Tuesday, May 26, 2009

AOR TREASURES - The Soundtracks Vol.9

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!
Never released...

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.
Very rare.

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.
Nice rocker.

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.
Climatic song.

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.
Pretty unknown.

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)


Camelblue said...

B→ack T0 Sh00L - OST - 1-9-8-6

troynew said...

I'm still missing back cover art for all except parts 6, 7 and 8 of this most excellent series.
Can you help me with those?

Downloading part 9 at the moment.

troynew said...

And as soon as i spoke the words they turned up in my email inbox.

I'm fast running out of original ways to say 'thank you'.

How about you: You roll like a boulder coming down a mountainside (no Rebecca De Mornay involved, unless she gave the final push)?

troynew said...

Meant to type 'How about'.

Darn it. I hate it when 'typos' ruin my punchlines...
(So not the point, i know.) ;0)

Anonymous said...

Once again a fantastic compilation. Thanks a lot for the gems on it.
I'm glad to be back from a short holiday early enough to grab this population.
Yours grateful.

Tomas said...

very thankx

Anonymous said...

WOW Camelblue !!! great work again !!! I like your Soundtrack compilations with very rare and great tracks very much !!! great to hear rare female fronted soundtracks from PATTY SMYTH, STEFFANIE, SANNE SALOMONSEN !!!



Camelblue said...

You are welcome aorheart aka 'female fronted King's collector' ;)

Unknown said...

I also want to say a huge THANK YOU for uploading these awesome AOR compilations!! They have already given me hours and hours of listening pleasure and will continue to do so for a long, long time.

Anonymous said...

Amazing work once again, best soundtrack collections around, hands-down. Thanks very much!

troynew said...

I'm still at a loss to explain where you get all these soundtrack cuts from. It's not like they grow on trees. Even the production staff at 'Ripley's Believe It Or Not' are starting to doubt that there's anything you CAN't get your hands on.

Camelblue said...

@ troyI am "Ripley's Believe It Or Not" Producer's Staff Chief...that's why.

Anonymous said...

These compliation is the best that has happened in my music listening for ages..
Playing them im my iPod and in my car while excersising or going to work..
Makes life so much easier..

Camelblue said...

Just for your information:
Track 14 is incorrect, isn't Grace's 'The Deal'
Song name is "Hon Har Ett Sätt" by Christer Sandelin.
My mistake [still don't speak swedish... :) ]

Alex said...

I got all the compillations. Thanx again. I only know Trixter. Keep your good/hard work man. I'm from Brazil. Excuse my bad english....

Anonymous said...

Awesome - another great compilation!! Amazed that you keep up such a great standard month after month. BTW - thank you very much for including Patty Smythe - been after that for ages! Made my day!! Thanks!!
AOR 101

dougal said...

thanks for your great stuff

Anonymous said...

I can't get enough of your blog, there's so much great music to discover.
Thank for making my, and a lot of other people's, life better.
You are appreciated

Anonymous said...

omg, thx for the Loz Netto track, do u have more songs from the movie And god created woman?

jkrials said...

thanks a lot camelblue for this new album, you have fans in Spain, good work. have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

That Michael Been song is a real find! The movie version of "In Time" is breathtaking.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for compilation man!!!
Veryrare bands, megarare anthems!


Unknown said...

grazie mille, very thanx

GuitarheroAndy said...

Just wanted to say 'thank you' for your Soundtrack series...absolutely fantastic!! I've managed to hear some tracks I'd forgotten about, as well as some great songs that I somehow missed before!! fabulous stuff!!!


Freeman said...

Catch it on time !

My former HD was crashed.
My favorite url was all gone.
But I do remember "AOR Treasures".

Thank you very much for all nice AOR compilation, camelblue.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your great share from

Anonymous said...

Camel, un saludo maestro, gran trabajo como siempre con estos compilados que solo vos podes hacer y todas las rarezas que brindas. Realmente es un placer entrar a tu web y descubrir las sorpresas que preparas!!!
Por favor sigue adelante con tu emprendimiento!!!
Un gran saludo!!!

bart said...
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bart said...


You are making other people's life different and wonderful. can tell you that much.

Are you from Argentina?

If so, the first thing i like about them is their soccer - i am big fan and the second thing is your site.

Camelblue said...

Glad you like the site bart.
Yes, but our team is a bit let down now...
By the way, the song from the film 'Ekadanta' is pretty cool!

bart said...

omg camelblue - you checked my blog out did you?
ah well that song is kannada language, the language of the state where i live.

India is a diverse country.

Whatever it be - Argentina is what i will like in Soccer. Diego A Maradona - amazing!!!

Anonymous said...

great stuff !!

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Anonymous said...

Can you re-upload this one?

Camelblue said...

Link is working. Please try again.
Follow the link and refresh (F5) the page.

Anonymous said...

Please fix link!

Camelblue said...