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Hi guys,

after checking out that the main site has listed a whopping 20.000 CDs, i thought must be great if we can pick at least one excellent song and build a playlist out of it :D

so i'm starting to add songs one by one, please check them out and drop by your suggested songs/album that I missed. Some albums are not available in my country though

 

Here's the link in case anyone interested to check and help :

Hard Rock / Heavy Metal / AOR up to year 1999

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5VdTQ0CmbShVIWGbL4KOYC?si=ANcUqGukQPuSZKturYqkdQ

Rock Ballads up to year 1999

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/12vVfuR3FBDIPEHPMqLVJ8?si=SVzurFPeTciexPW7ztvaew

Hard Rock / Heavy Metal / AOR from year 2000 - now

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/72GGxdKKcdj1leybDEb07j?si=0Ek3kgiqQjG9yVMnwc_zgQ

Rock Ballads from year 2000 - now

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3CNJfx0WCczT4wFtZ4dSYE?si=ZX8P4aJGTAGw8kbkHPwvPA

Enjoy !

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Do you have it set so no duplicates can be added--can that be set?--because it's gonna be difficult to keep track of what's already in the playlist. 

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I don't think there's an option but normally I check regularly by typing a certain Artist to check out songs to avoid double, so far I think no duplicate

'New Ballads' reached 500 songs milestone :)

Just checked out the highly rated MAGNUM - Princess Alice and The Broken Arrow, well I think it's too safe and probably strictly for the fans as I only think 'When We Were Younger' and 'Inside Your Head' worth the addition

 

 

 

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Some additions from the PRIDE OF LIONS catalogue today, got several gems from the first two but struggling with the last two. Shame Jim Peterik unable to hit the height of SURVIVOR anymore

Also just checked out BLOODGOOD - All Stand Together, picked 'Escape From The Fire' and the two ballads as the best of the bunch, great album !

 

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Plenty of NEWMAN's albums are missing at Spotify and the latest compilation, Decade, was listed under a different artist but you can just type 'Newman Decade' in case anyone's interested. Got some classic gems out of the compilation. 'Ignition', 'Primitive Soul', and 'Siren' albums are available there.

Revisited SHY's self-titled album, the gem picks remain the same : 'Pray', 'Only For The Night', 'Over You', and 'Save Me'. A bit overrated at the main page and am happy with those 4 and maybe add the first 3 tracks to make a fantastic EP !

Can't believe it's 9 years since Steve Harris passed away and Tony Mills is also gone. Also too bad the great 'Excess All Areas' album is not available yet.

Anybody know what happened to Lee Small ? Too bad his solo album not listed in Spotify, i remember his rendition of 'End of The Road' is sensational !

Also got the chance to spin DIO's Strange Highways, what a shame, such a dreadful album with only one potential 'Bring Down The Rain' but that's not good enough for the playlist I guess :(
RIP Master Dio, and sadly that also went the same way with CHARLIE's 'No Second Chance'

BTW, Marcello / Vestry is not listed there but anybody who's dying for some gems from that album can browse and check FRANK VESTRY's compilation album

Some other additions this week :
CHEAP TRICK 'Tonight It's You' and 'Love Comes' from 'Standing On The Edge'
DIRTY LOOKS 'It's Not The Way You Rock' and 'Get It Right' from 'Cool From The Wire'
FOGHAT 'Drive Me Home' and 'Take It or Leave It' from 'Fool For The City'
FREAK OF NATURE 'Love Was Here' and 'Need'
FREDERIKSEN/DENANDER 'Never Try To Love Again'
Some songs from FREE SPIRIT 'All The Shades..' and FROZEN RAIN s/t
KISS 'Hell or Hallelujah' and 'All For The Love ..', two tracks that I like off 'Monster'
QUIET RIOT 'Run To You' and 'Don't Wanna Be Your Fool' from the 1988 self-titled with Paul Shortino
Several songs from ROB MORATTI's three solo albums and ROCKARMA 'Bring It'
STAGE DOLLS 'Queen of Hearts' and 'Shout' from 'Soldier's Gun'
Some goodies from T'BELL's one and only 'Replay' album and TUFF's fun debut
TNT 'Without Your Love' and 'Break The Ice' from 'Knights of The New Thunder'


Have a nice weekend boys

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Unfortunately, Dirty Looks' Five Easy Pieces is not on the Spotifies.

