Category: DAKOTA

DAKOTA – Looking Back [The Anthology] (remastered / accurate rip)

DAKOTA is one of the seminal American AOR acts. This 2016 reissued 2CD “Looking Back [The Anthology]” is a perfect compendium of their entire discography, with a revised sound by the band’s founder members. Created in 1980 by Bill Kelly and Jerry Hludzik from the ashes of ‘The Jerry-Kelly Band’, they have recorded a bunch of excellent albums, with the...

JERRY-KELLY (pre-Dakota) – Somebody Else’s Dream [remastered] Out Of Print

This album was requested here alongside Dakota’s Looking Back retrospective album, and it’s a pleasure to feature here because this is a delicious record: JERRY-KELLY one and only album titled “Somebody Else’s Dream“, remastered plus bonus tracks. That’s it songwriters / vocalists / guitarists Jerry Hludzik & Bill Kelly, what would become Dakota for the next album. Having played together...

DAKOTA – Runaway [Rock Candy remastered +2]

DAKOTA – Runaway [Rock Candy remastered +2]

A milestone in AOR history, DAKOTA‘s “Runaway” is a must have into any collection. Yeah, it was reissued this year alongside the other Dakota 2016 albums already featured in this blog here a couple weeks ago, but the one to get is this Rock Candy remastered CD which truly makes justice to the sound of this incredible masterpiece for the...

DAKOTA – Dakota [Rock Candy remaster + 2]

DAKOTA – Dakota [Rock Candy remaster + 2]

DAKOTA is one of the best representatives of the pure ’80s AOR sound, and their self-titled debut highly deserved this Rock Candy ‘Remastered & Reloaded‘ reissue.Formed by vocalists / guitarists Jerry Hludzik and Bill Kelly, Dakota had their roots in the late ’70s as ex members of The Buoys and Jerry/Kelly Band, before signing to Columbia / CBS in 1980....

DAKOTA – Deep 6 [Reissue 2016]

DAKOTA – Deep 6 [Reissue 2016]

Most part of American AORsters DAKOTA discography was out of print from some time now, fortunately some of their albums are getting a deserved reissue this year 2016. “Deep 6” is one of the best albums in Dakota’s history and easily among the best AOR albums appeared in the past decade. After the very good, more melodic rock oriented album...

DAKOTA – Little Victories [2016 reissue]

DAKOTA – Little Victories [2016 reissue]

Most part of American AORsters DAKOTA discography was out of print from some time now, fortunately some of their albums are getting a deserved reissue this year 2016. “Little Victories” is another strong album by Dakota, from the band’s new Millennium incarnation. Still retaining their classic ’80s AOR sound, “Little Victories” originally released in 2000 showcased a much modern Melodic...

DAKOTA – Mr. Lucky [Reissue 2016]

DAKOTA – Mr. Lucky [Reissue 2016]

Most part of American AORsters DAKOTA discography was out of print from some time now, fortunately some of their albums are getting a deserved reissue this year 2016. “Mr. Lucky” is one of the more treasurable, as in fact it’s Dakota 3rd unreleased album recorded in the mid-80s. The Pennsylvanian band which core consists of Jerry Hludzik and Bill Kelly...

DAKOTA – Long Road Home (2015)

After a hiatus of 11 years, American classic AORsters DAKOTA reunited to record a brand new album titled “Long Road Home“. Original band members Jerry Hludzik and Bill Kelly joined up with John Lorance, Eli Hludzik and various guest artists to record the new album at SI Studios, Pennsylvania. And how Dakota sounds 2015? Better than never! Due to the...