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Artist: Tradia

Title: Trade Winds

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Tradia Trade Winds Album Cover


Category: AOR

Year: 1988

Label: FM Records

Catalog Number: WKFM XD 108


Johnny Lindsey vocals
Mark Durgett guitar
Scott Madsen keyboards
Anthony D'Amelio drums
Chris Randall bass


1.  Sweet Sixteen  
2.  Never Gonna Go  
3.  Let's Not Turn Love Away  
4.  Without You  
5.  Look Away  
6.  No Pain, No Gain  
7.  Stand Your Ground  
8.  Don't Play Your Ace  
9.  Take The Chance  
10.  You've Got Me Crying  
11.  Exiles  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: aorjocke Date: March 11, 2004 at 8:37
Excellent AOR is what we got here! I find this record back in 88, so I have listened to it for a while, It's still one of my favourites... Johnny Lindsey's voice It's just perfect, what a feeling he have! The whole album is very strong, but there are some tracks that raise over the rest "Never Gonna Go","Let's Not Turn Love Away","Look Away" and one of my alltime favourite songs "Don't Play Your Ace" who all are awesome AOR songs!If you like well produced AOR with good harmony vocals like "Skaga

From: aorjocke Date: March 11, 2004 at 8:40 "Skagarack",Strangeways","Stan Meissner" and "Dare" I suggest you to buy this one too!(if you don't already have it)

From: ROB GARCIA Date: March 11, 2004 at 13:09
1988 was a great year for aor music as many classic albums came out during that time and this is one of winds was for tradia what hysteria was for def leppard or escape was for journey a real masterpiece;its a real shame that they weren't signed to a bigger label during that time because the chances for this band to make it big could've been huge.everything that you love about aor its inside this name it!...vocals,keyboards,hooks...etc.its been 16 years since it came out

From: ROB GARCIA Date: March 11, 2004 at 13:12
and...damn!! im still very proud of owning a copy of this classic album.AOR with capital letters!!.buy this and you'll be another proud owner,believe me!.

From: Rycheage Date: March 11, 2004 at 22:42
Coming at ya from the Styx and Prophet end of the melodic rock spectrum, combining a spectacular mix of heavy piano and synth layers, augmented with some fantastic guitar lines and super vocals by Johnny Lindsay.

From: AOR freaky Date: March 12, 2004 at 4:32
Indeed a very, very fine AOR record. See what specialist above have written. I only can say they tell the truth !

From: Wotty Date: August 16, 2004 at 19:31
Flicking through some old vinyl,I found this 80s gem.It has all the AOR qualitys from that era.Johnny Lindsay has a lush vocal,with the music tailored just for it.Can anybody tell me if you can get this on CD please,because I was told that FM/REVOLVER wouldnt do it,but that may have changed.Thank You.

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From: Jez Date: October 22, 2004 at 9:43
I am well happy - have had this on vinyl fom '88 and have been searching for a cd copy for ages - one just dropped thru the door for a tenner. Fantastic release it is aswell - well up there with the other releases of that year (and there were many).

From: rocketron Date: October 22, 2004 at 10:44
Nice one Jez. I have it on CDR. Have you got the second album " Welcome To Paradise " . The cover shown here with the galleon is actually the cover of the second album.

From: The Dolphin Date: October 23, 2004 at 8:38
Just a question...the quality of production is the same of the follow up release?Thanks

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: March 11, 2005 at 20:30
Great AOR album, un gran album de AOR sin ninguna duda, muy completo, un grupo con con un sonido muy particular y unico, un gran Johnny Lindsey en las voces, uno de los ganadores del 88, un clasico que no debe faltar por ningun motivo en tu coleccion. Recomendado 100%. saludos desde Santiago-Ica-Peru.

