Love Songs of the 70's [Sony]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
This 12-track, budget-priced sampler of 1970s pop ballads drawn from the vaults of Sony Music (and originally released on the Columbia, Cleveland International, Epic, Monument, Philadelphia International, and T-Neck labels) contains tracks that seem to turn up over and over on compilations: "The Air That I Breathe," by the Hollies; "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)," by Looking Glass; "Baby, Hold On," by Eddie Money. For the most part, it alternates white and black performers, following the Emotions with Kris Kristofferson, who is succeeded by Billy Paul, then Michael Murphey, and so on. Some of the R&B tracks did better in the R&B charts than in the pop charts (the...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
This 12-track, budget-priced sampler of 1970s pop ballads drawn from the vaults of Sony Music (and originally released on the Columbia, Cleveland International, Epic, Monument, Philadelphia International, and T-Neck labels) contains tracks that seem to turn up over and over on compilations: "The Air That I Breathe," by the Hollies; "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)," by Looking Glass; "Baby, Hold On," by Eddie Money. For the most part, it alternates white and black performers, following the Emotions with Kris Kristofferson, who is succeeded by Billy Paul, then Michael Murphey, and so on. Some of the R&B tracks did better in the R&B charts than in the pop charts (the Manhattans' "There's No Me Without You" missed the pop Top 40, but made the R&B Top Five), but there are also some chart-toppers (the Emotions' "Best of My Love," Paul's "Me and Mrs. Jones," "Brandy [You're a Fine Girl]"). Since the album was released by Sony's Special Products division, you are more likely to run across it in a rack near the cash register at your local drugstore than in a record store. There you will have to decide, on impulse, whether there are enough familiar songs to pick it up at the cheap price. That's up to you, really, but we will note that these are the original recordings, and they sound fine.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2001
  • Label: Sony Special Product
  • UPC: 079893104928
  • Catalog Number: 31049

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Best of My Love - The Emotions (3:42)
  2. 2 Loving Her Was Easier (Than Anything I'll Ever Do Again) - Kris Kristofferson (3:47)
  3. 3 Me and Mrs. Jones - Billy Paul (4:47)
  4. 4 Wildfire - Michael Murphy (4:48)
  5. 5 There's No Me Without You - The Manhattans (3:39)
  6. 6 The Air That I Breathe (4:12)
  7. 7 If You Don't Know Me by Now - Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes (3:27)
  8. 8 Two out of Three Ain't Bad - Meat Loaf (5:26)
  9. 9 For the Love of You, Pt. 1/Pt. 2 (5:39)
  10. 10 Baby I Need Your Loving (2:58)
  11. 11 Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) - Looking Glass (2:58)
  12. 12 Baby Hold On (3:30)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Isley Brothers Track Performer
Eddie Money Track Performer
Billy Paul Track Performer
The Hollies Track Performer
O.C. Smith Track Performer
Looking Glass Track Performer
Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes Track Performer
Michael Murphy Track Performer
Technical Credits
Kris Kristofferson Composer
Michael Martin Murphey Composer
Larry Cansler Composer
Ernie Isley Composer
Eddie Money Composer
Jim Steinman Composer
Chris Jasper Composer
Kenny Gamble Composer
Leon Huff Composer
Marvin Isley Composer
O'Kelly Isley Composer
Ronald Isley Composer
Rudolph Isley Composer
Leo Lyons Composer
Edward "Sonny" Bivins Composer
James Lyon Composer
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