BLACK SABBATH/THE HEADLESS CROSS:

the godfathers of metal produced this one with Cozy Powell(rip) on drums and Tony Martin on vocals.Essential buy.

 

DOKKEN/TOOTH AND NAIL:

best album of this US quartet with the mighty George Lynch on guitars.

 

DREAM THEATER/IMAGES AND WORDS:

this one has set a new standard in progrock land.

 

EUROPE/OUT OF THIS WORLD:

with understated guitarist Kee Marcello and boyish Joey Tempest on vocals.Great stuff!

 

HAREM SCAREM/MOOD SWINGS:

essential melodic hardrock material from this underrated Canadian foursome.Must have!

 

HONEYMOON SUITE/THE BIG PRIZE:

one of the most exciting AOR releases ever.

 

JOURNEY/FRONTIERS:

best classic AOR album ever?Probably

 

KANSAS/POWER:

superb album with the great Steve Morse on guitars.

 

LED ZEPPELIN/LED ZEPPELIN I:

true classic,that needs no introduction("Communication Breakdown" is probably the first metal track "avant la lettre")

 

STEVE LUKATHER/LUKATHER:

first solo album with guest appearances from EVH and
Steve Stevens.Awesome record.

 

YNGWIE MALMSTEEN/MARCHING OUT:

Swedish"enfant terrible" and guitar hero, this is seen as his most essential.

 

GARY MOORE/VICTIMS OF THE FUTURE:

THE guitar hero of the early 80's,just listen to the solo on "shapes of things"!

 

JOHN NORUM/TOTAL CONTROL:

his first release after parting with Europe(and he's back on the nest now)

 

ALDO NOVA/SUBJECT:

Canadian supertalent(guitar,keyboards,vocals,...)

 

ORION/THE HUNTER:

AOR release(their only one) made with help from members of "BOSTON".One of the best vocal performances ever of the scene caught on disc.

 

QUEENSRYCHE/OPERATION MINDCRIME:

another 80's classic from this Seattle-based band.

 

RIOT/FIRE DOWN UNDER:

one of the class metal acts of the eighties

 

DAVID LEE ROTH/EAT 'M AND SMILE:

Steve Vai's finest hour

 

TESLA/MECHANICAL RESONANCE:

Very strong debut,awesome guitars and vocals.

 

TNT/INTUITION:

with Ronni Le Tekro on guitars and Tony Harnell on vocals.Superb release!

 

TOTO/ISOLATION:

Steve Lukather(guitars) and Bobby Kimball(vocals) really shine on this melodic rock album.

 

TREVOR RABIN/WOLF:

super talented singer-songwriter and guitarist(just check out the cool solo on "heard you cry wolf")who later went on to join YES.

 

Y&T/EARTHSHAKER:

with the great Dave Meniketti on guitars and vocals.

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