Category: V.A. Lost Jewels Series

The ”Lost UK Jewels” Vol.22 ; LAROCHE – Dancing After Midnight (2021) *0dayrox EXCLUSIVE*

Here’s in exclusive at 0dayrox another installment from Steelheart Memories Records ”The Lost UK Jewels series”: LAROCHE “Dancing After Midnight” pressed in limited 500 copies.
LAROCHE was a Welsh band that made its reputation as the English answer to GIUFFRIA and WHITE SISTER in the mid/late ’80s. After two demo tapes in 1987/88, the Welsh band released a 4 track EP entitled ‘Dance’ in 1989.
Despite the great reviews from the era, the band never managed to sign a contract with a reputable label. A shame, as “Dancing After Midnight” packs some of the best, unknown ’80s AOR melodies & hooks we never heard before.
All these awesome songs of this British pomp AOR act were finally put on CD here, carefully remastered from the original tapes…

The ”Lost US Jewels” Vol.10 HELTER SKELTER – SinSational [The Hollywood Stories] (2021)

Here’s another installment from great ”The Lost US Jewels series”, “SinSational [The Hollywood Stories]“, the complete recordings 1990-1991 from LA melodic glam rockers HELTER SKELTER, fully remastered from the original tapes.
As the Eighties ended and the Nineties began, the end was nigh for bands like Helter Skelter, they just hadn’t received the memo yet. Grunge may have been around the corner, but that wasn’t about to stop the Hair Metal party, as sold out shows at The Troubadour, Whisky and the Roxy all bore witness to.
Helter Skelter was dubbed ‘The New Kids Gone Glam’ by Crash! Mag and according to Metal Forces they delivered classy, commercial edged Pop Rock. This is precisely what they did, in spades. They had a classy look, worked hard and delivered a killer show with their songs lying somewhere between the Pop-Rock sawy of Poison and the Hard-Rock of White Lion…

The Lost UK Jewels Vol.20 ; VALENTINO – Valentino [complete recordings 1986-1990 remastered] *0dayrox EXCLUSIVE*

Here’s in exclusive at 0dayrox another installment from ”The Lost UK Jewels series”, the complete recordings 1986-1990 from melodic glam hard rockers VALENTINO, fully remastered from the original tapes.
Formed by 4 Italian guys but established in UK, Valentino was influenced by the American glam metal explosion in the vein of Icon, Black ‘n’ Blue, second half of ’80s KISS an alike.
Valentino managed to have some professional master-recordings, during 1986, at the end of 1987, during 1988 and a final one (1990). All these are featured here, collector’s material. The sound quality is very good, with well produced songs and strong songwriting & musicianship.
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The ”Lost US Jewels” Vol.9 NIGHTWORK – Nightwork +5 (2021) *EXCLUSIVE*

Here’s one of our latest purchases; the much sought after, awesome 1986 AOR self-titled album from NIGHTWORK, reissued for the first time on CD few weeks ago as part of the “Lost U.S. Jewels” series. Fully remastered from the original tapes and including 5 previously unreleased tracks, this is a mus have for fans of classic era Survivor, ’86 Journey, early Bon Jovi… and Kobra Kai fans!
NIGHTWORK was founded in 1984 in San Antonio, Texas, by ex-members of Pomp AOR band Winterkat, and they played first-class AOR / Melodic Rock supporting then bands like Kansas, Cheap Trick, UFO and Night Ranger amongst others.
The original LP is now a prized collector’s item amongst ‘80s AOR / Melodic Rock aficionados. This remastered reissue is a Limited Edition of 500 copies, and it will be sold out soon.
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The “Lost Melodic Jewels” Vol.2 : SATERIA – Cold Beer… & A Hat Full Of Fun (2020)

Just pressed in limited 500 copies by Steelheart Memories Records from their ‘Lost Jewels Series‘, here’s the 1991 unreleased album “Cold Beer… & A Hat Full Of Fun” by Danish glam metal / melodic hard rockers SATERIA.
Founded in 1987 in Copenhagen by renowned vocalist Martie Peters (later founded great melodic rockers Push) and guitarist René Shades (now worldwide known for his role as bass-player in Pretty Maids), Sateria quickly conquered the Danish hard rock scene, headlining many clubs in Copenhagen and opening for various big acts, from Little Angels to Europe, to critical acclaim.
Inspired by acts like Poison, Mötley Crüe and White Lion, the band recorded in late 1990 / early 1991 their debut-album “Cold Beer… & A Hat Full Of Fun”, an intense affair of glam/melodic hard rock.
Their search for a label to release the album was looking promising, when a major-label approached them. Unfortunately the deal fell through and the album never saw the light of day. Until now, as the CD finally see the long-due light of the day via Steelheart Records.

The ”Lost US Jewels” Vol.6 TIMOTHY LEWIS – Timothy Lewis (2019) *EXCLUSIVE*

Here’s in exclusive another installment from the awesome ”Lost US Jewels” series, the Vol.6, American melodic rocker TIMOTHY LEWIS self-titled album “Timothy Lewis”.
Here’s a songwriter / vocalist that is Steve Perry, Kevin Chalfant and Hugo all rolled into one; a bold statement for sure, but when you get to hear this guy I’m sure you’ll agree that he is something special. As a proof, while most the material here is penned by Lewis, he also does his own version of Perry’s terrific AOR song ‘Lost Angels’ (only recorded by Perry in demo form, featured into 0dayrox’s compilation The Vault).
Lewis’ songwriting and vocal-style is very close to the one of those big Melodic Rock acts of the ’80s such as Journey, Styx and Boston, and most the recordings on this CD only were distributed as promo material to record labels.
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The ”Lost UK Jewels” Vol.17 ; SHOGUN – III The Lost Album (2019) *EXCLUSIVE*

