Hard to Find 45s on CD, Volume 8: 70's Pop Classics
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Although the hard-to-find nature of this collection is thinner then other Eric CD's, the quality of the production is everything that we have come to expect from this small independent label. Sound quality is excellent with all tracks in stereo and interesting background is provided on each of the included tracks in the liner notes booklet.
While not quite as interesting from the collectors' standpoint as previous ones, this volume in the "Hard To Find On 45..." series does offer an excellent tour of the mainstream pop music of the 70's done to Eric's usual high standards.
Nevertheless, there are a lot of good memories here, so it's a decent value. Just don't kid yourself into thinking you're getting rare songs on this CD, because most of these songs are all over the place.
The CD starts with Exile doing their great hit "Kiss You All Over;" the percussion, guitars and the awesome singing makes this a solid retro number. The tempo changes and a few key changes here and there make it an even better number! Suzi Quatro & Chris Norman do their duet of "Stumblin' In;" they sound every bit as good as they did when I first heard this number. Moreover, Hurricane Smith pulls off a major coup with one of the most beautiful love songs I've ever heard, "Oh, Babe What Would You Say?" Love those strings on "Oh, Babe What Would You Say?," too.
Maxine Nightingale does her zesty number called "Right Back Where We Started From;" this is good solid 70's dancing music. Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.'s "You Don't Have To Be A Star (To Be In My Show)" is another sweet love ballad about true love that always brings back fond memories of junior high school dances.
Chris Rea sings his sultry ballad "Fool (If You Think It's Over);" this never ceases to push my buttons because of the great dance beat and the smooth jazz sound of the song.
But if you want more light pop, listen for Daniel Boone doing his best on "Beautiful Sunday;" I like the way the sound was mixed so that there's a vague echo of Daniel's voice as he sings this. The guitar works well for "Beautiful Sunday," too. John Paul Young's classic hit "Love Is The Air" ends the album as a pop number that has just a twist of disco to it.Read more ›
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Wonderful walk down memory lane with this CD! All of the hits are great, many I've not heard in years!Published 4 days ago by nudedudeinknox
I LOVE this CD. Every song was great and brought back memories. I have played it several times since it's arrival. I can't wait to order more of this seriesPublished 2 months ago by davida j. hyland
Fantastic... I needed a few songs to finish my CD downloads for my jukebox. Exactly what I needed!Published 2 months ago by Delores J. Spengler
I highly recommend this CD be cause of the sound quality and the great choices of songs.Published 6 months ago by Wanda T
Hard To Find 45's is a collector's dream from the Eric Label. Those of us who are completists, working on musical projects or just fans find out very quickly that most Cd... Read morePublished 7 months ago by johnf