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Strong As Steel
Tina Arena
Strong As Steel
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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Aussie reissue of the 1989 debut album for Australia's most successful female recording artist. Unavailable in the U.S., this edition also includes one bonus track, 'Be A Man' (demo version).

      
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All Artists: Tina Arena
Title: Strong As Steel
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sbme Import
Release Date: 2/24/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Dance Pop, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 182478588126, 9399700016765, 766488366426

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Album Description
Aussie reissue of the 1989 debut album for Australia's most successful female recording artist. Unavailable in the U.S., this edition also includes one bonus track, 'Be A Man' (demo version).
 

CD Reviews

Still Sounds Good 17 Years On !!
Music Fan | 05/18/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Originally released in Australia in 1990, Tina Arena's debut album "Strong As Steel" still sounds good 17 years on! Such timelessness is testimony to the vocal talents of this exceptional singer & her ability to make even average songs sound great. Not to say that the songs on this debut CD are average for they anything but that! The collection includes some Tina Arena classics which still "stand strong" in amongst the lengthy list of songs this great Australian artist has recorded over her career. "Strong As Steel", "Woman's Work", "I Need Your Body", "The Machine's Breaking Down" and "On the Line" are all personal favourites from this album which still remain highly enjoyable many years after their original release. "Strong As Steel" was indeed the start of an outstanding recording career from one of THE best female pop singers around.

PS - IGNORE the reviewer who has posted abusive comments on 3 May 2004 and 5 May 2004 - that "reviewer", who can hardly be called that, seems to have some kind of personal disliking for Tina Arena and has posted multiple one star and one line attacks against this great artist across many of her CDs on Amazon. Why amazon publishes such ridiculous comments & allows them to contribute to a CD's rating, I do not know!
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ARENA'S STEEL!!!
derrick lam | 01/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Arena's very first album, re-released for the Australian public only. This was Arena after leaving Young Talent Time and Johnny Young. This album... let me tell you at a young age... shows Arena's powerful vocals! "Strong As Steel" can pass off as another poppy love song but the voice is really a classic. That voice will never make a song sound weak and ugly even if it's cheap. "I Need Your Body" reached #3 in the ARIA's, already a smash hit single during the early 90's. The whole album shows Arena's under developed voice, still meaty and mighty but it shines through that very last track, "Be A Man" (Demo Version). At the bridge, Tina will execute that very high octave leaping vocal that she is known for and will do that big finish! "Strong As Steel" is definitely worth adding to that Arena collection. The CD beams with youthful tunes, and can't-help-but-tap-your-feet music all through out "You Make Me Feel Good", "The Machine's Breaking Down", and ofcourse that Stevie Wonder written "I Believe", is just astounding! THE WHOLE ALBUM ROCKS! A MUST BUY FOR FANS AND FOR TINA'S NEW LISTENERS! DEFINITELY 5/5!!!"
Diva of Disco!
derrick lam | 08/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's easy to see why with this album Tina Arena earned the name "Diva of Disco." It's a great first record for a very talented singer, and she goes on to bigger and better things with "Don't Ask" and "In Deep." Anyone who's a Tina fan will appreciate her first album, even if it's not as polished as her later recordings. "Woman's Work" and "On the Line" are great tracks, but I enjoyed the whole CD, with the possible exception of the demo version of "Be A Man." It's MUCH better on the "Don't Ask" album. Get the best music you're not listening to!"