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Artist: Tour de Force

Title: Unreleased

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Category: AOR

Year: 2000

Label: Kivel Records

Catalog Number: None

Personnel

Chali Cayte lead vocals
Alex Salz keyboards, guitars, backing vocals
Bill Froehlich bass, backing vocals
Billy Pauly drums, backing vocals
Christian Palladino guitars, backing vocals

Tracks

1.  Stand Up  3:52
2.  All Nite Long  4:24
3.  On My Way  4:44
4.  Diana  3:49
5.  Over 'n Over  6:30
6.  City Nites  3:17
7.  Roads  4:12
8.  Can't Change  3:42
9.  Lies  4:14
10.  Take My Love  5:25
11.  Back to Basics  3:51
12.  Can't Wait  4:02
13.  On the Edge  4:20
  
Total Running Time:  56:22

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From: Dan Date: March 16, 2003 at 5:11
As the title implies, this is a collection of unreleased and demo tracks that were not on the first two Tour de Force releases. As far as I'm concerned, I'm *damned* glad they decided to release these tracks! Ultramelodic keyboard-driven AOR of the finest calibre. Plenty of vocal harmonies thrown into the mix as well. I'll have to go back and listen to my copy of the self-titled effort (I don't own "World on Fire") but I think musically the tracks here may be better.

Since these are unreleased tracks, the production is a bit spotty here and there, but overall the mix quality is pretty good. Despite any production anomalies, these tracks definitely deserved to see the light of day! Standout track for me is On My Way. Fans of early '90s melodic AOR (Takara, Frontline, Jaded Heart, etc.) will really dig this.

Rating: 90/100

Existing comments about this CD

From: Logan-Five Date: June 13, 2001 at 11:04
All of you looking for a retro-sounding album that really rocks the way you remember it, look no further than Tour-De-Force. These sounds take me back. Two great songs are Stand Up and Can't Wait. Another band to check out on the same record label is Adrian Gail, these guys rock too.

From: David Date: August 2, 2002 at 3:41
Do any of you locals know anything about there previous work? I know it's rare and fucking expensive..

From: Purrfect Kat Date: August 2, 2002 at 5:03
David...Their S/T is pretty good and you should be able to pick it about for around $25...Their World on Fire cd is ok too but the Jap version is better because it includes a bonus song that is really good.

From: David Date: August 2, 2002 at 5:41
Purrfect Kat, your cool!, I may not agree with everything you say, but I respect your view a whole lot. What does the S/T sound like?

From: Purrfect Kat Date: August 2, 2002 at 10:32
awww hell...I can't compare them with anyone but I will say I really like their S/T cd and the tune Perfect Lover is my kinda tune....lol...now if you would like me to burn ya a copy of this cd with really nice artwork then I suggest ya visit my site and buy something then I will throw in Tour De Force - S/T as bonus....k?....Here is my website addy....http://www.angelfire.com/80s/purrfectkat-cds/

From: jayglam Date: August 8, 2002 at 2:19
Tour de Force are a great band, this CD has some great songs on like City nights, Stand up and Diana, Big choruses, well produced and chali cayte is one of the great aor singers, I just bought World on fire that is even better than this. Chale also sung in the band Without Love the CD named trouble. Check out tour de Force if you Love hooks and Melody the songs will stick in your head for days.

From: Larry Date: August 19, 2002 at 1:41
I would love to obtain the World On Fire CD.

From: Tony Date: December 5, 2002 at 19:20
If you just love Journey, Styx, and any keyboard heavy AOR and your ears perk up when you read in reviews "awash with keyboards" and "dripping in melody" then you'll drool over this. Very good melodic album that would have sold BILLIONS in 1985 and that's a compliment!!! Almost impossible not to hum along and even though I like a little more "toughness" in my albums this is still great laid back melodic rock listening.

From: Scandinavia Date: June 7, 2003 at 10:48
To Larry...You can find it at: Hangloose-records.de That's where I got mine..

From: Scandinavia Date: June 29, 2003 at 17:09
Just heard the track "Stand Up".......WOOOOOOOOW!!!!! Totally blown away......Hit me right between the (Th)eyes...Yeah, yeah bad humour...But the track is amazing!

From: Rycheage Date: July 3, 2003 at 16:20
If it is pure AOR you are after - mid 80's style with an equal mix of keyboard and guitar - and as long as you don't mind that the album is previously unreleased material rather than a new album, check this out. The quality of the songwriting and the vocals of Chali Cayte are highlights.

From: Scandinavia Date: July 29, 2003 at 17:34
This is good stuff but "World on Fire" will always stand out...This album tends to get too boring in the long run but still has a large amount of memorability!

From: AOR freaky Date: December 8, 2003 at 12:53
All Tour De Force records are worth your attention ! So also this one ! Great AOR act, Dan has said it right ! It's indeed great that this has been released ! And there is also another Tour De Force. Also a great act, but far more obscure than these guys !

From: TIM (2) Date: June 3, 2004 at 6:19
This is good stuff, put in context as being demos. If you LOVE "World On Fire", as I do, then you ought to get this and the S/T album for completion. They're patchier in quality than the brilliant "W.o.F" but still excellent AOR in their own right.

From: Geoff Date: August 30, 2004 at 0:12
Not as good as 'World on fire' and much better than the debut. Simple as that. This is a great collection of commercial hard rock songs. Well worth checking out. My fave is 'Diana'.

From: Harald Date: September 3, 2004 at 19:08
Any Bon Jovi fans here tonight? the first track on this one "Stand Up" is a wet dream for the "Itīs my Life" and "Runaway" party. All in all a great band and album not to be missed. 85/100

From: bdrums1971 Date: September 12, 2004 at 11:09
I hate to go against public opinion here, but I was unimpressed by this release. This is the only Tour De Force cd I have listened to, but IMO, most of the songs should have stayed unreleased. There seems to be some good potential here, but the songs seem like they have no direction and just don't gel. Seems sort of garage band sounding to my ear. Of course, just my opinion. Just beware before you buy based on the above opinions.

From: Scandinavia Date: September 12, 2004 at 15:29
This album consists of "demo material" thus the "garage sound" mentioned above... The music itself is highly underrated though...They have a sound/style of their own!

From: z4roxx Date: May 8, 2007 at 3:33
Immense band,one of the greatest in melodick hard rock/aor scene.Another great release full of melodick and catchy tunes,not a great prodution but you can hear their always impressive style."Back to basics"is among the best songs for me!9.5/10!

From: Mustaine_TW Date: October 29, 2007 at 6:11
A must have record for melodic rock/aor fans 88/100

From: KurtmanJP Date: April 24, 2008 at 3:28
"Stand Up" "All Night Along" "On My Way" and "Lies" are all mind-blowing awesome songs! "Diana" and "Can't Wait" are also purely awesome. "Roads" is a wonderful ballad. The other songs are also good as well.

From: darobinson Date: July 25, 2008 at 15:43
I have to agree with bdrums. I must say that I do not hear the comparison to Jaded Heart, Frontline or Takara. All of those bands are great. Except for the song Stand Up I find these tunes pretty average. These guys just seem to be lacking that melodic punch that I enjoy. Just my two cents.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: May 19, 2013 at 17:03
Last album known by TDF...a lot better than the self titled but still it doesn't beat the unbeatable "World On Fire" of '96...a lot of goodies in the shape of tracks 2,3,4(nice mid tempo),5,7,8,9,10,12 & 13...enjoyable to say the least about this effort.84/100


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