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Monster Ballads, Vol. 2
     

Monster Ballads, Vol. 2

 
Though Monster Ballads was an exceptionally strong collection of pop-metal and AOR power ballads, Monster Ballads, Vol. 2 features just as many genre-defining hits; in fact, it's hard to believe some of these numbers didn't make the first volume. Some of the songs are a little more obscure this time around, but surprisingly, most of them can hold their

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Though Monster Ballads was an exceptionally strong collection of pop-metal and AOR power ballads, Monster Ballads, Vol. 2 features just as many genre-defining hits; in fact, it's hard to believe some of these numbers didn't make the first volume. Some of the songs are a little more obscure this time around, but surprisingly, most of them can hold their own with the heavy hitters, some of whom appeared with different hits on the first volume. There are a few mediocre cuts (Firehouse's "Love of a Lifetime" still sounds pretty putrid), and once again there are no Bon Jovi, Slaughter, or "Every Rose Has Its Thorn." But power-ballad classics like REO Speedwagon's "Can't Fight This Feeling," White Lion's "When the Children Cry," Billy Idol's "Eyes Without a Face," Warrant's "Sometimes She Cries," and Saigon Kick's "Love Is on the Way" (an underrated offering that hit just as grunge was taking over) more than fill the void. Whether you're still a genuine fan or just have a nostalgic soft spot for this stuff, Monster Ballads, Vol. 2 is another well-executed power-ballad collection that's just as worthy as its predecessor.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/20/2001
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018903523
catalogNumber:
89035

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Stryper   Track Performer
Nelson   Track Performer
Bad English   Track Performer
Boston   Track Performer
Faster Pussycat   Track Performer
Billy Idol   Track Performer
Loverboy   Track Performer
Poison   Track Performer
Warrant   Track Performer
White Lion   Track Performer
Winger   Track Performer
Alias   Track Performer
Saigon Kick   Track Performer
Firehouse   Track Performer
L.A. Guns   Track Performer
REO Speedwagon   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Harry Nilsson   Composer
Phil Spector   Composer
Paul Taylor   Composer
Jason Bieler   Composer
Tom Scholz   Composer

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