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post Oct 6 2009, 08:29 PM
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Hi GMC,

What is the best rock ballad you have ever heard?


My top 3:(was a hard choose)

1) Triumph "in the night"
2) Thin Lizzy "still in love wih you"
3) Yngwie Malmsteem "Dreaming"

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One of the finest ballads I ever heard was Triumph "in the night" From the album "Progressions Of Power" from 1980.



I also love this one : Thin Lizzy "still in love wih you" form live and dangerous



3) Dreaming Yngwie Malmsteem great neo classic track


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post Oct 6 2009, 10:28 PM
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Interesting topic...

Just some amazing bands came to mind when I saw this. I mean, The Beatles, Elvis, Eric Clapton, Zeppelin, Nazareth the list goes on and on for some amazingly epic ballads. But since you only mentioned 3 so will I smile.gif

Imagine by John Lennon - not sure if you'd consider it a "ballad" per-say but it's one of the greatest songs of love and hope I can think of (Can't embed youtube link for some reason sad.gif )

Tears in Heaven

Again not sure if falls into the "ballad" category but just a simply beautiful song.

November Rain

Amazing is all I can say

Ok I have to say 4 cause you can't have a ballad thread and not mention Stairway to Heaven smile.gif

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post Oct 6 2009, 10:33 PM
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post Oct 6 2009, 10:35 PM
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QUOTE (superize @ Oct 6 2009, 06:33 PM) *


No more needs to be said


Great pick smile.gif Definitely an amazing song.
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post Oct 6 2009, 10:48 PM
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post Oct 6 2009, 10:57 PM
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To follow with rokchik, Estranged is for me one of the best ballad from Guns & Roses :



Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird, really cool :



This is more blues than rock ballad but I love it tongue.gif



And that's more probably some psychedelic :



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post Oct 6 2009, 11:03 PM
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A few others -

Scorpions 'Still loving you'
Heart 'Alone'
Boston 'More than a feeling'
Fleetwood Mac 'Sara'
Toto 'Rosanna'
Kansas 'Dust in the wind'


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First thing to come to my mind is November Rain, really one of my favorite songs aswell.
All the others posted in here are great aswell !


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post Oct 7 2009, 12:03 AM
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Good thread! Here is one that a lot of you may never have either heard before or its been a very long time.

Vandenberg : Burning Heart


And I guess what is a balid thread without this favorite

Journey : Faithfully


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post Oct 7 2009, 08:04 PM
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Really some great rock ballads have been added. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif





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post Oct 7 2009, 08:30 PM
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What an amazing difference in control and phrasing when yngwie swtiched from the spanish to the electric blink.gif
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post Oct 7 2009, 08:55 PM
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Skid Row -18 and life. Really like this one.





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post Oct 7 2009, 09:15 PM
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I entered to say "November Rain" but it already has two votes. biggrin.gif so +1!


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post Oct 7 2009, 10:37 PM
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Here is one that is a bit different to the rest but in my opinion a proper "rock" ballad




Sorry but I hate the Malsteem thing above, nothing more than elevator music to me. sad.gif

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post Oct 7 2009, 11:28 PM
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Some of my favorites: smile.gif

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody



Deep purple - When a blind man cries



And Led Zeppelin - Stairway to heaven (I count the ending as rock... wink.gif )



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post Oct 8 2009, 07:27 AM
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My votes goes for I Remember You by Skid Row, Confortably Numb by Pink Floyd and Always by Bon Jovi


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post Oct 8 2009, 07:34 AM
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post Oct 8 2009, 02:07 PM
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Oh man, so many awesome rock ballads, rock has the best ballads! biggrin.gif

Here are just some of them: November rain, When the blind man cries, Wind of Change, Child in time, Still got the blues, black magic woman...


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post Oct 8 2009, 04:42 PM
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God, there are so many great ones in Rock history... here are some of my picks... (random running order)
Child in time (deep Purple)
When a blind man cries (deep purple)
Holiday (Scorpions)
Confortably Numb (Pink Floyd)
Brothers in Arms (Dire Straits)
The Sun goes down (Thin Lizzy)
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
Children of the Damned (Iron Maiden)
Going Blind (Kiss)
Coil (Opeth)
Soldier of Fortune (Deep Purple)
and many many more...

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There are so many good ones, but if I had to choose only one I would go with November rain.

Epic combination of orchestra, ballad and a rock explosion in the end. cool.gif
Awesome (though sad) lyrics and video. The third solo is a strong candidate for best solo ever.


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