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

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All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tim Sendra
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: 724359303727
  • Catalog Number: 593037
  • Sales rank: 296,642

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother - The Hollies (4:21)
  2. 2 Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) - Sly & The Family Stone (4:46)
  3. 3 Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse (2:51)
  4. 4 Julie, Do You Love Me - Bobby Sherman (2:55)
  5. 5 25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago (4:53)
  6. 6 Put Your Hand in the Hand - Ocean (2:57)
  7. 7 Sweet City Woman - The Stampeders (3:26)
  8. 8 American Pie - Don McLean (4:09)
  9. 9 Let's Stay Together - Al Green (3:18)
  10. 10 Last Song - Edward Bear (3:13)
  11. 11 Seasons in the Sun - Terry Jacks (3:30)
  12. 12 The Loco-Motion - Grand Funk Railroad (2:59)
  13. 13 Cat's in the Cradle - Harry Chapin (3:49)
  14. 14 When Will I Be Loved? - Linda Ronstadt (2:07)
  15. 15 Magic - Pilot (3:08)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Fame - David Bowie (4:14)
  2. 2 Afternoon Delight - Starland Vocal Band (3:15)
  3. 3 Rock 'n Me - Steve Miller Band (3:05)
  4. 4 Car Wash - Rose Royce (3:34)
  5. 5 I'm in You - Peter Frampton (4:11)
  6. 6 Turn to Stone - Electric Light Orchestra (3:49)
  7. 7 Hot Child in the City - Nick Gilder (3:09)
  8. 8 Ebony Eyes - Bob Welch (3:35)
  9. 9 Two Out of Three Ain't Bad - Meat Loaf (5:26)
  10. 10 Right Down the Line - Gerry Rafferty (4:29)
  11. 11 Everytime I Think of You - Los Baby's (4:02)
  12. 12 Heart of Glass - Blondie (4:11)
  13. 13 The Logical Song - Supertramp (4:10)
  14. 14 My Sharona - The Knack (4:55)
  15. 15 Babe - Styx (4:29)
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Album Credits

Technical Credits
Greg Brown Producer
David Bowie Composer
Harry Chapin Composer
Peter Frampton Composer
Al 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 Jr. Composer
Tony Macaulay Composer
Ted Carson Remastering
Ocean Producer
Greg Brown Producer
Barry Mason Composer
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