Singers & Songwriters [Time-Life Box Set]

Singers & Songwriters [Time-Life Box Set]


At 150 tracks spread over 11 discs, this Time Life set is certainly expansive in its archival salute to singer/songwriters -- from Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billy Joe" to Peter Frampton's "Baby, I Love Your Way," and touching base with the likes of Marvin Gaye, See more details below


At 150 tracks spread over 11 discs, this Time Life set is certainly expansive in its archival salute to singer/songwriters -- from Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billy Joe" to Peter Frampton's "Baby, I Love Your Way," and touching base with the likes of Marvin Gaye, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Janis Ian, Gordon Lightfoot, Van Morrison, and countless others along the way, it pretty much circles the wagons around the modern singer/songwriter era. The songwriter isn't always the singer here, though, which leads to the inclusion of things like Joan Baez singing Robbie Robertson's "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and Roberta Flack singing Ewan MacColl's "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face," which -- definitive as these versions may or may not be -- raises the question of whether everything ever recorded could well have fit here under that kind of umbrella, since every song ever sung was written by somebody somewhere. That said, there are plenty of appropriate gems here, and like all Time Life collections, it's well assembled and features very good sound.

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Product Details

Release Date:
Time Life Records


Disc 1

  1. Maggie May  - Rod Stewart
  2. It's Too Late  - Carole King
  3. Me and Bobby McGee  - Janis Joplin
  4. What's Going On  - Marvin Gaye
  5. Wild World  -  Yusuf (Cat Stevens)
  6. Ain't No Sunshine  - Bill Withers
  7. Mr. Bojangles  -  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  8. Woodstock  -  Matthews Southern Comfort
  9. Uncle John's Band  -  Grateful Dead
  10. Here Comes the Sun  - Richie Havens
  11. Love the One You're With  - Steve Stills
  12. Sunshine  - Jonathan Edwards

Disc 2

  1. Take Me Home, Country Roads  - John Denver
  2. Fire and Rain  - James Taylor
  3. Gypsy Woman  - Brian Hyland
  4. Peace Train  -  Yusuf (Cat Stevens)
  5. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother  -  Hollies
  6. That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be  - Carly Simon
  7. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)  - Marvin Gaye
  8. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down  - Joan Baez
  9. If  -  Bread
  10. Lay Down (Candles In the Rain)  -  Edwin Hawkins Singers
  11. Jealous Guy  -  Plastic Ono Band
  12. Only You Know and I Know  - Dave Mason

Disc 3

  1. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face  - Roberta Flack
  2. I Can See Clearly Now  - Johnny Nash
  3. American Pie  - Don McLean
  4. I Got a Name  - Jim Croce
  5. Lean On Me  - Bill Withers
  6. You're So Vain  - Carly Simon
  7. A Horse With No Name  -  America
  8. Nights In White Satin  -  Moody Blues
  9. Hello It's Me  - Todd Rundgren
  10. Summer Breeze  -  Seals & Crofts
  11. Rocky Mountain High  - John Denver
  12. City of New Orleans  - Arlo Guthrie

Disc 4

  1. My Love  - Paul McCartney
  2. Time In a Bottle  - Jim Croce
  3. Kodachrome  - Paul Simon
  4. Daniel  - Elton John
  5. Danny's Song  - Anne Murray
  6. Without You  - Harry Nilsson
  7. Just You 'N' Me  -  Chicago
  8. Morning Has Broken  -  Yusuf (Cat Stevens)
  9. All I Know  - Art Garfunkel
  10. Sweet Seasons  - Carole King
  11. Guitar Man  -  Bread
  12. Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight  - James Taylor

Disc 5

  1. Annie's Song  - John Denver
  2. Black Water  -  Doobie Brothers
  3. Cat's In the Cradle  - Harry Chapin
  4. Haven't Got Time For the Pain  - Carly Simon
  5. I Shot the Sheriff  - Eric Clapton
  6. Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me  - Elton John
  7. Sister Golden Hair  -  America
  8. Mexico  - James Taylor
  9. You're No Good  - Linda Ronstadt
  10. I Can Help  - Billy Swan
  11. Please Come To Boston  - Dave Loggins
  12. Miracles  -  Jefferson Starship

