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Artist: Nelson

Title: Imaginator

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Nelson Imaginator Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1996

Label: Victor (Japan)

Catalog Number: VICP - 5817


Matthew Nelson lead vocals, bass
Gunnar Nelson lead vocals, guitars
Bobby Rock drums
Brett Garsed lead guitar, vocals
Paul Mirkovich keyboards, vocals
Joey Cathcart guitars, vocals
This CD was written and recorded in 1992 to be released in 1993. The album was shelved by Geffen Records, so in reality this is Nelson's second album, not their third.


1.  On/Off  2:44
2.  Sinners, Inc.  0:34
3.  Do You Believe In Religion?  3:11
4.  Kiss Me When I Cry  5:13
5.  I Don't Mess Around, Boy  0:14
6.  Sooner Or Later  4:09
7.  We Always Want What We Can't Get  4:34
8.  It's Your Body  0:10
9.  She Gets Down  3:55
10.  Tell Me  5:25
11.  Greed  0:12
12.  Action  3:36
13.  Ain't Nothin' Really Changed  0:34
14.  We're All Alright  4:22
15.  The Judas Mirror  5:33
16.  In A Perfect World  0:35
17.  Imaginator  4:42
Total Running Time:  49:43

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Hardinho Date: July 10, 2001 at 19:25
Sooner Or Later: Wow!!!

From: Dario Date: November 16, 2001 at 14:01
Hey guys,THIS IS the best Nelson's album ever!Very hard rockin'concept album with great musicians!Take "she gets down" and "We're all right" by Enuff Z'nuff and the great ballad "The Judas mirror"!

From: tonikki Date: August 17, 2002 at 17:43
not as good as the 2 first albums but still excellent.mat and gun never have made a record less than excellent.

From: James Date: August 28, 2002 at 19:25
It is a concept album but it is still very good. Mabye their best, for sure in their top two albums. It has a bit harder edge than After The Rain.

From: Marsha Date: April 1, 2004 at 1:37
In my opinion the Imaginator CD Is one of Nelson's best by far.The cd still rocks ten years later.It is definately a must have cd.

From: KB Date: April 1, 2004 at 1:44
Imaginator is a little heavier than "After The Rain" and "Because They Can". If you only get this CD for "Kiss Me When I Cry" and "Tell Me" it is well worth it. Excellent CD!

From: Kath Date: April 1, 2004 at 3:28
This CD is awesome! Nelson rocks!!!

From: Big Mike Date: April 7, 2004 at 16:21
I know its a concept album but there's some unneccessarily crappy content on this album. But that aside, there are some good songs here aswell. "kiss my when I cry", "sooner Or later", "judas mirror", are special tunes. Not a bad disk.

From: ALEXX GLAM Date: May 11, 2004 at 20:42

From: JOSE Date: August 26, 2004 at 14:21
Vaya vaya, ahora entiendo porque Geffen les rechazo el disco, nada que ver con el primero, cierto que es menos comercial pero mas pesado?????, nada que ver. Es menos comercial pero es porque no tiene un sencillo que valga la pena, donde estan los riffs de guitarras de will you love me o bits and pieces por ejemplo?. El sonido de guitarra parece a las canciones de U2!!!. compre este y the silence is broken y no hay a cual irle, es mas si alguien quiere los discos se los vendo. Saludos de Mexico.

From: Geoff Date: December 24, 2004 at 18:16
'Tell me' is a beautiful song, done just as well by Jailhouse. 'The Judas Mirror' is another brilliant track and I like those two because you're not drowned by the heavy Ponti influence, which IMO did not really suit Nelson always (Though 'Won't walk away' off the previous album is great). I didn't mind 'Kiss me when I cry' but eventually those Ponti choruses catch up to me and the songs irritate the sh*t out of me. Not all, just a lot of them. Pretty good CD, recommended for a good price.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 26, 2007 at 18:03
Didn't like it at all.Kinda strange sound in some tunes.I prefer their "happy happy ever after" sound of their debut.

From: hair metal again Date: October 25, 2010 at 2:17
amazing release by NELSON with very good hard rockin sound and the valuable help of jack ponti and enuff z nuff.excellent production,great guitars and many good songs like "tell me ","kiss me when i cry", "sooner or later" and "the judas mirror".surely a must have

From: metalmaniac777 Date: February 16, 2011 at 15:08
The pretty-boy twins respond to not entirely undeserved criticism that their debut was too fluffy by adding a harder edge to their guitars, but unfortunately, the majority of the songs fail to maintain the pop-rock accessibility that made "After the Rain" so catchy. That said, this album does contain the two best songs Nelson ever released: "Kiss me When I cry" & "Sooner or Later." Just imagine how awesome this CD would have been had all the songs been the same quality as those two...

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