Category: ROBBY VALENTINE

ROBBY VALENTINE – Separate Worlds [Japan Edition +5] (2021)

Dutch maestro ROBBY VALENTINE returns with a new album titled “Separate Worlds“, just released in Japan including 5 bonus tracks. Robby is not afraid to do things different to what people might expect and he always finds a way to surprise his fans and followers, and “Separate Worlds” is the perfect example.
Where his previous CD “The Alliance” was a blend of many different genres molded together into a bombastic piece of art, “Separate worlds” is quite different, an album of contrasts mixing Pop/Rock with his love of the Classical music.
And the result is simply outstanding…

PETER STRYKES (1st Avenue) Sings Robby Valentine (2020 Reissue)

Dutch vocalist PETER STRYKES already worked with Robby Valentine while the former was the lead vocalist for melodic rockers 1st AVENUE, where Robby was involved in songwriting. Years later, Strykes performed vocals on Robby’s album ‘Androgenius’, and a year after, both musicians decided to record this “Peter Strykes sings Robby Valentine” album, released in limited quantities.
We have here a bunch of terrific songs composed by Valentine where he sings in a duet with Strykes. While Strykes is the main lead vocalist, Valentine sings some parts of the songs and does almost the entire instrumentation. There’s drums by longtime collaborator Juan van Emmerloot, and a guitar solo by their friend Valensia Clarkson, but essentially this is Strykes / Valentine stuff.
If you love Robby Valentine’s music you can’t miss this wonderful piece of music, with Strykes providing his unique pipes to craft a very unique sound & style.
HIGHLY Recommended

ROBBY VALENTINE – Robby Valentine [Expanded Edition] (2020)

Universal Music Catalogue label division has started a reissue of ROBBY VALENTINE early works, Expanded Editions of these albums including as bonus tracks songs never officially released outside Japan. The Dutch genius first album “Robby Valentine” is a must have for any AOR / Melodic Rock fan, and at this point, a classic. Having left awesome AOR / melodic hard...

1st AVENUE – Tears And Triumph [Japan Edition] Out Of Print

Regarded by many as the best AOR / Melodic Rock band ever coming out from the Netherlands, 1st AVENUE music include all the elements which made this genre so lovable: loads of keyboards, melodious guitars and catchy choruses. “Tears And Triumph” is their awesome debut album, and this Japanese edition is the best sounding ever appeared. A young Robby Valentine...

ZINATRA – The Great Escape +3 [Rockumentary Part 2 Remastered]

Here’s a request of two albums that everybody need in their classic AOR collection: ZINATRA‘s self-titled debut “Zinatra” and their next / final disc “The Great Escape”. This 2-CD Box including both albums housed into individual jewel case is the one to get – if you find it as it’s out of print – as both LP have been remastered...

VALENSIA – Valensia VI • Gaia III • Aglaea • Legacy [Japanese release]

Aldous Byron Valensia Clarkson, in short VALENSIA, has been created unique music since the ’90s. If you never heard about him, his compositional style does not differ much to the other famous Dutch genius: Robby Valentine. In fact, Valensia / Valentine have released a couple of albums together.Ten years after the release of his latest solo album, Valensia returned with...

VALENTINE (Robby) – A Tribute To Queen 2 + Save Myself EP

This one was requested here with the recent ROBBY VALENTINE posts of rare material: “A Tribute To Queen 2“.In 2011 Valentine released ‘A Tribute To Queen’ featuring his own studio versions of Queen songs. Due its success, and the Dutch’s love for Queen music, in 2012 he released this second album, “A Tribute To Queen 2” including new covers. Then,...

VALENTINE (Robby) – The Queen Album 2014

In recent years, Dutch master ROBBY VALENTINE has been done an amazing Queen Tribute Show with a great full-band performance and at the same time recorded his own studio versions of these timeless songs. Because his first two Queen tribute albums ‘A tribute to Queen 1’ (2011) en ‘A Tribute to Queen 2’ (2012) are sold out, Valentine has decided...

ROBBY VALENTINE – Unreleased & Japan Bonus Tracks

Waiting for the really good new ROBBY VALENTINE 2018 album, in recent posts we have been featuring here his rare and hard to find singles and EP’s. Today we bring to you some Robby’s Japanese album edition bonus tracks plus lots of unreleased material taken from a private collection. Valentine is a prolific musician, and many of his recordings still...

Robby VALENTINE – The Alliance [Japan Edition +1] (2018)

And finally it’s here: “The Alliance” (this Japan Edition with an exclusive bonus track], 11th album from Netherlands’ borderline genius musician, Robby VALENTINE, and what an accomplished affair it is. The vocalist / multi-instrumentalist has come through considerable personal turmoil these last few years, reflected here in a recording that is equal parts constructive artiness, romantic longing and bleak reflection....

ROBBY VALENTINE – The Legendary 1st Promo CD + Veronica’s Music Rock Experience Festival 1994 (unreleased) + Singles

Talented ROBBY VALENTINE will release his new 2018 album soon, and this is the right time to revisit the Dutch genius hard to find side of his discography, many of these rarities only released in Japan, and many unreleased as featured in this post. What we have here is a real gem; The Legendary 1st Promo CD (1992), pressed in...

ROBBY VALENTINE – Christmas In Heaven + Live & Demos [Japan Releases Only]

Mr. ROBBY VALENTINE will release his new 2018 album soon, and this is the right time to revisit the Dutch genius hard to find side of his discography, many of these rarities only released in Japan.In the case of “Christmas In Heaven (1997)” and “Live & Demos (1994)“, both albums were released in Japan only, now collector items fetching over...

ROBBY VALENTINE – ’90s CD Singles – 0dayrox Exclusive

Mr. ROBBY VALENTINE is ready to release his new 2018 album soon, and this is the right time to revisit the Dutch genius hard to find side of his discography, many of these rarities only released in Japan.Let’s go now with most of his ’90s CD singles, including non album tracks / exclusive B-sides. Among these singles there’s uber rarities...

ROBBY VALENTINE – Bizarro World (2018 reissue)

Multi-talented Dutch phenomenon ROBBY VALENTINE will present his new studio album ‘The Alliance’ soon, but alongside there’s also 3 more releases; ‘Pride & Heart (The Magic Infinity Demos)’, ‘Bizarro World (The Piano Versions)’, and the reissue of his previous effort “Bizarro World 2018“, this one already available. At the time of the original release of “Bizarro World”, it was already...

VALENSIA – Valensia Gaia [Japan HR/HM 1000 reissue series] (2018)

Universal Music Japan has started this year a curious but more than welcomed campaign: the reissue of long time out of print albums from their catalog titled ‘HR/HM 1000‘, that meaning Hard Rock / Heavy Metal at the price of 1000 Yen = about 9,5 USD.Into these series, appear the 2 more celebrated (out of print) albums by talent Dutch...