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Flower Power: The Music of the Love Generation [Box set]

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 15, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Format: Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Time Life Entertainment
  • ASIN: B000UK2RTM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,740 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Editorial Reviews

Time Life presents 'Flower Power: Music Of The Love Generation.' Our 10-CD, 175-track set is full
of the artists and songs who defined the Baby Boomer generation - it's a box full of memories that will bring
listeners back in time to an unforgettable era.
This late--60s and early-'70s pop culture phenomena had many facets, from free love and psychedelia to
anti-war and hippies. This vivid youth movement was reflected in the music… the world listened and has
never been the same again.

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45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great collection -- with a few reservations March 22, 2008
By Randy
Format:Audio CD
As someone who was in his teens and twenties when these songs were released, they bring back memories of happy, carefree times before more adult responsibilities set in. I enjoy listening to about 75% of this collection, and considering the low cost per song (about 77 cents) this is a great buy. The liner notes for each of the five cases (2 discs per case) gives background not only about the songs but also about the societal changes that shaped many of these songs.

I do have a few complaints, though. The time length of each song is not listed, yet they found space for the artist, record label, and year published. In at least one case this omission is disturbing. Don McLean's American Pie fades away to an end at 4:09; the original recording was about 8:37. Call this one -- American Pie Lite. That alone makes this collection not one for purists.

It comes in a cardboard box that could use a clasp to keep the cover from flopping open, thus preventing one or more cases from falling out when stored upright.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent collection July 15, 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As an avid 60's music fan, I highly recommend this collection as one of the best I've heard. For the most part, the 175 or so songs are those that you will not typically hear on "classic rock" radio. For example, there's no Hendrix, Doors, Rolling Stones or Beatles songs that are played over and over on classic rock stations today. I hadn't heard some of the songs in the collection for a very long time. It's like reliving an era to listen to this set. The excellent liner notes enhance this feeling. Also, the sound quality is superb. Buy this set for some thoroughly enjoyable listening and a memorable trip back to the 60's.
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36 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Failed Eden October 17, 2007
Format:Audio CD
A wonderful collection of hippie music. A groovy trip back to the LOVE generation. From squiggly acid songs like "White Rabbit, Sunshine Superman, and In a Gadda Da Vida" to staight out love-in grooves like "I Got You Babe and What the World Needs Now is Love". Part of the pleasure in this collection is the wide range of counter culture music it embraces. Something for the groover/tripper/lover/rocker and all those who just love the wind in their long hair.

The "unofficial" goal back in the late 1960's was to break down social barriers and engage the straight laced public to open their mind to the possibility of putting love at the forefront of existence. Immerse yourself in the "official" sound of that time. Social consciousness through music was an innovative idea and there are many examples contained herein: "Mercy Mercy and Love Peace & Happiness" to name a few.

The two set Bonus CD takes you back to the heart of the 1967 San Francisco scene before it fell apart into a heroine ghetto.

FLOWER POWER is a well produced retrospect collection of 175 songs which emotionally transport you back to the vibrancy of being a hippie; complex, tender, psychedelic, exciting.....California dreamin, Born to be wild, Hair, Groovin, Blowin in the wind, Spirit in the sky, You really got me, In the year 2525, Hurdy gurty man, I feel free, etc.

Update march 28, 2011: it was a tough decision to put out $140 for a music collection. But it has proven to be a good decision. We have returned to this hippie music set over and over during these years. A fun trip back down memory lane. Oh sure there are plenty of songs we would have included. But in and of itself this is a worthy collection.
Update 02/01/2010: At first we were reluctant to purchase this big collection. Wow a 10 CD set. But we have enjoyed it over and over countless time during these years.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Less than Exciting for more reasons than one March 11, 2012
Format:Audio CD
One would think by the 3rd time around for this boxed set it would be improved from its original variation.... Wrong! As others have commented, the sound quality is only mediocre at best. If these recordings were ever remastered you sure can't tell it. The real problem with this boxed set, as with its same name predecessors, is only about 20% of the songs in it are really representative of the times and music style it claims to portray. There's everything in this set from country, to Soul, to purely Pop, and even Tejano Rock (whatever that is). The associated TAG files with each recording is revealing to say the least. This probably should be called a 1965-1972 boxed set! Then there is additionally the problem of some recordings being duplicated on different CDs within the set. Obviously this is a mish-mash of compilations from long ago that were thrown together as a boxed set. Given there were hundreds of recordings that could have been appropriately put in this set but weren't makes it a disappointment. Time-Life would do well to hire a DJ that knows what they are doing from the era to compile their 1960s-1980s decades related boxed sets.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Audio Quality - Spoils A strong Song List February 16, 2009
By Clacko
Format:Audio CD
I was looking forward to hearing this set. I thought it would recapture the flavour of the times. Unfortunately the audio quality leaves much to be desired and robs the music of the freshness it deserves.

Why can't the sound engineers and accountants get their act together? There must surely be a place for audio quality recordings that pass muster???

So a B+ for choice of material and a C- for dynamics and general sound quality.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For any fan of the 60's & early 70's February 28, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Both me and the wife saw the commercial for the "Time Life Flower Power " set and was laughing at the videos and remembering all the songs. I went online to see the full list and no doubt the set is packed with all the great songs of the 60's and a few early 70's as well.

I actually kept looking for a good deal here on Amazon and found one for a price to good to pass. Overall the sound is pretty good considering when this music was done in the analog days. There are some songs that the volume is a bit lower than most but it's only a few. You really don't hear many of these great songs anymore and you would be hard pressed to find so many in one collection like this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
as described, fast delivery, thank you
Published 15 days ago by Kevin W. Gray
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Hours of good music.
Published 1 month ago by Charlotte
5.0 out of 5 stars A Quality Audio Trip Back to The Late 60's
I have enjoyed these CDs more than any other I've purchased. But, music is a personal thing. Musical tastes are also formed at certain times in ones life, and these tunes were... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Don
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
These cds were used but looked and played perfect.Thanks
Published 2 months ago by marvin
5.0 out of 5 stars This music Rocks
If you like music from the 60's this is the perfect set to have. There are a lot of different artist.
Published 7 months ago by Ronald Weathers
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Flower Power 10 CD set
I bought this for my classroom. I am a middle school teacher, and I use a tremendous amount of music to motive my students. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Renee P. Baum
2.0 out of 5 stars How in the hell??????
Ok I just have one little question here...... HOW IN THE HELL CAN THEY NOT INCLUDE A LITTLE BAND CALLED THE DOORS???? Come fricking on people. Read more
Published on May 11, 2011 by jgsmooth
4.0 out of 5 stars Review and Customer Service
Overall satisfied with the Time-life product.One problem I had was audio quality.Some songs,higher volume than others.No fun adjusting volume all the time. Read more
Published on February 15, 2011 by Kenneth
3.0 out of 5 stars Seriously?
I cant believe Im the only one to say this (i've read thru the reviews).......Not one single Grateful Dead Song? SERIOUSLY? Read more
Published on January 12, 2011 by Kelly Dutcher
5.0 out of 5 stars Time-Life 'Flower Power' CD Box set
Received set very quickly. Would, w/o hesitaion, use supplier again. Condition EXACTLY ('used'....barely!)as described. GREAT pricing & more reasonable than new cost!! Read more
Published on October 3, 2010 by Mark
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