Monster Ballads

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Razor & Tie's Monster Ballads provides a near-definitive portrait of the golden age of the power ballad, the late '80s/early '90s henceforth known as the Bush era. Sure, a few of the 16 songs were recorded prior to the Bush era such as Mike Reno and Anne Wilson's genre-defining "Almost Paradise" or Europe's "Carrie", and there are a few noticeable omissions no Bon Jovi or Slaughter, "Something to Believe In" instead of the classic "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" from Poison, but it's hard to argue with almost everything here. Nearly every classic power ballad is here -- "Heaven," "High Enough," "Is This Love," "To Be With You," "Don't Know What You Got Til It's ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Razor & Tie's Monster Ballads provides a near-definitive portrait of the golden age of the power ballad, the late '80s/early '90s henceforth known as the Bush era. Sure, a few of the 16 songs were recorded prior to the Bush era such as Mike Reno and Anne Wilson's genre-defining "Almost Paradise" or Europe's "Carrie", and there are a few noticeable omissions no Bon Jovi or Slaughter, "Something to Believe In" instead of the classic "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" from Poison, but it's hard to argue with almost everything here. Nearly every classic power ballad is here -- "Heaven," "High Enough," "Is This Love," "To Be With You," "Don't Know What You Got Til It's Gone," "More Than Words," "Headed for a Heartbreak," "When I See You Smile," "When I'm With You," and the Scorpions' end of the Cold War epic "Winds of Change" -- and those that don't quite make "classic" status are usually listenable with the notable exception of Steelheart's "I'll Never Let You Go [Angel Eyes]". Ultimately, the missing tracks and the mediocre cuts don't drag down the disc, since the core of this collection consists of the best power ballads known to man. What exactly that means is subject to interpretation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/29/1999
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 793018902427
  • Catalog Number: 89024
  • Sales rank: 44,368

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Heaven (3:58)
  2. 2 Something to Believe In - Poison (5:30)
  3. 3 High Enough (4:18)
  4. 4 Almost Paradise (3:50)
  5. 5 Is This Love (4:44)
  6. 6 To Be With You (3:20)
  7. 7 Carrie (4:31)
  8. 8 Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) (5:55)
  9. 9 More Than Words (4:11)
  10. 10 Headed For A Heartbreak (5:14)
  11. 11 When I Look Into Your Eyes - Firehouse (4:01)
  12. 12 Wind Of Change (5:12)
  13. 13 I'll Never Let You Go (5:06)
  14. 14 When I See You Smile (4:18)
  15. 15 Don't Close Your Eyes - Kix (4:18)
  16. 16 When I'm With You - Sheriff (3:54)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bad English Track Performer
Damn Yankees Track Performer
Europe Track Performer
Extreme Track Performer
Faster Pussycat Track Performer
Great White Track Performer
Billy Idol Track Performer
Kix Track Performer
Eddie Money Track Performer
Mötley Crüe Track Performer
Mr. Big Track Performer
Night Ranger Track Performer
Poison Track Performer
Scorpions Track Performer
John Waite Track Performer
Warrant Track Performer
Whitesnake Track Performer
Winger Track Performer
Saigon Kick Track Performer
Steelheart Track Performer
Sheriff Track Performer
Firehouse Track Performer
Cinderella Track Performer
L.A. Guns Track Performer
Mike Reno Track Performer
REO Speedwagon Track Performer
Ann Wilson Track Performer
Anne Wilson Track Performer
Technical Credits
Elliott Federman Mastering
David Richman Art Direction
Craig Balsam Producer
Cliff Chenfeld Producer
David Kessler Art Direction
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  • Posted May 23, 2011

    Highly Recommended Love this CD!!!!

    I have had this CD for years and I love every song on it. I wish I could get all the other ones But hopefully some day!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Disappointing. Don't buy this one

    Some of the songs are good, and belong on the album (i.e. Winger: Headin' For a Heartbreak; Whitesnake: Is this Love; Damn Yankees: High Enough). But there's a lot of mistakes: Kix? Mr. Big? Come on now! And they chose Poison's ''Something To Believe In'' and missed the obvious choice, ''Every Rose has its Thorn.'' Many songs on the album I wouldn't even consider ballads. A real let down.

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