Casey Kasem Presents: America's Top Ten - The 70's Classic Rock's Greatest Hits

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All Music Guide - Campbell
This is an average collection of classic rock radio hits from the '70s. The only difference between this and a host of similar classic rock compilations is Casey Kasem's name attached to it. Among the 20 tracks are "Smoke on the Water," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Come Sail Away," and "Sweet Home Alabama." While most of these songs fit the "classic rock" scheme, "Brandy You're a Fine Girl," "Nights in White Satin," and "Cover of the Rolling Stone" may be a bit of a stretch.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Campbell
This is an average collection of classic rock radio hits from the '70s. The only difference between this and a host of similar classic rock compilations is Casey Kasem's name attached to it. Among the 20 tracks are "Smoke on the Water," "Fly Like an Eagle," "Come Sail Away," and "Sweet Home Alabama." While most of these songs fit the "classic rock" scheme, "Brandy You're a Fine Girl," "Nights in White Satin," and "Cover of the Rolling Stone" may be a bit of a stretch.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/20/2003
  • Label: Top Sail Productions
  • UPC: 805667189620
  • Catalog Number: 71896
  • Sales rank: 52,068

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 More Than a Feeling - Boston (4:45)
  2. 2 Can't Get Enough - Bad Company (4:15)
  3. 3 All Right Now - Free (3:34)
  4. 4 Black Magic Woman - Santana (3:15)
  5. 5 Fly Like an Eagle - Steve Miller Band (3:02)
  6. 6 Come Sail Away - Styx (6:04)
  7. 7 We're an American Band - Grand Funk (3:27)
  8. 8 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple (3:51)
  9. 9 Dust in the Wind - Kansas (3:26)
  10. 10 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass (3:05)
  11. 11 Hold Your Head Up High - Argent (3:18)
  12. 12 Double Vision - Foreigner (3:43)
  13. 13 Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers Band (4:58)
  14. 14 Smokin' in the Boys' Room (2:58)
  15. 15 Nights in White Satin (4:25)
  16. 16 Hold the Line - Toto (3:57)
  17. 17 Cover of the Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show (2:54)
  18. 18 Don't Bring Me Down - Electric Light Orchestra (4:03)
  19. 19 Love Hurts - Nazareth (3:03)
  20. 20 Sweet Home Alabama (4:43)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Shel Silverstein Composer
Dickey Betts Composer
Dennis DeYoung Composer
Doug Haverty Art Direction
Chuck Gullo Executive Producer
Alan Di Perna Liner Notes
Silverstein Composer
Tom Scholz Composer
Michael Roda Composer
Johnnie Dee Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fine collection of 70s radio rock

    This generous collection (clocking in at a disc-stuffing 76:55) is filled with the radio candy that kept ears glued to the dial throughout the 70s. It may very well represent the last great gasp of top-40 radio, wherein the experimental sounds of 60s FM progressive rock were strained through the pop sensibilities of the AM hit single machine. These twenty selections focus on the rock hits of the 70s, eschewing other movements like disco, teen pop, and singer/songwriters (some of which are covered on other volumes of this series). ¶ From Boston’s intricately layered "More Than a Feeling" to Lynyrd Skynyrd’s anthemic "Sweet Home Alabama," the electric guitar was rock radio’s focal point, with outsized riffs (courtesy of Mick Ralphs, Paul Kossoff, Steve Miller, Carlos Santana, and Duane Allman, among others) topped by swaggering vocals from the likes of Paul Rodgers (Bad Company and Free) and Lou Gramm (Foreigner). The result filled arenas and summer days-on-the-green around the world. ¶ Even acoustic numbers like Kansas’ "Dust in the Wind" and novelties like Brownsville Station’s "Smokin’ in the Boys Room" resound with the era’s allegiance to the overboard. Covers by Santana ("Black Magic Woman," originally waxed by Fleetwood Mac) and Nazareth ("Love Hurts," originally a hit for the Everly Brothers) became amped-up icons that buried the earlier incarnations for many listeners. ¶ Though twenty tracks barely scratches the surface -- even in this relatively narrow swath of 70s hit music -- this is a solid hour-plus of party music that’s sure to revive a few memories. It’s like listening to your favorite Classic Rock station without the commercials!

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