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AOR HEAVEN ::: N E W S L E T T E R :: 23/09/2022

 

Howdy melodic rockers,

More or less just good things to report as the Bad Reputation stuff (Alias, Jett Black, WWIII) got delivered this week and we also received a few more copies of 2AM / Chris Irvine CDs. Well, we still don’t have enough copies of this two titles as we could give away bigger quantities – that’s way we have limited the purchae to two copies per customer and don’t supply re-sellers until we get the repressing.

All exptectes newies for next week are already in stock and ready to get ordered incl. some really great titles like C.O.P., Pearls & Flames, Alicate, Kiss Of The Gypsy, Streetlight Circus, Dead Daisies and the new version of the cracking Nestor debut.

Last not least – below you can find a listing of rare titles from my own collection plus some cardboard sleeve mini LP Cds. Prices are mentioned as well, I’m also willing to trade for Japanese cardboard sleeve mini LP Cds and / or if you want to buy them – we can always have a chat about it !

 

Attention:

I’m looking for Japanese CDs in mini LP format (cardboard sleeve)  for my own collection – all pop and rock stuff. If you have anything of interest – feel free to drop me a line. I’m willing to pay or trade.

 

Wishing you a great week

Georg & Monika

 

 
 

EXPECTED NEW RELEASES !!

C.O.P. - Enemy

B: 13 € B: 15,5 €

“Enemy“, album number two of the Swedes (ex-GRAND ILLUSION, DECOY), offers typical Scandinavian pompy melodic rock / AOR. Best stuff for fans of ART OF ILLUSION, GRAND ILLUSION or WORK OF ART. Brothers Peter (v) and Christian Sundell (d) as well as Ola af Trampe (g) know what they are doing and totally deliver first class material for melodic rock lovers. Well, hope they don’t need another seven years for their next album!

MARTIN STARK

Watch:https://youtu.be/PXnLxU81nBU

PEARLS & FLAMES - Reliance

B: 13 € B: 15,5 €

PEARLS & FLAMES is the new band of vocalist Markus Nordenberg (COASTLAND RIDE, ex LION’S SHARE). The Swede is devoted to AOR and Westcoast sounds foremost and together with Tommy Denander (g, RADIOACTIVE) they created a really strong record that will please fans of e.g. ALLIANCE, MICHAEL THOMPSON, or STATE COWS. Timeless music with a few TOTO-moments, too.

MARTIN STARK

Watch:https://youtu.be/y0dDZ00E33Y

ALICATE - Butterfly

B: 13 € B: 15,5 €

“Butterfly“ is the fourth album of the band. Die Swedes are no newcomers anymore although until now they flew under the radar and vocalist Jonas Erixon is an experienced songwriter (GIANT, SKILLZ, SWEET OBLIVION), too. The title track is a fantastic and extremely melodic and emotional song that sticks out but also the rest of the tracks are mostly way above average. And they are able to rock like “Rise Once Again“ proves which is reminiscent of ECLIPSE.

MARTIN STARK

Watch:https://youtu.be/Op42MZYDoe4

KISS OF THE GYPSY - Unfinished Business

B: 13,5 € B: 16 €

KISS OF THE GYPSY are back! Initially planned as some bonus tracks for a new TONY MITCHELL solo album. Thirty years after the debut the time obviously has come for some new KISS OF THE GYPSY material. Some ideas go back to the early nineties and the production, too, seems to be pleasantly a bit old-school which is really positive, though. There might be more stuff in the future…So, keep watching! Great hard rock for fans of e.g. FREAK OF NATURE.

MARTIN STARK

Watch:https://youtu.be/lTQtRBRRKHU

STREETLIGHT CIRCUS - Super Fine Sugar

B: 13 € B: 15,5 €

“Super Fine Sugar“ is simply fun. Some high calibre guests like Jesper Binzer (v, D:A:D), Berton Averre (v, THE KNACK) or Tony Harnell (v, ex-TNT) can be found here. ’Dirty Earth’ and ’Take Me To The River’ are just two of many strong compositions with versatile arrangements and great joy of playing. Album number two of the Americans is full of hard rock, some blues and a little bit of honky tonk. Timeless music with an authentic production and a small portion of eye-twinkling lyrics.

