Friday, April 26, 2013

V.A. - Heard It On The Radio Vol.4 [Rdeg] (2011)

V.A. - Heard It On The Radio Vol.4 [Rdeg] (2011)
"Heard It On The Radio" CD series were released by the now disppeared label Renaissance 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.
The prime intention of the label 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.

Now we have here the RDEG Vol.4. As you can see, a couple of tracks are repeated from the previous volumes to fill the slot of the not authorized songs. The sound quality and mastering is not as good as on the Renaissance releases, but this collection includes really enjoyable tunes.
Well known Melodic Rock / AOR acts like Balance, Charlie and New England are mixed with more obscure bands like Fast Forward, Point Blank or Planet P Project, the science fiction-themed band put together by Tony Carey.
Get it while it's hot. Enjoy.

01 - 707 - I Could Be Good for You
02 - Balance - Breaking Away
03 - Charlie - It's Inevitable
04 - Chilliwack - My Girl (Gone, Gone, Gone)
05 - Clocks - She Looks a Lot Like You
06 - Fast Forward - Where Did the Time Go
07 - Glass Moon - On a Carousel
08 - Keats - Turn Your Heart Around
09 - Kelly Groucutt - Am I a Dreamer (New Version)
10 - New England - Don't Ever Wanna Lose Ya
11 - Planet P Project - What I See
12 - Point Blank - Nicole
13 - Red 7 - Relentless
14 - Shooting Star - Summer Sun
15 - Walter Egan - Fool Moon Fire
16 - Wild Blue - Fire With Fire

Heard It On The Radio Vol.4


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