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5.0 out of 5 stars American classics!, 24 May 2010
This review is from: American Anthems (Audio CD)
I picked this up today and it's a really great collection of all-American tracks (obviously!)
Mostly rock - Journey, Heart, Chicago, Foreigner etc, but then also some brilliant songs from soundtracks such as Flashdance, Karate Kid, Top Gun & Rocky. It's 3CDs, so is good value too. Perfect for the sunshine and an open top car, though for me it's unfortunately more likely to be the M25, rather than Highway 1...
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Showing 1-6 of 6 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 31 May 2010 15:23:48 BDT
Flloyd W says:
Agree - a great selection of tracks that were hits in America though not all of the artists are American.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jun 2010 18:14:32 BDT
Suzanne says:
In fact 7 of them are not...

the CD is described as

"American Anthems brings together the definitive American rock tracks on 3CDs. From Journey, to Boston to Heart, through to U.S soundtrack classics from Berlin, Kenny Loggins and Pete Cetera."

Hmmm

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Jul 2010 10:18:36 BDT
Barca 82 says:
tbf the best title for this would be 'the sound of the idea of white middle class america'. so no stevie wonder, marvin gaye, otis redding - these boys have too much taste to bother with 'anthems'
More tellingly it also omits anything from dylan, springsteen, tom waits or the great jonny cash because their vision of america is either too real or not crass enough. its a tired throwback in other words, bearing no more relationship to america than slade does to the uk.

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2010 00:23:30 BDT
RegF says:
Some are Canadian and some are British.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Sep 2010 00:15:03 BDT
Yeah - I thought that...

Advert airing on British TV opens with the intro to Is This Love by Whitesnake... sorry - David Coverdale is most definitely a Brit..

In reply to an earlier post on 25 May 2011 10:10:08 BDT
Thing is Mr P.C. it is a collection of rock anthems, though I agree it is missing a few of the true icons of the genre. When have Marvin Gaye and Otis Redding been known for rock music?? Would you be so quick to point out the lack of white artists if it was a soul music compilation I wonder?
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