MARTIN STARK

Watch:https://youtu.be/08_IuFTqwTM

NESTOR - Kids In A Ghost Town +3 (digi pack)

B: 13 € B: 15,5 €

NESTOR from Sweden easily put the album of the years with just their debut. Eighties sound without any compromises including a guest appearance by Samantha Fox (v)! Tracks like “On The Run“, “Tomorrow“ or “1989“ would have been huge hits back in the day for sure. Without question, record of the year 2021. An album like a travel in time. And the production is huge… I mean really huge! The band has signed now to Napalm Records and this new version adds 3 really good new tracks as a bonus. Overall this seems to be not really fair to all buyers of the original first version !

MARTIN STARK

Watch:https://youtu.be/T2Pj0plh5bE

THE DEAD DAISIES - Radiance (digi pack)

B: 14 € B: 16,5 €

Of course, this outfit is nothing but a project and has had way more former members than actually records out but the classic hard rock sound, which profits from new vocalist and bassist Glenn Hughes (ex DEEP PURPLE) big time, hits hard the hearts of genre lovers. “Radiance“ offers ten strong songs. And Brian Tichy (d, ex FOREIGNER, ex BILLY IDOL) adds to that a lot, too. This record has got balls like you hear in “Shine On“ for instance.

MARTIN STARK

Watch:https://youtu.be/60yWt1bzGzY

 

NEW RELEASES IN STOCK !!
 

JETT BLACK - Night Flight (digitally remastered)

B: 13 € B: 15,5 €

Jett Black was an awesome Toronto based band formed in 1983. They produced a 1984 cassette only release before heading into the studio for their one off album “Night Flight", released in 1985 on the DBM label. With 3 brothers in the line-up, they played a mix off melodic rock and AOR with plenty pompy keys. To compare them with others, bands like Hybrid Ice, Prism, Wrabit and Simon Chase comes to my mind. The album also featured Jeff Jones (Red Rider) on bass, listed as a "guest performer" because original bass player, Mike Greger, had left before the album was completed. Bad Reputation records re-issue, digitally remastered and first time ever on CD - phenomenal stuff for 80s AOR- and pomp rock lovers !

Watch:https://youtu.be/pYmHZN04wm4

ALIAS - Alias +4 (digitally remastered)

B: 13 € B: 15,5 €

Alias were the merger of personnel from two of Canada's best melodic rock bands, namely Sheriff and Heart - two parts Sheriff meets three parts Heart. At best, a virtual supergroup in the true AOR/melodic rock mould, featuring the talented vocalist Freddy 'The Siren' Curci. On paper, this amalgam promised much, on record it was put to the test and passed with flying colors. Not only do they play the part but they also look the part, in true AOR fashion. Of course we all remember the worldwide smash hit 'More Than Words Can Say', but also we cannot forget the re-work of the Brett Walker classic 'Waiting For Love' and the punchy rock of 'Standing In The Darkness'. Digitally remastered re-issue from Bad Reputation records.

Watch:https://youtu.be/pjhrGPFaQoQ

WORLD WAR III - World War III + 2 (digitally remastered)

B: 13 € B: 15,5 €

World War III was formed in 1982 in Philadelphia and comprised of brothers Gary and Dan Hammer plus enigmatic vocalist Tipa Sparrs (who later joined WHITEFOXX). Over the next 3 years World War III would also feature two drummers who would go on to international success - Dean Davidson (BRITNY FOX , BLACKEYED SUSAN) and Johnny Dee (BRITNY FOX ).Originally released in 1985 World War III was a huge success in Europe and this CD re-issue also contains the extremely rare 1982 7" single. This is the complete World War III collection and is very highly recommended to all fans and collectors of 80s Melodic Metal into MALICE, ARMORED SAINT, KEEL and cohorts. Bad Reputation re-issue.

Listen:https://youtu.be/bHUtzkWuacs

MARENNA - Voyager

B: 13 € B: 15,5 €

Marenna is a project started in 2014 by songwriter and lead singer Rodrigo Marenna, an experienced Brazilian musician who was part of many local bands. After releasing a couple of singles Danish label Lionspride Music picked up this Brazilain bunch and released the singles incl. the videos on the EP "My Unconditional Faith". "No Regrets" (2017) was the first full album from Roger Marenna and his bunch, followed by the Marenna / Meister album in 2020. His fourth strike “Voyager” offers  the pure side of Melodic Rock / AOR love from start to finish. There's no tricks, no alternative or slightly experimental tracks here, just true '80/'90s music with melodies galore. Recommended for melodic rockers !