Disc 6

  1. Wildfire  - Michael Murphey
  2. At Seventeen  - Janis Ian
  3. You Are So Beautiful  - Joe Cocker
  4. The Air That I Breathe  -  Hollies
  5. You Won't See Me  - Anne Murray
  6. I'll Have To Say I Love You In a Song  - Jim Croce
  7. Sunshine On My Shoulders  - John Denver
  8. Jazzman  - Carole King
  9. How Long  -  Ace
  10. Poetry Man  - Phoebe Snow
  11. Midnight Blue  - Melissa Manchester
  12. Third Rate Romance  -  Amazing Rhythm Aces

Disc 7

  1. Still the One  -  Orleans
  2. Hello Old Friend  - Eric Clapton
  3. Southern Nights  - Glen Campbell
  4. If You Leave Me Now  -  Chicago
  5. Sara Smile  -  Daryl Hall & John Oates
  6. Blue Bayou  - Linda Ronstadt
  7. You Are the Woman  -  Firefall
  8. Welcome Back  - John Sebastian
  9. I'd Really Love To See You Tonight  - England Dan
  10. Don't Go Breaking My Heart  - Kiki Dee
  11. Get Closer  -  Seals & Crofts
  12. Dream Weaver  - Gary Wright

Disc 8

  1. Say You Love Me  -  Fleetwood Mac
  2. Year of the Cat  -  Stewart
  3. On and On  - Stephen Bishop
  4. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher  - Rita Coolidge
  5. Lonely Boy  - Andrew Gold
  6. We Just Disagree  - Dave Mason
  7. Fooled Around and Fell In Love  - Elvin Bishop
  8. Tracks of My Tears  - Linda Ronstadt
  9. Right Time of the Night  - Jennifer Warnes
  10. I'm In You  - Peter Frampton
  11. All By Myself  - Eric Carmen
  12. Lost Without Your Love  -  Bread

Disc 9

  1. For What It's Worth  -  Buffalo Springfield
  2. Sundown  - Gordon Lightfoot
  3. Everybody's Talkin'  - Harry Nilsson
  4. Your Mama Don't Dance  -  Loggins & Messina
  5. Your Song  - Elton John
  6. Still Crazy After All These Years  - Paul Simon
  7. Lowdown  - Boz Scaggs
  8. Still  -  Commodores
  9. Brown Eyed Girl  - Van Morrison
  10. Anticipation  - Carly Simon
  11. Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright)  - Rod Stewart
  12. So Far Away  - Carole King
  13. Abraham, Martin and John  -  Dion
  14. Leaving On a Jet Plane  -  Peter, Paul and Mary
  15. Both Sides Now  - Judy Collins
  16. (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay  - Otis Redding
  17. If You Could Read My Mind  - Gordon Lightfoot
  18. Everything I Own  -  Bread
  19. I'm Sorry  - John Denver
  20. Leader of the Band  - Dan Fogelberg

Disc 10

  1. Longer  - Dan Fogelberg
  2. Mr. Tambourine Man  -  Byrds
  3. Lotta Love  - Nicolette Larson
  4. My Maria  - B.W. Stevenson
  5. Amie  -  Pure Prairie League
  6. Sunshine Superman  -  Donovan
  7. I Need You  -  America
  8. Do You Believe In Magic  -  Lovin' Spoonful
  9. Rich Girl  -  Daryl Hall & John Oates
  10. Get Together  -  Youngbloods
  11. Make It With You  -  Bread
  12. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue  - Bob Dylan
  13. Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season)  -  Byrds
  14. The Weight  -  Band
  15. Mellow Yellow  -  Donovan
  16. Whenever I Call You "Friend"  - Kenny Loggins
  17. San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Flowers In Your Hair)  - Scott McKenzie

