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Artist: Dare

Title: Belief

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Dare Belief Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 2001

Label: Legend

Catalog Number: LGD2001


Darren Wharton vocals, keyboards
Richard Dews lead and acoustic guitar
Andrew Moore lead and electric guitar
Julian Gardner drums, percussion


1.  Silent Thunder  5:49
2.  Dreams on Fire  4:29
3.  White Horses (Lions Heart)  4:06
4.  Belief  6:07
5.  Run Wild Run Free  4:32
6.  We Were Friends  6:42
7.  Falling  4:29
8.  Where Will You Run to  3:45
9.  Take Me Away  5:03
10.  Promised Land  4:47
11.  Phoenix  4:14
Total Running Time:  54:03

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Lee Craddock Date: February 11, 2002 at 15:31

From: Susan Terell Date: April 2, 2002 at 14:57
Dare is the best group I've ever heard. I've never heard such a voice like the one from Darren Wharton.

From: Large Bloke Date: May 13, 2002 at 6:58
a very disappointing effort this one. No where near as good as other Dare releases. Very Irish sounding with pipes and violins and stuff, not to my taste. Don't buy this if you are expecting the usual great songs from Dare ala Out Of The Silence and Blood From A Stone.

From: The Prophet Date: May 13, 2002 at 13:11
I agree with Large. Dare in their last two cds are drawning ballad after ballad. Where is the electricity. OK the songwriting is not bad . But a rock cd should excite me, not make me sleep.

From: Rycheage Date: May 24, 2002 at 15:15
I have to agree that this is not up to par on the rock front.BUT the ballads that are here are some of the most beautiful ever written. This is definitely the lighter side of AOR, albeit with excellent musicianship. The Celtic tinge is just a bonus, but some people don't like the Celtic music. I think it adds another dimension to the music.

From: Ton Jansen Date: May 25, 2002 at 12:31
It's not heavy, it's smooth and it's beautiful. I saw them life several times. Dare deserves a big crowd. Great album, this is.

From: Richard H. Date: June 19, 2002 at 11:58
Dare could play just about anything and it would be great.Very different than their pass releases but nevertheless another epic in its own right.

From: koogles Date: June 28, 2002 at 9:10
It's almost as if Darren Wharton captures the beauty of sunsets and quiet lakes and Irish landscapes and tenderly wraps them in song. Doesn't rock, but would be the worse for it if it did. This is one of the best CDs I have ever heard in any genre. A masterpiece among masterpieces.

From: C�sar Date: July 18, 2002 at 17:11
Si quieres escuchar un disco de aor diferente y a la vez magn'fico comprate este disco no te arrepentiras,simplemente impresionante,el amigo Warren increible.

From: david Date: August 16, 2002 at 10:22
Realmente el mejor disco que he escuchado en mucho tiempo. Absolutamente acojonante, 'pico, soberbio... No hay palabras, es una maravilla.

From: Goodyear 87 Date: September 7, 2002 at 21:47
Completamente de acuerdo con mis paisanos nacionales,de lo mejor que se ha editado ultimante junto con neal schon and company en el 'arrival',un disco de AOR tranquilo de poner de principio a fin que rezuma buen gusto por los cuatro costados.'silent thunder' impresionante,quizas para un purista nunca Darren volvera al nivel del 'Out..' pero es que tampoco lo propone el esta en otra direccion y a mi esta onda tambien me encanta.Un regalo para tus oidos!!

From: Ariel Date: September 23, 2002 at 16:26
Discazo, de lo mejor que he escuchado en mi vida. No se puede definir como un disco de AOR, m's bien es un cd de pura m'sica. Excelenta la inclusi'n de arreglos celtas, sobre todo en 'dreams on fire' y en 'we were friends' majestuosas y estremecedoras introducci'nes de gaitas. Imposible destacar un tema sobre el resto, es un disco de principio a fin excelente.

From: david Date: September 24, 2002 at 9:35

From: Giacomo Date: October 30, 2002 at 12:51
I can't talk bad about Dare, because I'm a fan of this band, but I have to tell that 'Belief' doesn't satisfied me as 'Calm before the storm' and 'Out of silence' did. Too celtic influences !!! Where are great guitars, keyboards, and Aor-rock songs?

