Friday, June 05, 2009

AOR TREASURES - The Extended Versions (The Camel's Hump)


In the 80's, when a disc was released, in addition to the singles, the fashion was also launch an extended version, often as "B-side".
AOR / Rock bands were not absent to this trend (which often allowed them to enter the discotheques).

Many people find these versions annoying, detracting the originals beauty.
I think that my selections are really good, the producer's job bring new life to the songs, adding in some items new arrangements / tempo, discarded guitar solos (a very good ones), or simply an alternative mix of what might have been the official album version.
You'll be surprised by strange HEART's song ending, the crazy GARY solos (don't give the man room to play!), the completely 'new' version of WAITE's classic, or the syncopated ZZ TOP mix (I love this version).
But the most successful is the FM track, in my opinion, better than the original.

All these versions contains only original material performed during the recording sessions, not third hand adds or DJ's crap.
Some tracks aren't easy to find, and mostly only have been released on vinyl.
All were decrackled and declicked to get the best quality possible.

FM - Someday (Extended Version) 5:29
Survivor - Burning Heart (Ultraburn Version) 5:07
Gary Moore - Friday On My Mind (Extended Version) 6:10
Dominoe - Here I Am (Maxi Version) 5:16
John Waite - Missing You (12'' Version) 6:15
Heart - What About Love (12'' Long Version) 5:26
Foreigner - Say You Will (Extended Version) 5:24
Brian Spence - Hear It From The Heart (Extended Version) 6:06
Vixen - Edge Of A Broken Heart (Extended Version) 6:36
Judas Priest - Turbo Lover (Hi-Octane Mix) 7:22
ZZ Top - Sleeping Bag (Original Extended 12'' Mix) 6:14
John Parr - Restless Heart (Extended Version) 6:18


+70 min, artwork


Extended Versions Vol.1
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38 Comments:

Tomas said...

thank you !!

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I like stuff like this. And great bands too.

Kazmeyer said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

thank you

Anonymous said...

thank you

Anonymous said...

Amazing post.

Anonymous said...

Grcias hermanos !!!
malation

Anonymous said...

gran trabajo, un saludo

Anonymous said...

This is an amazing post thanks so much for all the great stuff you bring here.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much for your posts,your time and effort.Very kind of you.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Camel!

Anonymous said...

Superb hits collection!!!

AOR Fan said...

Thanks a lot for this compilation. Especially the Survivor and John Parr Versions I haven't heard before.
Please go on for further compilations in that vain.
Full of respect and happiness,
AOR Fan

A Fan said...

So you say More Comments = More Uploads :)

You did it once again mate,thanx as always

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's the John Parr version from "The Running Man" during the end credits.

Anonymous said...

Great Music

Anonymous said...

Great job!!!
Thanks.

Anonymous said...

thank you

jim said...

thaaaank you! great sharing!

Freeman said...

Superb Compillation.
Thank you, camelblue..... as always.

Sofia said...

thank you Camelblue. I would very much like to listen to the second one... wouldn't you like that too guys?

Camelblue said...

Are you a clairvoyant Sofia?
Vol.2 ready.
Coming up tomorrow...

Sofia said...

people tell me I might be... lol

Anonymous said...

EXCELLENT POST AND THE OST POST ARE A BIG IDEA FOR SAVE LOST 80S 90S TRACKS FROM FILMS--HAVE A LOT OF LOST HITS HERE-GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AMERICA-GO80SMAXIS BLOG

Wayne said...

Thank you (x10)!! I've been looking for the extended versions of Burning Heart and Edge Of A Broken Heart for years. Brilliant. Excellent blog mate.

Anonymous said...

GRAB DISCO RECOPILATORIO DE UNA GRAN CADENA DE RADIO.

Anonymous said...

HO HEA

bart said...

Thanks a ton for your time, physical efforts and thinking. Together, it gets us great music.

Cheers,
Bharath

괴짜가족 said...

just great !!

Anonymous said...

gracias por la buena musica.

Anonymous said...

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Camelblue said...

Click 'ENJOY'

Anonymous said...

great post!!! thansss

Anonymous said...

thanks very much for upload this material in my country there is no this kind of music

Anonymous said...

Where do I click to download this?

Camelblue said...

Orange letters.
As ALL links here....

Anonymous said...

very good

Nickson said...

Great Music