I don't get why Spotify will have only part of a discography, or, in the case of Harem Scarem's Big Bang Theory, only one song from an album. 

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On 7/17/2020 at 9:18 PM, KarpetRydOFunk said:

Unfortunately, Dirty Looks' Five Easy Pieces is not on the Spotifies.

I don't get why Spotify will have only part of a discography, or, in the case of Harem Scarem's Big Bang Theory, only one song from an album. 

Probably because of copyright ?

Well don't really mind cause I still have plenty of CDs to play and we have thousand of songs to choose anyway :D

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Checked out PETRA - Beyond Belief again and I think it's still a good album. Managed to add three tracks from the album, sadly the two ballads are not that strong, and love to explore more of their old discography. Anybody love this band ?

Next one is DARE - Beneath The Shining Water and strangely it is so frustratingly slow but not a bad album by any means, although it sounded too samey. I think 'Sea of Roses' and 'Silent Hills' are the best pick of the bunch

Added several fave tracks from GRAND DESIGN discography, strangely the replay value is quite low and I can only pick a few from the bunch, maybe the problem is the singer

Revisited TEN's classic 'The Name of The Rose', I think it's overrated and many songs are too long but definitely the early days are better. I picked 'The Rainbow', 'Standing In Your Light' and 'Turn Around'

CHER's 'Heart of Stone' definitely has many keepers to choose but her vocal IMHO not her strong suit. Enjoyable album but apparently not loved by many judging on the rating on the main page

THE POODLES 'Performocracy' suffered with many average verses, shame actually cause plenty has good verses. Best tracks for me here 'As Time Is Passing', 'Vampire's Call', 'Bring Back The Night', and 'Cuts Like A Knife'

Not overly convinced by the highly rated LOVERBOY 'Just Getting Started' cause I think the modern style doesn't really suit them but at least the three great ballads made their way to the list

QUEEN 'The Works' might be way too poppish but hard to deny that classic tracks like 'Radio Ga Ga' and 'I Want To Break Free' are really candy to my ears. Some other songs such as 'It's A Hard Life', 'Is This The World We Created ... ?' and 'Hammer To Fall' are equally fun!

UGLY KID JOE - America's Least Wanted is a very memorable album, especially during my high school years, and although stuffed with several fillers, some killer tracks like 'Neighbour', 'Busy Bee', 'Everything About You', 'Cats In The Cradle', and 'Mr. Recordman' definitely deserved some spots in the list

Got several gems as well from GUN discography. 'Word Up' is totally memorable song, reminded me of my high school year

Several random additions :
+ ALLIES - If You Believe
+ BENTWOOD ROCKER - You
+ BOB CATLEY - End of The World
+ DEF LEPPARD - Waterloo Sunset and No Matter What
+ GARY MOORE - Once In A Lifetime and Run For Cover
+ GILBY CLARKE - Shut Up
+ GORKY PARK - Peace In Our Time
+ HELL IN THE CLUB - We'll Never Leave The Castle (new single)
+ RUSS BALLARD - Once A Rebel
+ TIGERTAILZ - Love Bomb Baby and Twist and Shake
+ URIAH HEEP - Angel

 

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It's become quite a common issue of songs being dropped by Spotify from our playlists without informing us. Has it happened to you also? Last week I had created a playlist comprising of 100+ songs and two days later I found out more than 25 songs had disappeared from the list. 

