Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 More Than Words
Extreme 3.5 5:36
2 Kayleigh
Marillion 4.25 3:34
3 Black Hole Sun
Soundgarden 4.15 5:20
4 Wild World
Mr. Big 3:30
5 Is This Love
Whitesnake 3:58
6 Rough Boy
ZZ Top 3.35 4:53
7 Right Here Waiting
Richard Marx 4 4:24
8 Black Velvet
Alannah Myles 4.35 4:47
9 (I Just) Died in Your Arms
Cutting Crew 4.35 4:33
10 In the Army Now
Status Quo 3:54
11 Weather With You
Crowded House 3.5 3:44
12 Avalon
Bryan Ferry 4:15
13 Nothing Compares 2 U
Sinéad O’Connor 4.35 5:08
14 Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)
Skunk Anansie 4 3:26
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The Scientist
Coldplay 3 4:27
2 Where the Wild Roses Grow
Nick Cave & Kylie Minogue 4.35 3:57
3 Don't You (Forget About Me)
Simple Minds 4 4:20
4 I Belong to You
Lenny Kravitz 3 4:17
5 Sweet Sexteen
Billy Idol 4.5 4:15
6 In Your Room
Depeche Mode 5 6:24
7 Turn Out the Lights
The Music 6:23
8 Runaway Train
Soul Asylum 4.15 4:25
9 “Heroes”
David Bowie 3.8 3:37
10 Lullaby
The Cure 4.6 4:10
11 When Ye Go Away
The Waterboys 4:39
12 Perfect Day
Lou Reed 4 3:45
13 Again
Archive 4.5 16:19
CD 3
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Europa
Santana 4 5:00
2 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)
Meat Loaf 3 5:24
3 Street of Dreams
Rainbow 4:26
4 Broken Heroes (live)
Saxon 6:05
5 Still Loving You
Scorpions 4.75 6:28
6 Before the Dawn
Judas Priest 3.5 3:24
7 Dead Man's Road
Cinderella 6:34
8 Every Rose Has It's Thorn
Poison 3:47
9 Carrie
Europe 4 4:32
10 Call Me a Dog
Temple of the Dog 2 5:02
11 Nothingness
Living Colour 3:33
12 Ashes to Ashes
Faith No More 4.25 3:37
13 Anna
Toto 2 4:53
CD 4
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 The House of the Rising Sun
The Animals 4.55 4:30
2 Parisienne Walkways
Thin Lizzy 4 3:21
3 With a Little Help From My Friends
Joe Cocker 3 5:10
4 Child in Time
Deep Purple 4.4 10:18
5 Be My Friend
Free 4:16
6 Closer to the Heart
Rush 4 2:54
7 Carpet Crawlers
Genesis 5:02
8 Suicide
Steppenwolf 3:18
9 I Believe
Joe Satriani 5:53
10 Skating Away
Jethro Tull 3:57
11 Avalancha
Héroes del Silencio 5:58
12 Hard Luck Woman
KISS 5 3:30

