I'm back. Was in the mood to make another movie rarities compilation.
Here we go:
01 - John Parr: Westward Ho [Go Trabi Go]Again the soundtrack-man providing an uptempo song for a film that had fairly success in central Europe during the Berlin Wall fall.
It concerns a trip in the famous 'Trabant', the flagship car in East Germany.
Item not appeared in any Parr disk, only in this rare OST.
02 - Valentine: Keep The Faith [Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead]
From the legendary recordings of Valentine (Hugo) first album, not included there, only here in this OST, excellent rocker.
03 - Alias: Into The Fire [Nintendo: White Knuckle Scorin']
Another 'non album track' from Alias with Freddy Curci, emotive tune with all the band's characteristic strength.
04 - John Parr & Marilyn Martin: Through The Night [Quicksilver]Magnificent mid-tempo ballad, perfectly performed by this pair of great voices. Very hard to find soundtrack, excellent vinyl rip.
05 - Roger Chapman: Eye To Eye [Fire, Ice & Dynamite]Pump up track exclusive to this soundtrack, typically 80's sound , a quite rare OST. Very good chorus and guitars.
06 - Joe Elliott: When Saturday Comes [When Saturday Comes]
Def Leppard singer penned and played two songs exclusively for this movie.
When Saturday Comes has Joe Elliott as artist (not the whole band).
Obviously sounds like a Leppard rocker... remember the good times?
Only featured in the film and in a Lepp single as b-side.
07 - Eric Martin & Friends: I Can't Stop The Fire [Teachers]The unmistakable Eric's voice in a rocker without concessions. Exclusive to this soundtrack.
08 - Paul Delph: North Shore Roar [North Shore]Never published in the soundtrack, ripped from DVD, hallucinogen surf-mix sound , strange percussion and Delph's angelic voice. Excellent stereo sound.
09 - Joe Walsh & Lita Ford: A Future To This Life [Robocop TV series]
From the soundtrack of the pretty unknown TV series, issued in the 90's.
However, absolutely 80's track , I love this song!
Appears in the end credits.
Of course, exclusive to this OST.
10 - Beth Anderson & Joe Esposito: Just Imagine [Thief Of Hearts]
Pure 80's heaven! With Miami Vice vibe, or the movie Manhunter, sequencers baby!
11 - Franke & The Knockouts: We The People [Rude Awakening]Rare Franke Previte tune, actually should appear in the credits as a soloist, far from the sound of the Knockouts, much more commercial and 'eightie', with a very catchy chorus.
12 - B.J. Thomas: As Long As We Got Each Other [Growing Pains]
Lovable TV series, typical American sound and the great BJ Thomas groove-voice, here accompanied by the famous Dusty Springfield. Great AOR track.
13 - Heeren Stevens: Trust [Highlander II]Unknown OST, although it contains good songs, like this, very much in Jim Steinman's (Meat Loaf) style or Bonnie Tyler.
14 - Mickey Thomas: Stand In The Fire [Youngblood]
Not necessary to describe Mickey's voice eh?. Tremendous.
15 - Lamont: Flesh To Flesh [Return Of The Living Dead Part II]
The prolific Joe Lamont has written numerous songs for films under different aliases.
Here performs a 'malicious' song, with all horror movies ingredients.
Very good track exclusive to this film.
16 - David Hallyday: Rock Revival [He's My Girl]
Rare Hallyday tune, non album track, that was released as a single only to promote the flick (and his rising career). Great rocker!
17 - Edward Van Halen: Donut City [The Wild Life]Eddie wrote soundtracks for several movies, this will be his first experience (in the following year wrote the score for his wife's TV film , then Twister, Sacred Sin, etc).
Here provides several instrumentals, this is the main theme.
70 min, vbr, artwork.
AOR TREASURES Soundtracks Vol.6 - option 1
AOR TREASURES Soundtracks Vol.6 - option 2
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Well, LANCELOT musicians have learned the lesson to perfection, sounding like typical 90's westcoast-rock, but with that characteristic european touch, rounded off a disc different and fresh for this style.
