Contains 2 new tracks.
REO Speedwagon includes: Kevin Cronin (vocals, acoustic guitar); Dave Amato (electric guitar, background vocals); Neal Doughty (keyboards); Bruce Hall (bass); Bryan Hitt (drums).
Producers include: Kevin Cronin, Jim Peterik, Greg Ladanyi, Gary Richrath, Keith Olsen.
Compilation producer: Al Quaglieri.
Engineers include: Noel Golden, Eddie Delena.
Includes liner notes by Kevin Cronin.
Digitally remastered by Vic Anesini (Sony Music Studios, New York, New York).
THE BALLADS is a collection of songs that show off the softer side of REO Speedwagon, a band that was a dominant force on rock and adult contemporary radio throughout the '70s and '80s. Speedwagon took the rock ballad to a new level, and this disc is one that fans of the genre will greet with open arms.
"Just for You" is one of two songs in the collection that were recorded in 1998. Co-written by Jim Peterik of Survivor fame, the emotional tune continues the strong tradition of REO ballads. "Time for Me to Fly," a classic from 1977, almost never made it to record but remains one of the group's most enduring songs. Mandatory inclusions such as "Keep on Loving You" and "Can't Fight This Feeling" show the group at its creative and commercial peak. "In My Dreams," from 1986's LIFE AS WE KNOW IT, is a beautiful and underrated composition. "After Tonight" is a tender acoustic number from the 1996 Castle release BUILDING THE BRIDGE. Through the classic and current lineup of the group, Kevin Cronin's powerful vocals have been a mainstay--just one of the many reasons to check out THE BALLADS.
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