Credits

CD 1

electric bass guitar:
Dusty Hill (track 6)
drums:
Frank Beard (track 6)
drums and percussion:
Paul Geary (track 1)
guitar, keyboard, percussion and piano:
Nuno Bettencourt (track 1)
bass:
Pat Badger (track 1)
electric guitar:
Billy Gibbons (track 6)
percussion:
Frank Beard (track 6)
arranger:
Richard Marx (track 7)
assistant engineer:
Craig Doubet (track 1)
Adam Kasper (track 3)
assistant mixer:
Chad Bamford (track 14)
Adam Kasper (track 3)
Guido South (track 14)
background vocals:
Nuno Bettencourt (track 1)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Gary Cherone (track 1)
composer:
Fish (Derek William Dick, ex-Marillion frontman) (track 2)
Bruce Gaitsch (track 7)
Mark Kelly (Marillion keyboardist) (track 2)
Richard Marx (track 7)
Ian Mosley (track 2)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 13)
Steve Rothery (track 2)
Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam) (track 4)
Pete Trewavas (track 2)
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden lead singer) (track 3)
Nick Van Eede (track 9)
Neil Finn (track 11)
Tim Finn (track 11)
engineer:
Mr. Colson (track 14)
Jason Corsaro (track 3)
Joe Hardy (engineer) (track 6)
Bob Ludwig (mastering engineer) (track 6)
GGGarth (track 14)
Andrew Scarth (track 14)
Bob St. John (track 1)
Chris Birkett (track 13)
lead vocals:
Skin (Skunk Anansie singer) (track 14)
Eric Martin (vocalist for Mr. Big) (track 4)
lyricist:
Fish (Derek William Dick, ex-Marillion frontman) (track 2)
Richard Marx (track 7)
Prince (“The Artist Formerly Known as…”) (track 13)
Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam) (track 4)
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden lead singer) (track 3)
Nick Van Eede (track 9)
Neil Finn (track 11)
Tim Finn (track 11)
mixer:
Michael Wagener (track 1)
Sinéad O’Connor (track 13)
Joe Barresi (track 14)
Chris Birkett (track 13)
Bob Clearmountain (track 11)
Kevin Doyle (award-winning sound engineer, producer) (track 8)
Brendan O’Brien (engineer) (track 3)
performer:
Fish (Derek William Dick, ex-Marillion frontman) (track 2)
Marillion (British progressive rock) (track 2)
producer:
Michael Beinhorn (track 3)
David Cole (American recording engineer and producer) (track 7)
Kevin Elson (track 4)
Mitchell Froom (track 11)
Bill Ham (track 6)
Nellee Hooper (track 13)
Chris Kimsey (track 2)
Richard Marx (track 7)
Soundgarden (track 3)
Michael Wagener (track 1)
Pip Williams (track 10)
Neil Finn (track 11)
Sinéad O’Connor (track 13)
GGGarth (track 14)
vocals:
Billy Gibbons (track 6)
Dusty Hill (track 6)
Sinéad O’Connor (track 13)
writer:
Len Arran (track 14)
Frank Beard (track 6)
Nuno Bettencourt (track 1)
Ferdi Bolland (track 10)
Rob Bolland (track 10)
Gary Cherone (track 1)
David Coverdale (track 5)
Billy Gibbons (track 6)
Dusty Hill (track 6)
Skin (Skunk Anansie singer) (track 14)
John Sykes (track 5)
David Tyson (Canadian producer/songwriter) (track 8)
Christopher Ward (track 8)
phonographic copyright by:
WEA International Inc. (not for release label use! copyrights holder, distributor for the world outside of the US) (1985) (track 6)
Warner Bros. Records Inc. (not for release label use, company behind the “WB Records” imprint) (1985) (track 6)
Capitol Records, Inc. (not for release label use; company behind the “Capitol Records” imprint) (1989) (track 7)
A&M Records, Inc. (1994) (track 3)
publisher:
Chi-Boy Music (track 7)
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) (track 14)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 7)
Salafa Ltd. (track 4)
Songs of Mosaic (track 6)
Sony Tunes, Inc. ( – ????) (track 4)
WB Music Corp. (ASCAP) (track 5)
Freshwater Music Ltd. (1970 –) (track 4)
Irving Music, Inc. (1970 –) (track 4)
Hamstein Music Company (1985) (track 6)
engineered at:
mixed at:
recorded at:
mash-ups:
music videos:
sampled by:
Relax (Take It Easy) by MIKA (track 9)
Relax (Take It Easy) by MIKA (track 9)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 162) (track 13)
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 231) (track 3)
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 413) (track 13)
cover recording of:
In the Army Now (track 10)
Wild World (track 4)
later parody versions:
Act Selfless (track 8)
God's Own Son (track 3)
Kur indiāņi nav (track 10)
More Than My Dick (track 1)
More Than Works (track 1)
Nightmare Waiting (track 7)
later translated parody versions:
Muérdelo (track 1)
Армия (track 10)
later translated versions:
Ici les Enfoirés (track 10)
不想知 (track 5)
later versions:
Fleur sauvage (track 4)
recording of:
Black Hole Sun (track 3)
Black Velvet (track 8)
Is This Love (track 5)
Kayleigh (track 2)
More Than Words (track 1)
Right Here Waiting (track 7)
Rough Boy (track 6)
Weather With You (track 11)
referred to in medleys:

