Released: ", 1999
Reviewer: Keith McDonald
Another 80’s compilation CD, yet, they continue to see well and keep coming out. You can’t kill great music. Why buy an album that has 1 or 2 quality songs when you can get a dozen proven hits. Starting off with the Scorpions "Rock You Like A Hurricane" it rolls right into the power ballads, which defined the 80’s. There’s Cinderella’s "Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone", Extreme’s #1 hit "More Than Words", Whitesnake’s "Is This Love" and the LA Guns’ "Ballad of Jayne." Add in Meatloaf's comeback hit "I’d Do Anything For Love (But I Won’t Do That)" and Nazareth’s "Love Hurts" and your good to go. There are a few surprises with Billy Squire’s "Stroke" and Y&T with "Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark." Not exactly a ballad-filled CD but it’s still worth checking out even though you may see some doubling up of big hits on other compilations.