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Monster Ballads
     

Monster Ballads

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/29/1999
Label:
Razor & Tie
UPC:
0793018902427
catalogNumber:
89024

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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

David Richman   Art Direction
Craig Balsam   Producer
Cliff Chenfeld   Producer
David Kessler   Art Direction

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Monster Ballads 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
LYNN37 More than 1 year ago
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!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.