Classic Rock Greatest Hits CD (2003)

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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!

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Fine collection of 70s radio rock

by redtunictroll@hotmail.com on 6/24/2003

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! Read More

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If you like rock

by Rich on 11/27/2012

If you like older rock and don't want to buy 15 albums and you don't like/use MP formatted music, this CD compilation is a good choice for hits. Good production as all the Casey Kasem productions seem to be. Read More

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Product Overview

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Label Wsm/full Frequency Recordings
SKU 60599378
UPC 805667189620
UPC 14 00805667189620
Format CD
Release Date 5/20/2003
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Author Various Artists
Technical Info
CatalogID 71896
Lable Name Top Sail Productions
Released 05/20/2003
Original Release 2003
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00805667189620
Album Notes and Credits
Includes liner notes by Alan Di Perna.
Liner Note Author: Alan Di Perna.
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. ~ Al Campbell
Disc 1
1 More Than A Feeling - Boston
2 Can't Get Enough - Bad Company
3 All Right Now - Free
4 Black Magic Woman - Santana
5 Fly Like An Eagle - Steve Miller
6 Come Sail Away - Styx
7 We're An American Band - Grand Funk
8 Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
9 Dust In The Wind - Kansas
10 Brandy - Looking Glass
11 Hold Your Head Up - Argent
12 Double Vision - Foreigner
13 Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers Band
14 Smokin' In The Boys Room - Brownsville Station
15 Nights In White Satin - The Moody Blues
16 Hold The Line - Toto
17 Cover Of The Rolling Stone, The - Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
18 Don't Bring Me Down - Electric Light Orchestra
19 Love Hurts - Nazareth
20 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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