I read in their community site that it could be that licencing agreements with the artist/label, or ownership of rights must have changed or some other issues. Ok but what I don't understand is if they have removed a song from my playlist due to one of the reasons mentioned, then why is it that the song still exist on Spotify?!!!..and I am also able to add it again. It shouldn't exist on Spotify anymore, right? Baffles me. Also, I added 2 songs from Loverboy's Just Getting Started album to my playlist. One disappeared later. Again, if it was due to one of those licencing or agreement reasons then why werent both the songs removed, why only one. Sucks!! 

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Yes I once experienced it with DOKKEN Broken Bones, i think i got two tracks out of it and then it vanished but that's about all. Some good albums aren't available in my country, that's a shame

Anyway .. here's some thoughts and additions recently:

AC/DC 'Powerage' has three great tracks and I think 'Rock and Roll Damnation' and 'Up To My Neck In You' is the best pick.

CRYSTAL 'Collection' is a nice short compilation from the two albums they released in the 80s (but not in CDs I guess). Co-produced by Elefante brothers. I like half of the songs here and the rest ain't bad either. Hopefully someday they'll release the complete albums! 'One Life' and 'I'm A Dreamer' are two gems

GUN 'Gallus' is an interesting album. Too bad many songs are just good but not great. I think 'Steal Your Fire', 'Long Road', and the closing ballad 'Watching The World Go By' is the highlights!

HEAVY PETTIN 'Rock Ain't Dead' actually has potential but it's kinda ruined by the vocal. I think 'Sole Survivor' is the best track here and almost happy to add 'Rock Ain't Dead' and 'City Girl' but don't think it's good enough

HUNTER L.A Crossfire can be squeezed into one great EP. I like at least 4 tracks and another 2 ain't bad too. How good 'Long Nights' is .. just wow, sensational track !

SIC VIKKI 'Kiss Me In French' has at least 4 killer tracks (the rest is okay, nothing bad) and I really love the party vibe of 'Baby Talks Dirty', really took you to the height of late 80s when this album was actually released in 93 where that party was over lol and the closing acoustic track 'Cry' is just smooth, very nice !

SINNER 'Dangerous Games' is pretty good as a melodic rock album but strangely not really good enough to compete in the A league, if you know what I mean. Most of the songs are enjoyable and some tracks are decent enough to be added such as 'Concrete Jungle', title track, and 'Back In My Arms'

STAGE DOLLS 'Commando' is such a pleasant and silky smooth AOR album. Love the first two tracks, the slow-paced ballad 'Yesterday's Rain' is just gold, and 'Who's Lonely Now' is soothing. Couple of fillers but overall a great record !

STAN BUSH 'Shine' is a solid return to form, definitely among the top albums of 2004. 'The Chance You Take' is the clear winner, followed by 'I Will Be There', 'I Turn To You' and 'Say It Ain't Love'

Just discovered STEFFANIE 'Pink Noise' today, recommended by a friend, and she nailed a pretty good album with this. A little bit like a light version of commercial LOUDNESS, I think 4 tracks are worthy enough for the list. Will find time to check out her earlier album too

Random additions :
+ 17 CRASH - Brighter Day
+ ALLIES - Something In Your Eyes
+ BRIAN MCDONALD - I Don't Wanna Want Your Touch
+ GUNNER - From Heaven and Until She Comes To You
+ JUDAS PRIEST - Heading Out To The Highway and Hot Rockin'
+ KANSAS - Memories Down The Line
+ KINGDOM COME - several tracks from 'In Your Face' and 'Bad Image'
+ MARK SPIRO - several tracks from his latest compilation 'Best of + Rarities'
+ MICHAEL BOLTON - several goodies from early albums
+ RICK SPRINGFIELD - Living In OZ and Souls
+ RIO - I Don't Wanna Be The Fool
+ SHINING LINE - several tracks from this great project

 

 

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15 hours ago, Nightrain said:

HUNTER L.A Crossfire can be squeezed into one great EP. I like at least 4 tracks and another 2 ain't bad too. How good 'Long Nights' is .. just wow, sensational track !

