Best Pop Album of the 70's...Ever!

Best Pop Album of the 70's...Ever!

     
 

EMI's 2003 collection The Best Pop Album of the 70s...Ever! probably doesn't live up to its title, but it certainly gives it a decent run. Contained within the two discs are stellar examples of some of the big styles of the decade as well as a whole bunch of great songs. There are soft rock classics (Gerry Rafferty's "Right DownSee more details below

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EMI's 2003 collection The Best Pop Album of the 70s...Ever! probably doesn't live up to its title, but it certainly gives it a decent run. Contained within the two discs are stellar examples of some of the big styles of the decade as well as a whole bunch of great songs. There are soft rock classics (Gerry Rafferty's "Right Down the Line," Peter Frampton's "I'm in You"), funky classics (Rose Royce's "Car Wash," Sly & the Family Stone's "Thank You [Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin]"), silly bubblegum hits (Edison Lighthouse's "Love Grows [Where My Rosemary Goes]," Bobby Sherman's "Julie, Do You Love Me"), pop
ock smashes (Grand Funk Railroad's "The Loco-Motion," ELO's "Turn to Stone"), and straight pop classics (Starland Vocal Band's "Afternoon Delight," Pilot's "Magic"). Only a few of the songs are annoyingly familiar (Don McLean's "American Pie," Harry Chapin's "Cat's in the Cradle"), and a couple songs (Meat Loaf's "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad," the Stampeders' "Sweet City Woman") are really cool songs that don't often find their way onto '70s compilations. As with any disc that claims to be definitive in any way, there are glaring omissions. The only real new wave track is Blondie's "Heart of Glass," there is no hard rock to speak of, and there is a glaring lack of soul music. It is hard to imagine the '70s without any Philly International (Spinners, O'Jays) or any disco for that matter. Still, this disc is filled with songs that have stood the test of time, and anyone who wants to take a trip down Nostalgia Boulevard will find The Best Pop Album of the 70s...Ever! to be a good tour guide.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/18/2003
Label:
Emd Int'l
UPC:
0724359303727
catalogNumber:
593037
Rank:
118857

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother  -  Hollies
  2. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)  -  Sly & The Family Stone
  3. Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)  -  Edison Lighthouse
  4. Julie, Do You Love Me  - Bobby Sherman
  5. 25 or 6 to 4  -  Chicago
  6. Put Your Hand in the Hand  -  Ocean
  7. Sweet City Woman  -  Stampeders
  8. American Pie  - Don McLean
  9. Let's Stay Together  -  Green
  10. Last Song  -  Edward Bear
  11. Seasons in the Sun  - Terry Jacks
  12. The Loco-Motion  -  Grand Funk Railroad
  13. Cat's in the Cradle  - Harry Chapin
  14. When Will I Be Loved?  - Linda Ronstadt
  15. Magic  -  Pilot

Disc 2

  1. Fame  - David Bowie
  2. Afternoon Delight  -  Starland Vocal Band
  3. Rock 'n Me  -  Steve Miller Band
  4. Car Wash  -  Rose Royce
  5. I'm in You  - Peter Frampton
  6. Turn to Stone  -  Electric Light Orchestra
  7. Hot Child in the City  - Nick Gilder
  8. Ebony Eyes  - Bob Welch
  9. Two Out of Three Ain't Bad  - Meat Loaf
  10. Right Down the Line  - Gerry Rafferty
  11. Everytime I Think of You  -  Baby's
  12. Heart of Glass  -  Blondie
  13. The Logical Song  -  Supertramp
  14. My Sharona  -  Knack
  15. Babe  -  Styx

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Album Credits

Technical Credits

Greg Brown   Producer
David Bowie   Composer
Harry Chapin   Composer
Peter Frampton   Composer
Green   Composer
Debbie Harry   Composer
Roger Hodgson   Composer
Carole King   Composer
John Lennon   Composer
Jeff Lynne   Composer
Don McLean   Composer
Gerry Rafferty   Composer
Jacques Brel   Composer
Bob Welch   Composer
Dennis DeYoung   Composer
Phil Everly   Composer
Nick Gilder   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Robert Lamm   Composer
William Lyall   Composer
Willie Mitchell   Composer
Jim Steinman   Composer
Ocean   Producer
Rod McKuen   Composer
David Paton   Composer
Carlos Alomar   Composer
Berton Averre   Composer
Tom Bahler   Composer
Jack Conrad   Composer
Bill Danoff   Composer
Rick Davies   Composer
Rich Dodson   Composer
Larry Evoy   Composer
Doug Fieger   Composer
Raymond Louis Kennedy   Composer
Gene MacLellan   Composer
Jimmy McCulloch   Composer
Steve Miller   Composer
James Pankow   Composer
Bob Russell   Composer
Bobby Scott   Composer
Chris Stein   Composer
Sylvester "Sly Stone" Stewart   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Mel Shaw   Producer
Al Jackson   Composer
Tony Macaulay   Composer
Ted Carson   Remastering
Ocean   Producer
Greg Brown   Producer
Barry Mason   Composer

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