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Best Rock Album Ever [CASSETTE]

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  • Audio Cassette (18 Aug. 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Virgin
  • ASIN: B000053PAD
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,078,544 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Format: Audio CD
scavenged off the net so no guarantees but album listing should be:

1 We Will Rock You
2 Crazy Crazy Nights
3 Since You've Been Gone
4 Are You Gonna Go My Way
5 Inside
6 Walk This Way
7 The Boys Are Back in Town Thin Lizzy
8 Pride (In the Name of Love)
9 20th Century Boy
10 School's Out
11 Gimme All Your Lovin'
12 Born to Be Wild
13 She Sells Sanctuary
14 Won't Get Fooled Again [Full Length Version]
15 Mama
16 Owner of a Lonely Heart
17 More Than a Feeling
18 All Day and All of the Night Kinks
19 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)
20 Money for Nothing
21 Do the Strand Roxy Music
22 Sledgehammer
23 The Passenger
24 Silver Machine
25 Ace of Spades Motorhead
26 Paranoid
27 Smoke on the Water
28 Can't Get Enough
29 In a Broken Dream
30 In the Air Tonight
31 Sunshine of Your Love
32 Mannish Boy
33 All Right Now Free
34 Life's Been Good
35 Caroline
36 Eye of the Tiger
37 (Don't Fear) The Reaper
38 Free Bird
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There's no denying it, this album has everything for the discerning (and even the not-so-discerning) listener, from the classics that everyone should recognize, such as BTO's 'You ain't seen nothing yet', Thin Lizzy's 'The boys are back in town' (my personal favourite) and Steppenwolf's undeniably great 'Born to be wild', all the way up to the more modern classics, like G'n'R's 'Paradise City' and Stiltskin with 'Inside'. Even if you would never class yourself as a rock fan, this album has such an eclectic range of rock stylings, that there's bound to be something there that everyone will enjoy. You want something heavy? Try the Motorhead and Black Sabbath tracks at the end of disc one. You want something a bit lighter? Look no further than the excellent Genesis, Kinks or Yes tracks. The only thing which slightly mars this album for me is the addition of Tina Turner's 'Simply the best'. Whilst I am willing to (reluctantly) admit that yes, this IS a rock track, I would never say it was one of the best rock tracks ever made. Still, you can't fault a CD with 37 classic tracks and 1 dud. Thoroughly recommended to the rock fan and non-rock fan alike.
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Brilliant Album really good listening brings back lots of memorys of the past eras when music was good music really well appreciated album
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This was a childhood favourite CD, now 20 years later its time to bring that nostalgia home and keep a copy for posterity.
Opening it up was a delight, the cd was described as used, but in fact its apparent use was barely noticeable, save for one very tiny bit of pot which had obviously once been stored there.
Clearly this CD has survived a troubled background in near mint condition, having been used to traffic drugs across international borders, but now it and i will be spending many years to come, rocking all over the world (not featured)
This really is the greatest rock album in the world ever, for anyone interested.
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I would not quite agree with the title, but it is pretty good as an overview of rock. Notable missing tracks, and some strange inclusions, not what I would call rock
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If you like rock music this represents just about the best cross-sectional collection ever made.

The first disk in particular is a real sing-along in the car CD and it takes some restraint to stop yourself from letting go the wheel and picking up the old air guitar.

Starts with Queen's anthem "We will Rock You", via Kiss to Rainbow's best ever single "Since You've been gone", then Lenny Kravitz' best track "are you gonna go my way?", Stiltskin's wonderful "Inside" and then the first and best rap single, Run DMC's "Walk this way" with great guitar work by Aerosmith. What compilation album has ever started better?

There are favourite tracks by the Who - "Won't get fooled again" and the Kinks, Alice Cooper's best single - "School's Out" and a classic from T-Rex - "20th Century Boy.

You've also got the first commercial use of sampling in "Owner of a lonely heart" by Yes and the classic "Gimme all your loving" by ZZ Top plus some great pomp rock by the likes of Meat Loaf and Boston.

Closet heavy metal fans won't be disappointed either with classics like "Paranoid" by Black Sabbath and the very wonderful "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead.

Buy it - you won't regret it. It is still my most played album and also that of my 13 year old daughter (she was 13 when I originally wrote this and is now 22: it is still her favourite compilation rock album!). I would give it six stars if I could.
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This album is the best rock compilation album I own BUT it could be much better... It has missed out some crucial rock songs such as pinball wizard by the who and band on the run by the wings... Not to forget it has no guns and roses...
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I bought this on cd when it was released back in 1994 and still give it a spin (or two) from time to time.

There's not much to fault on this collection although i do skip Kiss, T Rex, Run DMC/Aerosmith and Meat Loaf. Not that there terrible songs, just never really been much of a fan of their stuff (to use a technical term).

Musical highlight for me on disc 1 would probably be The Who's epic classic rock number Won't Get Fooled Again (here in all it's 8 1/2 minute glory) and the second disc also contains some memorable numbers from through the years.The variety on both discs should be enough to keep most casual listeners of rock music happy.
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