Barney Hurley's AOR Rarities Playlist




Last year we interviewed Barney Hurley of Samuel Purdey when the reissue of their classic Musically Adrift album was released. Featuring top musicians such as Steely Dan veterans Elliott Randall and Frank Floyd, and with a smooth, expensive production sound, Musically Adrift was a record made at just the wrong time - the mid-1990s, when complaint rock was at its peak. But now it's different of course and the record is finally being appreciated by a whole new audience. We asked Barney for a selection of his favourite AOR rarities and here's a dozen from his collection. 





1) Rollin' By - Amy Holland 


2) No One There - Eric Tagg


3) Your Loss – Rick Bowles






4) Dark Ages – Mac McAnally


5) Jaymes - Sneaker


6)  Mary Ann – Christopher Cross




8) Cool Fool – Bruce Roberts






9)  Estrelar – Marcos Valle


10) Anything at All – Karen Blake


11) You’re The Best - Gerard Kenny


12) Bluer Than Blue – Michael Johnson







  Barney Hurley 

Comments

Anonymous said…
Fantastic Barney! Great choices...when can we hear more from you and the band too? Missing those smooth summer sounds. The album sounded fantastic in Mexico last summer, by the beach and pool.

Gringo
Barney Hurley said…
Glad you're digging my playlist man! To find out up to the minute news on Samuel Purdey please 'LIKE' our Facebook page. Link below;

https://www.facebook.com/SamuelPurdey
Anonymous said…
Musically Adrift was a fantastic album. I hope there will be another Samuel Purdey album one day (?). Your choice of songs shows you're a real connaisseur. I must admit I didn't know Kenny Gerard... oops sorry Gerard Kenny. Does this record exist on CD? All the best. Frederic (from Belgium).
Barney Hurley said…
Hey Frederic, thanks for your compliments about my setlist mate! The Gerard Kenny track is from his 1980 'Living On Music' LP, it's unfortunately not been released on CD yet. For news on Samuel Purdey please 'LIKE' our Facebook page. Link below;

https://www.facebook.com/SamuelPurdey

Yorgos Kout said…
great stuff, thx!
Barney Hurley said…
My pleasure Yorgos, I'm glad you dug my playlist mate!
Borja said…
Hi, this is Borja from Bilbao (Xpain), love the selection and the band since the first time I heard and bought cover in acid jazz collection long time ago, already bought your Lp and really missing a new one.
Barney Hurley said…
Thanks Borja! To find out up to the minute news on Samuel Purdey please 'LIKE' our Facebook page. Link below;

https://www.facebook.com/SamuelPurdey
Olaf said…
links are down?
Barney Hurley said…
They are up now Olaf...
Rob M said…
Thanks so much for making these live again, Barney. Looking forward to Powder Blue Tux (and hopefully more Samuel Purdey)!

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