CD 2

acoustic guitar and guitar:
Mick Harvey (track 2)
violin:
Jen Anderson (track 2)
Sue Simpson (track 2)
cello:
Helen Mountfort (track 2)
strings arranger:
Mick Harvey (track 2)
Nick Cave (track 2)
viola:
Kerran Coulter (track 2)
drums:
Thomas Wydler (track 2)
guitar:
Carlos Alomar (track 9)
Blixa Bargeld (track 2)
Robert Fripp (track 9)
guitar, keyboard and saxophone:
David Bowie (English singer, songwriter & actor) (track 9)
bass:
Martyn P. Casey (track 2)
George Murray (American bass guitarist) (track 9)
percussion:
Dennis Davis (track 9)
keyboard and synthesizer:
Brian Eno (track 9)
piano:
Nick Cave (track 2)
bells:
Jim Sclavunos (track 2)
additional guest lead vocals:
Kylie Minogue (track 2)
assistant engineer:
Richard Sullivan (track 10)
background vocals:
Mick Harvey (track 2)
Conway Savage (track 2)
composer:
David Bowie (English singer, songwriter & actor) (track 9)
Brian Eno (track 9)
Keith Forsey (track 3)
Simon Gallup (track 10)
Roger O’Donnell (track 10)
Dave Pirner (track 8)
Steve Schiff (track 3)
Porl Thompson (track 10)
Laurence Tolhurst (track 10)
Boris Williams (track 10)
Nick Cave (track 2)
Martin L. Gore (track 6)
Billy Idol (track 5)
Lou Reed (track 12)
Robert Smith (UK guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for The Cure) (track 10)
engineer:
David M. Allen (UK producer/engineer/remixer (mainly new-wave/synth-pop/goth)) (track 10)
Terry Manning (US recording engineer) (track 4)
Robert Smith (UK guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for The Cure) (track 10)
Roy Spong (track 10)
guest lead vocals:
Kylie Minogue (track 2)
lead vocals:
Nick Cave (track 2)
Dave Gahan (track 6)
Billy Idol (track 5)
Kylie Minogue (track 2)
Lou Reed (track 12)
lyricist:
David Bowie (English singer, songwriter & actor) (track 9)
Keith Forsey (track 3)
Dave Pirner (track 8)
Steve Schiff (track 3)
Nick Cave (track 2)
Martin L. Gore (track 6)
Billy Idol (track 5)
Lenny Kravitz (track 4)
Lou Reed (track 12)
Robert Smith (UK guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for The Cure) (track 10)
mastering:
Dr. Toby Mountain (track 9)
mixer:
Chris Parry (track 10)
Terry Manning (US recording engineer) (track 4)
Robert Smith (UK guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for The Cure) (track 10)
Gregg Jackman (track 2)
Gary Langan (track 5)
Mark Saunders (UK record producer) (track 10)
Tony Visconti (track 9)
performer:
Simple Minds (1984-07-10) (track 3)
producer:
Michael Beinhorn (track 8)
David Bowie (English singer, songwriter & actor) (tracks 9, 12)
Keith Forsey (tracks 3, 5)
Mick Ronson (track 12)
Victor van Vugt (track 2)
David M. Allen (UK producer/engineer/remixer (mainly new-wave/synth-pop/goth)) (track 10)
Robert Smith (UK guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for The Cure) (track 10)
Tony Visconti (track 9)
Tony Cohen (track 2)
programming:
Terry Manning (US recording engineer) (track 4)
recording engineer:
Victor van Vugt (track 2)
Tony Cohen (track 2)
remixer:
Chris Parry (track 10)
Robert Smith (UK guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for The Cure) (track 10)
Mark Saunders (UK record producer) (track 10)
vocals:
David Bowie (English singer, songwriter & actor) (track 9)
writer:
Guy Berryman (track 1)
Jon Buckland (track 1)
Will Champion (track 1)
Chris Martin (lead singer of Coldplay) (track 1)
publisher:
EMI Music Ltd. (track 12)
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 6)
MCA Music Ltd. (track 3)
mixed at:
mash-ups:
sampled by:
20.000 inyecciones by S Curro (track 10)
Blazin by Nicki Minaj feat. Kanye West (track 3)
part of:
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 334) (track 12)
is the basis for:
later parody versions:
later translated versions:
De wilde roos (track 2)
Herois (track 9)
Hrdinové (track 9)
Héroes (track 9)
Héroes (Los 7 delfines) (track 9)
Héros (track 9)
Tam gdzie rosną (track 2)
Where the Wild Roses Grow (additional German lyrics) (track 2)
“Helden” (track 9)
避世烈車 (track 8)
later versions:
recording of:
Again (track 13)
In Your Room (track 6)
Lullaby (track 10)
Runaway Train (track 8)
Sweet Sixteen (track 5)
The Scientist (track 1)
“Heroes” (track 9)
Perfect Day (1972-08) (track 12)
Don’t You (Forget About Me) (1984-07-10) (track 3)
I Belong to You (1998-12) (track 4)
referred to in medleys:
Bellas Finals (track 3)

