Rocky Balboa: The Best of Rocky

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The soundtrack for Rocky Balboa, the sixth and final installment in Sylvester Stallone's seemingly endless boxing epic, eschews the usual mixture of new score and hip mainstream acts for a museum of old cues and acts that were once mainstream. By turning Rocky Balboa into a "greatest-hits" collection, Stallone has preserved the American icon in amber without injecting any botox into him, despite the unnecessary inclusion of "panic buttons" like "It's a Fight" by Three 6 Mafia and a remix by John X and Natalie Wilde of composer Bill Conti's timeless "Gonna Fly Now" theme. That means that for better or for worse, the listener gets an Italian Stallion jukebox ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
The soundtrack for Rocky Balboa, the sixth and final installment in Sylvester Stallone's seemingly endless boxing epic, eschews the usual mixture of new score and hip mainstream acts for a museum of old cues and acts that were once mainstream. By turning Rocky Balboa into a "greatest-hits" collection, Stallone has preserved the American icon in amber without injecting any botox into him, despite the unnecessary inclusion of "panic buttons" like "It's a Fight" by Three 6 Mafia and a remix by John X and Natalie Wilde of composer Bill Conti's timeless "Gonna Fly Now" theme. That means that for better or for worse, the listener gets an Italian Stallion jukebox stocked with '80s nuggets from Survivor, Robert Tepper, John Cafferty, and James Brown, as well as all of the key themes from the baton of Conti. Luckily, there are no tracks from Stallone's lesser brother, Frank, who peppered the soundtrack to Rocky III with some truly dreadful disco/lounge abominations, but that didn't stop the producers from inserting Conti's equally detestable "Can't Stop the Fire" from Rocky V, which should have been replaced with Vince DiCola's "Training Montage" from Rocky IV. Fans who grew up with the films and are looking for a blast of nostalgia will have their nose broken (in a good, metaphorical kind of way) by this audio companion, while listeners who somehow managed to avoid getting on the Rocky train will wonder what all of the fuss was about.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/26/2006
  • Label: Capitol
  • UPC: 094637626726
  • Catalog Number: 76267
  • Sales rank: 3,229

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Gonna Fly Now (Theme from Rocky) (3:18)
  2. 2 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor (4:00)
  3. 3 Going the Distance (2:47)
  4. 4 Living in America - James Brown (4:44)
  5. 5 Redemption (Theme from Rocky II) (2:40)
  6. 6 Fanfare for Rocky (2:55)
  7. 7 Burning Heart - Survivor (3:52)
  8. 8 Conquest (4:42)
  9. 9 Adrian (1:47)
  10. 10 No Easy Way Out (4:38)
  11. 11 Rocky's Reward (2:05)
  12. 12 Alone in the Ring (1:25)
  13. 13 Heart's on Fire - John Cafferty (4:12)
  14. 14 Can't Stop the Fire (3:20)
  15. 15 Mickey (4:37)
  16. 16 Overture (8:50)
  17. 17 It's a Fight (3:07)
  18. 18 Gonna Fly Now (2:50)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bill Conti Conductor
DeEtta Little Vocals
Nelson Pigford Vocals
Natalie Wilde Vocals
Technical Credits
Vince DiCola Composer, Producer
Frank Sullivan Composer
Jim Peterik Composer, Producer
Bill Conti Producer, Orchestration
Joe Chiccarelli Producer
Ed Fruge Producer
Evren Göknar Mastering
Peter Myers Orchestration
Frankie Sullivan Producer
Tom Recchion Art Direction
DJ Paul Producer
Ashley Inwin Producer
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