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The Ultimate Rock Ballads Collection [Time Life] [Box]


  • 1. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
    2. Drive - The Cars
    3. I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner
    4. If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
    5. Stay with Me - Faces
    6. How Much I Feel - Ambrosia
    7. Dance with Me - Orleans
    8. Over My Head - Fleetwood Mac
    9. Lucky Man - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    10. Alone Again - Dokken
    11. Black Velvet - Alannah Myles
    12. Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) - Phil Collins
    13. Ready for Love - Bad Company
    14. Time for Me to Fly - REO Speedwagon
    15. Miles Away - Winger
    16. You and Me - Alice Cooper
    0. DISC 2:
    1. Feels Like the First Time - Foreigner
    2. Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy - Bad Company
    3. Burning Heart - Survivor
    4. 18 and Life - Skid Row
    5. I'll Stand by You - The Pretenders
    6. Black Water - The Doobie Brothers
    7. Only Women Bleed - Alice Cooper
    8. Sea of Love - The Honeydrippers
    9. When the Children Cry - White Lion
    10. Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
    11. Big Log - Robert Plant
    12. Ride Like the Wind - Christopher Cross
    13. Look Away - Chicago
    14. Don't Close Your Eyes - Kix
    15. Dream Weaver - Gary Wright
    16. At This Moment - Billy Vera & the Beaters
    0. DISC 3:
    1. What's Love Got to Do with It - Tina Turner
    2. Missing You - John Waite
    3. If This Is It - Huey Lewis & the News
    4. These Dreams - Heart
    5. Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
    6. You're No Good - Linda Ronstadt
    7. Lonesome Loser - Little River Band
    8. Don't Forget Me (When I'm Gone) - Glass Tiger
    9. Love Is a Battlefield - Pat Benatar
    10. (I Just) Died in Your Arms - Cutting Crew
    11. Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band
    12. Bad Time - Grand Funk
    13. Just Between You and Me - April Wine
    14. Eyes Without a Face - Billy Idol
    15. Love Stinks - J. Geils Band
    16. Silent Lucidity - Queensrche
    17. When I'm with You - Sheriff
    18. Every Time I Think of You - The Babys
    19. Alone - Heart
    0. DISC 4:
    1. Miracles - Jefferson Starship
    2. Broken Wings - Mr. Mister
    3. Open Arms - Journey
    4. Rosanna - Toto
    5. One That You Love, The - Air Supply
    6. Keep on Loving You - REO Speedwagon
    7. Piano Man - Billy Joel
    8. Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
    9. Heaven in Your Eyes - Loverboy
    10. Oh Sherrie - Steve Perry
    11. Everytime You Go Away - Paul Young
    12. Without You - Harry Nilsson/Nilsson
    13. Air That I Breathe, The - The Hollies
    14. Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse
    15. Almost Paradise (Love Theme from Footloose) - Mike Reno/Ann Wilson
    16. All by Myself - Eric Carmen
    0. DISC 5:
    1. More Than a Feeling - Boston
    2. (Don't Fear ) The Reaper - Blue yster Cult
    3. Sara - Starship
    4. Kyrie - Mr. Mister
    5. Living Inside Myself - Gino Vannelli
    6. We Just Disagree - Dave Mason
    7. Hungry Eyes - Eric Carmen
    8. Flame, The - Cheap Trick
    9. Paradise by the Dashboard Light - Meat Loaf
    10. Poison - Alice Cooper
    11. All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
    12. Close My Eyes Forever - Lita Ford - (featuring Ozzy Osbourne)
    13. Can't Get It Out of My Head - Electric Light Orchestra
    14. Final Countdown, The - Europe
    15. Take It on the Run - REO Speedwagon
    16. Eternal Flame - Bangles
    0. DISC 6:
    1. Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
    2. Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me - Elton John
    3. Lady - Styx
    4. Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
    5. Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy - Sammy Hagar
    6. Wind of Change - Scorpions
    7. Beth - Kiss
    8. Melissa - The Allman Brothers Band
    9. More Than Words - Extreme
    10. I'm Not in Love - 10cc
    11. Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
    12. I Can Dream About You - Dan Hartman
    13. You Belong to the City - Glenn Grey/Glenn Frey
    14. Love Song - Tesla
    15. Sister Christian - Night Ranger
    16. Do You Feel Like We Do - Peter Frampton
    0. DISC 7:
    1. Tiny Dancer - Elton John/Starship
    2. If I Could Turn Back Time - Survivor
    3. Can't Fight This Feeling - Pat Benatar/REO Speedwagon
    4. Come Sail Away - Styx/Whitesnake
    5. Love Hurts - Mr. Big/Nazareth
    6. Up Where We Belong - Jennifer Warnes/Joe Cocker/Meat Loaf
    7. Fooled Around and Fell in Love - Elvin Bishop/Foreigner
    8. We're Ready - Bad English
    9. Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh/Boston
    10. Second Chance - .38 Special/Lou Gramm
    11. In a Big Country - Yes/Big Country
    12. (Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection - Europe/Gunnar Nelson
    13. Sentimental Street - Damn Yankees/Night Ranger
    14. Midnight Rider - Gregg Allman/Poison
    15. Baby, I Love Your Way - Alias/Peter Frampton
    16. Free Bird - Foreigner/Lynyrd Skynyrd
    17. Heaven - Warrant
    18. Babe - Styx
    0. DISC 8:
    1. Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now - Starship/Warren Zevon
    2. Search Is Over, The - Eddie Money/Survivor
    3. We Belong - Pat Benatar/Patti Smith Group
    4. Is This Love - Meat Loaf/Whitesnake
    5. To Be with You - Mr. Big/Nick Gilder
    6. I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) - Eric Clapton/Meat Loaf
    7. Say You Will - Foreigner
    8. When I See You Smile - Joe Walsh/Bad English
    9. Amanda - Steely Dan
    10. Midnight Blue - Lou Gramm/The O'Jays
    11. Owner of a Lonely Heart - Yes
    12. Carrie - Bee Gees
    13. High Enough - Damn Yankees/Alicia Bridges
    14. Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Exile/Poison
    15. More Than Words Can Say - Alias/Randy Newman
    16. Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner/Kansas
    17. Heaven - Chic/Warrant
    18. Babe - Foreigner/Styx
    19. You're in My Heart (The Final Acclaim) - Rod Stewart
    20. Ooh Baby Baby - Linda Ronstadt
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 21981

