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Format: CD
Sku: 60430901
UPC: 731454183529
UPC 14: 00731454183529
Release Date: 8/22/2000
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. What's Going On? - Marvin Gaye ~ Various Artists
2. Wild World - Cat Stevens ~ Various Artists
3. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd ~ Various Artists
4. Maggie May - Rod Stewart ~ Various Artists
5. War - Edwin Starr ~ Various Artists
6. I Shot The Sheriff - Eric Clapton ~ Various Artists
7. Show Me The Way - Peter Frampton (live) ~ Various Artists
8. Daniel - Elton John ~ Various Artists
9. Midnight Train To Georgia - Gladys Knight & The Pips ~ Various Artists
10. ABC - The Jackson 5 ~ Various Artists
11. Joy To The World - Three Dog Night ~ Various Artists
12. American Pie - Don McLean ~ Various Artists
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Compilation producers: Pat Lawrence, Mike Ragogna, Dana G. Smart.
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Sal Nunziato.
Muze PNote Digitally remastered by David Shultz (DigiPrep Mastering, Hollywood, California).
Muze PNote This is part of MCA's 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection series.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Sal Nunziato.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Peter Frampton; Tony Camillo.
Muze PNote No album containing only 12 songs with a running time of 52 minutes can claim anything like a comprehensive look at the 1970s, much less present "the best" of the decade. But Hip-O's discount-priced compilation, part of Universal Music's 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection series and drawing upon the major label's vast archives, plus a couple of licensed songs from other companies, can attempt to be representative of the diverse musical styles of the '70s. Major trends in popular music included singer/songwriters (Cat Stevens' "Wild World") and Southern rock (Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama"). R&B music (often referred to as "soul" in the '70s) continued to be broadly popular, but it had expanded its styles to include social concerns (Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," Edwin Starr's "War") as well as easy listening (Gladys Knight & the Pips' "Midnight Train to Georgia") and bubblegum (the Jackson 5's "ABC"). Similarly, the British Invasion that had begun in the '60s continued to lap American shores, but it was diverse, touching on everything from reggae (Eric Clapton's "I Shot the Sheriff") to creamy pop (Elton John's "Daniel") and even folk-rock (Rod Stewart's "Maggie May"). All of these songs were popular, but the only two titles to rank among the most successful records of the decade are the final two on the disc: Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World," a piece of pure pop, and Don McLean's epic "American Pie." Annotator Sal Nunziato says of the latter that it "could be the 'anthem' of the decade," which is both ironic and fitting, since the song's lyrics actually constitute a musical history of the '60s, the decade from which most people spent the '70s recovering. ~ William Ruhlmann

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/22/2000
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2000
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 541835
Music Label Name Label : Hip-O
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00731454183529

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