Adult Contemporary Music in Japan

Monthly Recommended Discs Page

Many Adult Contemporary Music CD are releasing every month. SO, I would hereby show you Adult Contemporary Music CD New Release ( also including Reissue) information. As "Recommended Discs of The Month" , I would highly recommend to buy several albums with my personal review. In Addition, I would also give you release information regarding other remarkable recent titles supported by one of the well-known on-line music store "Music Boulevard" as "Noteworthy Discs of The Month" .



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RECOMMENDED DISCS OF JANUARY 1999

NEW RELEASES

Robbie Dupree / Live - All Night Long

(Disc1)
  1. Hot Rod Hearts
  2. Talk To You
  3. Desperation
  4. Miracle Mile
  5. Hurting Game
  6. Lonely Runner
  7. Real World
  8. This Is Life
  9. Right Direction
  10. Shadows On The Wall
  11. Freefallin'
  12. Steal Away
  13. Saturday Night
(Disc2)
  1. All Night Long
  2. Brooklyn Girls
  3. Mister O
  4. Real Life
  5. Life Saver
  6. Tell Mama

     

International Order

115 North 10th Street, #3A, Fort Smith, AR 72901, USA
Tel: 1-800-435-6185
Website: http://www.thoughtscape.com

 


Peter Mayer is known as "PM", the leader of the legendary late 80's US pop group "PM". After releasing 3 albums as the group "PM" ("Pieces Of Paradise" from their 1st album was ranked #8 on Billboard Hot 100 Single Chart in 1988), Peter started his solo artist activity by releasing his 1st solo album "Green Eyed Radio" in 1995 by himself besides playing as the lead guitarist of Jimmy Buffet's Coral Reefer Band. Later, PM established his position year by year as a solo artist and his first solo album "Green Eyed Radio" has been widely distributed in the United States by Pool Party Records in 1996. At the end of 1998, Peter has just released his 2nd solo album "Romeo's Garage" again under Little Flock Records, his own label. Roger Guth and Jim Mayer, the rest original members of "PM" are supporting Peter on all the tracks of this album. Peter's music style is the mid-american and westcoast music mixed one with very unique influence, which origin seems to be coming out from his experience in India in his childhood. His acoustic guitar play is awesome. Once you can see Peter's live gig,, you must be knocked down definitely. Actually I was done when I saw his live performance at the 2nd Westcoast Music Festival in Disneyland Paris in the autumn 1997.
 

Peter Mayer 2nd solo

 

More Information including Soundfiles and CD Order

Official P`eter Mayer Website

http://www.PeterMayer.com

 


Bruce Gaitsh / Nightingale 

 

International Order

115 North 10th Street, #3A, Fort Smith, AR 72901, USA
Tel: 1-800-435-6185
Website: http://www.thoughtscape.com

 


Promotion is the good Swedish rock funk group with horns that reminds us the Chicago. Sometime you may feel good 80's TOTO's rock'n'roll sound. The beginning of this group was 1984 as Mark 5 and in 1986 the band changed the name Promotion. In December 1997, Promotion has released 1st album with unique title matching its group name "Not For Sale" on their own label and distributed by AOR Heaven, German leading AOR CD retailer. Gradually they established their status among AOR fans all over the world. And now they has just released 2nd album "Yeah Yeah". Highly recommendable album for Chicago and TOTO fans again. Worth listening!

Promotion / Yeah Yeah

International Order

Georg Siegl, Landshuter Str. 11 84051 ALTHEIM, Germany
Phone / Fax +49 8703 8517
Website: http://www.aorheaven.com

 
 

Man Doki, Leslie Mandoki(vocals, drums, percussion) and Laszlo Bencker (keyboards) 's duo project has released their collection CD taken from the MAN DOKI albums: "Out Of Key ... With The Time" (1991), "People" (1993), "People In Room No.8" (1996) and "The Jazz Cuts" (1997) also with the new remarkable track featuring Bobby Kimball and Steve Lukather "I Lost My Heart In China". "I Lost My Heart In China" is the song inspired by Walt Disney Pictures' animated feature movie "MULAN". The rest of the tracks are also remarkable due to the guests musicians such as Bobby Kimball again, Nik Kershaw, Chaka Khan, Jennifer Rush, Mike Stern, Al Di Meola, The Brecker Brothers and Jack Bruce.
Man Doki / So Far

Mandoki Single

 

International Order

Georg Siegl, Landshuter Str. 11 84051 ALTHEIM, Germany
Phone / Fax +49 8703 8517
Website: http://www.aorheaven.com


Steve Perry, ex Journey lead vocalist has released his greatest hits album taken from his two solo albums with 5 unreleased materials. 7 songs from Tracks 6 to12 are taken from never-released album "Against The Wall", 3 songs of which could be listened the coupling tune for his single records and rest 4 songs had been unreleased. You can also listen to the new song "I Stand Alone" taken from the animated feature film soundtrack album "Quest For Camelot". And the last song "If You Need Me, Call Me" is unreleased demo recorded in the summer of 1977 before Steve joined the Journey.
Steve Perry Greatest Hits