  • Credits
    ProducerMitch Peyser (Compilation); Joe Sasfy (Compilation)
    Engineer

    Liner Note Author: Billy Altman.
    Photographers: Janet Macoska; Charlyn Zlotnik; Richard Aaron; Joe Sia; Scott Weiner; Fin Costello; Gary Gershoff.
    In the context of popular music, a ballad is usually a slow song dealing with either romance or an emotional occasion. The Merriam-Webster dictionary offers a broader interpretation, defining it as "a narrative composition in rhythmic verse suitable for singing" -- in other words, a song. The Ultimate Rock Ballads Collection must have been compiled with the latter in mind -- why else would the box set open with Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger"? The confusion is a constant theme throughout the set's eight discs; while it boasts plenty of sentimental moments, the mood is frequently broken with the appearance of more rousing numbers and, occasionally, some downright bizarre inclusions. "(Don't Fear) The Reaper," "All the Young Dudes," "More Than a Feeling," "The Final Countdown," and "In a Big Country" are all fun songs, but their inclusion in a collection of ballads is dubious at best. There's also the issue of repetitiveness -- several artists are featured several times, sometimes on the same disc. What's frustrating is that it's not a bad collection of songs; they're all the original versions performed by the original artists, and the track listing is well done. Still, it's a letdown to expect one thing and get quite another, as is the case with The Ultimate Rock Ballads Collection. Time Life would have done better to declare this set The Best of Stadium Rock -- or settle on a definition of "ballad" that doesn't equate to "anything with a beat and a tune." ~ Katherine Fulton

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