Two singers, several guests, among them two girls wich provide a variety mixtures, great guitar players, special mention to Kerekes Ali (Steve Lukather style), on song nº 6, my favorite here.
Title track was semi-finalist in Eurovision contest.
First class production, clean and clear.
Something exotic to try, very very good...
HQ rip, two links.
1. Ha itt lennél
2. A világ a jó barátom
3. A tulsó part
4. Jó veled
5. Alszik a föld
6. Érj hozzzám
7. Hello goodbye
8. Fény és árnyék
9. Hideg az éjjel
10. Nézz néha rám
11. Ne félj
12. Zsófi álma
Dunai Sandor: vocals, acoustic guitar
Kis Pal: keyboards, programming
Suri Andras: guitars, backing vocals
Barabas Tamás: bass, guitars
Molnar Szilvia: vocals (track 11)
Kerekes Ali: guitar (track 6)
Kokenyesi Eva: vocals (tracks 4,6,11)
Román Lazslo: vocals (tracks 1,7,9,10)
One of the most sought after 80's indie american hard rock-metal out there.
Not my fav style in any form, but this is a mega rare baby .
Self-released on cassette only (there's a "radio station only vinyl promo" even more rare)
Phil Accardi has the chops, crunchy sound, good solos.
Nice layered keyboards and acceptable voice.
Production is so-so, but c'mon, it's a self produced indie.
If you like this kind of 'hard 'n heavy', try this one.
1 - Eyes Of Burning Fire
2 - On My Way
3 - More than Anything
4 - High on Love
5 - Take Control
6 - Running Around
7 - Victim of the Night
8 - Bright as the Stars
Phil Accardi - Vocals, Guitars
Bill Poulos - Bass
Mike Muller - add. Guitar
Guy Lodico - Keyboards
PHIL ACCARDI'S CHALICE
Monday, October 27, 2008
Singer and actress, began her musical career in the early '80s, publishing several albums and singles that were very successful in Europe, especially Germany.
This is a compilation of tracks led to the American public, due to the success of its participation in 'Dallas' (TV series).
American poppish AOR, similar to Cher (AOR side), Luba, Cindy Valentine.
Hard to find songs.
- You Can Tame My Heart
- All Of My Heart
- Thru The Eyes Of Winter
- Going Out My Mind
- It Takes Two To Fly
- Amor, Amor My Love
- Dance A Little Closer
- Hand On My Heart
- Du Wirst Mein Schicksal Sein
AUDREY SONGS HERE
Friday, October 17, 2008
These canadians released a couple of rocker discs at the beginnig of the 80's.
The band disappear later, but they continue recording.
Here we have a selection of 'unofficial' tracks, recorded between '83-'86(?).
Most of 'em typical mid eighties american AOR - rock sound, some like a rockier CHICAGO.
"Second Wind" is absolutely SURVIVOR-like,
and "While The Children Sleep" vintage FOREIGNER.
Good songs, good attitude, good AOR.
Quite Rare stuff.
01 - Can't Let Go
02 - Walk Through The Fire
03 - Missing You Tonight
04 - I Would Give Everything
05 - Gonna Last Forever
06 - The Danger Of Remembering
07 - Skeletons In The Closet
08 - Love's In The Air
09 - Second Wind
10 - While The Children Sleep
Steve Smith - vocals, drums
Dan Thompson - vocals, guitar
Eric Baragar - vocals, guitar, keys
Mike Goettler - vocals, bass
Barry Haggarty - vocals, guitar
Friday, October 10, 2008
Duran Duran guitar-man and founder member, has always shown his 'rock side', along with Power Station and solo releases.
This is a great single collection plus some unreleased rarities.
