V.A. – Heard It On The Radio Vol. 5 (2011)

V.A. - Heard It On The Radio Vol. 5 (2011) device prism tane cain


At the end of the ’90s, the now defunct Renaissance label edited a wonderful series of CD’s entitled ‘Heard It On The Radio’.

These series (3 volumes) included lost ’80s AOR / Melodic Rock songs that once ruled the airwaves. But not only well known songs, also rather obscure bands only known by collectors, but truly marvelous.

Now, an indie label is taking the flag, publishing two new volumes.

Some of these tracks are from albums finally released on CD nowadays, but many not, and probably that never happens.

Vol.4 is really good, but “Volume 5” is even better, featuring rare songs from Hotel, The Night, Private Lightning, Lindisfarne among others.

So we have here a fantastic collection of ’80s tunes, from an era when melody was the essential motto in music.

A Must Have for any Classic AOR / Melodic Rock fan.

01 – Alcatrazz – Island In the Sun

02 – Chilliwack – Whatcha Gonna Do

03 – Device – Hanging On A Heart Attack

04 – Esquire – To the Rescue

05 – Flash And The Pan – Down Among the Dead Men

06 – Hotel – You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

07 – Kayak – Keep the Change

08 – The Night – Hot Summer Nights

09 – Lindisfarne – Run for Home

10 – Prism – Don’t Let Him Know

11 – Private Lightning – Physical Speed

12 – Russ Ballard – Two Silhouettes

13 – Sad Cafe – Run Home Girl

14 – Shooting Star – Straight Ahead

15 – Tane Cain – Holdin’ On

16 – Tony Carey – A Fine, Fine Day

17 – Vitamin Z – Burning Flame



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  1. Anonymous says:

    These are great. Love the 'deep cuts' and have put quite a few mixes together myself and I see a number of my choices on these volumes. Thank you!

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