Best of Ballads & Blues

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Best of Ballads & Blues
Greatest hits album by Poison
Released August 5, 2003 (2003-08-05)
Genre Hard rock, blues rock, glam metal
Label Capitol
Poison chronology
Best of Ballads & Blues
The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock
(2006)The Best of Poison: 20 Years of Rock2006
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Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Best of Ballads & Blues is a greatest hits compilation album from the American hard rock band Poison. It was released August 5, 2003 on Capitol Records. Unlike Poison's Greatest Hits: 1986-1996, this compilation focuses on the group's power ballads and blues-oriented songs and also includes two new acoustic recordings of "Something to Believe In" (#2 with new lyrics) and "Stand".

The compilation debuted at #141 on The Billboard 200 chart.[2]

Selected versions of the album featured an exclusive bonus disc featuring 3 live tracks,[3] which was also available as a promo single.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" - (from the album Open Up and Say...Ahh!).
  2. "Something to Believe In" - (from the album Flesh & Blood).
  3. "Life Goes On" - (from the album Flesh & Blood).
  4. "I Won't Forget You" - (from the album Look What the Cat Dragged In).
  5. "Good Love" - (from the album Open Up and Say...Ahh!).
  6. "Lay Your Body Down" - (from the album Crack a Smile...and More!)
  7. "Until You Suffer Some (Fire and Ice)" - (from the album Native Tongue).
  8. "Be the One" - (from the album Crack a Smile...and More!).
  9. "Life Loves a Tragedy" - (from the album Flesh & Blood).
  10. "Only Time Will Tell" - (from the album Swallow This Live).
  11. "Poor Boy Blues" - (from the album Flesh & Blood).
  12. "Theatre of the Soul" - (from the album Native Tongue).
  13. "Bastard Son of a Thousand Blues" - (from the album Native Tongue).
  14. "The Last Song" - (from the album Power to the People).
  15. "Something to Believe In" # 2 (Acoustic Version Featuring New Lyrics).
  16. "Stand" (Acoustic Version)

Bonus live disc[edit]

  1. "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" - Live
  2. "Something to Believe In" - Live
  3. "Life Goes On" - Live



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Billboard - Poison chart history". 
  3. ^ "Poison Live Ballads & Blues Bonus Cd". eil. Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Poison Live Ballads & Blues Bonus Cd Single". Musicstack. Retrieved 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)