1. Take It Easy (Rock Mix) - American Anthem OST only -
2. When The Rain Comes Down - Miami Vice II OST only -
3. Angel Eyes - American Anthem soundtrack only -
4. Dead On The Money - Tequila Sunrise soundtrack only -
5. Be Good To Yourself - F. Miller cover (never released) -
6. Wings Of Love - American Anthem soundtrack only -
7. Suffragette City - David Bowie cover (never released) -
8. Take It Easy (Extended Version) - American Anthem OST
9. Winner With You - Stone Cold Sober ltd. ed. EP -
10. Lost In You (Extended Version) - with Rod Stewart -
Andy Taylor: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards
Terry Bozzio: Drums
Steve Jones: Guitar
Bryant Simpson: Bass
Paulinho Da Costa: Percussion
...and other session musicians
ANDY TAYLOR - The Complete Non-Album
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
The band was born years ago when bassist Derek Spang,member of several groups in the Bay Area in California, decided to join forces with singer Simon Daniels.
Simon, who grew up in Rio de Janeiro where he lived until his teens, it's a L.A. rock scene veteran.
He was part of the band Jailhouse, their debut album sold more than 50.000 copies and had several videos in rotation on MTV Headbangers Ball.
Tired of labels, they decided go indie and edited this record in limited quantity.
The answer surprised and the album sold out. Currently it's only available online on mp3.
Melodic Hard Rock, furious and powerful, like Night Ranger on steroids.
Strong songwriting, well played.
I have added a track that does not come in the original edition, a good cover of the AC / DC classic tune.
01 - Fox On The Run
02 - One More Time
03 - The Man
04 - So Alive
05 - Right Now
06 - The Outcome
07 - Hand In Hand
08 - Black And White
09 - Hell's Bells [bonus track]
Simon Daniels - Lead Vocals/Guitars/Keys
Brian Spang - Bass/Vocals
Derek Stephens - Guitars
Rich Sacco - Drums
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Good AOR-Rock, great hooks and soaring choruses.
These guys used to be session players, colaborating in many albums of this genre.
Their colleagues returned the favor, and very well known artists play here uncredited (Steve Stevens amongst them).
Track 2 appears in The Allnighter's soundtrack (posted earlier in my AOR TREASURES - The Soundtracks Vol.3).
Very rare and hard to find album, only released in Japan on vinyl.
Not the best rip in the world, but enough to taste it.
1. Shotgun Shy
2. No TV, No Phone
3. Lights On
4. Take Me Away
6. Something's Gonna Happen
8. Reckless And Wild
9. Heaven's Girl
10. Oh No
Kasim Sulton: Vocals, Bass, Keyboards, Guitar (ex-Utopian member)
Thommy Price: Drums, vocals, guitar (ex-Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
...and a bunch of well known musicians.
What? Dance music in a hard rock AOR place?
Not at all.
Amanda released this smash hit in Europe in the middle of the 80's, and the extended version become a classic among italo-dance-music circles but...its a rock song, with great guitars and punchy keyboards.
Amanda is Bonnie Tyler's sister, rock pulse is in the genes...
IMO, a killer song.
1 - Lies (Single Version)
2 - Lies (Original 7'' Extended Version)
Alfa Records Europe.
Produced by Barry Palmer & Rod Gammons.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Wednesday, August 06, 2008
Requested by a friend, this hard to find disk outside east-side-of-the-world.
Toshiki Kadomatsu is a well known name in Japan.
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, the man has a magical touch.
Several albums released in Asia, mostly westcoast oriented.
Kadomatsu called the genre's greatest "names" for these recordings of he's original material.
Delicate and ethereal, spotlessly produced.
His songs charged life with this monsters voices / musicians (check the personnel).
Some westcoast / AOR for the soul...
1. Still, I’m In Love With You (vocals: Gino Vanelli)
2. Midnight Girl (vocals: Michael North)
3. You’re My Only Shinin’ Star (vocals: Jessica Sheely)
4. Desire (vocals: Richard Page)
5. August Rain -It’s Our Pure Hearts- (vocals: Lea Herman)
6. Distance (vocals: Jason Scheff)
7. It's Hard To Say Good-Bye (vocals: H. Kapono, E. Atuaia)
8. Mermaid Princess (vocals: Presley Tucker)
9. Let Me Say... (vocals: Brett Raymond)
10. Ramp In (vocals: Tommy Funderburk)
* Guitars: Jay Graydon, Michael Landau, Grant Geissman
* Bass: Abraham Laboriel, Jim Staut, John H. Wayne
* Drums: Todd Sorenson
* Keyboards: Tom Keane
* Sax: Eric Marienthanl
* Horns: Andy Suzuki
* Background Vocals: Jason Scheff, Joseph Williams, Marilyn Martin
Thursday, July 31, 2008
1 - Bad Medicine - Breakin' Down (3:55)
Ster Dante: Vocals
Friday, July 25, 2008
Side A : Never Turnin' Back
Bruce Hibbard: vocals, keyboards
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Promotional EP only.
