Survivor: Dave Bickler, Jimi Jamison (vocals); Jim Peterik (guitar, keyboards); Frankie Sullivan (guitar); Stephan Ellis (bass guitar); Marc Droubay (drums).
Two years after 2004's excellent Ultimate Survivor anthology, The Best of Survivor doesn't necessarily come close to besting its predecessor, but it does a good job of trimming away the fat and delivering only their biggest chart hits. Both of their contributions from the excellent series of Rocky movies -- "Eye of the Tiger" and the lesser-known but equally rousing "Burning Heart" -- are here, as well as their adult contemporary power ballads "High on You," "The Search Is Over," and "Is This Love." This may not be the definitive survey of the band's career, but those looking for just the hits will be spoiled by the delights found in this compilation. ~ Rob Theakston