Thursday, March 26, 2009

AOR TREASURES - The Soundtracks Vol.8

I don't know if this is the best of my compilations so far, but sure one that contains more rarities and non album tracks:

01 - LOVERBOY: Nothing's Gonna Stop You Now [Olympic Games '84]
Loverboy at the peak of his career. Very good song only included in the Olympic Games '84 soundtrack.
A hard to find vinyl.

02 - ANDREA ROBINSON: Bad Girl [Riding Bean]
Riding Bean is a japanese animated movie and the OST only went published in his home country. Andrea Robinson was the lead singer of THIEVES, an early 80's canadian AOR - rock band. Mike Landau on guitar (Robin Beck, Tim Feehan, Steve Perry and a thousand more ...)

03 - JOHN PARR: (Restless Heart) Running Away With You [Running Man]
I can't let out from this compilations the soundtrack-man J. Parr. Sorry, the man hasn't a bad song! And most of them remain unreleased. This one, written with H. Faltermeyer. The soundtrack never was released (only the score). This is not the demo version floating the net, here you have the full original version only appeared in "Harold Faltermeyer, the Ultimate Collection 2CD" , track 19, CD2.

04 - VIXEN: Runnin' [Hardbodies]
Before recording their first album, the girls from VIXEN contributed 3 songs to this movie, whose soundtrack was only released in very limited quantity by a canadian bootleg label. This is the best of those songs, and one of the best I've ever heard from this band. Rarity.

05 - DAVID HALLYDAY: Flashback [Lady Beware]
Another impossible to find OST. Published in limited copies only in Japan, I have seen bids on eBay over $500! . Filled with wonderful AOR songs, all exclusive to this soundtrack. Very good track!

06 - MARIETTA: Fire And Ice [Feuer Und Eis]
German film whose soundtrack was only released in Europe on vinyl. This song clearly shows why I love this genre. Superb 80's AOR! - Exclusive to this OST (and as 12'' ext. vers.).

07 - STAN BUSH: Forever [Wimbledon Hits '90]
Wimbledon's silver bowl has its own soundtrack. Every year a commemorative album is published. This great ballad appeared only in this OST (later was included in the Kuschelrock series).

08 - LOUDNESS: Odin [Odin]
Even the fans of the japanese band LOUDNESS are unaware that this band recorded several songs for this obscure oriental movie. It's surprising (and pleasant) to listen to this group including many keyboards in a song.
Rare EP only released in Japan.

09 - SUE SAAD: Radioactive Dreams [Radioactive Dreams]
Sue change her rocker style for this OST, and completely overturns to mid-80's AOR. Very good guitars and gear. Exclusive of this soundtrack.

10 - JOSEPH WILLIAMS: Firepower [Body By Jake]
Body By Jake was a TV fitness show. Later released on VHS and then a soundtrack (vinyl only,1984) to do the gym at home. Joseph contributed two songs that proves why TOTO pick-up his voice for their upcoming albums.
Great song, great performance.

11 - TOMMY NILSSON & TONE NORUM: Allt Som Jag Känner [P.S. Sista Sommaren]
This swedish movie OST was published only in its home country. Tommy Nilsson (Easy Action, solo) and Tone performs a very nice european-style ballad. Rarity.

12 - LAMARCA: Bad In Blue [Lady Beware]
Another track from Lady Beware. Not a great song, but I have already included this track because is one of the most sought after by collectors. LaMarca has recorded only one solo album, and 2 non album tracks, one included in "The Wraith" OST, and the other, here.
Exclusive to this soundtrack.

13 - HENRY LEE SUMMER: No Way Of Knowin' [Twins]
Nice rockin' tune in the H. L. Summer style. Exclusive to this soundtrack.

14 - LOUDLION: Die Tuff [Balls Of Fury]
LoudLion has a curious story. Formed by L.A. Bay Area musicians, as a DEF LEPPARD tribute band. A Hollywood producer went to a show and proposed them to include one of their originals in a film. The song ended up being the main theme from "The Hills Have Eyes II". Due to the good results, they recorded 3 songs for the recent "Balls Of Fury" comedy. I have chosen this ballad, it's amazing how they sound like Def Lepp...

15 - AMEL BENT: Eye Of The Tiger [Asterix Et Les Vikings]
Amel recorded his version of SURVIVOR's classic for this french film. A curiosity (a good one), with a soul touch and interesting arrangements. This song sounds good even performed by The Carmelite's Carol Choir...

16 - ERIC MARTIN: Swing Time [Spider-Man VS. The Kingpin]
Very good rocker with Eric's stamp, his angelic voice never fails. Song structure Mr. Big-alike.
Exclusive Video Game OST track.

17 - ROBIN McAULEY: Teach Me How To Dream [If Looks Could Kill]
Ex - MSG, GRAND PRIX, solo, etc. gorgeous ballad. Very good lyrics and increscendo tempo. Great production.

As usual, + 70 min, vbr, artwork.
Most tracks are vinyl-only release and very rare, all were decrackled and declicked to get the best quality possible.

Do you want more? Leave a comment and request your song.

I'll do my best...

AOR TREASURES - The Soundtracks Vol.8



Anonymous said...

How about I WILL BE YOUR HERO from BEASTMASTER 2 by Bill Wray. He also has two other songs from that movie. KEEP ON ROCKIN' and THE FIGHT. He also has NO MERCY from LIONHEART. Maybe TRIXTER's song from IF LOOKS COULD KILL.

Anonymous said...