1 - I Want You Back
Andy Rock: vocals
DOWNLOAD Wild Rose NEW LINK
Thursday, July 03, 2008
Californian Melodic Rock AOR band with christian origin.
Their one and only indie release, atipycal and distinctive, 'cos mixes early 80's pomp ala Roadmaster with mid 80's hi-tech approach ala Bystander.
The band signed with a distributor who fled with the band's masters to Europe and sold most of the total copies pressed.
That's why the disc at one time was much easier to find in Europe than North America.
Beautiful melodies, loads of keyboards, but full dosis of guitars can be found.
Adequate vocals, good production for an indie.
Link updated by troynew (thanks mate)
1. Welcome To The Real World
2. Going All The Way
3. Hear Me
4. Make It Real
5. Wait Of The World
6. I'm So Glad
7. How Long?
8. Never Alone
9. Smoke Screen
10. All The World
11. Through The Eyes Of Love (demo)
12. What Can One Man Do (demo)
Scott Walters - lead vocals
Ted Hoehne - guitars, vocals
Larry Trainor - guitars, vocals
Brian Mercer - vocals, keyboards
Greg Hudson - bass, vocals
Alison Cate - drums
Friday, June 20, 2008
Here we have a talented new promising band from Argentina.
Yes, great music doesn't know boundaries.
The group recorded a very professional demo, melodic hard rock / AOR full of melody, catchy choruses and great musicianship.
Their stuff is right now being sent to international labels.
Are we here in presence of the next new sensation?
They have the potential, trust me.
Hernan Reynoso (bass player), sent me the music and artwork to share with you, give 'em a chance, worth it.
Check their MySpace page, with extra tracks added.
This band ROCKS.
1 - Dream Wings
2 - Wings Of Love
3 - Away From Heaven
Diego Arenales: Vocals, Backing Vocals
Hernan Nori: Guitars
Hernan Reynoso: Bass
Mauro Garcia: Keyboards
Emiliano Baroni: Drums
Carolina Maldonado: Backing Vocals
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Unknown to the big audiences, not for the AOR global lovers, this is the first Kyle's album, recorded in 1992 and never officially released (some sources mention it was released in limited press only in Japan, 1993) until last year with a couple bonus tracks.
Also exists a '99 bootleg edition with different name.
His subsequent albums turns more into soul/pop territory, but this one is a real gem of melodic-rock-pop in the vein of Rick Springfield, Kenny Loggins, Richard Marx or even the earlier Brian Adams.
Sweet and warm voice, beautiful melodies, nice lyrics.
Top notch production: monster AOR legend Clif Magness, Steve Levine and Kyle himself.
A song co-written with another AOR icon; Steve Kipner.
Top class studio musicians: Tim Pierce, Gilby Clarke, Freddie Washington (K. Loggins band), JR Johnson (M. Jackson band) and more.
Recommended listen.If you like it, try to find (not easy) one re-editon copy, and BUY IT.
1. A Night Like This
2. Never Say Die
4. Something To Remember Me By
5. Maybe It's Better This Way
6. What Am I Gonna Do
7. Change The World
8. For All The Wrong Reasons
9. Wherever You Are Tonight
10. Now I Know
Kyle Vincent: vocals, keyboards
Tim Pierce, Gerry Beckley, Clif Magness, Gilby Clarke: guitars
Louis Johnson, Freddie Washington: bass
Michael Eqizi, Gerry Beckley: keyboards
Johnathan Moffett, JR Robinson: drums
Produced by: Clif Magness, Steve Levine & Kyle Vincent
Saturday, May 24, 2008
1. The Hands of Time
Gregg Rolie: keyboards, vocals
GREGG ROLIE (ex Journey) - Gringo
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sav Pearce: Vocals
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
01 - Jude Cole - Back To School [Back To School - 1985]
02 - Meat Loaf - Blind Before I Stop [The Squeeze - 1987]
03 - Pat Benatar - Invincible (movie mix) [Legend Of Billie Jean - 1985]
04 - Foreigner - Crash And Burn [White Magic - 1994]
05 - Alice Cooper - He's Back (movie mix) [Friday The 13th Part VI - 1986]
06 - Clif Magness - Incommunicado [The Last Starfighter - 1984]
07 - Animotion - Staring Down The Demons [Thrashin' - 1986]
08 - Billy Burnette - Brother To Brother [Gleaming The Cube - 1989]
09 - Danny Hutton - Brand New Day [American Flyers - 1985]
10 - Brock & Davis - Hard Way [Just One Of The Guys - 1985]
11 - Red 7 - Heartbeat [Manhunter - 1986]
12 - Real Life - Send Me An Angel [The Wizard - 1989]
13 - Gudrun Laos - Highway To Freedom [Die Stadtindianer - 1994]
14 - Alias - Perfect World (movie version) [Son In Law - 1992]
15 - Mickey Thomas - Sing [Sing - 1989]
16 - Lou Gramm Band (Shadow King) - One Dream [Highlander II - 1991]
17 - Rik Emmett - Saved By Love [Problem Child 2 - 1991]
18 - The Power Station - We Fight For Love [Commando - 1985]
+ 70 min, vbr, artwork.
AOR TREASURES - The Soundtracks Vol.5
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
01 - Paul Delph: Fight To Survive [Bloodsport Main Theme]
AOR TREASURES - The Soundtracks Vol.4
Thursday, March 27, 2008
01 - Night Ranger: Wild And Innocent Youth [Out Of Bounds] (Rare)
19 - Price-Sulton: No T.V. No Phone [The Allnighter] (Rare)
AOR TREASURES - The Soundtracks Vol.3
Saturday, March 08, 2008
MelodicRock / AOR band with pomp touches, Artica delivers the good.
With a singer ala Steve Augeri but more nasal, great choruses and pompous keys, we can find very good songs here like 'It's over', 'Fantasy' or the precious ballad 'Will Carry Me Home' (pay attention to the lyrics).
Originally released in '95, this is the remastered 2005 edition with a bonus and different cover.
1. Take Me All the Way 3:35
2. It's Over 4:18
3. Your Love Will Carry Me Home 3:55
4. You're Still On Your Own 4:31
5. Hold On 5:30
6. Fantasy 4:07
7. Girl of My Dreams 4:45
8. Since Loving You 3:57
9. One Night 4:39
10. Let It Show 3:56
11. System Of Justice 4:54 (Bonus)
John David Martin: lead vocals
Robby Moore: keyboards
Mark Adrian: guitars
Roger Fiets: bass
Chuck Baker: drums, percussion
ARTICA - As It Should Be
After the succesful soundtrack compilation, now VOL.2, full of rarities, more 'rock oriented' than strictly AOR, but with the soundtrack-aorish spirit intact.
First track is the wonderful JOHN FARNHAM song, only featured in the movie "Savage Streets", awesome AOR.
CHRIS THOMPSON (wonderful voice) rocks with "It's Not Over" (also recorded later by Starship).
DWIGHT TILLEY's song from the rare "Heavenly Bodies" is a killer.
Both JOURNEY tracks are only available in their respective soundtracks (pretty rare ones).
"Armour Of God", sung by action-star JACKIE CHAN in cantonese language, its a very classy typical AOR-movie-song, pumpin' and thrillin' rythm, and rare as cold hell.
STUBBLEFIELD & HALL performs the main theme of "Best Of The Best", another fantastic tune and rarity.
Cult film "The Warriors" has an excellent DESMOND CHILD song, a very hard to find soundtrack.
GLENN JONES' "Youngblood" track is a delicious classic sound AOR, after repeated listens, it grabs in your head forever.
