Despite owning some of these tracks already on other CDs, I loved the theme behind this compilation and so bought it anyway.
Born in 1978, I don't remember the '70s but sometimes wish I could go back there, and listening to this album makes that seem almost possible. Beneath the layers of cheese coating the likes of Demis Roussos' 'Forever And Ever', Telly Savalas' chart-topping rendition of 'If' and the corny Euro-pop of Baccara's 'Yes Sir, I Can Boogie', there really are some lovely records on here, each one recalling a time that in reality probably wasn't all that innocent but which seems more fun and carefree than the present day all the same. Guys And Dolls' 'There's A Whole Lot of Loving', Minnie Riperton's 'Lovin' You', Sally Oldfield's 'Mirrors' and an untypically mellow Bonnie Tyler singing the lilting 'Lost In France' are just a few of the gems on here.
Listening to this good value three-disc set will make those of a certain age want to re-lay the shagpile carpet, dust-off their bell bottoms, tear open a few packets of Angel Delight and invite a few friends over for an unashamedly nostalgic evening.
Go on, you know you want to...