Disc 11

  1. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown  - Jim Croce
  2. Diamond Girl  -  Seals & Crofts
  3. Rocket Man  - Elton John
  4. You Wear It Well  - Rod Stewart
  5. Stuck In the Middle With You  -  Stealers Wheel
  6. Garden Party  -  Rick Nelson & the Stone Canyon Band
  7. California Dreamin'  -  Mamas & the Papas
  8. Ventura Highway  -  America
  9. Ode To Billie Joe  - Bobbie Gentry
  10. Drift Away  - Dobie Gray
  11. Operator (That's Not The Way It Feels)  - Jim Croce
  12. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road  - Elton John
  13. Monday, Monday  -  Mamas & the Papas
  14. (Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song  - B.J. Thomas
  15. Eve of Destruction  - Barry McGuire
  16. Society's Child (Baby I've Been Thinking)  - Janis Ian
  17. Baby, I Love Your Way  - Peter Frampton

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Ewan MacColl   Composer
Sergey Rachmaninov   Composer
Kris Kristofferson   Composer
B.W. Stevenson   Composer
Gordon Lightfoot   Composer
Pete Seeger   Composer
P.F. Sloan   Composer
Larry Cansler   Composer
Bob Marley   Composer
Marty Balin   Composer
Elvin Bishop   Composer
Stephen Bishop   Composer
Eric Carmen   Composer
Paul Carrack   Composer
Harry Chapin   Composer
Jim Croce   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
John Denver   Composer
Bob Dylan   Composer
Dan Fogelberg   Composer
Peter Frampton   Composer
Jerry Garcia   Composer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
George Harrison   Composer
Janis Ian   Composer
Elton John   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Dave Loggins   Composer
Kenny Loggins   Composer
Melissa Manchester   Composer
Dave Mason   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Paul McCartney   Composer
Don McLean   Composer
Jim Messina   Composer
Joni Mitchell   Composer
Roy Orbison   Composer
Billy Preston   Composer
Gerry Rafferty   Composer
Otis Redding   Composer
Lionel Richie   Composer
Robbie Robertson   Composer
Smokey Robinson   Composer
Todd Rundgren   Composer
John Sebastian   Composer
Carly Simon   Composer
Paul Simon   Composer
Phoebe Snow   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer
Stewart   Composer
Rod Stewart   Composer
Steve Stills   Composer
James Taylor   Composer
Bill Withers   Composer
Gary Wright   Composer
Neil Young   Composer
Robert Hunter   Composer
Carole Bayer Sager   Composer
Daryl Hall   Composer
Albert Hammond   Composer
Christine McVie   Composer
Billy Swan   Composer
Eddie Dean   Liner Notes
Billy Altman   Liner Notes
Gerry Beckley   Composer
Peter Cetera   Composer
Stephen Chapin   Composer
Eric Clapton   Composer
Dash Crofts   Composer
William Danoff   Composer
Bobbie Gentry   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Jim Krueger   Composer
Chips Moman   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
Johnny Nash   Composer
Rick Nelson   Composer
John Oates   Composer
Ann Orson   Composer
David Paich   Composer
James Pankow   Composer
Martin Quittenton   Composer
Melanie Safka   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Allen Toussaint   Composer
Craig Fuller   Composer
Dick Kniss   Composer
Dennis Drake   Mastering
Michelle Gilliam   Composer
Jim Seals   Composer
Marvin Tarplin   Composer
Pete McCann   Composer
Ron Rice   Mastering
Traditional   Composer
Donovan Leitch   Composer
Lynne O'Connor   Editorial Research
D. Palmer   Composer
P. Simmons   Composer
T. Stern   Composer
W. Moore   Composer
F. Neil   Composer
C. Ballard   Composer
P. McGee   Composer
R. Roberts   Composer
S. Goodman   Composer
S. Barri   Composer
F. Foster   Composer
L. Butler   Composer
J. Brackman   Composer
T. Evans   Composer
M. Nivert Danoff   Composer

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