Monday, April 22, 2013

V.A. - Heard It On The Radio Vol.3 [Renaissance] (1999)

V.A. - Heard It On The Radio Vol.3 [Renaissance] (1999)
Volume 3 from "Heard It On The Radio" CD series released by the now disappeared Renaissance label, comprising long lost 45 rpm singles from the late seventies / earlier eighties never obtainable on digital format before.
Ironically, few or these were radio hits - in fact, many of them are rather obscure - but should have been.
Renaissance prime intention was rescue from oblivion these good '80s songs and made them available in good audio quality not only for musicologists and archivists, but for true lovers of the AOR / rock&pop style that once ruled FM radio airwaves.

All volumes are interesting, but I think this number 3 is the best of the series because features very rare cuts and all are good.
DNA was a rare project produced by Spencer Proffer and formed by Rick Derringer (vocals, guitar), Carmine Appice (drums) and Duane Hitchings (keyboards) in 1984, and "Doctors Of The Universe" is a really fun track (that somehow reminds me Night Ranger).
We also find Jim Steinman doing a pre-Meat Loaf version of "Rock and Roll Dreams Come True", the cool Gary Myrick & The Figures "She Talks In Stereo", or the very hard to find catchy rocker "It's All Right, It's O.K." by Iowa-based band The Hawks never previously released on CD as far I know.
Of course there's some well known names by AOR fans such as Orion The Hunter, Hughes-Thrall, Trillion and many more.
A highly enjoyable compilation.

V.A. - Heard It On The Radio Vol.3 [Renaissance] (1999) back cover

Heard It On The Radio Vol.3
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12 Comments:

CLOUD FORCE said...

Camel,even this time says uploaded is impossible to find.is it a problem only here in Italy?even changing PC says the same,but I see nobody else is complaining about it.thanks!

JC said...

Another wonderful post, thank you Camelblue (-:

CLOUD FORCE said...

@JC did u download it it from Uploaded?

MPG said...

The download only included 1 song. Is that expected?

Anonymous said...

@CLOUD FORCE I was able to download it perfectly here in Switzerland.... @MPG the one I dloaded it is not 1 song but complete tracklist as put by the camel!

CLOUD FORCE said...

@anonymous
maybe is a problem in Italy,or at least in this area.

could anyone re post it on another site/host?thanks!cause the trouble is only with uploaded and rapidgator(even if don t know why)

Anonymous said...

Instruction to use uploaded in italy:

http://logeekamente.com/uploaded-nowdownload-rapidgator-bloccati-italia-come-utilizzarli/

CLOUD FORCE said...

Thank you ,I read it today,but is a bit..an hacker thing(at least for me).if in the while someone could re up this and the Roxus sessions I d be very thankful!!

CLOUD FORCE said...

No, I solved the problem.I followed the guide and it was pretty easy(after a while). problem was that the Italian server blocks them for legal reasons. I managed to work around it.thanks again!

Anonymous said...

thank you CLOUD,yes the truth is that italian servers blocked the site,also for me i have resolved the problem in this kind of soultion.

Camelblue said...

That's how it works people, all helping each other. Glad you solved the problem.
Remember, Saint G00gle is you friend.

CLOUD FORCE said...

@camel

All for one!just like rod bryan and sting!