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Artist: Van Stephenson

Title: Suspicious Heart

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Van Stephenson Suspicious Heart Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1986

Label: High Vaultage (Germany)

Catalog Number: HV-1004


Van Stephenson vocals
Mike Baird drums
Dennis Belfield bass
Dan Huff guitars
Alan Pasqua keyboards, synthesizers
Michael Fisher percussion
Richard Landis percussion, additional keyboards and synthesizers
George Doering additional guitars
Richard Gibbs additional keyboards and synthesizers
Reed Nielsen additional keyboards and synthesizers
Dave Innis additional keyboards and synthesizers
Tom Kelly backing vocals
Tommy Funderburk backing vocals
Waddy Wachtel guest guitars
Michael Landau guest guitars


1.  We're Doing Alright  3:50
2.  (We Should Be) Together Tonight  3:42
3.  Suspicious Heart  5:06
4.  Never Enough Night  4:46
5.  Confidentially Yours  3:58
6.  Desperate Hours  4:20
7.  Dancing With Danger  3:50
8.  Fist Full of Heat  4:40
9.  Make It Glamorous  3:42
10.  No Secrets  3:42
Total Running Time:  41:36

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Dag Date: July 24, 2001 at 11:08
This cd is gold. Get it at any cost,its a classic aor cd. Long live Van, RIP. Dag

From: Andre Tekken Date: August 4, 2002 at 15:49
MAGIC,pure magic,I just canīt get enuff of it!I first bought this cd on the day of my anniversary!This is the type of music that that brings you memories!Ah those marvelous,,good times,melancolic rememberances!It realy takes you to a higher place!A tip to paradise!A true outstanding jewel on your aor collection!No comparaisons can be possibly made!Man this is THE production the rest is the rest!200 out of 10!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Andre Tekken Date: August 4, 2002 at 16:03
Again,trying hard to describe the band it is kinda of charming,romantic,exiting,groooovy,extremely catchy melodies!Every instrument is in it's perfect place making different things in perfect harmony just like on a conducted orchestra!Every and I said EVERY single time you hear the songs you will surely notice a new different detail on the arrengements!THIS RECORD IS A TRIP TO PARADISE!Damm it always brings those damm good memories!ATMOSPHERIC is the word to describe such piece of art!!!

From: JOURNEY Date: August 7, 2002 at 7:40

From: ROB GARCIA Date: January 25, 2003 at 16:05
this one starts where righteous anger left off,and somehow he managed to make a better record although i consider both to be of the same level in quality terms but this one is a bit more melodious.top notch aor from a pure genious who left us too soon!.

From: Rick Date: April 27, 2003 at 8:43
Love Van Stephenson, No Secrets is a great song. It fits right in with my metal mixes.

From: Chris Date: October 30, 2003 at 23:22
What a truly great album this is. Wonderful stuff. 'Desperate hours' and 'Suspicious Heart' are such superb songs. I miss this kinda stuff so much.

From: Gazza Date: August 20, 2004 at 8:35
Just picked up this album on CD. Had a really bad audio copy of this back in 1989 and didn't think much of it at the time. Some tracks sound a bit dated but it is still a Great AOR/M Rock album. Fans of his work with Giant will love it. Not a bad song on the album. 9/10.

From: BCASARIN(MEX) Date: February 16, 2005 at 21:35
excelent slice of mid 80,s aor!!!a must have !!!

From: PAUL Date: August 24, 2005 at 12:42

From: Heavy.AOR Date: September 21, 2006 at 16:22
BRILLIANT 10/10.But song 'Suspicious Heart' is a 11*/10 very great AOR song.

From: newscandi Date: December 8, 2006 at 14:12
THe singer's voice immitiately reminded me on THORSTEN FLAKNE from STAGE DOLLS. Musically the two bands are not so far away from each other too. This version of SUSPICIOUS HEART I'd even rate a little bit higher than that from WORRALL. Soundwise it's all amongst the best AOR bands as also BLVD. or RED DAWN. The songs all shine except maybe some in the middle of the CD. At least this 'High Vaultage' re-release from 1996 seems to be a bit bad produced (I hear some crackles using the CD portable).

From: sanxdowntherainbow Date: March 22, 2007 at 19:41

From: Refugee80 Date: August 27, 2007 at 12:16
Fist full of heat is a truly amazing song the vocals are the greatest thing up there easily with Steve Perry Kenny Loggins style, the 1st album i belive is better though 9/10

From: Danielovich Date: December 24, 2009 at 3:03
One of the top 20 releases of melodic rock. Just two words: A CLASSIC. The production, songs, voice, playing- TOP CLASS! 10/10. Just buy it!

From: lalo r.o.c.k. Date: January 3, 2010 at 22:41
Classic album,all the tracks are great,melodic rock,AOR perfection,vocals remind me Bryan Adams meets Brian Howe,10/10.

From: juan carlos Date: January 4, 2010 at 20:46
I put my comments here, what's up? oh well, i have to be completely agree with Lalo R.o.c.k, Great AOR, perfection: that`s the word for this Jewel. Period. 10/10

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 12, 2011 at 19:40
More or less in the same direction as Righteous Anger...both albums are really good to have indeed...it is a shame that Van has left us way too soon phisically but that's how life goes ...anyway for me the best shot of this record is the last track "No Secrets" but u can find some other goodies in "We're Doing Alright","(We Should Be)Together Tonight"(this one is a brilliant smooth song),"Suspicious Heart"(catchy),"Fist Full Of Heart" & "Make It Glamorous"...get it...86/100

From: 123charpenay Date: July 6, 2012 at 10:48
one more time ok with my friend rick.super class aor record .this guy was a genius he deliver a hight class melodic rock.the two van stephenson records are at the same level.you must have the two records in your collection cause they are full of hits.two masterpieces of american aor.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: July 6, 2012 at 11:24
indeed is my friend 123charpenay!!!...

From: Ultschik Date: January 23, 2014 at 23:26
Van Stephenson is really a must, i agree with you. I also have an older vinyl of Van. CHINA GIRL. First Track on it LION IN THE NIGHT is really a lost gem. Anyone else knows it?

From: aTomiK Date: January 24, 2014 at 12:40
I own the Grand Slamm Records China Girl cd pressing. Itīs a good album, maybe i should submit the disc to HH.

From: Harald Date: December 21, 2018 at 15:05
Desert Island Top 10 AOR album for me, not a single bad moment on it.

From: tomdwa Date: March 11, 2020 at 16:28
Very true that this should have been / should be huge. Top american quality-aor, and as others have already written with an undeniable nostalgic 80s-feel. There may be a few fillers on the album, but the stand-out tracks (Suspicious heart (a true classic), Never enough night (impressive ballad), Desperate hours) are so emblematic that the album remains a must-have!

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