Category: RARE ALBUMS

PHIL CRISTIAN – No Prisoner [Swedish CD reissue +4]

This one is a request by one of you and pleasure to feature: PHIL CRISTIAN‘s solo album “No Prisoner” from 1988, in its hard to find reissue by a Swedish label including 4 previously unreleased tracks. While best known for being Cheap Trick’s keyboardist between 1982/1985, ‘Magic’ Cristian is a respected composer, arranger and producer.
Due his industry connections Cristian had a chance to record this solo album with the likes of Jason Scheff and Steve Salas as session musicians, a wonderful collection of own penned songs with that lovely US AOR sound production, plenty of keyboards and choruses akin Stan Bush, Aldo Nova, Jeff Paris et all.

BOW WOW #2 – Led By The Sun [Japan only release] Rare Albums

This is a request by one of you special for the section ‘Rare Albums’. Only released in Japan, and despite of being a 1996 album, “Led By The Sun” by BOW WOW #2 has become very hard to find. This is a quite unknown album in Europe & America as well, and a killer hard rockin’ one. So you better...

MARK BAKER DEMOS feat. Mark Free, James Christian & more *EXCLUSIVE*

Perhaps for the regular listener the name MARK BAKER doesn’t ring a bell at all, however AOR connoisseurs are aware the man has written some of the greatest songs for the genre. An album with his compositions is about to be released soon, but we have our own 0dayrox compilation (all this material comes from our OWN collection). During the...

DOKKEN – Breakin’ The Chains [Original European Recording] *EXCLUSIVE*

Before the American debut LP ‘Breaking The Chains’ in 1983, DOKKEN originally released the disc on 1981 in Europe only on the French label Carrere Records, and titled “Breakin’ the Chains” (no ‘g’). This is the original European recording only available on vinyl LP. We have done our ‘own cleaning’ on this excellent rip, free of noises, so I doubt...

AVIATOR – The Sessions [2nd unreleased album] *EXCLUSIVE*

We featured some days ago in exclusive some unreleased 1989 recordings by mighty American AOR / melodic rockers AVIATOR. Now we have here from singer / songwriter Ernie White’s vault the entire demos – The Sessions [2nd unreleased album] – the band recorded between 1989/90. The audio quality is far superior than some circulating the web, and the material on...

ROULETTE featuring Bob Wheeler – If Time… [Lost US Jewels Vol.3]

Some great AOR & Melodic Rock acts – specifically in the Eighties / Nineties – both in UK and the US never got the luck they truly deserved. So this is the mission of Steelheart Memories Records with their “Lost UK / US Jewels” Collector’s Series; endeavor to bring you these ‘hidden treasures’ via Limited Edition Collector’s Volumes (500 copies...

LITTLE SISTER – Along The Way [Rare Albums]

Lately many of you have been requesting rare albums, indie releases in limited quantities, out of print, deleted, etc. So we decided to start some kind of a ‘Rare Albums’ section. One of the most ‘obscure’ of the recent requests is “Along The Way”, the third album by female fronted band LITTLE SISTER. Perhaps because it only was released in...

REAL STEEL – Real Steel [first time on CD] Out Of Print

Here’s a request from a hard rock band called REAL STEEL and their self-titled album released some time ago. This CD comprises all the ’80-90s recordings from this US band that deserved major exposure. Do not be fooled by the band’s name: this is Californian Hard Rock with a sound circa 1988. Yeah, Real Steel add touch of US metal...

COLORVINE (pre-Tower City) – 2nd Unreleased album (1996?)

Alongside their debut CD, COLORVINE recorded many more songs intended for their second ’90s album that never was. This is a MEGA rare collectors album, and the sound quality in this “2nd Unreleased” is excellent. Seems part of this set of unreleased Colorvine songs were recorded before the sessions for their official debut CD, some later. The overall sound &...

ARCHER / SCALLAN – LA Secrets [Lost UK Jewels Collectors Series 500 copies] (2019) sold out

     Please Read comments Laurence Archer (UFO, STAMPEDE) and Peter Scallan (MORITZ, SAMSON) recorded an album together during the ’80s, but sadly the project disbanded soon. Now all these recordings are being released as ARCHER SCALLAN : ‘L.A. Secrets’, as part of the ‘Lost UK Jewels Collectors Series’, strictly limited to 500 copies. After a couple of months released, the...

LaMARCA – LaMarca (digitally remastered) Out Of Print

Here’s a request from an ’80s fanatic, LaMARCA‘s one and only self-titled album from 1985. LaMarca was a project / band from American singer and composer Abe LaMarca, brained together with veteran producer, engineer, songwriter and guitar player Jeff Silverman – who also has worked, played & recorded with Rick Springfield, Mark Free, Bill Wray, Nick Gilder and many others...

SHARK FRENZY (Richie Sambora) – The Pre Bon Jovi Years Vol 1 & 2 [remastered]

This was requested by one of you: the recordings of Richie Sambora during his pre-Bon Jovi years with the band SHARK FRENZY. Before guitarist Richie Sambora joined Bon Jovi in 1983, he jammed with a number of bands in the New Jersey region. One of those bands was Shark Frenzy, a group fronted by one Bruce Foster (vocals, guitars, keyboards)....