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

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

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

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/20/2003
Label: Top Sail Productions
UPC: 0805667189620
catalogNumber: 71896
Rank: 46996

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Technical Credits

Shel Silverstein   Composer
Dickey Betts   Composer
Foreigner   Composer
Ian Gillan   Composer
Lou Gramm   Composer
Justin Hayward   Composer
Mick Jones   Composer
Cub Koda   Composer
Jeff Lynne   Composer
Paul Rodgers   Composer
Rod Argent   Composer
Ritchie Blackmore   Composer
Dennis DeYoung   Composer
Andy Fraser   Composer
Roger Glover   Composer
Kerry Livgren   Composer
Jon Lord   Composer
Elliot Lurie   Composer
Don Brewer   Composer
Boudleaux Bryant   Composer
Peter Green   Composer
Ed King   Composer
Michael Lutz   Composer
Steve Miller   Composer
Ian Paice   Composer
David Paich   Composer
Mick Ralphs   Composer
Gary Rossington   Composer
Ronnie Van Zant   Composer
Doug Haverty   Art Direction
Chuck Gullo   Executive Producer
Alan Di Perna   Liner Notes
Silverstein   Composer
Tom Scholz   Composer

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Casey Kasem Presents: America's Top Ten - The 70's Classic Rock's Greatest Hits 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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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!