Classic Rock: Gold

November 6, 2014 - Comment

2 CDs chronicling the golden age of classic rock. Almost every track is a top 50 pop radio hit. Featured artists are Santana, Elton John, Guess Who & The Cars. Hip-O. 2005.

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2 CDs chronicling the golden age of classic rock. Almost every track is a top 50 pop radio hit. Featured artists are Santana, Elton John, Guess Who & The Cars. Hip-O. 2005.

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Steve Vrana says:

+ 1/2 stars…Solid Collection of Classic Rock Songs The term “classic rock” means different things to different people. In my mind, it’s that decade from 1964 to about 1975. For others, it’s the decade of the Fifties. In the liner notes of this compilation, the “golden age” of Classic Rock has been defined as the FM radio era beginning in 1968 and ending in 1987. They further define a Classic Rock song as “snatching the listener out of the humdrum here and now, and taking off…”A quick look at the track list on this collection will certainly beg the question: Hey, where’s _____? (Fill in your favorite song and/or artist.) Just keep in mind that Hip-O is limited by licensing restrictions. So what you wind up with are 33 songs (disc 2 actually concludes with Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again”) that dominate FM radio playlists to this day.I have only a couple quibbles with this collection. While it covers the span from 1968 to 1987, there is only one song (“Born To Be Wild) from The Sixties and five from The…

Benthelooney says:

The Perfect Classic Rock Compilation Let me start by saying that classic rock is my favorite genre of music. I feel rockers were at their peak from the ’60s-’80s and since then, the quality of music after those decades never came close to matching the level of creativity and artistry that classic rockers have.Now, onto this CD. When it comes to making compilations that cover various artists, not everybody is going to be satisfied. However, this CD comes closest to being the go-to CD for classic rock fans. This CD has a wide range of the genre, from the ’60s psychodelic rock, all the way to the ’80s hair metal. To the songs you hear too much (“Maggie May,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting,” “Just What I Needed,” “Two Tickets to Paradise.”), to the songs you don’t hear enough (“Radar Love,” “Hair of the Dog,” “Walk Away,” “Lunatic Fringe,” “Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress),” to the songs you hear a lot, but you don’t care because they’re so dang good (“Never Been Any Reason,” “Bad…

Theresa Zittritsch "Terri" says:

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