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post Oct 8 2009, 08:26 PM
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Alice Cooper had ballads on almost all of his albums.
For example, Only Woman Bleed, Take It Like A Woman, Every Woman Has A Name, Might As Well Be On Mars, Only My Heart Talkin', Hell Is Living Without You, The Song The Didn't Rhyme, Killed By Love..etc

And what about Meatloaf? The king of the rock ballads, no?

Here are few others I'll add:

Bumblefoot - Girl Like You (the BEST ballad written, ever.. PERIOD!)
In fact, here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpf-pOULX_4

(some of these may be debated as to whether they come order the heading of "ballad")

Extreme - Tragic Comic. And those other two from Pornograffitti I guess...
Opeth - To Bid You Farewell, Benighted
Anathema - One Last Goodbye
Pain Of Salvation - Second Love
Aerosmith - Crazy (my fav), Dream On, Cryin', Angel etc etc etc
Def Leppard - I might say Love Bites or Photograph, but I prefer the likes of Pour Some Sugar On Me
Dio - Between Two Hearts
Sisters Of Mercy - Under The Gun
Iron Maiden - Infinite Dreams
Led Zep - Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You
Rammstein - Ohne Dich
Kamelot - Abandoned, Love You To Death, A Sailorman's Hymn
Rhapsody - Wings of Destiny
Testament - The Legacy
Ozzy Osbourne - Goodbye To Romance, Revelation, See You On The Other Side, Dreamer etc etc etc
Pantera - Cemetery Gates
Subterranean Masquerade - Kind of a Blur
Winds - Realization
Transatlantic - Bridge Across Forever, My New World
Queen - Somebody To Love, Love Of My Life
The Smashing Pumpkins - Zero, Galapogos, Mayonaise, Luna
Steel Panther - Community Property (don't go looking this one up if you're easily offended)




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post Oct 8 2009, 08:51 PM
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I could nearly have copied Marcus list:

Child in time (deep Purple)
When a blind man cries (deep purple)
Confortably Numb (Pink Floyd)
Brothers in Arms (Dire Straits)
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
Soldier of Fortune (Deep Purple)

but adding:
Parisienne walkways (Gary Moore/Phil Lynott)
Right here waiting for you (Richard Marx, even though it's not actually ROCK)
Rainbow Child (Dan Reed Network)
Catch the rainbow (Rainbow)

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post Oct 8 2009, 09:49 PM
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Quit a long list with great rock ballads people,

lot of great taste here at GMC


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post Oct 8 2009, 10:35 PM
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Here are a few of my favorites from the Japanese Ballad Masters X Japan.









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post Oct 9 2009, 01:03 AM
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QUOTE (Marcus Siepen @ Oct 8 2009, 05:42 PM) *
Brothers in Arms (Dire Straits)
Ohh, now THAT is epic!!


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post Oct 9 2009, 03:58 AM
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+1 to X-JAPAN!
I vote Bon Jovi - Always! Live in London was great!
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post Oct 9 2009, 04:03 AM
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Couple tunes worthy of mention

Nazareth



Cheap Trick




However for my money.. vocals on ballads go to Steve Perry..that dude can belt it out.

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post Oct 9 2009, 10:42 PM
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Great ballads mentioned here!

esp, november rain and estranged

dont know if The Prophet Song by Queen is a ballad, but if so its in my opinion one of the best songs ever made. and i have always thought that the prophet song would be an epic cover if made by blind guardian.....just imagine Hansi singing ahhhahhh people of the earthllland so on.

so Marcus if your reading this grab your guitar and start copying Brian May biggrin.gif
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post Oct 9 2009, 10:53 PM
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My all time favorite is Cry for you.
Andy Timmons is such an accomplished musician, so much feeling!!!



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