Barney Hurley's AOR Rarities Playlist Volume 2



Curated by Barney Hurley of Samuel Purdey AOR Rarities Playlist Volume 1 was one of our most popular posts in recent months. It featured a dozen lost classics of the highest quality from the late 1970s and early 1980s. So - greedy for more - we asked Barney for another dozen and once again his selection showcases this era at its very best.





































































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Comments

First introduced to Robert Byrne by this sight and that sent me further down that AOR rabbit hole. "Blame It On The Night" is amazing. I wish he had included "Tell Me Its Over One More Time" that just speaks to the song writing prowess of Robert Byrne. Another great post.
Barney Hurley said…
Hi man, glad you dug my selection, only room enough for one Robert Byrne song though. "Tell Me It's Over One More Time" is a great song I must say! Best, Barney
Definitely a great selection. Its amazing how much depth and variety you get from this genre. Keep it up. Looking forward to Vol 3. Right now im exploring more of the japanese city pop vibe that was AOR with fusion and other stuff. Any chance we will hear some of that any time soon.
Barney Hurley said…
Well, maybe volume 3 will be Japanese AOR! Best, Barney
Unknown said…
Great songs! Another favorite in this style is the Byrne & Barnes track "Love You Out of Your Mind". And speaking of the smooth sounds of Japan, did you guys hear an album by Makoto Matsushita called "First Light"? Came out in 1981, I think, sounds totally Donald Fagen.
Barney Hurley said…
Hey Henrik Yeah, First Light by Makoto Matsushita is a cool album man! Best, Barney
Henrik loved the Byrne & Barnes album. Eye for an Eye always got me. Will look for that album. You should look up Hiroshi Sato Awakening especially the song "Blue and Moody Music (Wendy's Version" amazing stuff.
Unknown said…
Hey Barney, yeah mr Matsushita is great! S. Jerry: I will check out Hiroshi Sato! By the way; have you heard Tetsuo Yamashita's album from 1982 called "For You"? There's a song on there called "Music Book" that sounds so California! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OYqqvzEYm0
Barney Hurley said…
Hey Henrik, yeah, I've got Tetsuo Yamashita's 'For You' album. GREAT stuff man! Best, Barney
Tatsuro Yamashita just incase anyone else looking at these comments is getting some weird google results. Have his discography. Don't understand a word but it sounds so amazing.
Arthit said…
Great selections. I picked up "Musiscally Adrift" CD in Japan years ago. Big (and faithful) AOR scene in Japan and its been going since late 70s i think. Most of the rare AOR albums get CD re-issued there on a weekly basis!
And i am lucky enough to have that David Pack single in 7" promo...all my very best to you all.
Barney Hurley said…
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Refined selection, nice one thanks Barney
Barney Hurley said…
Really glad you dug it Christian! Best, Barney
marioscafe said…
fantastic playlist. more please :D
Barney Hurley said…
Doing another very soon marioscafe! Best, Barney
that was a perfect coffee break for me, Barn :) Good to be in touch!
Barney Hurley said…
Cheers Chris! Best, Barn
vinyl master said…
Great stuff there, Barney...There is so much out there...Good to see Tatsuro Yamashita, Hiroshi Sato ("Say Goodbye" is great!) and Makoto Matsushita represented, but how about Seaside Lovers, Toshiki Kadomatsu, Bread & Butter, Tomoko Aran, Anri, Mariya Takeuchi, Taeko Ohnuki, Junko Ohashi, Amii Ozaki, Seiko Matsuda, Takako Mamiya, Junko Yagami, Kazumi Watanabe, Kazu Matsui, Hitomi Tohyama, Haromi Hasuono, etc.? Would love to see more along that line!

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