International Order

115 North 10th Street, #3A, Fort Smith, AR 72901, USA
Tel: 1-800-435-6185
Website: http://www.thoughtscape.com

Georg Siegl, Landshuter Str. 11 84051 ALTHEIM, Germany
Phone / Fax +49 8703 8517
Website: http://www.aorheaven.com

 


Ole Boskov is a singer/songwriter from Denmark. He released his debut album “Listen to the Wind” in 1996 under his own label PM Records and now his second album “Mr. Romance” has just released. It contains nine brand new songs in the singer/songwriter style and it is in Ole’s own unique style. Ole, himself explain his music background as follows: "Some of my greatest influences have been artists like: Bruce Hornsby, John Hiatt, Van Morisson, The Band, Eagles, Don Henley, Little Feat, Billy Joel and Elton John. These are the ones that have influenced me the most, but of course there are so many great artists that I have listened to through the years. I have also been very much into listening to Jazz and I am a great fan of players like: Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Oscar Peterson, Michel Camillo and Erroll Garner. I am a very Pop influenced person and I love good pop songs, so my big ambition is to make quality pop that has a broad appeal but which can also be enjoyed by the more esoteric listener. I like to write songs to educate people a little bit, and put in things which I have found to be working for me and then forward this onto others and maybe they will get a win and find something new out themselves." Actually His music reminds me good mid 70's westcoast music such as early years Eagles, Poco and/or Fools Gold. Although he is not US residents, he has some kind of typical American country rock feeling and further his music seems to be mixed up with early 80's westcoast sound.

Ole Boskov

More Information with Soundclips and How to get this CD


 

 

REISSUE

 

The hardest to be reissued and longest-waited to be reissued album must be this "Rendez-vous" album of Eric Tagg (Erik Tagg), Mr. A.O.R. This album is called among the cult Japanese AOR fans as "The Green Album". At last this album is now appearing in front of us on CD with new fascination. I mean that this "Rendez-vous" should be called as "Complete Rendez-vous" as Eric Tagg himself said so to me when I interviewed him in the summer of 1997. (At that time, Eric said to us that the excellent unreleased recording materials during the Rendez-vous session are existing and he wished this album would be reissued with those unreleased materials on CD as complete Rendez-vous. Yes, dream has come true. 4 unreleased songs is added to the original 9 songs. Over more than 20 years, this album does not lose its brilliant sound. This is the 2nd solo album of Eric Tagg released only in Netherlands and never released in any other countries afterwards.
Erik Tagg
 

International Order

115 North 10th Street, #3A, Fort Smith, AR 72901, USA
Tel: 1-800-435-6185
Website: http://www.thoughtscape.com

Georg Siegl, Landshuter Str. 11 84051 ALTHEIM, Germany
Phone / Fax +49 8703 8517
Website: http://www.aorheaven.com


  Sibling Revelry is the Christian Vocal group of Bill Cantos with Rita and Roxanne, the Cantos Sisters. They released 2 cassette albums, one of which is "Sibling Revelry" and the other is "Stronger". The original version of "What Would You Do For A King" which can be listened on Bill's album "Who Are You" appears on the "Sibling Revelry". Thus I wonder you may find out Bill Cantos' music roots by listening to these albums. Actually these albums are categorized in Contemporary Christian Music, but the music is West Coast One.

 Sibling Reverly 1st

Sibling Reverly 2nd

International Order

115 North 10th Street, #3A, Fort Smith, AR 72901, USA
Tel: 1-800-435-6185
Website: http://www.thoughtscape.com

Georg Siegl, Landshuter Str. 11 84051 ALTHEIM, Germany
Phone / Fax +49 8703 8517
Website: http://www.aorheaven.com


David Diggs, One of talented keyboard/guitar player is well known not only for his own solo works such as "Streetshadows" (1985), which was a top 10 entry on Billboard's Jazz Album Chart for 26 weeks, but also for his producing works with Quincy Jones, Irene Cara, Brothers Johnson and/or Richie Furay. This is the 2 on 1 CD, his two albums "Nothing But The Truth"(1990) and "Tell Me Again"(1991) released under Artful Balance Records as the title shows.

 David Diggs / The Artful Collection

More Information and How to Get this CD

http://www.DavidDiggs.com

 


 White Heart is still now continuing to release their melodious hard rock'n'roll tunes in the present CCM scene. However, their early 80's albums are remarkable. "Hotline" is their 3rd album featuring new guitarist Gordon Kennedy replaced Dann Huff. As regards the album "Live At Six Flags" released in 1986, there is no information when this live recording was made officially. However it is said to be the live recording in the summer of 1983 or 1984 before "Hot Line" was released in 1985, judging from the tracklisting and including Dann Huff guitar solo.

White Heart / Hot Line

 

International Order

115 North 10th Street, #3A, Fort Smith, AR 72901, USA
Tel: 1-800-435-6185
Website: http://www.thoughtscape.com

Georg Siegl, Landshuter Str. 11 84051 ALTHEIM, Germany
Phone / Fax +49 8703 8517
Website: http://www.aorheaven.com

 

 


 

 

Many visitors asks me where these recommended CDs can be bought via internet. So, I would give you the the several retailers links from this page also as bellow.

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