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|1. It Never Rains in Southern California - Albert Hammond|
|2. Living Next Door to Alice - Smokie (RARE)|
|3. Undercover Angel - Alan O'Day|
|4. Break My Stride - Matthew Wilder|
|5. Puttin' On the Ritz - Taco (RARE)|
|6. Whispering/Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon - Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band (SINGLE VERSION DEBUT)|
|7. Never Ending Story - Limahl (RARE)|
|8. Torn Between Two Lovers - Mary MacGregor|
|9. Friends and Lovers - Gloria Loring & Carl Anderson|
|10. How 'Bout Us - Champaign|
|11. The Captain of Her Heart - Double (RARE)|
|12. The Way It Is - Bruce Hornsby & The Range|
|13. You're Only Lonely - J.D. Souther|
|14. Cool Night - Paul Davis|
|15. Key Largo - Bertie Higgins|
|16. I Love You - Climax Blues Band (RARE)|
|17. Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty|
|18. The Promise - When in Rome|
|19. Easy Lover - Philip Bailey with Phil Collins|
Who, for instance, would have expected Taco's quirky synth-pop rendition of the Cole Porter classic ''Puttin' On The Ritz'' to become a worldwide smash? It did (#4 in 1983). Who would have expected a jazz-tinged piano ballad by a duo from Switzerland to hold its own against Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson? Double's ''Captain Of Her Heart'' did (#16 in 1986). Who would have thought that a guy could make it to #1 with a song about his erotic dreams? Alan O'Day did just that in 1977 with ''Undercover Angel.''
Hard-To-Find 45's on CD Vol. 14 also includes some off-the-beaten-path tracks by some big names, including ''You're Only Lonely'' by renowned California songwriter J.D. Souther, ''Easy Lover'' by former Earth Wind & Fire singer Philip Bailey (with vocal support from superstar Phil Collins), and ''I Love You,'' the second biggest AM hit ever by FM rock icons Climax Blues Band. And, don't miss Gerry Rafferty's ''Baker Street,'' featuring one of the most famous saxophone solos in recorded history.
All but two of these songs made the Top 20, more than half made the Top 10, and three reached the pinnacle of the charts - but we dare you to find them on most oldies compilations, let alone collect them without buying a dozen or so (probably out-of-print and pricey) albums. Foremost among these precious gems is ''Cherchez La Femme,'' a Latin swing extravaganza by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band that crashed the disco party in 1976. The original single version makes its CD debut right here!
Hard-To-Find 45's on CD Vol. 14: 70s & 80s Pop Classics is built from original single versions on original master tapes, painstakingly engineered for crisp, vibrant, stereo sound. Like its companion volume, Hard-To-Find 45's on CD Vol. 13: The Love Album, it includes a detailed, illustrated 12-page booklet by well-known music author Greg Adams.
One of the best CD's I have ever bought...I have over 200.
Great songs. Very crisp and clear.
Stars tell the story... AS advertised and described in listing. Color is correct. Size is appropriate. Easy to handle. Smells great. Delivered to me close to what I needed.Published 2 months ago by Loverboy33333