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Robin
What are your Top 3 favorite ballads? I say Top 3 becuase it would be impossible to choose just one biggrin.gif


1. Johnny Winter - Stranger - http://www.metacafe.com/watch/538532/johnn...r_in_this_town/ (the studio version is much better btw)
Excellent vocals, sound, solo and specially the chord progression.



2. Iron Maiden - Strange World - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=V4gj67WLmE4
Extremely beautiful solos. The bass is also AMAZING!!!



3. Iron Maiden - Prodigal Son - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QUsibOlkt-o
Sort of a happy acoustic tune, I just love it. This is the most fun song to play that I know of biggrin.gif
AliMo
1) Metallica: Nothing Else Matters - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=v2qIiJTsxp0
Awesome intro, perfect tone, great vocals , and my all time favorite solo

2) Iron Maiden - Strange World - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=QUsibOlkt-o
What can I say about this that Robin hasn't covered? (besides that its freaking sick)

3) Metallica - Fade to Black - http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=-pWetRkBWIQ
Insanely calming to insanely fast, amazingly fun to play, and some great riffs
FretDancer69
  1. Metallica - Unforgiven
  2. Megadeth - A Tout Le Monde
  3. Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
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Rob_g
Skid Row - Remember Yesterday
Zephyr
I would have to say Journey, I think... Sorry, but they're the masters of ballads. As for favorite songs, probably Don't Stop Believing and Separate Ways. I have other songs I might put down, but "ballad" can be interpreted way differently between people...
shredmandan
Well all the Metallica and Megadeth listed above ofcourse.Also

Montly Crue=Home Sweet Home

Ill think of more later tongue.gif
The Uncreator
1.) Iron Maiden - Journeyman/ Bruce Dickinson - Tears Of The Dragon

2.) Blind Guardian - The Bards Song (In The Forest)

3.) Epica - Chasing The Dragon/ Nightwish - Sleeping Sun


All the songs are just incredibly beautiful, They make me forget all my problems and take me to that special place in my head smile.gif
VinceG
Bards Song. Man I have that as my current ringtone.
SLASH91
1. Fade to Black- Metallica ( what Alimo said)

2. Cemetery Gates- Pantera ( I get chills everytime I listen to it )

3. Welcome Home Sanatarium- Metallica ( I love how the song transitions from calm and tranquil to pure rage)
Juan M. Valero
Mmm, I'm a Maiden fan, but I never like their ballads tongue.gif

Well, my favorites:
1. Lake of tears (Gammaray)
2. Galsmedley (from Iluha, hehehe wink.gif)
3. En un suspiro (that's mine biggrin.gif)
Gen
Easter-Marillion http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=BuNLvd77hBc
Windowpane-Opeth
http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=0UxS6r49OlY
Since We Met-Tommy emmanuel http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=JCFFKrfO9Z0
And many others, especially Andy Mckee s stuff biggrin.gif
botoxfox
1. Epilogue for Lisa (Shawn Lane)
2. A Tale That Wasn't Right (Helloween)
3. The Healer (Primal Fear)
Robin
QUOTE (The Uncreator @ Sep 21 2007, 09:00 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
1.) Iron Maiden - Journeyman

2.) Blind Guardian - The Bards Song (In The Forest)

3.) Epica - Chasing The Dragon/ Nightwish - Sleeping Sun
All the songs are just incredibly beautiful, They make me forget all my problems and take me to that special place in my head smile.gif

Journeyman is also amazing indeed!
rokchik
So many to choose from but I'll go with:

Poison - Every Rose Has it's Thorn....has a bit of sentimental value from when I was a kid

GNR - November Rain....was the first song my B/F and I ever danced to

Cinderalla - Don't Know what You got 'till it's gone.....no reason really just love that song.

Edit: as an honorable mention the Celine Dion song from Titanic "My Heart will go On"....the women can sing and that song is just beautiful.
Iluha
QUOTE (Juan M. Valero @ Sep 21 2007, 04:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mmm, I'm a Maiden fan, but I never like their ballads tongue.gif

Well, my favorites:
1. Lake of tears (Gammaray)
2. Galsmedley (from Iluha, hehehe wink.gif)
3. En un suspiro (that's mine biggrin.gif)


laugh.gif thanks!

mine would be
1. Extreme - More Then Words
2. Andy Mckee- Rylyn
3. Andy Timmons - Cry For You
Robin
QUOTE (rokchik @ Sep 21 2007, 07:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Edit: as an honorable mention the Celine Dion song from Titanic "My Heart will go On"....the women can sing and that song is just beautiful.

Indeed.
Luciana Segovia
These ones are so good for me...

Tears of the Dragon (Bruce Dickinson)
Falling into pieces (Velvet Revolver)

Luciana.
The Uncreator
QUOTE (Luciana @ Sep 22 2007, 04:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Tears of the Dragon (Bruce Dickinson)


Oh my god how could i forget, i have to change my list, that song is amazing....
FretDancer69
QUOTE (Luciana @ Sep 22 2007, 02:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Falling into pieces (Velvet Revolver)



I love the guitar lick right after or before the chorus!!! its a beutiful lick!!! biggrin.gif, great song as well.
blindwillie
I'll just give you one, my absolute fav ballad. If I have to do more I have to think and I'm not in the right state for that.
I'm practicing the beer lesson posted earlier today. So here it is.

The only ballad you will ever need.



















Alice Cooper - Only Women Bleed
Juan M. Valero
QUOTE (Iluha @ Sep 21 2007, 10:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
laugh.gif thanks!


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Robin
QUOTE (Luciana @ Sep 22 2007, 08:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
These ones are so good for me...

Tears of the Dragon (Bruce Dickinson)

What the hell! Just heard it on Youtube. Excellent! I've never really liked Bruce's solo stuff, but this song was pretty amazing.

Thanks.
Understudy
Best ballad IMO is Holiday by the Scorpions
Saoirse O'Shea
I'll try to stick with rock ballads here:

Heart - Alone

Scorpions - Still loving you

Robin Trower - Long Misty Days

(Sorry this is Trower's Daydream but I can't find a video for Long Misty Days. Bridge of Sighs is wonderful as well...)

Sort of shows my age really - all 70s and early 80s rolleyes.gif
BTW that Johnny Winter was fab.

Cheers,
Tony
The Uncreator
QUOTE (Robin @ Sep 29 2007, 01:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What the hell! Just heard it on Youtube. Excellent! I've never really liked Bruce's solo stuff, but this song was pretty amazing.

Thanks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eViKM5g4Coc

Cheesy video, funny to watch, (and it is bruce after all) but the riffs are just awesome, seriously check out "Tyranny Of Souls", one of the best metal albums smile.gif
swingline
I'd have to say Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton its musically great and its meaning is one to understand.
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