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Lynx - Sneak Attack

Lynx – Sneak Attack 3 (1)

Having released their sub standard debut album in 1976, Canadian AORsters Lynx actually broke up but were persuaded to reform,…

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707 - Megaforce

707 – Megaforce 4 (2)

707 were formed in the late 70’s and recorded two superb AOR albums. They came together in the heart of…

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Streetheart - Streetheart

Streetheart – Streetheart 4 (1)

‘Streetheart’ was a very successful fifth album for these Canadian AOR legends, and deservedly so. From the opening bars of…

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Omega - Omega XI

Omega – Omega XI 0 (0)

Various Omega band members had become enamoured of technology, and wanted to include cutting edge sounds into the next record,…

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Y&T - Down For The Count

Y&T – Down For The Count 4 (1)

So what’s a hard rock band like Y&T doing in a self-confessed AOR addicts music collection? The answer is simple….

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Omega - A Föld Árnyékos Oldalán

Omega – A Föld Árnyékos Oldalán 0 (0)

Hungarian band Omega were superstars in the old Eastern Bloc, this 1986 album being one of their best.

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Omega - Transcendent

Omega – Transcendent 0 (0)

Omega’s ‘Transcendent’ has become a 90’s AOR classic for me, and a very welcome one considering how barren that decade…

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38 Special - Strength In Numbers

38 Special – Strength In Numbers 0 (0)

‘Strength In Numbers’ is quite possibly 38 Special’s purest AOR moment, and featured some heavyweight guest musicians to boot.

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Charlie - Charlie

Charlie – Charlie 4.3 (3)

By 1983 Charlie had embraced the American AOR dream with a passion and were producing albums of frequent quality, perfect…

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Cheap Trick - Next Position Please

Cheap Trick – Next Position Please 4 (1)

By 1983 Cheap Trick were in something of a commercial downward spiral. The trouble with 1982’s ‘One On One’ was…

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Saga - Heads Or Tales

Saga – Heads Or Tales 5 (1)

Completely overlooked in our GD wrap-up of Saga’s discography is their 1983 record ‘Heads Or Tales’. Here it is.

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Toto - Turn Back

Toto – Turn Back 4 (1)

Toto’s third album ‘Turn Back’ is one of the harder rocking albums of their repertoire.

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38 Special - Wild Eyed Southern Boys

38 Special – Wild Eyed Southern Boys 0 (0)

38 Special clearly had no doubt about the direction they needed to go in 1980, after making their singles chart…

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Nantucket - Nantucket

Nantucket – Nantucket 0 (0)

Nantucket were a North Carolina band that combined AOR, radio rock and southern rock in a musical pot pourri, here’s…

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Chicago - 19

Chicago – Chicago 19 5 (1)

Despite the hits, ‘Chicago 18’ sold moderately, a big surprise to me considering the relentless quality displayed from start to…

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Cheap Trick - Lap Of Luxury

Cheap Trick – Lap Of Luxury 0 (0)

Epic understandably worked the ‘original lineup reunion’ angle of Cheap Trick to the highest extent, ‘Lap Of Luxury’ going double…

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Eloy - Ra

Eloy – Ra 0 (0)

By 1987 Bornemann was restless and joined forces with Michael Gerlach to begin work on a new Eloy album, with…

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Dragon - Bondi Road

Dragon – Bondi Road 3 (1)

‘Bondi Road’ was another substantial success for Dragon in the Antipodes, and you can tell from the title and much…

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38 Special - Rock N Roll Strategy

38 Special – Rock & Roll Strategy 0 (0)

Southern AOR kings 38 Special had helped define the genre for nearly a decade, and they had a string of…

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Omega - Working

Omega – Working 0 (0)

‘Working’ performed admirably without setting the charts on fire. Omega made some television appearances in Germany, performing ‘Rocket’ and other…

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