From: rob garcia Date: January 17, 2003 at 15:05
the best way to describe this album is beautyfully crafted aor with some celtic influences which give an special touch to the already classic dare sound.for me this is their second best release of dares history.

From: duncan idaho Date: January 18, 2003 at 20:06
probablemente el mejor disco despues de out of the silence,el amigo darren es como el vino cuanto mas viejo mejor, pocas veces un disco te podra hacer sentir tantas cosas, aunque no sepas ingles. Dare es sin duda un referente del hard, sin hacer ruido,es un referente de la musica mundial, creo que mucha gente deberia volver sus ojos hacia dare.

From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1 Date: February 2, 2003 at 11:44
Pues yo lo siento mucho,siento discrepar con mis paisanos pero a mi este disco me transmite poca cosa.Los temas son de escucha f'cil en eso os doy la raz'n,pero no llegan a ser temas de primer nivel,cosa que si sucede por ejemplo en el primer disco de King Of Hearts que va en una onda asi tranquilita pero que si que te ponen los pelos de punta.Quiz's dentro de unos a'os me de por escucharlo de nuevo y cambie de opini'n,pero ahora mismo personalmente lo encuentro SOSILLO.

From: robert Date: February 2, 2003 at 15:10
Estoy con Jose, a mi tampoco me dice nada, bueno pero para eso estan los gustos, es bonito discrepar, lo q no esta bien es q un puto nazi t diga q no se puede escribir en el idioma q cada uno le guste mas o, como en mi caso: q solo sepa ese.. FREE EXPRESSION FOREVER!! Lo importante es entenderse: PAZ, AMOR Y COMUNICACION...

From: Ivan garcia Date: March 9, 2003 at 14:35
Me parece unos de los mejores albums q he escuchado en toda mi vida. no es hard, no es aor, no es rock. es melodia pura, sentimiento. es increible lo q hace darren. este tio todo lo q hace lo hace bien. hay una cancion muy especial 'we were friends'. magico. para mis colegas espa'oles hay dejo mi direccion q aqui no abundamos los hardrockeros. garykuetara@hotmail.com

From: RiccardoBologna Date: April 1, 2003 at 16:41
Bravi bravissimi! Vero aor, una band molto raffinata. Un bellissimo cd melodico, vera musica bravissimi.

From: Nae Neck Date: May 16, 2003 at 20:46
Heard so many differing comments from so many, but know one can deny that this has some very interesting sounds, whether you like the Celtic influence or not, this album will pull you in to its embrace and wrap you in its softness and warmth, that only Darren's smooth vocals can acheive he does have a way of making the sunsets fall over you with an empowering grace, that will pull even the most hardened of hearts into his vocals, give this a try and fall under the spell of its gracefulness.

From: Knut Roger Date: August 1, 2003 at 17:20
Dare is a very good band, that plays rock music that can please anyone. I`v got all their cd`s, and i hope more will come. Darren`s voice is real special, and i will recomend it to anyone.

From: The boy Evans Date: October 16, 2003 at 18:26
Good to see such well acclaimed musicians releasing such a melodic and atmospheric( Dare I say it exciting) new release. I hope that this isnt the last we hear of Dare!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: kris Date: November 6, 2003 at 17:32
Dare are one of the best bands in the world! this album is very good and i must go see them live sometime keep it up darren u the man!!!

From: Gaz Date: December 22, 2003 at 16:21
A good album but not as good as the previous attempts. This takes some of the celtic elements of the Calm Before The Storm album to the extreme, and has a very spiritual feel without being a Christian rock album. This album is good after a few listens, but when you first hear it you may sit up and think 'Huh?!' as I did. Interesting, and a good effort, but not as good a set of songs as were on Out Of The Silence.

From: izzy Date: January 7, 2004 at 17:27
esto se pasa de lento, en vez de rock orientado a adultos mas bien esta orientado para abuelos cuando echan la siesta, es mas me recuerda a un disco de SIMPLE MINDS ' REAL LIFE' algunas canciones son calcadas.Se ve que el disco lo grabaron en medio de la monta'a en sus caba'as con sus mujeres pues son demasiado romanticonas.

From: sultan6 Date: February 24, 2004 at 12:12
i agree with 'The Prophet' way to many ballads,good writing but doesn't have that good ballzy feeling.

From: Proman1 Date: March 23, 2004 at 4:39
This one plain sucks, it ain't even slightly rockin' to be called rock 'n roll, excellent vocalist though, should have more guitars to really make this guy show what he's truly capable of.....

