You guys suck! This is a super album!
||Date: July 27, 2006 at 16:50|
|Aorforever this is indeed a true classic. 9/10 for me. Some funny boy has been messing with the rates tho.
||Date: August 4, 2006 at 10:25|
|Aunque me gusta mas el siguiente, ahí queda esa joyita llamada DREAM ON.
||Date: September 24, 2006 at 14:58|
|in my top 10 !!!!!!!!!!!!!! super
||Date: September 28, 2006 at 6:12|
||Date: April 8, 2007 at 18:39|
|What the Fu@K is wrong with the rating??! Shit, This should've be 10 out of 10! It's a superb AOR effort from one of the best bands from Canada, "far from over" is the best song ever done by Boulevard, I preffer a little more the second album, because of the song "Eye of the hurricane", but this one still a classic debut 10/10
||Date: May 21, 2007 at 14:41|
|I gave this one a 10, but the average score only went from 3.73 to 3.74. I guess I could stay here all day, giving it 10, but then I'd be as stupid as the guy who had nothing better to do and gave it hundreds of 1's. Fans of Melodic AOR will know this is a near perfect album, so in this case, the rating is really not representative. No AOR collection will ever be complete if this CD is not present. Trust me.
||Date: May 21, 2007 at 14:52|
|By the way, someone mentioned here that this album has no standout tracks. I recommend "Dream On" as a fast-paced rocker with an instant chorus that will simply blow you away; "Far From Over" as one of the best 5 songs of the eighties, and "In the Twilight" as the ballad you should be listening whenever you're making a baby. How's that for standouts? I won't even mention the rest of the album, as you should go buy it and see for yourselves.
||Date: June 11, 2007 at 18:40|
|Masterpiece, obra maestra!! o como se llame en todos los idiomas, este album merece que todo oído humano lo disfrute alguna vez; Far from over no paro de escucharlo,sus teclados te enganchan y su melodía te hechiza para siempre,Dream over temazo rockero abre de manera mágica el disco,hermoso el medio tiempo In the twilight, algunos temas utilizan saxo pero no desentonan para nada,clásico del AOR,guitarras y teclados maravillosos hacen de esta obra un "obligado",9.8/10.
|From: YIRO SEVENTH
||Date: October 14, 2007 at 13:50|
|Exquisito AOR canadiense, de ese que creo escuela: La escuela del AOR Canadiense, con ese sonido distintivo. Y Pues con ese par de discos los BLVD son una banda de culto obligada en esto del AOR. Aqui BLVD muestran influencias de grupos como GLASS TIGER, CUTTING CREW, ICEHOUSE por ejemplo (alguien mencionó por ahi a CANNATA, pero No Sé, me parece que son muy distantes en estilo y mistica). El comienzo es espectacular con esa trepidante y emocionante "Dream On", uno de esos temas plenos de...
|From: YIRO SEVENTH
||Date: October 14, 2007 at 14:02|
|positivismo, esperanza y energía. Un tema marcado por los teclados envolventes y la interpretación soberbia de David Forbes con esa media voz realmente hermosa; le sigue esa emotiva y melancólica "Far From Over", un delicioso tema que da placer escuchar y ya de ahi en delante nos encontramos temas que, si bien no alcanzan el nivel de los ya mencionados, si nos regalan una escucha realmente placentera... AOR Canadiense, con todo lo que ello implica
||Date: October 15, 2007 at 21:39|
|10/10 Absoluta Obra Maestra Dios si existe unos de mi albunes Favoritos, escuchar este albun es estar en el paraiso, totalmente difinitivamente un Aor de primera clase con unos sonidos agradables con una voz sensacional y que decir de los buenos toques de teclas es magico y uno Sonido de saxon que lo hace inmortal me encanta el albun todos los temas son de primera clase y beno Youre for me un tema muy alegre...
||Date: October 18, 2007 at 17:50|
|Joyaza de AOR, donde encontraras teclados magicos,son el caso de estos 2 temas que son mis preferidas "Far From Over" "Dream On" que temazos!! 10/10
||Date: July 25, 2008 at 18:33|
|It's an album on the poppier and more hi-tech side of the AOR genre. "In the twilight" is pure heaven that could be from DARE's "Out of the silence"
||Date: August 23, 2008 at 18:34|
|I had 'Dream On' as a 12" single many years ago. I didn't know anything about the band or the song but loved it and it wan't until I discovered this site that I learnt about the band and just how higly rated this album is. I subsequently bought the album and I can confirm that it is one of my top 5 AOR albums of all time. Essential, essential, essential. How many times does it have to be said? 100/100
||Date: December 29, 2008 at 23:41|
|yeahp dream on y far from over very nice y todo el album completo
||Date: May 10, 2009 at 11:06|
|Sorry..2nd album "Into the street" is much better than this one.. Some of tracks are too dated sounds..But "Under The Moonlight" and "You're For Me" was good for me..It was almost close to their 2nd album...So, I rate this album 80/100.
||Date: July 16, 2009 at 1:40|
|Hi Geoff! it is CLASSIC
||Date: November 17, 2009 at 13:03|
|Nice girls, big car , beach, cocktails and let's play this one. It fits all together isn'it? Perfect AOR i love it.
||Date: September 4, 2010 at 0:56|
|Another one that I haven't heard for a while but I know I enjoyed it very much. Top-notch melodic rock/AOR with great musicianship and the right amount of keys.
||Date: December 6, 2010 at 16:34|
|FAR FROM OVER! DREAM ON! LOVE IT! AOR!
||Date: January 13, 2011 at 13:55|
|Smooth by the numbers melodic rock/AOR. While a few tracks seem a little on the lite side at times, it still is quite enjoyable.
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: January 22, 2011 at 18:55|
|Both band's releases are pretty worth in all the extension of the word..their second one is a bit more consistent,solid,this debut is more into the "poppy" side of AOR..still good though..."Dream On","Far From Over"(nice),"Never Give Up","Under The Moonlight"(nice),"Missing Persons" & "You're For Me" are top notch songs 4 sure..shamely this phenomenal band only lasted 4 two albums ...get it!.91/100
||Date: May 18, 2018 at 10:41|
|Very decent album. 'Dream On' is a great opener,'Far From Over', 'In the Twilight', 'Missing Persons' are nice but there also some fillers. 80/100
|From: hair metal again
||Date: September 28, 2020 at 14:51|
|very good debut for BOULEVARD with a massive keyboard driven sound and those quality vocals that really make things quite classy!i d prefer a more balanced sound between guitars & keys but you cant go wrong with songs like "dream on","far from over","never give up","you and i " and "you re for me"!highly recommended
||Date: February 3, 2021 at 3:21|
|This is a classic (the next one is too, and I think "Luminiscence is going to be a classic if we give things a little time). Seems like Boulevard took the best of canadian acts like Glass Tiger, Climmie Fisher, etc and added their own unique elements (those keyboards, David Forbes´voice and that amazing saxophone) to create what we call the "Blvd" style. Listen to the intro of "Dream On" and you can find some influences from the song "Closer to you" by Glass Tiger or that intro of "Far From Over" which is very similar to that of "Love changes everything" by Climmie Fisher, but they´re real gems though. Other great songs in this album are "Missing persons"(I love the way David Forbes and Andrew Johns complement each other vocally) and "You´re for me". You cannot call yourself and AOR connoisseur if you haven´t appreciated this album the way it should be
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