From: georgeangel Date: May 12, 2005 at 13:17
This is a great AOR album and very rare to be found.It is more rare than many other so called "rare","oop","htf" albums that are around in interent market.If you are interested more on this album you can email me at :

From: Geoff Date: November 10, 2005 at 23:55
This one really escaped me the first time round, but holy crap, some of these songs are just outstanding!!! Tracks 2-5 are just brilliant, especially the beautiful 'Look away'. Unfortunately there are a couple of average fillers around the 3/4 mark and end of the album, but those 4 tracks are brilliant. Great melodic rock and worthwhile for those tracks alone.

From: baroqq Date: November 18, 2005 at 19:47
It's nice to see that almost everybody likes this group. Really excellent CD and the same goes to follow up CD, Welcome To Paradise. I'm glad I have on my collection.

From: Lovedrive Date: January 6, 2006 at 7:17
Uff, que decepción..

From: ROBERT Date: February 12, 2006 at 20:51
Muy Bueno, ya lo creo, como se nota esa pedazo d cosexa d 1988, ese Super año fronterizo al mejor d todos los tiempos q no es otro q 1989!! Recomedado sin duda!!

From: juan carlos Date: February 6, 2007 at 14:16
Comienzan con "Sweet Sixteen" temazo por donde se le mire. Un album que pasó desapercibido en su tiempo pero que te dejará sin aliento. Melodías que enganchan a la primera oída, teclados y sonido "mágicos". La voz me recordó a Murray Daigle de los recientes Emeral Rain ("Don't Play Your Ace"). "Without You" y "Exiles" son las baladas, excelentes. Mis favoritas son la 1,4,6 y 9 pero el album es totalmente imprescindible. 9.3/10

From: ROBERT Date: February 9, 2007 at 12:58
TRADIA – TRADEWINDS (1988) Año del Señor 1988!! Creo q con eso esta todo dixo!! si no me creeis, escuxad: LOOK AWAY!!!, Brutalisima, y Acojonantisima!! WITHOUT YOU - Baladote, d los buenos d verdad!! YOU'VE GOT ME CRYING - Vaya Pedazo d Teclas! SWEET 16 - Esto es cantar!!, ni filtros ni poyas!! es mi

From: ROBERT Date: February 9, 2007 at 12:59
Super Prefe.. NO PAIN NO GAIN - Vaya Riff!! NEVER GONNA GO - Imprescindible, Buenisima!!! No buskeis por ahi, no, q ya no se hacen ni d lejos, discos d puro AOR como este!!! 8 d 10!!

From: KurtmanJP Date: September 16, 2008 at 10:42
Great AOR! Reminds me of an American version of Glory (Danger In This Game) especially the vocals. "Let's Not Turn Love Away" "Look Away" "Stand Your Ground" "Don't Play Your Ace" and "Take The Chance" are my favorites off this album. The opening riff of "Stand Your Ground" sounds much like The Outlaws and "Look Away" is an excellent mid-tempo west coast style AOR song.

From: rick kerch vzla Date: April 23, 2010 at 15:03
Solid album and highly recommended! faves are "Let's Not Turn Love Away","Look Away"(this one i really liked it),"No Pain,No Gain" and "Take The Chance"..then we have goodies like the ballad "Without You" and "You've Got Me Crying" general lines Tradia offers us good music to our!..90/100

From: z4roxx Date: April 26, 2010 at 13:19
This one seams good.Good aor in a typical european style but they are americans ahahah.The singer is also ok.

From: Kim HP Date: January 5, 2012 at 23:19
Great Britain most certainly did produce some quality AOR in the 80's, but how come these guys are never mentioned in the same breath as say, Shy, Strangeways, FM or Dare? They should, as this is right up there with the best of them. All killer, no filler stuff with a brilliant singer to boot. Get it if you find it...10/10.

From: 123charpenay Date: January 6, 2012 at 15:51
very average a o r.decent not more.not the cd of the year not the cd of the century.

From: hair metal again Date: January 31, 2017 at 4:19
very good debut for TRADIA that could be better if it had harder edge!the songwriting is remarkable ,the musicianship very good and overall a solid album!best song is the excellent "look away" with some great hooks here and there!not the best around but def a keeper

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