"Heard It On The Radio" CD series were 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's prime intention was the rescue from oblivion of 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 that once ruled FM radio airwaves.
There were 3 volumes (already featured here), while in 2001 two more (Vol. 4 & 5) were presented only as 'promo' just to promote original album reissues from some of the artists included.
The "Heard It On The Radio" series were resurrected some years ago by the marketing label RDEG, re-releasing the official first three volumes, and then the previously not for sale Vol. 4 & 5, but with a slightly different tracklist due legal / permission issues.
This is the recently appeared (and last) volume numbered Vol.7... the guys at REDG seems to have skipped the '6'.
There's some very nice AOR tunes in this volume 7, as Max Carl's "The Circle" (featured in Weird Science soundtrack), "All The Young Heroes", the first single from Gary O' self-titled album, or the quite unheard cut by Glass Moon "On A Carousel".
Surprisingly (as does not match the general style of the other selections) we find the excellent track "Manoeuvres" by Greg Lake, featuring Gary Moore on guitar and co-writing.
It's always a pleasure to have some Ian Lloyd (two tracks) and classic rock tunes such as Jim Capaldi's "Living On The Edge" or 707 (underrated band) "I Could Be Good For You".
As usual in this series, some singles are quite obscure: The Neighborhoods' "Prettiest Girl" is a cool rock&pop song, the unknown "I'll Be Around" by What Is This meminds me The Rembrandts, and the atmospheric "Suspicion" by Scott Wilk And The Walls is a fine new-wave cut with 'that' eighties keyboards, and a definitive favorite here.
That's all folks, end of the "Heard It On The Radio" series. Get 'em as soon as you can, it won't be reposted.
01 - Gary 'O - All The Young Heroes
02 - The Neighborhoods - Prettiest Girl
03 - What Is This - I'll Be Around
04 - Donnie Iris & The Cruisers - Do You Compute
05 - Glass Moon - On A Carousel
06 - Ian Lloyd - Lonely Nights
07 - Gary 'O - Pay You Back With Interest
08 - Max Carl - The Circle
09 - Walter Egan - Fool Moon Fire
10 - Fanny - I've Had It
11 - Jim Capaldi - Living On The Edge
12 - 707 - I Could Be Good For You
13 - Mylon LeFevre & Alvin Lee - So Sad
14 - Greg Lake - Manoeuvres
15 - Ian Lloyd - Stop! In The Name Of Love
16 - Scott Wilk And The Walls - Suspicion
Heard It On The Radio Vol.7