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Review: Rock of Ages Original Broadway Cast Recording CD  

Monday, August 10, 2009

New Line Records just hammered the in-store release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of five-time Tony Award nominated "ROCK OF AGES." For those of you not in the know, Rock of Ages is the new Broadway musical starring American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis. Set in 1987 in a legendary Sunset Strip rock club, a small-town girl meets a big-city dreamer and they fall in love to the greatest metal songs of the 80's. The musical is an arena-rock love story told through the mind-blowing, face-melting hits of Journey, Bon Jovi, Styx, Reo Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Foreigner, Twisted Sister, Poison, Asia, Whitesnake and more.


Just Like Paradise / Nothin' But A Good Time
Sister Christian
We Built This City / Too Much Time On My Hands
I Wanna Rock
We're Not Gonna Take It
Heaven/More Than Words / To Be With You
Waiting For A Girl Like You
Wanted Dead Or Alive
I Want To Know What Love Is
Cum On Feel The Noize / We're Not Gonna Take It (Reprise)
Harden My Heart / Shadows Of The Night
Here I Go Again
The Final Countdown
Any Way You Want It / I Wanna Rock (Reprise)
High Enough
I Hate Myself For Loving You / Heat Of The Moment
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Can't Fight This Feeling
Every Rose Has Its Thorn
Oh Sherrie
The Search Is Over
Don't Stop Believin

Buy the CD here.

Check out the Making of Soundtrack video here.

My thoughts:

Man! Did these songs take me back! I was just a kid when alot of these songs were playing on the radio, but I can remember my mom listening to this music. I was excited to listen to the CD, and since I've gotten it for review, I've driven my kids crazy more than once with it! I especially love Track #16, which is "I Hate Myself for Loving You"/"Heat of the Moment" - those two songs right there! All I can say is yup... that's good stuff!

This is a great remake of the original songs and I'm sure you'll catch me rocking out to this on occasion! If I ever catch the play coming to Baltimore, I might even try to check it out!

Thanks to One 2 One Network for providing this CD for me to review!

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