V.A. – Heard It On The Radio Volume 2 [Renaissance Records rarities] (2022) *Exclusive*

V.A. - Heard It On The Radio Volume 2 [Renaissance Records rarities] (2022) *Exclusive* - full

“Heard It On The Radio” CD series were released by the now disappeared Renaissance label comprising long lost 45 rpm singles from the late Seventies / earlier Eighties never obtainable on digital format before.
Ironically, few or these were radio hits – in fact, many of them are rather obscure – but should have been. Additionally, some of these are rare single mixes, video-mix versions, etc.
The prime intention of the label was to rescue from oblivion these good ’80s songs and made them available in good audio quality not only for musicologists and archivists, but for true lovers of the AOR / rock&pop that once ruled FM radio airwaves.
There were 3 volumes, the first published in 1998, and Vol. 2 & 3 the subsequent year. In 2011 Renaissance regrouped as RDEG and put out digital versions of many of its former CD-only releases, including the first three volumes of ‘Heard It On The Radio’, but now not all tracks are available on streaming services due to many legal issues.
But in 2022 RDEG reissued ‘Heard It On The Radio Vol 1, 2 & 3’ on CD again (only in USA, though) with refreshed artwork. As requested here’s “Heard It On The Radio volume 2” in exclusive at 0dayrox.

“Heard It On The Radio volume 2” features some singles that gained considerable radio airplay at the moment; Clock’s lovable melodic rocker “She Looks A Lot Like You” (a radio hit back in the day, but nearly impossible to find today, even digitally), the cool “10-9-8” by female fronted act Face To Face, Barry Goudreau’s radio-friendly “Dreams” recorded with his Boston bandmates, and Danny Spanos version of “Hot Cherie” (later made popular as well by Neal Schon’s Hardline).

Talking about Schon, we have “No More Lies” from his rocking collaboration with Jan Hammer, together with more obscure singles like Australian band Heaven in “Rock School”, the fun “Sweet Lui-Louise” by Ironhorse (formed by Bachman-Turner Overdrive members), the dirty rocker “Bitch” by Widow, or Ellen Foley (helped by Ian Hunter & Mick Ronson) doing “What’s a Matter Baby”.
There’s also great AOR tracks off albums from Harlequin (the superb “Innocence”) and the wonderful “You Could Take My Heart Away” by Silver Condor.

This is another cool Classic Rock FM compilation finally available again.
Highly Recommended


01 – Clocks – She Looks A Lot Like You
02 – Widow – Bitch
03 – Silver Condor – You Could Take My Heart Away
04 – Harlequin – Innocence
05 – Crawler – Stone Cold Sober
06 – Danny Spanos – Hot Cherie
07 – Nantucket – Gimme Your Love
08 – Network – Don’t Leave Me Alone Tonight
09 – The Union – Mainstreet U.S.A.
10 – HEAVEN – Rock School
11 – Face To Face – 10-9-8
12 – Ironhorse – Sweet Lui-Louise
13 – Noel & The Red Wedge – Special To You
14 – Ellen Foley – What’s A Matter Baby
15 – Neal Schon/Jan Hammer – No More Lies
16 – Barry Goudreau – Dreams



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