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The '70s: Original NBC Motion Picture Soundtrack
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The '70s: Original NBC Motion Picture Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock
 
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Reliving the 1970s has been a lot more fun than living through them. Who remembers the threat of presidential impeachment? Rising gas prices? Hey, wait a minute! Don't worry, in 20 years we'll all be deeply nostalgic for r...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists - Soundtracks - Television
Title: The '70s: Original NBC Motion Picture Soundtrack
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Label: Polygram Records
Original Release Date: 4/18/2000
Release Date: 4/18/2000
Album Type: Soundtrack
Genres: Pop, R&B, Rock, Soundtracks, Classic Rock
Styles: Soft Rock, Motown, Soul, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 731454247320

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Reliving the 1970s has been a lot more fun than living through them. Who remembers the threat of presidential impeachment? Rising gas prices? Hey, wait a minute! Don't worry, in 20 years we'll all be deeply nostalgic for rare Britney Spears B-sides. This collection of memories from that maligned decade sounds pretty good, even if a bit obvious. "Superstition," "What's Going On," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," and "Can't Get Enough of Your Love, Baby" form a solid core of early '70s soul, while Three Dog Night and Free represent white boys attempting to find the groove. There's no such pretense from Cat Stevens, whose "Peace Train" is a sensitive folk number. The only real surprises are Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds" and Billy Preston's "Nothin' from Nothin'," as neither is a classic-rock staple. The addition of Blondie's "Heart of Glass" in the definitive disco version is a nice touch. But really, you need an entire multi-CD collection (like those wonders from Time-Life) to do the decade right. --Rob O'Connor

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Is this the best they were able to come up with?
04/24/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The 70s, despite what alot of people may think, actually had a great smorgasboard of music. Rock, soul, r&b, funk, punk, even disco. While these are some fine tunes, if someone carefully researched all the archives of 70s collections out there they could've done alot better compiling the songs for this soundtrack."
Is That It?
M. Teisan | 05/01/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Where are the rest of the songs that were featured on the show? Obvisiouly there are many songs missing...The three songs that I loved are not even on the CD...If you are going to have a "soundtrack" you SHOULD include ALL songs!"
Don't buy into NBC's marketing scheme
Stan | 05/01/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I've had enough '70s nostalgia to last the rest of my life. The same people who complained about the lousy state of affairs at the time are probably the same ones dusting off their puka shells and Farrah Fawcett posters now. NBC has poured millions of dollars into an ad campaign for a cheesy, poorly written and acted TV movie that takes a decade and paints it with the broadest, most obvious strokes possible, thus trivializing important events and hyping unimportant ones. This soundtrack, the fiftieth repackaging of mostly bland '70s rock hits that initially annoyed many of the same people who eat them up now, is just part of the ad campaign. Buying this soundtrack is just a way of encouraging NBC to continue this nauseating, revisionist history madness. Please don't let them make "The '80s"!"