Dare (2)

Dare (2)

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Dare is a hard rock band from Oldham, England, UK, fronted by Thin Lizzy keyboard player Darren Wharton. They formed in 1985, and have released seven albums to date, including the #48 UK single Blood from Stone.
The band have had four appearances in the UK Singles Chart. These include The Raindance (#62, 1989), Abandon (#71, 1989), We Don't Need a Reason (#52, 1991) and Real Love (#67, 1991).
British AOR band formed in 1985 by frontman Darren Wharton, formerly keyboard player for Thin Lizzy. Their debut album in 1988 Out of the Silence is considered a true classic from every AOR fan around the world. In 1991 they released Blood from Stone a much heavier hard rock album which is also classic for its genre although it didn't have a great success. After seven years of silence Dare changed their line up , Darren Wharton decided to start producing Dare's albums in his own studio from this point on. In 1998 Calm Before the Storm was released with a new sound of unique classic rock with balanced electric and acoustic gutitars and a multilayered production . In 2001 their next album Belief was released with a major change in the band's sound into more atmospheric classic rock along with celtic inlfluences . Dare established a really unique and trademark sound along with very emotional lyrics . In 2004 Dare released Beneath the Shining Wate" with a darkier and more sentimental laid back sound than Belief which was followed by a live DVD release Power of Nature: Live in Munich.
One of the most famous former members of Dare is Brian Cox in an Episode of Carpool (available on iTunes and Youtube he told Robert Llewellyn he joined because he lived up the road from Darren and left because they had a fight on tour in Berlin.
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Dare (2) Discography

Albums

Dare (2) Out Of The Silence (Album) A&M Records German Democratic Republic (GDR) 1988 Sell This Version
Dare (2) Blood From Stone (Album) A&M Records Europe 1991 Sell This Version
Dare (2) Calm Before The Storm (Album) MTM Music Germany 1998 Sell This Version
Dare (2) Belief (Album) Legend Records (14), SPV GmbH UK 2001 Sell This Version
Dare (2) Beneath The Shining Water (Album) Legend Records (14) UK 2004 Sell This Version
Dare (2) Power Of Nature - Live In Munich (Album) MTM Music Germany 2005 Sell This Version
LGD2009 Dare (2) Arc Of The Dawn(CD, Album) Legend Records (14) LGD2009 UK 2009 Sell This Version
LGD 2012 Dare (2) Calm Before The Storm 2(CD) Legend Records (14) LGD 2012 UK 2012 Sell This Version
LGD2016 Dare (2) Sacred Ground(CD, Album) Legend Records (14) LGD2016 UK 2016 Sell This Version
CD 5221 DX 003780 Dare (2) Out Of The Silence(CD, Album) A&M Records CD 5221 DX 003780 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Dare (2) Abandon (Maxi, Single) A&M Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
Dare (2) The Raindance (Single, Maxi) A&M Records UK 1988 Sell This Version
Dare (2) Heartbreaker (Single, Maxi) A&M Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
Dare (2) Nothing Is Stronger Than Love (Single) A&M Records UK 1989 Sell This Version
390 376-2 Dare (2) Abandon(CD, Maxi, Car) A&M Records 390 376-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
CT 1029 Dare (2) The Chris Tetley Interviews(12", Pic) Fotodisk CT 1029 US 1989 Sell This Version
Dare (2) Real Love (Single, Maxi) A&M Records UK 1990 Sell This Version
Dare (2) We Don't Need A Reason (EP, Single) A&M Records, A&M Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
none Dare (2) On My Own(CDr, Single, Promo) Legend Records (14) none UK 2016 Sell This Version

Compilations

RKM2-61168 (disc one), RKM2-61168 (disc two) Dare (2) Belief / Beneath The Shining Water(2xCD, Comp) Rock Ridge Music, Rock Ridge Music RKM2-61168 (disc one), RKM2-61168 (disc two) US 2008 Sell This Version

Videos

Dare (2) The Power Of Nature - Live In Munich MTM Music Ukraine 2005 Sell This Version