From: andy Date: April 11, 2004 at 13:14
'Belief'from Dare is one of my all-time-faves-I love this wonderful AOR-Album!!!

From: Enrico Date: May 17, 2004 at 19:33
What can I say about Dare ? Probably one of my 5-all-time-favorite-bands and this is just another winner. Softer than the others, that's true, but the guitar solo in the title track rips my heart off every time I hear it. 'We were friends' and 'Silent thunder' are not far from the old classics like 'Raindance' and 'King of spades'...I'll never get tired of Dare.

From: Lisa Date: October 23, 2004 at 0:27
I absolutely love the celtic influence Darren has brought to this album not to mention nature sounds of the ocean waves, sea gulls etc he is a mastermind! absolutely brillant!! The best voice I have ever heard. Fantastic job..once again Mr Wharton

From: Rich Date: November 30, 2004 at 13:51
Got this CD ages after hearing the excellent Blood From Stone. Didnt read any reviews or comments,just went and bought it, I loved what Dare were about, Big choruses, huge tunes. Well, Darren seems to have lost his balls, moved to the picturesque hills of Wales or Ireland, gone all acoustic, big on atmosphere, little in the way of what someone would associate with Dare. Stop using the name 'Dare' to sell this stuff. Saw them in 92 f-in awesome, saw them in 2001 Yawn! Refund Mr. Wharton?

From: keeper Date: December 29, 2004 at 9:13
Excellent! I was in for Blood From Stone too, but this sound is magic. Dare is one of the best groups ever. Totally relaxing album .. thanks Mr. Wharton!

From: ninjapeter Date: April 2, 2005 at 6:30
A good album. Music for when your with your lover. Very soft and beautiful but a bit boring, all heart and no passion. It doesn't really excite me. Great voice though. I'm not big on the celtic influence either.

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From: Jez Date: June 3, 2005 at 7:43
As with 'Beneath The Shining Water' this is a great little album for doing the ironing/knitting too. Don't get me wrong, there are some really beautiful songs on both albums which I really like, but it is way too one paced,and really doesn't get the blood pumping (or anything else for that matter). At the end of the day I think i'm not wrong when I say that people are crying out for more stuff in the 'Out Of Silence' vein or something that vaguely has a pulse would be ok aswell.

From: DanDare Date: August 26, 2008 at 18:40
Ok, ok so it's not as rockin as the first two albums, but 'Silent Thunder' and 'White Horse' are things of beauty. Listen to the whole album in one sitting and I promise you you will not be disappointed. It plays like a classical suite. The music washes over you in waves breaking on an Irish shore. I've awarded this 99/100 because he will never top 'Out of the Silence'.

From: juan carlos Date: May 14, 2009 at 14:30
Beautiful Album, hey why not? "'White Horse(Lions Heart)" confirms this adjective. "We Were Friend" is also a beautiful ballad, "Falling" "Dreams on Fire"... Just tracks 4,8,10,11 are ok but the rest is A Must. Not as good as CBTS or BTSW but there´s another Relaxing Dare album. 8.8/10

From: happy2849 Date: November 15, 2010 at 18:15
Had their 1st one "Out Of The Silence" for years and really enjoyed it. To my surpries I found a 2 disc set with "Belief" and "Beneath The Shining Water" in a local music store for $1.99. While I think their first was their best there is no doubt they can write a good tune and his voice is one of the top of all time. This may be on the lite side, but when I am tired of the harder side of rock, this just fits the bill.

From: Krister Date: November 26, 2010 at 19:52
You can't go wrong with these guys. Lord have mercy!! What moods! What tunes! What lyrics! Must just be grateful that bands like this exists. Seen them live twice the last 8 months. And they DELIVER!! Thanks Darren, Richie and Vinny!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: March 23, 2012 at 17:00
Mellow release...nothing to do with the band's first couple of albums especially their highly acclaimed one "Out Of The Silence"...which is one of the best debuts in AOR terms ever recorded by a band IMO..."Silent Thunder","Dreams On Fire","Promised Land" & "Phoenix" are of a very nice status plus "Run Wild Run Free","Falling" & "Where Will You Run To" that are the "rocky" ones...a goodie one but do not expect songs ala "Into The Fire" or "Abandon"...86/100

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