Billboard Top Soft Rock Hits: 1970

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Billboard: Top Soft Rock Hits illustrates that the pop mainstream wasn't necessarily affected by the musical upheavals in rock & roll during the late '60s and early '70s, but did freely adopt its production techniques. Although Engelbert Humperdinck "My Marie", Andy Williams and Perry Como all are devoted to the pre-rock & roll era, the light acoustic guitars, rolling beats and layered production of other tracks are clearly in debt to folk-rock and pop-rock, and similarly, Bread, Glen Campbell and Dionne Warwick -- all of whom have stronger rock roots -- capture the light, melodic side of rock with their sweet melodies and mellow productions. Of course, ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Billboard: Top Soft Rock Hits illustrates that the pop mainstream wasn't necessarily affected by the musical upheavals in rock & roll during the late '60s and early '70s, but did freely adopt its production techniques. Although Engelbert Humperdinck "My Marie", Andy Williams and Perry Como all are devoted to the pre-rock & roll era, the light acoustic guitars, rolling beats and layered production of other tracks are clearly in debt to folk-rock and pop-rock, and similarly, Bread, Glen Campbell and Dionne Warwick -- all of whom have stronger rock roots -- capture the light, melodic side of rock with their sweet melodies and mellow productions. Of course, Billboard: Top Soft Rock Hits isn't meant as a definitive overview, but it remains an enjoyable sampler, even if the songs on 1970 rely too much on easy listening and not enough on pop
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/15/1997
  • Label: Rhino
  • UPC: 081227273620
  • Catalog Number: 72736

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 It's Only Make Believe - Glen Campbell (2:27)
  2. 2 My Marie - Engelbert Humperdinck (3:08)
  3. 3 It Don't Matter to Me - Bread (2:51)
  4. 4 I'll Never Fall in Love Again - Dionne Warwick (3:04)
  5. 5 Without Love (There Is Nothing) - Tom Jones (3:46)
  6. 6 I Just Can't Help Believin' - B.J. Thomas (2:58)
  7. 7 One Day of Your Life - Andy Williams (2:27)
  8. 8 For the Love of Him - Bobbi Martin (2:38)
  9. 9 It's Impossible - Perry Como (3:17)
  10. 10 Airport Love Theme (Gwen and Vern) - Vincent Bell (3:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Glen Campbell Track Performer
Perry Como Track Performer
Dionne Warwick Track Performer
Andy Williams Track Performer
Bread Track Performer
Tom Jones Track Performer
Vincent Bell Track Performer
B.J. Thomas Track Performer
Bobbi Martin Track Performer
Technical Credits
Ivory Joe Hunter Composer
Lonnie Donegan Composer
Carolyn Franklin Composer
Armando Manzanero Composer
Jim Currie Composer
Sid Wayne Composer
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