Classic Rock Gold

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Classic Rock Gold
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Greatest hits album by Various
Released April 26, 2005
Recorded 1968-1987
Genre Rock[1]
Length 2.3 hours
Label Hip-O Records
Producer various
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A–[2]

Classic Rock Gold is a two-disc compilation album released in 2005. It features thirty-three of the greatest hits to come out of classic rock, many of which are from the Universal Music Group catalogue.

The cover features, clockwise from the top left: Whitesnake, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steppenwolf, Scorpions, Joe Walsh, Rod Stewart and Peter Frampton (all of which recorded for labels that were later merged into what is now Universal Music Group).

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. Steppenwolf – "Born to Be Wild" (3:30) (Bonfire) (1968)
  2. Santana – "Evil Ways" (3:57) (Henry/Zack) (1970)
  3. The Guess Who – "American Woman" (5:07) (Bachman/Cummings/Kale/Peterson) (1970)
  4. Free – "All Right Now" (5:30) (Rodgers/Fraser) (1973)
  5. Jethro Tull – "Locomotive Breath" (4:33) (Anderson) (1972)
  6. The James Gang – "Walk Away" (3:34) (Walsh) (1972)
  7. Rod Stewart – "Maggie May" (5:46) (Stewart) (1971)
  8. Ten Years After – "I'd Love to Change the World" (3:44) (Lee) (1971)
  9. The Hollies – "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)" (3:17) (Clarke/Cook/Greenaway) (1972)
  10. The Edgar Winter Group – "Frankenstein" (4:45) (Winter) (1973)
  11. Elton John – "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" (4:55) (John/Taupin) (1973)
  12. Grand Funk Railroad – "We're An American Band" (3:26) (Brewer) (1974)
  13. Joe Walsh – "Rocky Mountain Way" (5:16) (Walsh/Grace/Passarelli/Vitale) (1973)
  14. The Doobie Brothers – "China Grove" (3:16) (Johnston) (1974)
  15. Golden Earring – "Radar Love" (6:25) (Hay/Kooymans) (1974)
  16. Lynyrd Skynyrd – "Sweet Home Alabama" (4:41) (Van Zant/King/Rossington) (1974)
  17. Bachman–Turner Overdrive – "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet" (3:53) (Bachman) (1974)

Disc two[edit]

  1. Bad Company – "Bad Company" (4:48) (Rodgers/Kirke) (1973)
  2. Nazareth – "Hair of the Dog" (4:09) (1975)
  3. Head East – "Never Been Any Reason" (5:11) (1975)
  4. Foghat – "Slow Ride" [Single version] (3:56) (Peverett) (1976)
  5. Peter Frampton – "Show Me the Way" [Live] (4:39) (Frampton) (1976)
  6. Blue Öyster Cult – "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" (5:09) (Roeser) (1976)
  7. Foreigner – "Cold as Ice" [Single version] (3:20) (Gramm/Jones) (1977)
  8. Ted Nugent – "Cat Scratch Fever" (3:39) (Nugent) (1978)
  9. The Cars – "Just What I Needed" (3:45) (Ocasek) (1979)
  10. Eddie Money – "Two Tickets to Paradise" (3:49) (Money) (1978)
  11. Cheap Trick – "I Want You to Want Me" [Live] (3:42) (Nielsen) (1979)
  12. .38 Special – "Hold On Loosely" (4:40) (Barnes/Carlisi/Peterik) (1981)
  13. Red Rider – "Lunatic Fringe" (4:22) (Cochrane) (1981)
  14. Billy Idol – "White Wedding" (4:13) (Idol) (1982)
  15. Scorpions – "Rock You Like a Hurricane" (4:12) (Schenker/Meine/Rarebell) (1984)
  16. Whitesnake – "Here I Go Again" (4:35) (Coverdale/Marsden) (1987)

Personnel[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Classic Rock Gold at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (August 2011). "Expert Witness". MSN Music. Retrieved January 30, 2015.