Various Artists - Hard And Heavy Review

Various Artists - Hard And Heavy
Various Artists - Hard And Heavy. Time Life

For over 40 years Time Life has been releasing music collections in many different genres of music. Their latest is a bonanza for hard rock and hair metal fans. Hard And Heavy is 152 songs on 9 CDs, plus two bonus DVDs.

Hard And Heavy is a massive collection of songs from the '70s and '80s. It includes classic rock artists like Foreigner and Bad Company, pop artists like Pat Benatar and Billy Idol, hair bands such as Winger, Warrant, Skid Row and Poison along with more traditional metal bands such as Judas Priest, Motorhead, Megadeth and Queensryche.

Bret Michaels from Poison hosts the infomercial for this set, and one of the DVDs is a behind the scenes look at the taping along with four live songs. The other DVD is History Of Rock And Roll, two hours of performances and interviews from legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. The whole set comes in a nice metal box designed to look like a road case.

Hard And Heavy will set you back about $120, but there's a ton of material included. It's a diverse and wide spanning collection of rock, classic rock and metal.

Here's a track listing of all 9 CDs:

Lay It Down

Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy - Bad Company
Hot Blooded - Foreigner
Eighteen - Alice Cooper
Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
Smokin' in the Boy's Room - Brownsville Station
Burnin' for You - Blue Oyster Cult
Working for the Weekend - Loverboy
When the Children Cry - White Lion
I Remember You - Skid Row
Just Like Paradise - David Lee Roth
Lay It Down - Ratt
Fly High Michelle - Enuff Z'Nuff
Alone Again - Dokken
Holy Diver - Dio
I Wanna Rock Twisted Sister
School's Out Alice Cooper
High Enough - Damn Yankees
New Girl Now - Honeymoon Suite


Nothin' But A Good Time

Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood & the Destroyers
The Stroke - Billy Squier
Woman from Tokyo - Deep Purple
Fly to the Angels - Slaughter
Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
To Hell with the Devil - Stryper
Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
She's a Beauty - The Tubes
Heartbreaker - Pat Benatar
Silent Lucidity - Queensryche
Rock Me - Great White
Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
Peace Sells - Megadeth
Never - Heart
Edge of a Broken Heart - Vixen
New World Man - Rush
Nothin' but a Good Time - Poison
Mama Weer All Crazee Now - Quiet Riot


Bang Your Head

Magic Man - Heart
Don't Look Back - Boston
Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent
Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult
Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
Mississippi - Mountain
Lay It on the Line - Triumph
Fantasy - Alda Nova
Bang Your Head (Metal Health) - Quiet Riot
Surrender - Cheap Trick
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Turn Me Loose - Loverboy
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
Poison - Alice Cooper
Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford
Down Boys - Warrant
Price of Love - Bad English
The Final Countdown - Europe


Rock You Like A Hurricane

Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Bachman-Turner Overdrive
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
We're Ready - Boston
(Can't Live Without Your) Love and Affection - Nelson
Rock and Roll All Nite - Kiss
Love Song - Tesla
Caught Up In You - .38 Special
I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar
Don't Tell Me You Love Me - Night Ranger
Nobody's Fool - Cinderella
Still of the Night - Whitesnake
Never Enough - L.A. Guns
Among the Living - Anthrax
Everything About You - Ugly Kid Joe
Fly by Night - Rush
Call to the Heart - Giuffria
Bad, Bad Boy - Nazareth


Shout It Out Loud

Heading Out to the Highway - Judas Priest
Barracuda - Heart
More Than a Feeling - Boston
(Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
Take It on the Run - REO Speedwagon
Unskinny Bop - Poison
Rock the Night - Europe
Shout It Out Loud - Kiss
All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
Dream Police - Cheap Trick
(You Can Still) Rock in America - Night Ranger
Feel It Again - Honeymoon Suite
House of Fire - Alice Cooper
Jet City Woman - Queensryche
Promises in the Dark - Pat Benatar
Hush - Deep Purple
Bang Bang - Danger Danger
Lovin' Every Minute of It - Loverboy


Talk Dirty To Me

(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party!) - Beastie Boys
Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
The Warrior - Scandal
Tall Cool One - Robert Plant
Headed for a Heartbreak - Winger Wait - White Lion
Give to Live - Sammy Hagar
Everybody Wants You - Billy Squier
Sister Christian - Night Ranger
Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
Round and Round - Ratt
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest
We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
Ace of Spades - Motorhead
Twilight Zone - Golden Earring
Once Bitten Twice Shy - Great White
Radioactive - The Firm


Up All Night

There's Only One Way to Rock - Sammy Hagar
Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
Seventeen - Winger
Cult of Personality - Living Colour
Yankee Rose - David Lee Roth
No One Like You - The Scorpions
Cum On Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
18 and Life - Skid Row
Don't Close Your Eyes - Kix
Shake Me - Cinderella
Smooth Up in Ya - Bulletboys
Midnite Maniac - Krokus
House of Pain - Faster Pussycat
Cherry Pie - Warrant
Turn Up the Radio - Autograph
Summertime Girls - Y & T
Juke Box Hero - Foreigner
Up All Night - Slaughter


Power Ballads (2 CDs)

Harden My Heart - Quarterflash
Wind of Change - Scorpions
Lady - Styx
Amanda - Boston
I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf
Forever - Kiss
Don't Know What You Got (Till It's Gone) - Cinderella
Love Hurts - Nazareth
Is This Love - Whitesnake
More Than Words - Extreme
Sentimental Street - Night Ranger
More Than Words Can Say - Alias
Alone - Heart
When I See You Smile - Bad English
The Flame - Cheap Trick
Every Rose Has Its Thorn - Poison
Dust in the Wind - Kansas
Heaven - Warrant
When I'm with You - Sheriff
The Search Is Over - Survivor
Carrie - Europe
Heaven in Your Eyes - Loverboy
How Can I Refuse - Heart
Love of a Lifetime - Firehouse
What Does It Take - Honeymoon Suite
To Be with You - Mr. Big