(2014) 30 Stars: Classic Rock

Various Artists

... read moreThe U.K. version of Sony's 30 Stars of Classic Rock begins appropriately with one of the genre's most recognizable radio hits, Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell." What follows is a well-paced, Lynyrd Skynyrd-free, classic rock radio-honed set of mostly hard rock hits from the '70s and early '80s with...

02:03′:15″ 30 Songs

Disk 1

1
Bat Out Of Hell
Various Artists
4:43
2
More Than A Feeling
Various Artists
3:30
3
(Don't Fear) The Reaper
Various Artists
5:07
4
Poison
Various Artists
4:27
5
The Final Countdown
Various Artists
3:59
6
Because The Night
Various Artists
3:22
7
Carry On Wayward Son
Various Artists
3:26
8
All The Young Dudes
Various Artists
3:33
9
God Gave Rock And Roll To You
Various Artists
6:42
10
Forever Autumn (From Jeff Wayne's Musical Version Of "The War Of The Worlds")
Various Artists
4:07
11
American Woman
Various Artists
5:04
12
Cat Scratch Fever
Various Artists
3:38
13
Rock And Roll, Hoochie Koo
Various Artists
3:30
14
She's Not There
Various Artists
3:19
15
Piece Of My Heart
Various Artists
4:14

Disk 2

1
Eye Of The Tiger
Various Artists
3:46
2
Hold The Line
Various Artists
3:56
3
Can't Fight This Feeling
Various Artists
4:45
4
You're The Voice
Various Artists
5:04
5
The Way It Is
Various Artists
4:00
6
Total Eclipse Of The Heart
Various Artists
4:27
7
Danger Zone (From "Top Gun" Original Soundtrack)
Various Artists
3:36
8
The House Is Rockin'
Various Artists
2:24
9
Surrender
Various Artists
4:14
10
Frankenstein (Single Version)
Various Artists
3:26
11
Freeway Jam
Various Artists
4:59
12
Barracuda
Various Artists
3:28
13
Breaking The Law
Various Artists
2:33
14
The Battle Rages On
Various Artists
5:47
15
Don't Stop Believin'
Various Artists
4:09
Released 07 April 2014, This compilation ℗ 2014 Sony Music Entertainment

Review

The U.K. version of Sony's 30 Stars of Classic Rock begins appropriately with one of the genre's most recognizable radio hits, Meat Loaf's "Bat Out of Hell." What follows is a well-paced, Lynyrd Skynyrd-free, classic rock radio-honed set of mostly hard rock hits from the '70s and early '80s with highlights arriving via Argent ("God Gave Rock and Roll to You"), Judas Priest ("Breaking the Law"), the Guess Who ("American Woman"), Patti Smith ("Because the Night"), and Ted Nugent ("Cat Scratch Fever"). ~ James Christopher Monger