CD 3

recorded in:
Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (1984) (track 5)
electric bass guitar:
Ian Hill (UK bassist for Judas Priest) (track 6)
drumset:
Les Binks (track 6)
drumset [drums]:
Ian Haugland (track 9)
bass guitar:
David Brown (US bassist for Santana/Allman Brothers/31st of February) (track 1)
bass guitar [bass]:
John Levén (track 9)
drums:
Michael Shrieve (track 1)
guitar:
Jon Hudson (track 12)
John Norum (track 9)
Carlos Santana (track 1)
electric guitar:
Kenneth Downing (track 6)
Rudolf Schenker (track 5)
Glenn Tipton (track 6)
percussion:
Armando Peraza (track 1)
keyboard:
Tom Coster (track 1)
Mic Michaeli (track 9)
saxophone:
Jules Broussard (track 1)
piano:
Rick Parashar (track 10)
Leon Patillo (track 1)
congas:
Armando Peraza (track 1)
assistant mixer:
Paul Ceppaglia (track 12)
co-producer:
Judas Priest (track 6)
composer:
Ritchie Blackmore (track 3)
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden lead singer) (track 10)
Tom Coster (track 1)
Mic Michaeli (track 9)
Carlos Santana (track 1)
Rudolf Schenker (track 5)
Jim Steinman (track 2)
Joey Tempest (track 9)
engineer:
Atom (engineer) (track 12)
Michael Bogus (track 12)
Daniel Presley (track 12)
lead vocals:
Rob Halford (track 6)
Joey Tempest (track 9)
lyricist:
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden lead singer) (track 10)
Jim Steinman (track 2)
Klaus Meine (track 5)
Joe Lynn Turner (US rock vocalist) (track 3)
mastering:
Howie Weinberg (track 12)
mixer:
Wally Buck (track 9)
Roli Mosimann (track 12)
Kevin Elson (track 9)
producer:
Dieter Dierks (track 5)
Faith No More (track 12)
Billy Gould (track 12)
James Guthrie (track 6)
David Rubinson (track 1)
Jim Steinman (track 2)
Roli Mosimann (track 12)
Kevin Elson (track 9)
recording engineer:
Wally Buck (track 9)
Kevin Elson (track 9)
vocals:
Carlos Santana (track 1)
Leon Patillo (track 1)
writer:
Mike Bordin (American drummer) (track 12)
Roddy Bottum (track 12)
Bobby Dall (track 8)
C.C. DeVille (track 8)
Randy Goodrum (track 13)
Billy Gould (track 12)
Rob Halford (track 6)
Jon Hudson (track 12)
Steve Lukather (track 13)
Bret Michaels (track 8)
Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, etc.) (track 12)
Rikki Rockett (track 8)
Glenn Tipton (track 6)
phonographic copyright by:
Universal Records Inc. (not for release label use! a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.) (1983) (track 3)
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1986) (track 9)
produced for:
publisher:
Cyanide Publishing (track 8)
FNM Music (Faith No More publishing company) (track 12)
Light Music (US publishing label) (track 1)
Zomba Music Publishers Ltd. (UK subsidiary of Zomba Music Publishing) (track 8)
Edward B. Marks Music Co. (founded originally as J. Stern & Co. in 1894, renamed in 1919) (1993) (track 2)
mixed at:
Fantasy Studios (Berkeley) in Berkeley, California, United States (track 9)
recorded at:
Fantasy Studios (Berkeley) in Berkeley, California, United States (track 9)
later parody versions:
Kaipaan sua niin (track 5)
later translated parody versions:
Leia (track 5)
recording of:
Anna (track 13)
Ashes to Ashes (track 12)
Before the Dawn (track 6)
Call Me a Dog (track 10)
Carrie (Europe song) (track 9)
Street of Dreams (track 3)
Still Loving You (1984) (track 5)

