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30 Stars of Classic Rock [U.S.]

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The U.S. version of Sony's 30 Stars of Classic Rock begins appropriately with one of the genre's most enduring radio hits, Kansas' "Carry on My Wayward Son." What follows is a well-paced, "Free Bird"-less, classic rock radio-honed set of mostly hard rock hits from the '70s and early '80s, with highlights arriving via Blue Öyster Cult ("[Don't Fear] The Reaper"), the Hollies ("Long Cool Woman [In a Black Dress]"), Boston ("More Than a Feeling"), Judas Priest ("You've Got Another Thing Comin'"), and Mott the Hoople ("All the Young Dudes").

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