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The Best of 2014!
January 26, 2015 -
2014, the year that was. The Best of lists from Mike, Pete, Jez, Terry, and myself have been posted. A strong year, but actually there was less consensus amongst the 5 of us then there has ever been. That tells me there were a LOT of good releases across many genres. Feel free to add your own list at the bottom of the page. Enjoy!
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||Date: January 27, 2003 at 1:25|
|Very satisfying mid-80s AOR that sometimes sounds like Lou Gramm ("Love Grammar"), and other times, strikes the same chord as Billy Squier ("Naughty Naughty"), Robert Tepper, "Rock of Life"-era Rick Springfield or a rockier Benny Mardones. The songwriting is very solid throughout and there are no bad tracks on this CD. The version of this disc that I have contains "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" which is like icing on the cake.
|From: 9 CHAMPIONS A 1
||Date: February 1, 2003 at 17:11|
|AOR de estilo bastante personal el del amigo John,la verdad es que tiene ciertas similitudes en la construcción de los temas al Robert Tepper de la época,muchos de ellos llevan una onda Hi Tech y personalmente me quedo con la segunda parte del disco y un tema como Revenge que suena muy a banda sonora,ni que decir que este señor era un habitual de las bandas sonoras de los 80.ACEPTABLE.
||Date: February 1, 2003 at 19:28|
|Jose, querido, pos ese lo tengo en cinta, y no se, tendre q escuxarlo, pos desde q me lo compre alla por el 86', no le e exo ni p caso. Parece q la maricona esa, esta escondida, joer q puto fascista d mierda! no me ha jodido el insulto, me a jodido q me prohiba expresarme en mi idioma, y mira q amo el ingles con toda mi alma, llevo desde q tenia 13 años escuchando casi todo en americano y en ingles... ojala supiera escribirlo, o ablarlo, pero hay peña, q se la suda, como al mothero ese fu que? j
||Date: March 18, 2003 at 21:59|
|John Parr is the 80s master!
||Date: March 18, 2003 at 22:38|
|I have the rare pressing with St. Elmo's Fire coming. I can't wait.
|From: Great Dane
||Date: March 19, 2003 at 6:15|
|I have had that one in my collection for years. (With StElmos fire) Didnt know it was rare.
||Date: March 19, 2003 at 6:55|
|I really disn't either till recently.
|From: Ken Houston
||Date: May 12, 2003 at 20:52|
|i love this album......just saw a John Parr cd from 1996 called Under Parr at a local cd shop for $8.00. Anybody heard this disc? I've always liked John Parr and didn't pick it up, but I'm thinking about going back to get it. Any comments??????
||Date: November 26, 2003 at 12:34|
|Jo wszystkim!!! Ten kr¹¿ek jest zajebisty - jeden z najlepszych jakie s³ysza³em - Parr daje czadu jak ma³o kto - najlepszy utwór to Somebody Stole My Thunder i Don't Leave Your Mark On Me - POZDROWIENIA DLA WSZYSTKICH Z POLSKI
||Date: December 6, 2003 at 18:54|
|Yup, John Parr rules indeed! How could any record company press his 1st album without St. Elmo? It's not just "icing on the cake", as koogles stated, but the essence of his entire work! A TAK W OGÓLE, TO SKĄD JESTEŚ, DARIUSZ?
||Date: December 7, 2003 at 7:43|
|I see small flood from people from Poland hehe. But i know why....this album is terrific...along with Robert Tepper , Billy Squier, Rick Springfield and many others the perfect 80's aor album this is surely 10/10 btw Dariusz and JarWi here's my mail email@example.com tez jestem z Polski..
||Date: January 24, 2004 at 8:49|
|zapraszam na moja strone www.dropix.republika.pl POZDRAWIAM WSZYSTKICH
||Date: August 24, 2004 at 6:09|
|John's voice is really thundering, a perfect type of timbre in the 80's AOR, reminds me much of Stan Bush, James Christian, Harry Hess, David Glenn Eisley and sometimes Lou Gramm.
||Date: August 24, 2004 at 6:32|
|I heard one song titled "Making Love With A Stranger" that's not included in any John's albums. Can anybody tell me is it a soundtrack tunes like "St Elmo's Fire or just a single-released hit ?
|From: TIM (2)
||Date: August 24, 2004 at 6:45|
|BWH"Indonesia", I've got the track as a bonus track on the "St Elmo's Fire" single. It's not really anything special...
||Date: August 24, 2004 at 21:21|
|I have never even heard of "Making Love With A Stranger" and I have a bunch of rare Parr songs...including his song "Minute I Saw You" from Three Men And A Baby. I'm going to have to track this "Making Love With A Stranger" down now.
|From: Rafo Phoenix
||Date: September 24, 2004 at 7:13|
|QUE CARAJOS COMO NO COMENTAN MAS SOBRE ESTE TREMENDO CANTANTE DE AOR, YA PUES CARAJO QUIERO MAS COMENTARIOS O SE LAS VERAN CONMIGO, JOHN PARR ES LO MAXIMO TIENE TREMENDOS TEMAS TANTO EN ESTE ALBUM COMO EN EL SIGUIENTE POR DECIR UN TEMA Revenge SI NO COMENTAN MAS LES VOY A METER UNA GOLPIZA A TODOS, ASI QUE A COMENTAR. SALUDOS DESDE ICA-PERU. JOHN PARR MARCO UNA PARTE DE SU VIDA DE TODOS UDS, CON UN TEMA COMO LA DE ST ELMOS FIRE, ASI QUE A COMENTAR.
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||Date: March 7, 2005 at 13:50|
|Another artist i've been revisiting over the past couple of weeks. This is a great debut album with some fine songs. 'Somebody Stole My Thunder'is my favourite on this - great hook on the chorus. Koogles comparisons of Billy Squier,Lou Gramm & Benny Mardones are on the button. I think (!!!!) only the European version contained 'St.Elmos Fire' while the listing above is forthe US version, as with the re-issue on One Way a few years ago.
||Date: August 27, 2005 at 21:41|
|I rememberhearing Somebody stole my thunder and thought it was a new Foreignor album for a minute, till the synth horns came in, this is a pretty good 80's album. Thunder is great as is Magical and Animal, Love Grammar got a little airplay and Naughty was the big hit, this sits along with Robert Tepper
||Date: September 16, 2005 at 9:17|
|Well, anyone who begins an album off talking about a 'close encounter of the sexual kind' gets off to a great start. 'Magical' and 'Naughty' both have great pre-choruses with weak choruses, 'Love grammer' is good, 'Revenge' is great, 'Somebody stole my thunder' is even better and 'St Elmo's Fire' is very familiar, and a cool tune. Haven't heard it for a while and I love it! The rest is good. Overall, this is again not really what I spend my time listening to, but it's good for what it is.
||Date: October 17, 2005 at 6:39|
|Este es un grandisimo disco de John Parr, personalmente el mejor, aunque el segundo le pisa los talones. Revenge sin duda es un gran tema, pero para mi Love Grammar es el mejor de este trabajo. 9/10
||Date: January 2, 2006 at 11:03|
|To me, John Parr is a great singer from 80's and 90's, as like Stan Bush. This debut album has great songs as "Don't Leave Your Mark on Me", "Somebody Stole My Thunder" and "Revenge". These songs are pure AOR. Listen it and you enjoy it!!!
||Date: April 24, 2006 at 13:26|
|Un buen disco de AOR. "Don't Leave Your Mark on Me" es un auténtico temazo, para el top 100 songs muy posiblemente.
|From: Remastered Reason
||Date: July 13, 2006 at 17:48|
|Yeah this album definitely comes close to being an AOR gem. There is so much more to like here than the obvious standout track "Naughty Naughty". "Love Grammar" has the appropriate cool soft keys intro that seems it had been lifted from an 80's Foreigner album while "She's Gonna Love You to Death" has a definite heartfelt vibe with an almost westcoast feel to it that makes your foot tap. Nearly essential for AOR addicts.
||Date: August 4, 2006 at 10:21|
|Solo he escuchado Love Grammar y me parece un temazo. Habrá que escuchar el resto
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: February 27, 2007 at 22:10|
|Te recomiendo que escuches completo este album Lovedrive,aparte del tema que mencionaste te recomiendo tambien "Naughty Naughty" y "St Elmos Fire (man in motion)que no se porque no aparece en el listado de canciones (en el vinil que tengo aparece incluida,quizas es un limited edition o algo parecido).
||Date: October 28, 2008 at 17:28|
|I have the rare release with St. Elmo's Fire on it too. Cost me a packet. Some good tunes on here. I still prefer Man With A Vision though.
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: December 13, 2008 at 10:41|
|I got the same album as you edwithmj on vinyl!!!...did you buy the vinyl too???...so it's real that is a rare release...could be a piece of collector's item..."St Elmo's Fire" included...hell yeah!!!
||Date: February 3, 2009 at 6:50|
|Great album. Gotta love John Parr.
||Date: February 6, 2009 at 23:54|
|rick kerch vzla: No I didn't get the vinyl I got the CD version with St. Elmo's fire on it and it was worth it. I think it is a collector's item, if they don't release it again!
|From: lalo r.o.c.k.
||Date: March 17, 2010 at 23:18|
|Somebody stole my Thunder what a great song(pure AOR)as someone said along ROBERT TEPPER´s Sole Survivor song are very similar,two very masters of AOR,great 8/10.
|From: rick kerch vzla
||Date: April 13, 2011 at 21:24|
|Undusted my vinyl and gave it another "spin"...pleasant debut by John Parr but i prefer his second effort "Running The Endless Mile" than this one but wait!...in here you can find his all time classic "St Elmo's Fire"(not listed on the album set here ) which is an outstanding composition and probably his most succesful song ever!!! ...anyway apart from the aforementioned one we have in here such goodies like "Naughty Naughty","Love Grammar","She's Gonna Love You To Death","Revenge","Somebody Stole My Thunder" & "Don't Leave Your Mark On Me"(brilliant!)...good to have this one too though .91/100
||Date: February 18, 2012 at 23:45|
|Has there ever been an instrumental of "St. Elmos Fire (Man In Motion)" released? I would so love an instrumental!
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