Stairway to Heaven/Highway to Hell

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Make a Difference Foundation: Stairway To Heaven/Highway To Hell
Live album by Various artists
ReleasedNovember 1989
Recorded1989
GenreHeavy metal, hard rock
Length45:52
LabelMercury
ProducerBruce Fairbairn
 
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Make a Difference Foundation: Stairway To Heaven/Highway To Hell
Live album by Various artists
ReleasedNovember 1989
Recorded1989
GenreHeavy metal, hard rock
Length45:52
LabelMercury
ProducerBruce Fairbairn
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Stairway to Heaven/Highway to Hell was a 1989 compilation album featuring bands that performed at the Moscow Music Peace Festival. It was released by the Make a Difference Foundation. Each song is a cover of a famous solo artist or rock band who had suffered a drug- or alcohol-related death. The liner notes include an extensive dedication list of such artists. The album closes with a few collaborative efforts including a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Moby Dick" and a live medley of songs from Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin.

The album title is a reference to the songs "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin and "Highway to Hell" by AC/DC. Although neither track appears on the album, both Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham and AC/DC singer Bon Scott had alcohol-related deaths in 1980.

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Original artistLength
1."My Generation" (Gorky Park)Pete TownshendThe Who4:46
2."Holidays in the Sun" (Skid Row)Paul Cook, Steve Jones, Glen Matlock, Johnny RottenSex Pistols3:35
3."I Can't Explain" (Scorpions)TownshendThe Who3:21
4."Purple Haze" (Ozzy Osbourne)Jimi HendrixThe Jimi Hendrix Experience4:21
5."Teaser" (Mötley Crüe)Tommy Bolin, Jeff CookTommy Bolin5:18
6."The Boys Are Back in Town" (Bon Jovi)Phil LynottThin Lizzy4:03
7."Move Over" (Cinderella)Janis JoplinJanis Joplin3:24
8."Moby Dick" (Drum Madness)John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy PageLed Zeppelin5:54
9."Hound Dog"  Jerry Leiber, Mike StollerBig Mama Thornton3:19
10."Long Tall Sally/Blue Suede Shoes"  Robert "Bumps" Blackwell, Enotris Johnson, Richard Penniman/Carl PerkinsLittle Richard/Carl Perkins3:02
11."Rock & Roll"  Bonham, J.P. Jones, Page, Robert PlantLed Zeppelin4:49
Total length:
45:52