It's getting hard setting up these compilations with good rarities...
This one took me hours, hope you like it (I do).
01 - JOHN PARR - Always On My Mind [Butterbrot]
Another killer non-Parr-album song, exclusive to this soundtrack.
How many this man's gems remain undiscovered?
Trademark Parr signature all the way through.
02 - BLUE ÖYSTER CULT - Demon's Kiss [Bad Channels]
The Oysters recorded several tracks for this OST, most of them instrumental. This is the best, funny lyrics and fierce sound.
One of my favorite BOC tracks ever.
03 - THOR & THE TRITONZ - We Live To Rock [Rock 'N' Roll Nightmare]
Yes, a Jon Mikl Thor song. Why not? Square songwriting, but funny as hell.
This one brings me in mind 'We're Not Gonna Take It', the Twisted Sister classic.
Rock 'N' Roll baby!
04 - GARY WRIGHT - Am I The One [North Shore]
Unreleased soundtrack, a shame, awesome songs featured.
Ripped from DVD, very good tune.
05 - THE SLAVELORDS (REFUGEE) - Psycho-Crystal [Galaxy Rangers]
Performed by canadians Refugee (terrific band), pedal to the metal energy, great 'live' atmosphere.
Cartoon series never released soundtrack, DVD rip.
06 - PATTY SMYTH - Look What Love Has Done To Us [Junior]
Patty, what a charming voice. If you don't realize who is she; ex- SCANDAL lead vocals & songwriter.
Sweet, graceful ballad, Grammy nominated.
07 - ROBBI ROBB - In Time (Movie Version) [Bill & Ted's E. A.]
The best Bill & Ted's song, by Robbie 'Robbi' Robb.
This one has a story. In the film, all the guitar riffs & sounds are performed by Stevie Salas, great sessionist. Also recorded all the guitars in this song.
But as often happens, his label doesn't gave permission to appear in the soundtrack. The CD version was re-recorded by other.
This "movie version" is much better (if possible). Contains much more guitar solos all around, and a guitar-only intro.
Sadly, there's dialogue parts over the intro.
A die-hard fan recorded it with his guitar, note by note, emulating Stevie's sound.
Then he has ripped the rest of the song from DVD, joined 2 parts together...and we have the full movie version. Great job man!
I've downloaded this song from Bill & Ted's official site, a little bit distorted, so I did some kind of remastering, to make it sound better.
08 - JASON SCHEFF - Young [How I Got Into College]
Not a 'great' sound quality, but this track is simply outstanding.
Big booming stuff, with a bridge and chorus to die for!
09 - PHIL SETTLE - Dead Heat [Dead Heat]
Obscure movie, obscure song.
One of those hidden gems, only appeared in the movies, no promotion, no airplay, no sense!
Excellent eighties ('88) track. Love it.
10 - STEFFANIE - Rock The Planet [Urusei Yatsura]
Soundtrack from this popular japanese Anime, featuring 3 tracks by legendary female rocker Steffanie (Pink Noise), recorded exclusively for these series and never released on either of her two solo albums.
11 - TRIXTER - One Mo' Time [If Looks Could Kill]
I don't like this song much, but was requested everywhere, because it's a Trixter non album track.
Exclusive to this OST.
12 - LOZ NETTO - We Touch [And God Created Woman]
Uh, english gentleman.
Loz's sound is typically english, think AORish Steve Winwood.
Also appears in a Miami Vice episode, I remember this track fitting perfectly the scene.
13 - GRACE - Ingen Kan Älska Som Vi [Ingen Kan Älska Som Vi]
Swedish band, only recorded a few singles, but this song is a hometown classic.
Unique songwiting, very good arrangements.
14 - GRACE - The Deal [Ingen Kan Älska Som Vi]
Another "Ingen Kan Älska Som Vi" (In And Out Of Love) track.
The band recorded 5 songs for this OST, this one new-waveish-AOR, great pulse.
15 - MICHAEL BEEN - World On Fire [Light Sleeper]
Intense movie, dark song.
I really like the density of this track, strong guitars and thick production.
16 - SANNE SALOMONSEN - Love Don't Bother Me [Ulykken]
Very rare independient danish short movie, featuring one of the most beautiful 90's Sanne performances.
Written by Stage Doll's Torstein Flakne.
17 - GENE EVARO - Oh What A Love, Oh What A Life [Mirror Mirror]
And this is the compilation uber...
Megarare OST, only vinyl, and very, very GOOD track.
Assassin AOR midtempo, one of those songs that grabs instantly in your head.
Deserves to be discovered !
+ 70 min, vbr, artwork.
Most tracks are vinyl-only release and very rare, all were decrackled and declicked to get the best quality possible.
AOR TREASURES - The Soundtracks Vol.9
AOR TREASURES - The Soundtracks Vol.9 (option 2)