AUTOGRAPH make 'You Can't Hide From The Beast Inside' exclusively for this terror movie (Fright Night), you can't find this track in any band's album, a shame, because its a monster, and maybe the best song they ever recorded.
"National Lampoon's European Vacation" track "Back In America", by the short-lived band NETWORK (ex members of LE ROUX), features the lead vocals of Terry Brock (later in STRANGEWAYS).
Here you have the very rare original full version running 3:37 min.
A bunch of cool songs, very rare most of them, more than 70 min. of music, vbr , artwork, enjoy...
01 - John Farnham: Nothing's Gonna Stand In Our Way [Savage Streets]
02 - Chris Thompson: It's Not Over [Playing For Keeps]
03 - Rick Springfield: Don't Walk Away [Hard To Hold]
04 - Alan Jordan: Mind To Mind [Scanners II]
05 - Dwight Twilley: Keep On Working [Heavenly Bodies] (Rare)
06 - Journey: Only The Young [Vision Quest] (Rare)
07 - Jackie Chan: Armour Of God [Armour Of God] (Very Rare)
08 - Jimi Jamison: I'm Always Here [Baywatch]
09 - Red Rider: Lunatic Fringe [Vision Quest]
10 - Stubblefield & Hall: Best Of The Best [Best Of The Best] (Rare)
11 - Glenn Jones: Talk Me Into It [Youngblood]
12 - Desmond Child: Last Of An Ancient Breed [The Warriors] (Rare)
13 - Autograph: You Can't Hide From The Beast Inside [Fright Night] (Rare)
14 - Fiona: Let The Good Times Roll [Hearts Of Fire]
15 - Le Roux: Back In America [European Vacation]
16 - Mammoth: Can't Take The Hurt [A Nightmare On Elm Street 5]
17 - Mike Reno: Whenever There's a Night [Dream A Little Dream]
18 - Tom Kimmel: Tryin' To Dance [Disorderlies]
19 - Journey: Only Solutions [Tron] (Rare)
AOR TREASURES Soundtracks Vol.2 OPTION 2
Thursday, February 21, 2008
AOR TREASURES The Soundtracks Vol.1 - Updated May,2015
Thursday, February 14, 2008
TORINO - Customized (1988)
Another brillant AOR / rock band from britain.
Strong rockers with incisive keyboards, soaring vocals and pretty good production.
Never released on CD (a shame), this album became a hard hunt in underground AOR circles. No fillers, just killers.
I've decided to post this album here after the rip-off from different sites of my original upload to other blog some time ago.
Decent transfer to digital, enough to enjoy this gem.
1. Out Of The Fire
2. Steal My Thunder
4. Can't Let Go
5. Boys Go Wild
6. Call Of The Wild
7. Take My Heart Away
8. Dance Crazy
9. Never Surrender
Stuart Fox Vocals
Paul Diamond Bass
Brian Dixon Drums
Barry McKeown Guitar
This album is reposted HERE
Friday, January 25, 2008
The rare and hard to find Van Stephenson.
His first album in the small label Handshake Records, sadly never issued on CD.
At this time (early '80s) Van was writing hit songs for artists from the Nashville scene (e.g. Restless Heart) and the songwriting in 'China Girl' follow these roots.
Mid-westcoast sound, with some late 70's AOR feel.
Think Eagles meets Pages, classic.
His voice is brilliant here, as always (listen 'New York, Hold Her Tight', awesome).
Very good and polished production.
Vinyl-rip nicely done.
1. You′ve Got A Good Love Coming
2. Looks Like A Loser
3. Seeing Is Believing
4. China Girl
5. Weekend Warrior
6. I Would If I Could
7. Tonight The Love's On Me
8. Hotter In The Night
9. New York, Hold Her Tight
10. Lion In The Night
Van Stephenson: Vocals, Guitars
Wayne Perkins, Kenny Mims: Guitars
Larry Baxton: Bass
Mike Hanna: Keyboards
Shane Keister: Synthesizers
Joe English: Drums
Friday, January 04, 2008
AOR TREASURES - The Light Years 89 - 93