Category: TOUCH

AMERICAN TEARS – White Flags (2019)

Due to the very well received 2018 AMERICAN TEARS comeback album last year, the band has recorded a new record entitled “White Flags” which kicks it all up a notch. The only original member is Mark Mangold (Drive She Said), who also performs all instruments. Formed in the fertile musical environment of Long Island, New York, the band was initially...

THE SIGN – Signs Of Life / The Second Coming [2-CD Deluxe Digipak Boxset remastered] (2018) *EXCLUSIVE*

One of the most awesome Melodic Rock super-groups from this new Millennium was without a doubt THE SIGN, including keyboarder Mark Mangold (Touch, Drive She Said), guitarist Randy Jackson (Zebra), terrific singer Terry Brock (Strangeways, LeRoux), bassist Billy Greer (Streets, Kansas) and drummer Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow et all).Last year it was announced the re-release of both The Sign albums; ‘Signs...

DRIVE SHE SAID – Drivin’ Wheel (AOR Heaven Classix digitally remastered +3) Out of Print

Here’s another one you need in your AOR / Melodic Rock collection: “Drivin’ Wheel”, one of the best albums from DRIVE SHE SAID, in this Digitally Remastered release by specialized label AOR Heaven through their ‘AOR Heaven Classix’ series, including 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks.Unfortunately, this CD is out of print, with remaining copies being sold for over EUR 115....

DRIVE SHE SAID – Drive She Said [AOR Heaven Classix remastered +2]

Here you have another album countless times requested on this blog: DRIVE, SHE SAID self-titled debut remastered by AOR Heaven Records plus 2 previously unreleased bonus tracks.As part of their ongoing ‘AOR Heaven Classix’, the label reissued the much sought after first two albums from DRIVE, SHE SAID remastered by expert Chris Lyne and with juicy liner notes by Dave...

AMERICAN TEARS (Mark Mangold) – Hard Core (2018)

Superb keyboardist Mark Mangold (Touch, Drive She Said) has resurrected his very first band AMERICAN TEARS for a new album titled “Hard Core” released by Escape Music on physical CD only.American Tears first surfaced in the Seventies and were a power trio focused around the keyboards of Mangold, who is the sole remaining original member on this album, and indeed...

HOUSTON – Truth Slips EP + Singles + Cover Versions

After the recent, awesome new album by Swedish AOR wonders HOUSTON some of you asked for the band’s rare “Truth Slips [EP]”, presented here on the blog at the time of its release, which now seems to be unavailable at retail stores. Additionally, we have compiled a bunch of rarities; a single edit, a B-side, a non album track, all...

DRIVE SHE SAID – Dreams Will Come [The Best Of & More]

DRIVE SHE SAID – Dreams Will Come [The Best Of & More]

Formed in 1988, DRIVE SHE SAID released their first album in 1989. Put together by American Tears and Touch keyboard-man Mark Mangold and vocalist / guitarist Al Fritsch, you’ll be hard pushed to find a better selection of AOR songs than on their debut album.“Dreams Will Come” is some kind of Greatest Hits, featuring a couple on new songs and...

TOUCH – Touch [Rock Candy remastered +2]

TOUCH – Touch [Rock Candy remastered +2]

Rightfully considered one the pompy AOR / Melodic Rock genre’s pillars, the first, self-titled album from TOUCH has been remastered by Rock Candy specialists resulting into a superbly sounding CD including 2 rare cuts as bonus tracks. During the late Seventies and early Eighties the American rock scene was bursting with deliciously ambitious talent, none more so than New York...

FLESH & BLOOD (Danny Vaughn) – Blues For Daze [remastered 2015]

FLESH & BLOOD (Danny Vaughn) – Blues For Daze [remastered 2015]

After the recently featured here reissue of Mark Mangold’s The Sign two albums, one of you asked for his project FLESH & BLOOD and its only album titled “Blues For Daze“. Well, as happened with The Sign, Mangold himself remastered the album last year to celebrate its 20th Anniversary and made it available again after years out of print. FLESH...

DRIVE, SHE SAID – Drivin’ Wheel +3 (AOR Heaven Classix digitally remastered) [2015]

DRIVE, SHE SAID – Drivin’ Wheel +3 (AOR Heaven Classix digitally remastered) [2015]

* Specialized German label AOR Heaven, through their ‘AOR Heaven Classix‘ series, has reissued Digitally Remastered with bonus tracks the first two -and best- DRIVE, SHE SAID albums. This New York based AOR project was initially put together as a solo venture by former American Tears and pomp giants Touch leader, the talented singer, keyboardist and composer Mark Mangold. But...

TOUCH – ST [Rock Candy Remaster] (2013)

* Time’s changing… one of the few labels still firmly planted on releasing CD-only material, Rock Candy Records, has launched a Digital Store.One of the first albums available on this format is the debut of TOUCH, the great American pompy AOR / Melodic Rock band, considered one the genre’s pillars. During the late seventies and early eighties the American rock...