Annotation

The cover and side of the album disagree on the title (and spacing):
- Cover: Best Alternative Ballads-Ever
- Side: The Best Alternative Ballads - Ever

Annotation last modified on 2012-10-17 19:25 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 All Apologies
Nirvana 3:49
2 Don't Follow
Alice in Chains 4 4:21
3 Perfect Blue Buildings
Counting Crows 4:58
4 Have You Ever Seen the Rain
Spin Doctors 2:33
5 ... Cry Myself Blind
Primal Scream 4:26
6 Black No 1
Type O Negative 4.35 4:35
7 Black Hole Sun
Soundgarden 5:18
8 I'm Easy
Faith No More 3:04
9 Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm
Crash Test Dummies 3.65 3:58
10 Fuzzy
Grant Lee Buffalo 4:57
11 Zombie
The Cranberries 4 4:10
12 Creep
Radiohead 3:53
13 Under the Bridge
Red Hot Chili Peppers 4.6 4:24
14 Cats in the Cradle
Ugly Kid Joe 4.4 4:01
15 Creep
Stone Temple Pilots 5:31
16 Homesick
Soul Asylum 3:32
17 Something in the Way
Nirvana 5 3:49

Credits

CD 1

bass guitar:
Cordell Crockett (track 14)
membranophone:
Mark Davis (US drummer for Ugly Kid Joe) (track 14)
Chad Smith (drummer from Red Hot Chili Peppers) (track 13)
guitar:
Klaus Eichstadt (track 14)
Dave Fortman (track 14)
John Frusciante (track 13)
bass:
Flea (US bassist) (track 13)
additional recording engineer:
David Vartanian (track 9)
background vocals:
Jennifer Barry (track 14)
composer:
Christopher J Cornell (Soundgarden lead singer) (track 7)
Flea (US bassist) (track 13)
John Frusciante (track 13)
Colin Greenwood (track 12)
Jonny Greenwood (track 12)
Albert Hammond (track 12)
Mike Hazlewood (track 12)
Ed O’Brien (track 12)
Dolores O’Riordan (track 11)
Dave Pirner (track 16)
Brad Roberts (of Crash Test Dummies) (track 9)
Philip Selway (track 12)
Chad Smith (drummer from Red Hot Chili Peppers) (track 13)
Thom Yorke (track 12)
Jerry Cantrell (track 2)
Kurt Cobain (tracks 1, 17)
Robert DeLeo (track 15)
Lionel Richie (track 8)
Peter Steele (singer, bassist and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative) (tracks 6, 6)
engineer:
Mark Dodson (UK producer) (track 14)
Randy Long (track 14)
Brendan O’Brien (engineer) (track 13)
guest choir vocals:
Gail Frusciante (track 13)
lead vocals:
Whitfield Crane (track 14)
Anthony Kiedis (track 13)
lyricist:
Christopher J Cornell (Soundgarden lead singer) (track 7)
Dolores O’Riordan (track 11)
Dave Pirner (track 16)
Brad Roberts (of Crash Test Dummies) (track 9)
Thom Yorke (track 12)
Jerry Cantrell (track 2)
Kurt Cobain (tracks 1, 17)
Robert DeLeo (track 15)
Anthony Kiedis (track 13)
Lionel Richie (track 8)
Peter Steele (singer, bassist and composer for the gothic metal band Type O Negative) (tracks 6, 6)
Scott Weiland (track 15)
mixer:
Mark Dodson (UK producer) (track 14)
Randy Long (track 14)
Toby Wright (producer & engineer) (track 2)
producer:
Crash Test Dummies (track 9)
Jerry Harrison (track 9)
Rick Rubin (track 13)
Stephen Street (track 11)
Mark Dodson (UK producer) (track 14)
writer:
Harry F Chapin (track 14)
phonographic copyright by:
Warner Bros. Records Inc. (not for release label use, company behind the “WB Records” imprint) (1991) (track 13)
BMG Music Canada Inc. (1993) (track 9)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1994) (track 2)
publisher:
PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (renamed as Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. since ca. 1998 or thereafter) ( – ????) (track 9)
Story Songs, Ltd (track 14)
The End of Music (track 1)
Universal PolyGram International Publishing, Inc. (existed only since ca. 1998) (track 9)
Warner/Chappell North America Limited (formerly incorporated as Marmalade Music Ltd., from 1968/09/19–1999/11/09) (track 14)
The End of Music (1991) (track 17)
Virgin Songs Inc. (1991) (track 17)
edit of:
remasters:
Something in the Way / Endless, Nameless (20th anniversary remaster) by Nirvana (track 17)
sampled by:
ON the bridge by K.Flay (track 13)
Way by D.B. (track 17)
Ya lo creo by ToteKing (track 9)
part of:
Indie 88: Top 500 Indie Rock Songs (number: 33) (track 13)
cover recording of:
Easy (track 8)
Cat’s in the Cradle (1992) (track 14)
is the basis for:
Stop (track 8)
later parody versions:
All ApologetiX (track 1)
Bedrock Anthem (track 13)
Easter (track 8)
God's Own Son (track 7)
Headline News (track 9)
Neets (track 12)
Under the Breath (track 13)
Under the Bridge (Literal Video Version) (track 13)
later translated parody versions:
Humppa (track 11)
later translated versions:
CREEP (Japanese translation of the Radiohead song) (track 12)
Easy (track 8)
Lurch (track 12)
later versions:
Ich bin ein Nichts (track 12)
partial recording of:
recording of:
All Apologies (track 1)
Black Hole Sun (track 7)
Creep (track 15)
Creep (Radiohead) (track 12)
Don't Follow (track 2)
Homesick (track 16)
Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm (track 9)
Under the Bridge (track 13)
Zombie (track 11)
referred to in medleys: