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Pop Goes the 70's

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 Nov 1994)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: K-Tel
  • ASIN: B0000083PA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 261,514 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Only the early 1970s 20 April 2004
By Pieter Uys HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Yet another 1970s compilation but this one is more comprehensive than mostand contains some rare grooves that are worth owning. It has some greatcatchy pop tunes like Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes, Chirpy Chirpy CheepCheep by Mac and Katie Kissoon (the bigger hit version was by Middle OfThe Road), Indiana Wants Me by R Dean Taylor and Son Of My Father, anearly synth-pop ditty by Chicory Tip. There are great ballads likeBeautiful Sunday, the classic song I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing byNew Seekers and I'd Love You To Want Me by Lobo. Most of these were indeedgreat hits, like the worldwide smash In The Summertime, Rock Your Baby andWitch Queen Of New Orleans by Redbone which did especially well in the UK.The tracks are drawn overwhelmingly from the early years of the decade.That explains the absence of any real disco hits. As a sampler of theearly 70s, the album is good value for value.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not what you think it is. 28 May 2005
By CarolB - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
It isn't a good value at all if you have good ears.

These are re-recordings, not the originals that played on the radio. I happen to have an ear for this stuff and I knew right off it was a bit bogus. Fortunately for me, it was a friends CD so I didn't waste my own money on it. The friend never did know the difference, but I sure did.

Don't buy this if you are looking for the original recordings.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Only the early 1970s 21 April 2004
By Pieter Uys - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Yet another 1970s compilation but this one is more comprehensive than most and contains some rare grooves that are worth owning. It has some great catchy pop tunes like Sugar Baby Love by The Rubettes, Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep by Mac and Katie Kissoon (the UK hit version was by Middle Of The Road and reached number one), Indiana Wants Me by R Dean Taylor (a UK number two) and Son Of My Father, an early synth-pop ditty by Chicory Tip. There are great ballads like Beautiful Sunday, the classic song I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing by New Seekers and I'd Love You To Want Me by Lobo. Most of these were indeed great hits, like the worldwide smash In The Summertime by Mungo Jerry, Rock Your Baby by George McRae and Witch Queen Of New Orleans by Redbone which did especially well in the UK. The tracks are drawn overwhelmingly from the early years of the decade. That explains the absence of any real disco hits. As a sampler of the early 70s, the album is good value for money.
1.0 out of 5 stars Check out the samples first. 20 Mar 2012
By misterposter - Published on Amazon.com
As noted by others reviewing this album, none of these songs are the original recordings although a couple (maybe 2 out of 19) sound pretty close. Some of the artists are the same but some of the groups are made up of different (new) members. In the case of "That Same Old Feeling" only Polly Brown, female lead for "Pickettywitch", appears to be the only member from the original group on this re-recording. Some songs are simply terrible copies (like "Love Grows Where My Rosemary Goes", "Billy Don't Be A Hero", & "I'd Like to Teach The World to Sing") and lacking considerably. If there is something here that you simply cannot find elsewhere (or at a price you are willing to pay) this recording might be sufficient. However, if you're hoping to relive the 70's with authentic songs I think you're going to be disappointed. Check out the song samples here (or elsewhere) before spending your money. A cheap copy ($2 or $3) might be worth buying but if you have to pay more you'd be better off shopping for originals.
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