Watch:https://youtu.be/FL55v3Cv30g

 

 
SINGLE TITLE LIST!
 
Mainly from my personal collection in nm/vg+ condition (otherwise mentioned). Also trades with Japanese cardboard sleeve mini LP CDs welcome. This titles are not mentioned at our website. Feel free to contact me by e-mail: georg.siegl@aorheaven.com

 

Artist

Title

Format

Description

Price in Euro

2AM

When   Every Seconds Count

CD, Jewel Case

Original copy in near mind condition

90,00€

After Hours

After Hours (1992)

CD, Jewel Case

Feat. John Francis

25,00€

Age Of Reflection

In The Heat Of The

JAP CD, Jewel Case

Incl. bonus video

20,00€

Agentz

Stick To Your Guns

JAP CD, Jewel Case

Digitally remastered

60,00€, still sealed

Airplay

Airplay

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

25,00€

Alliance

Bond Of Union

JAP CD, Jewel Case

Original copy

20,00€

Among Thieves

Among Thieves

CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 1992

25,00€

Beau Coup

Born & Raised

CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 1997

45,00€

Beau Geste

Another Night In ,,

CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 1998

20,00€, still sealed

Blue Tears

The Innocent Ones

CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 2006

50,00€, still sealed

Bon Jovi

7800 Fahrenheit

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

20,00€

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

25,00€

Bowie, David

Tonight

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

20,00€

Cheap Trick

Heaven Tonight+5

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

30,00€

Collins, Rob

Simple Man

CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 1992

30,00€

Corin & Edman

Corin & Edman

CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 2006

60,00€

Crystal

Collection

CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 2000

60,00€

Davis, Paul

Cool Night

JAP CD, Jewel Case

Digitally remastered

15,00€

Egan, Walter

Not Shy

US cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

10,00€

Foreigner

4 + 2 bonustrack

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

27,00€

GMT

War Games

CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 1991

30,00€

Hunter, Myles

Northern Union

CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 1990

30,00€

I-Ten

Taking A Cold Look

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

30,00€

Icon

An Even More Perf.

CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 1995

60,00€

Jefferson Starship

Nuclear Furniture

JAP CD, Jewel Case

Digitally remastered

45,00€, still sealed

Kansas

Drastic Measures

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

35,00€

King Kobra

Thrill Of A Lifetime

JAP CD, Jewel Case

Digitally remastered

35,00€,

Kiss

Hotter Than Hell

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

25,00€

Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

20,00€

Malloy, Mitch

Mitch Malloy

JAP CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 1992

60,00€, incl. Obi

M. Manns Earthband

Watch +2

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

35,00€

McInnes, Rod

Best Kept Secret

CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 1997

80,00€

Moore, Gary

Wild Frontier +6

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

35,00€

Motörhead

Bomber +10

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

35,00€

Nielsen/Pearson

Blind Luck

Korea cardboard slv.

Digitally remastered

30,00€

Peck, Danny

Heart And Soul

Korea cardboard slv.

Digitally remastered

25,00€

Raymond, Brett

Only Love +2

Korea cardboard slv.

Digitally remastered

30,00€

Regatta

Regatta

JAP CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 1989

90,00€,

Roberts, David

All Dressed Up

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

30,00€

Santers

IV

JAP 4 CD Boxset

Digitally remastered

65,00€

Spandau Ballet

Diamond

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

30,00€

Spandau Ballet

Journeys To Glory

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

45,00€

The Big Easy

The Big Easy

CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 1994

40,00€

Thin Lizzy

Jailbreak

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

30,00€

Tobruk

Pleasure + Pain

CD, Jewel Case

Original copy, 1988

90,00€

Toto

Turn Back

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

25,00€

Uriah Heep

High And Mighty +8

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

35,00€

Van Halen

1984

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

35,00€

Vaughan, Stevie Ray

Soul To Soul

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

30,00€

Yes

90125 +5

JAP cardboard sleeve

Digitally remastered

30,00€

 
 

COMING NEXT !!
 

SATIN - 14/10/22
M. BORMANN’S JADED HEART - 28/10/22
TURKISH DELIGHT - 21/10/22
WILDNES - 14/10/22
CHEZ KANE - 21/10/22

 

   
 

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