Today we bring to you perhaps one of best releases from the ”Lost UK Jewels” series: Vol.17 ; “SHOGUN – III The Lost Album”, the band’s third album that unfortunately never saw the light of day, due to Jet Records closing their activity at the end of the ’80s.
So here’s finally the official release – limited to 500 copies and already out of print – of this pre‐production Master, 13 long lost tracks of great keyboard-driven British AOR / Melodic Rock, close to the style of early Bon Jovi / White Sister / Surgin and Survivor.
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The ”Lost UK Jewels” Vol.9 ; DIRTY TRYX – Rough Ride *EXCLUSIVE*

Continuing with the awesome ”Lost Jewels” collectibles, here’s ”Lost UK Jewels Vol.9 ; DIRTY TRYX – Rough Ride“, featuring another rare band from the series, limited to 500 copies CD, already out of print.
Straight out of Bolton, Lancashire, UK, came Dirty Tryx that sold out the Albert Hall venue, had the legendary Derek Oliver on speed dial and a thousand plus members of their fan club.
This six-piece band delivers melodic hard rock in the vein of FM, Tobruk, Kiss Of The Gypsy, Glasgow, etc, and their quality music certainly deserved to be exposed.
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The ”Lost UK Jewels” Vol.18 ; FIRST STRIKE – Just Another Night +1 (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

Continuing with the awesome ”Lost Jewels” collectibles, here’s “The Lost UK Jewels Vol.18 ; FIRST STRIKE – Just Another Night +1” one of the latest releases from the series, limited to 500 copies.
A band that saw Dave Ling in the pages of Raw Magazine declaring that they had the image and musical ability to take on the big boys. And its easy to see why he came to that assuption with material such as ‘Nasty’, ‘Girls of the World’ and ‘Hold Tight’ at his disposal : think ’89 Danger Danger with a British touch.
Theirs was the sound of UK Melodic Rock / AOR last great white hope from the late ’80s, a band that should have done so much more but were ultimately washed away by a music scene that was rapidly changing in the early 90s. But what they did leave was a fine musical legacy with this CD being the ample proof.
File under Danger Danger, Steve Overland’s FM, Trixter, XYZ
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The ”Lost US Jewels” Vol.2 ; BOB WHEELER – Bob Wheeler +3 *EXCLUSIVE*

More from the excellent ”Lost Jewels Series” here’s BOB WHEELER‘s “Bob Wheeler +3“. Coming from New Jersey, Bob Wheeler released this self-titled album in 1987, here reissued / remastered on CD for the first time, plus 3 new tracks.
Wheeler’s style is similar to the likes of Bon Jovi and Surgin, so expect plenty of keyboard heavy AOR here.
Some time after, Bob Wheeler would be the vocalist of EKLYPSE, recently featured here at 0dayrox.
Limited to 500 copies and sold out now.
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The Lost US Jewels Vol.4 ; BEG BORROW & STEAL – Push And Shove (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 deserved. This is the mission of Steelheart Memories Records with their “Lost UK / US Jewels” Collector’s Series; endeavour to bring you these ‘hidden treasures’ via Limited Edition Collector’s Volumes (500 copies pressed of...

The Lost US Jewels Vol.7 ; EKLYPCE – Passion After Midnight +4 (2020) *EXCLUSIVE*

As requested here’s the latest release from the much sought after “Lost U.S. Jewels” series; Vol.7 “EKLYPCE “Passion After Midnight +4“, limited edition of 500 copies already sold out now.
Led by vocalist Bob Wheeler, EKLYPCE debut album “Passion After Midnight” was released independently on vinyl format during 1989 and it’s a treasure trove of Bon Jovi, Aldo Nova and Surgin type of 80s AOR.
Whether it’s the surging “Make Me Feel Right”, the stabbing keyboard brilliance of “I’m Only Me” or “Lady Love” with its liberal sprinkling of keyboards, this is an album for the AOR “connoisseurs” / Melodic Rock collectors, a true “lost jewel” that has been fully restored and remastered incl. 4 bonus tracks and liner notes by AOR journalist Rob Evans.
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The Lost UK Jewels Vol.8 ; TOKYO – Listen To Your Heartbeat

As part of the excellent “The Lost UK Jewels” series, this Vol.8 features TOKYO, a pretty killer band that released a much sought after EP in 1988; “Listen To Your Heartbeat”, here fully remastered alongside other material of the band ranging from 1984 to 1989. This disc number eight in the series is by Eeighties Pompsters Tokyo, who emanated from...

The Lost UK Jewels Vol.5 ; UNITED NATIONS – ‘2014’

Many of you fellow AOR collectors will remember the Stoke-on-Trent, UK, based band UNITED NATIONS and their one and only album released through the little label Magnet in 1985. Soon after, the group went their separate ways. Now 30 years later, original band members Pete Hankey on bass, Chris Stonier on keyboards and drummer Chris Mooney are back, with new...

The Lost UK Jewels Vol.19 SAVANNAH NIX – A Long Time Ago… (2020)

Here’s the new installment of the excellent “The Lost UK Jewels” series, this Vol.19 featuring London melodic hard rockers SAVANNAH NIX‘s all material ever recorded by the band under the title “A Long Time Ago Does Not Mean F**k All“. Taken from the original master tapes and professionally remastered – including the two songs appeared on the “Metal for Muthas...