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Yacht Rock [Box set]

Various Artists Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (9 Jun 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: U.M.T.V.
  • ASIN: B00K3BUCC2
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,468 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Ride Like The WindChris Cross 4:31Album Only
Listen  2. Keep Forgettin (Every Time You're Near)Michael McDonald 3:40Album Only
Listen  3. I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)Daryl Hall & John Oates 4:56Album Only
Listen  4. RosannaToto 4:00Album Only
Listen  5. Waiting For A Girl Like YouForeigner 4:49Album Only
Listen  6. Take The Long Way HomeSupertramp 4:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. This Is ItKenny Loggins 3:55Album Only
Listen  8. Sweet Talkin' WomanElectric Light Orchestra 3:47Album Only
Listen  9. Anyway You Want ItJourney 3:09Album Only
Listen10. Keep On Loving YouREO Speedwagon 3:21Album Only
Listen11. If You Leave Me NowChicago 3:52Album Only
Listen12. Missing YouJohn Waite 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. LowdownBoz Scaggs 3:15Album Only
Listen14. Every Day HurtsSad Cafe 4:04Album Only
Listen15. Steppin' OutJoe Jackson 4:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Stuck In The Middle With YouStealers Wheel 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Sharing The Night TogetherDr. Hook 2:52£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. BreakawayGallagher And Lyle 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. I Can Dream About YouDan Hartman 4:07£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. I'd Really Love To See You TonightJohn Ford Coley 2:38Album Only

Disc 2:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Little LiesFleetwood Mac 3:37Album Only
Listen  2. Baby Come Back (Single Version)The Player 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. More Than A FeelingBoston 3:23Album Only
Listen  4. Oh LoriAlessi Brothers 3:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Some Kind Of WonderfulGrand Funk Railroad 3:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. More Than ThisRoxy Music 4:09£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Higher Love (Single Version)Steve Winwood 4:12£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. The Things We Do For Love10cc 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Broken WingsMr. Mister 4:41Album Only
Listen10. Endless Summer NightsRichard Marx 4:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. (I Just) Died In Your ArmsCutting Crew 4:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. What You Won't Do For LoveBobby Caldwell 4:44Album Only
Listen13. Walk In LoveThe Manhattan Transfer 3:03Album Only
Listen14. Summer BreezeSeals and Crofts 3:22Album Only
Listen15. Stay With Me TonightJeffrey Osborne 4:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Feels So Good (Single Version)Chuck Mangione 3:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Steal AwayRobbie Dupree 3:28Album Only
Listen18. Morning DanceSpyro Gyra 3:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. On And OnStephen Bishop 2:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Zoom (Radio Edit)Fat Larry's Band 4:17Album Only

Disc 3:

Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. What A Fool BelievesThe Doobie Brothers 3:40Album Only
Listen  2. Love Will Keep Us TogetherCaptain & Tennille 3:22£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Escape (The Pina Colada Song) (Single Version)Rupert Holmes 3:50£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Show Me The WayPeter Frampton 4:03£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Crockett's ThemeJan Hammer 3:31£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Tiny DancerElton John 6:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. All Night Long (All Night) (Single Version)Lionel Richie 4:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Every Kinda PeopleRobert Palmer 3:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Everything I OwnBread 3:04Album Only
Listen10. Let's Go Round AgainAverage White Band 5:25Album Only
Listen11. Your Mama Don't DanceLoggins & Messina 2:48Album Only
Listen12. Leader Of The BandDan Fogelberg 4:14Album Only
Listen13. Caribbean Queen (No More Love On The Run)Billy Ocean 4:05Album Only
Listen14. After The Love Has GoneEarth Wind & Fire 3:56Album Only
Listen15. I Can Make You Feel GoodShalamar 4:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. DoravilleAtlanta Rhythm Section 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Love HurtsJim Capaldi 3:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Reminiscing (2013 Remaster)Little River Band 4:08£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Driver's SeatSniff N' The Tears 3:58Album Only
Listen20. Sail On (Single Version)Commodores 4:00£0.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description

Product Description

Yacht Rock is a term that refers to a golden age of American artists from late 70s and early 80s, whose focus was on making studio magic. Bands like Steely Dan, The Doobie Brothers, Hall & Oates, Toto and The Eagles, whose members had a history in session work, and who held recording prowess in the highest regard.

Having once being knocked as a kind of yuppie cheese, Yacht Rock is enjoying something of a renaissance. The sounds are escapist, soulful and smooth, with huge harmonies and intricate studio mastery so precise it makes the eyes water. Skill is something that s undeniable amongst the Yacht Rock greats - musicianship was a huge part of the scene. It even inspired a pastiche mockumentary , originally aired on American station 101 with a bad on purpose aesthetic and a cult following. This album acts as the perfect introduction to Yacht Rock , and brings together the best artists from the genre.

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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The term yacht rock was, it seems, originally intended as an insult, but music that might once have been described as soft rock, adult oriented rock, American rock or seventies rock is the basis of what is apparently now described as yacht rock. I won't even attempt to differentiate between the categories, but having been attracted by the title, I liked this compilation enough to buy it.

Most of the songs should be familiar even if you don't instantly recognize them from the titles. Most of the artists are American, with a few Brits. Most of the artists are men, with a few women. Most of the tracks are of a very high quality. Going into detail about them all seems pointless.

This is a great compilation, whatever the title. Whoever invented the term yacht rock, intending it to be an insult, must be gutted that the term - and the music - have been accepted.
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16 of 23 people found the following review helpful
By Colin Mccartney TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
In the 70s and 80s people like me were too busy with punk, indie, electro and rap to bother buying the music formerly known as AOR (plus of course, in those days I didn't have the budget). It may not have been cool at the time (though some of it was), but that doesn't mean it wasn't any good. In fact many of these recordings were made on very high budgets in the best studios with the best musicians - and it shows. Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories", for example, was a homage to this era and the painstaking way some of these records were made. Anyone who has never yearned to hear at least some of the selections on here isn't a true music fan in my opinion (unless they're Morrissey). "Yacht Rock" contains most of the tracks you (sometimes unspokenly) liked at the time but never quite got round to buying, or never needed to buy because they were on the radio or MTV so often - Fat Larry's Band "Zoom", anyone? OK so maybe some of it's a little over familiar - Boston's "More Than A Feeling" for example but there are more hits than misses, and it's chock full of songs that you didn't know you knew. Virtually every track must have been on the soundtrack of "Miami Vice" (the TV series) at one time or another - hence the CD cover, I presume. If this album only contained Don Henley's "Boys of Summer" and Bruce Hornsby's "The Way It Is" my happiness would be complete.

It's now officially hip to be square, not that it ever wasn't. Roll on volume 2?
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Oh my gosh! The songs took me back to great days I thought was long gone. Great party CD's
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good cross section of artists and 16 July 2014
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Gets you back to the day, and then some. Very good cross section of artists and songs
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great CDs at a reasonable price 27 Aug 2014
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Took me straight back to my younger days. It's brought back some happy memories
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice compilation 9 Sep 2014
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Lovely selection of soft rock stuff for your MP3 player.
Good value too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it 26 July 2014
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One of my favourite CD's to play in the car
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5.0 out of 5 stars glad I bought it 4 Aug 2014
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Brill, glad I bought it, really enjoy it.
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