Category: RARE ALBUMS

HURRICANE ALICE – Hurricane Alice ’86 LP + Hericane Alice ’88 demos

US hard rockers Hericane Alice are back 2020 with a new album, and we featured here as well their 1990’s major label debut, but few know the band released before a self-managed album in 1986 while still operated under the name HURRICANE ALICE. The band’s style at the moment was more hard rockin’ with a bluesy background, much in the vein of Great White first album.
“Hurricane Alice” only was released on 12” vinyl and never on CD, but our team members have done a very nice, clean LP-rip. We doubt you’ll find a better sounding version of this rare disc elsewhere.
As extra, we have the band’s – re-named Hericane Alice – first generation tape 1988 demos, which lead them to being signed by Atlantic Records.
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KARLA (Goldman) – Karla [Out Of Print] RARE

As requested, here’s the only full length solo record by KARLA, a melodic hard rock / AOR album released by female singer / songwriter Karla Goldman. Released via Sisapa / Curb Records, unfortunately the label didn’t give to this album the push it deserved and it’s a shame, ‘cos in 1990 it easily could have work very well with its...

VOYAGE – Out There [Liv Hansson of Captain Black Beard] RARE

Formed more than fifteen years ago in Enköping, Sweden, VOYAGE started as touring cover band of 80s rock&pop hits. Experienced and well known songwriter Chris Antblad (Joe Lynn Turner, Eric Martin) approached the band offering some of his songs and to produce their debut album.
The result was ‘Out There‘, a 2012 CD release only distributed in Scandinavia. At the time, VOYAGE included as lead vocalist Liv Hansson (later in Captain Black Beard and other projects).
‘Out There’ delivers 13 songs of classic radio-friendly AOR / melodic rock with that trademark Scandinavian sound inspired in the ’80s style of these genres, wrapped by a clean production.

ROCK CITY ANGELS – Young Man’s Blues [Remastered] RARE

As requested, here’s the hard to find (over € 100 for a used copy) of ROCK CITY ANGELS“Young Man’s Blues” only remastered version by Gott Discs. Originally appeared in 1988 on major label Geffen, this was the very few times that a debut band got a double album released.
Often compared to Guns N’ Roses for marketing purposes, in fact these guys were much more bluesy hard rock oriented, clean and melodic. I love this album, and this remaster sounds fabulous.
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LOVE ‘N REBELLION – Strange Behaviour (Out Of Print) RARE

This one was requested and it’s a rare piece from Australia: the first full length album by melodic rockers LOVE ‘N REBELLION tilted “Strange Behaviour“. Self-released in the mid-Nineties, this collector’s item CD is being sold for over U$S130.
These guys started as a band in the ’80s, and alongside their AOR / Melodic Rock influences from the era there’s a touch of rock&pop into the music.
With a different vocalist, they went on to become Nobody’s Fool in 2000’s, releasing some cool albums as well.
RARE

TOMMY FUNDERBURK (Airplay / King Of Hearts) – Wishing Well [Unreleased]

Japanese indie / club collectors label AOR Moon / West Coast Sun has just put out one of their own pressed CD’s with TOMMY FUNDERBURK’s unreleased album from the ’80s: “Wishing Well”. The sound quality is excellent. Tommy Funderburk not only was the voice on the Airplay iconic AOR masterpiece album, but also sung harmony vocals on the most famous...

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...

The ”Lost US Jewels” Vol.3 ; ROULETTE featuring Bob Wheeler – If Time… (Out Of Print)

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 &...