CD 4

electric bass guitar:
Roger Glover (track 4)
bass guitar:
Chas Chandler (track 1)
drums:
Ian Paice (track 4)
Simon Phillips (rock drummer) (track 9)
John Steel (English musician) (track 1)
organ:
Tommy Eyre (track 3)
Jon Lord (track 4)
Alan Price (track 1)
guitar:
Ritchie Blackmore (track 4)
Jimmy Page (track 3)
bass:
Chris Stainton (track 3)
electric guitar:
Hilton Valentine (track 1)
keyboard:
Jon Lord (track 4)
12 string guitar:
Paul Stanley (KISS frontman) (track 12)
arranger:
Alan Price (track 1)
background vocals:
Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy, blues guitar) (track 2)
Madeline Bell (track 3)
Rosetta Hightower (track 3)
Sunny Weetman (track 3)
composer:
Tony Banks (track 7)
Phil Collins (of Genesis) (track 7)
Steve Hackett (track 7)
Geddy Lee (track 6)
Alex Lifeson (track 6)
Mike Rutherford (track 7)
Joe Satriani (track 9)
Paul Stanley (KISS frontman) (track 12)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 1)
Peter Gabriel (track 7)
engineer:
Eddie Kramer (track 12)
Andy Knight (UK engineer) (track 4)
guest vocals:
Phil Lynott (track 2)
instruments arranger:
Joe Satriani (track 9)
lead vocals:
Ian Gillan (track 4)
Eric Burdon (track 1)
Peter Criss (track 12)
lyricist:
Tony Banks (track 7)
Phil Collins (of Genesis) (track 7)
Steve Hackett (track 7)
Mike Rutherford (track 7)
Paul Stanley (KISS frontman) (track 12)
[traditional] (Special Purpose Artist) (track 1)
Peter Gabriel (track 7)
Neil Peart (track 6)
Peter Talbot (track 6)
mixer:
Tony Visconti (track 3)
performer:
Phil Lynott (track 2)
Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy, blues guitar) (track 2)
producer:
Terry Brown (Producer) (track 6)
Denny Cordell (track 3)
John Cuniberti (track 9)
Deep Purple (English rock band) (track 4)
Eddie Kramer (track 12)
Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy, blues guitar) (track 2)
Mickie Most (English record producer) (track 1)
Joe Satriani (track 9)
Chris Tsangarides (track 2)
remixer:
Nick Davis (Producer) (track 7)
writer:
Pedro Andreu (track 11)
Ritchie Blackmore (track 4)
Alan Boguslavsky (track 11)
Enrique Bunbury (track 11)
Joaquín Cardiel (track 11)
Ian Gillan (track 4)
Roger Glover (track 4)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 3)
Jon Lord (track 4)
Phil Lynott (track 2)
Paul McCartney (track 3)
Gary Moore (Thin Lizzy, blues guitar) (track 2)
Ian Paice (track 4)
Juan Valdivia (track 11)
phonographic copyright by:
HEC Enterprises Ltd. (1995) (track 4)
publisher:
B. Feldman & Co. (track 4)
EMI Music Publishing (do not use as a release label!) (track 4)
HEC Music (track 4)
Henrees Music co. (track 4)
大洋音楽 (track 12)
Northern Songs Ltd. (1967) (track 3)
recorded at:
Star Theatre in Nanuet, New York, United States (1976-09-13 – 1976-10-04) (track 12)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 122) (track 1)
arrangements:
The House of the Rising Sun (for choir and jazz trio, Chilcott) (track 1)
cover recording of:
House of the Rising Sun (1964-05-18) (track 1)
instrumental recording of:
I Believe (track 9)
is based on:
Bombay Calling (track 4)
later parody versions:
No House (track 1)
later translated parody versions:
哀しい女やね (track 12)
later translated versions:
Haus in Altona (track 1)
House of the Rising Sun (Cambodian Space Project version with Khmer lyrics) (track 1)
House of the Rising Sun (version japonaise) (track 1)
Jeder braucht einen Freund (With a Little Help From My Friends) (track 3)
Le Pénitencier (track 1)
later versions:
Closer to the Heart (Oompah version) (track 6)
House of the Risin' Sun (Bob Dylan's version) (track 1)
recording of:
Avalancha (track 11)
Child in Time (track 4)
Hard Luck Woman (track 12)
referred to in medleys:
All Together Now (medley) (track 3)

Release Group

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