NOW That's What I Call Rock Anthems (4CD)


Release date: 31 May, 2024

CD Album

Introducing the ultimate Rock and Power Ballads collection - NOW That’s What I Call Rock Anthems – Out 31st May!

Get ready to crank up the volume and let the music take you on a journey through 79 epic hits, spread across 4 CDs.

CD1 kicks off with Queen's outstanding ‘Don't Stop Me Now’, followed by Def Leppard's anthemic ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me’ and Meat Loaf's classic ‘Bat Out of Hell’. Bon Jovi's ‘Livin' On A Prayer’ and Survivor's powerhouse #1 ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ keep the adrenaline pumping, leading into another #1 from Europe with ‘The Final Countdown’. Still sounding fresh today, RUN DMC’s collaboration with Aerosmith - ‘Walk This Way’ and Billy Joel’s ‘We Didn’t Start The Fire’ are featured alongside an amazing run of ‘80s hits from Rock giants, including Iron Maiden, Motörhead, Pretenders, Cher, ZZ Top and Pat Benatar, plus another hit collaboration between Gary Moore and Phil Lynott. The disc draws to a close with The Waterboys’ contemporary classic ‘The Whole Of The Moon’, and ‘Wonderous Stories’ from Yes.

CD2 opens with a stellar run of defining classics of the genre, beginning with the iconic ‘Born To Run’ from Bruce Springsteen and followed by Paul McCartney & Wings' explosive ‘Live And Let Die’, The Who's timeless ‘Baba O’Riley’ and one of Elton John's signature songs ‘The Bitch Is Back’, and continues with ‘70s Rock including smashes from Status Quo, Golden Earring, Rainbow, Joe Walsh and Gerry Rafferty, along with the majestic ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’ from Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Thin Lizzy's anthemic ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’. Patti Smith, Free, Santana and Lynyrd Skynyrd are all up next before the disc closes with two superb vocal performances from Joe Cocker on ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ and Rod Stewart feat. Python Lee Jackson on ‘In A Broken Dream’.

Electric Light Orchestra's peerless ‘Mr. Blue Sky’ kicks things off on CD3, followed by one of Rock’s most enduring hits ‘Don't Stop Believin'’ from Journey. Boston's ‘More Than A Feeling’, leads the way to more classic Rock from Kansas, Blue Öyster Cult, Don McLean, Sweet, and Alice Cooper's ‘School's Out’. Lenny Kravitz scored a huge hit in the ‘90s with ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’, and that features ahead of New Wave/Rock fusions from Blondie with ‘One Way Or Another’, R.E.M.'s ‘The One I Love’, Daryl Hall & John Oates’ ‘Out Of Touch’ plus Rick Springfield, REO Speedwagon, Belinda Carlisle and Kim Carnes, before 4 Non Blondes’ anthem ‘What’s Up?’ and the disc’s closing track - the stunning ‘Fix You’ from Coldplay.

CD4 delivers the ultimate collection of Rock Ballads and Power Anthems – the epic Rock-opera of Meat Loaf's ‘I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)’ opens the disc, and usher’s in a run of stunning songs from legendary artists including Toto, Marillion, Alannah Myles, Richard Marx, and The Cars with ‘Drive’, along with unforgettable #1s from Chicago with ‘If You Leave Me Now’, 10cc’s ‘I’m Not In Love’, Foreigner with ‘I Want To Know What Love Is’ and ‘Every Breath You Take’ from The Police. The phenomenal collaboration between Patty Smyth and Don Henley leads into beautiful ballads from the Scorpions and Roxy Music before the massive #1 ‘The Power Of Love’ from Jennifer Rush provides the perfect finale to this epic selection of tracks.

NOW That’s What I Call Rock Anthems - Out May 31st