Muchas gracias!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks!! Your blog is great and your soundtrack compilations totally blow me away each month. Suggestions for future compilations: Educated Girl - Bobby Caldwell, Learnin and Livin Tyson & Schwartz - both from "Back to School", Look What Love has Done - Patty Smythe (Junior)+ Lightning In a Bottle - Jennifer Warnes (Winter People)and One Love - David Foster (St Elmos Fire)
Keep up the great work!!

Anonymous said...

Tomas from Italy

Anonymous said...

Nice work !!
All these compliations are very much appretiated..
Keep it up, never stop !

Anonymous said...

Great Work, thanks...

Finanshall said...

hahaaa YES !! I was just wondering today, when you were going to drop the next installement and VOILA! here it is ! THANK YOU !

Anonymous said...

More classic stuff in the compilation series, thank you again.

kopernikus said...

gracias camel por estas recopilaciones, encontrar a alguien que se preocupe por juntar tantos temas interesantes es muy dificil.

Anonymous said...

As usual a very good & interseting compilation
Keep on Rockin'

Anonymous said...

Esta é mais uma grande compilação com o selo Camelblue.O meu obrigado pelo tempo que despendes para a fazeres.



Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. especially for the Loudness and Vixen tracks :)

Anonymous said...

Grandiosa Recopilacion , como siempre! muchas gracias...

Camelblue said...

Thanx guys and gals for the kindly comments. Glad you like it.

We are all after Bill Wray's songs. But it's useless. All of them remain unreleased in any format.
Got "No Mercy" ripped from the movie, but the song has SFX (dialogue and noises) and it isn't played entirely.

Also own a 'Beastmaster 2 (Through the Portal of Time)' original VHS (never released on DVD).
KEEP ON ROCKIN' and THE FIGHT are both impossible to rip, too much dialogue over. I WILL BE YOUR HERO (end credits) it's almost in full lengh, but sadly the VHS sounds crappy, plenty busted.
There's another Wray penned song in the movie, FEEL LIKE I'M FALLING performed by Kari Wurher (yummy!) but again, full of SFX.
I won't incude in my compilations tracks in that condition.
But maybe make an archive comprising all those songs (as they sound) an post the link here in comments.
Stay tunned...

Anonymous said...

Well done!!
I have many of your tracks and many, many more. But on every Treasures I find one or two good songs I haven't yet.
I'm searching for White Sister with Touch the Sky from Trashin', maybe you could find it.
If you are on the way to find some rare songs, maybe I could help you. Just send me a message: goosehit@
Thanks from Germany

Anonymous said...



ASS.: jon bruce

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for this.

What about "I'M GONNA BE SOMEBODY" from POLICE ACADEMY, by Jack Mack and the Heart Attack?


Unknown said...

Thanks very much indeed for another chapter in this hopefully very long series of EXCELLENT compilations!!

Ear candy of the highest order!

Camelblue said...

DonBati request: L.A. Games '84 torch song, "Olympia" by Sergio Mendes.
Not in the original OST.

L.A. Games '84 torch song, "Olympia" by Sergio Mendes HERE

Camelblue said...

Anonymous (leave a nick nextime) request:
Jack Mack and the Heart Attack southern style doesn't fit in my compilations sound.
I'll post it here OK?
Here you have "I'M GONNA BE SOMEBODY" from POLICE ACADEMY, by Jack Mack and the Heart Attack:

Jack Mack & The Heart Attack - I'm Gonna Be Somebody HERE

Camelblue said...

goosehit :
I am too!
Trashin' soundtrack remains unreleased. You can find some tracks in the respective artists albums, but White Sister's "Touch The Sky" never appeared in any format.
Thanx for the help offered

Anonymous said...

Great comp as usual!!!!! Any future songs from the holy grail of soundtracks ... Hardbodies?

A Fan said...

Got this from you elsewhere mate and as always a BIG THANX!!! Excellent stuff

A Fan

Freeman said...

Thank you for cool collection as always.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic album thanks so much.

frenzytommy said...

RS just deleted the link ...

Re-upload very appreciated !!

I´ve collected Vol. 1-7 and I can´t wait to hear your new compilation!

Thanks for your great share to the Musicloverworld....

from BKK

Camelblue said...

Thanx fancytommy.
Re-upped and working.
Dear users, if you find a broken link, write a comment.

RS never delete the links.
They block them due some bad people report.
This isn't an official release, companies aren't involved.
RS informs me which IP reported the links.
I got him, its always the same stupid person.

Anonymous said...

thx man nice music best wishes from germany

Anonymous said...

Hello! This is David. I requested Jack Mack and the Heart Attack. Thank you so much for posting it, it is much appreciated!


Alex from Brazil said...

As always great songs to collectors like me.
I thank you so much.
Never stop.

Anonymous said...

Like i read, i'm a french you never stop to search "Touch the Sky" of the white sister, can you help me. I have found recently "Staring down the demon" from the same film...

Ileave my adress in case.

Camelblue said...

Hi Teufane.
'Touch the Sky' never was released in any format...a pity.

Anonymous said...

Hey there, can you please re upload this album as it has been blocked by RS. I love these albums. Thank you for finding these songs and please continue to make them! All the best.

Nicolas, from Buenos Aires, Argentina! said...

I'm searching for White Sister with Touch the Sky from Trashin', maybe you could find it. Please! I want this song!!! =)

Ileave my adress in case.

Greetings from Argentina!

Anonymous said...

Please fix link!

Camelblue said...