Were Retrospect titles recently added? Every one I searched for wasn't on the Spotifies. I'll have to check again. 

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On 7/31/2020 at 8:35 AM, KarpetRydOFunk said:

Were Retrospect titles recently added? Every one I searched for wasn't on the Spotifies. I'll have to check again. 

I think some catalog exist but not all. Hopefully they got most of the classics, i missed many early CDs that have been sold out

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on to the list :

DEGARMO & KEY 'Streetlight' is surprisingly good and enjoyable although towards the end, it's packed with weak fillers, shame actually because it started pretty well and at least 3 tracks here were nailed for the list. The opening 'Every Moment' is a clear winner !

HARDREAMS 'The Road Goes On..' is better with a less-accented vocal actually but this album is pretty enjoyable especially 'Rebel Heart' and 'Bad Times Are Gone', but overall I don't think the whole album is a keeper. Same also goes with their other albums, you can pick one or two from each but that's about it

HARLOT 'Room With A View' has plenty of gems but I picked 4 strongest tracks here : 'Kecia', 'Out All Night', 'So Much For Happy Endings', and 'Bring Home Your Love'.

Several songs taken from HOUSTON's discography including the Reload covers. The latest track is also a nice addition and hopefully the whole album is a blast !

PREVIEW s/t really started strong but like most albums in the early 80s, they tend to go weaker in the second half but luckily it picked up toward the end. 'All Night' and 'So Blind' are two faves here and too bad FIORE's catalogue hasn't listed yet

SEVENTH KEY s/t is good but not really great. I think the follow-up is better but nevertheless, this album still hold some gems like 'When Love Is Dying' and 'Broken Home'

TONE NORUM 'One of A Kind' is definitely one of those albums that overall not really great (rated around 79%) but got several enjoyable gems especially ballads out of it for the list. I really like 'Stranded' and 'And I' and her girlish vocal (like ISSA) maybe not suitable for some but very interesting to check out, especially backed with the classic EUROPE gang

TRIUMPH 'Surveillance' is a cool album and 'Headed For Nowhere' is really superb, love that song ! Shame it's plodded with fillers in the middle. 'On And On' is also a classic, nice song

TWO FIRES 'Ignition' is a safe album, not really great, the debut is slightly better I recall, got the CD, shame that Spotify hasn't listed it yet. I like 'Somewhere Far Away' and 'This Night', and the very slow ballad 'I'm Falling' is pretty good as well but it works best if you play that after 3-4 heavy songs

UNRULY CHILD 'Worlds Collide' is pretty strange with several tracks packed with very average/awful verses but good choruses. Some gems worthy for the list are : 'Read My Mind', 'Tell Another Lie', 'Very First Time', and 'When We Were Young'

Random additions :
+ 220 VOLT - Young and Wild
+ BRYAN ADAMS - Hidin' From Love
+ FOGHAT - Drivin' Wheel
+ GARY MOORE - Always Gonna Love You and Falling In Love With You
+ GRAND PRIX - Give Me What's Mine and Somewhere Tonight
+ GURU - Straight To Your Heart
+ GYPSY ROSE - Promise To Stay
+ HARDREAMS - Count On Me
+ HARTMANN - Amazing and High On You
+ HEARTBREAK RADIO - My Hearts Just Missing You, I Will Love You, Love on Fire
+ LYNYRD SKYNYRD - I Know A Little, What's Your Name
+ PAUL SABU - Angeline and Cassie
+ RICHIE KOTZEN - The Enemy
+ ROUGH CUTT - Take A Chance, Never Gonna Die, and Piece of My Heart
+ SAVATAGE - Edge of Thorns, All That I Bleed
+ VAN HALEN - Stay Frosty

 

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