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1971: 20 Original Chart Hits
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1971: 20 Original Chart Hits
Genres: Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: 1971: 20 Original Chart Hits
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: A Time to Remember
Release Date: 8/20/1998
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 615858101207, 0615858101207

CD Reviews

1971 UK chart hits
patc71s | Stratford, CT USA | 05/15/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is another strong entry in the A Time to Remember: 20 Original Chart Hits series, much better than the 1970 CD. The best tracks on here are the hard rockers such as the two Deep Purple songs, The Hollies-Hey Willy (my favorite song on this CD), Hot Chocolate-You Could Have Been a Lady (April Wine had a minor top 40 US hit in 1972 covering this), & The Edgar Broughton Band-Apache Dropout (not by The Band, which is what Amazon has listed, big difference here!).
The weakest track on here is New World-Rose Garden, a truly abysmal cover of the Lynn Anderson country pop classic.
The only US chart hits on here were Congregation-Softly Whispering I Love You (known as the English Congregation on this side of the Atlantic)and Glen Campbell-Dream Baby, although neither of these songs was a huge hit.
I think that all of the artists in this collection were either EMI artists, or recorded for labels later acquired by EMI, as there seems to be a prerequisite to have at least one Hot Choclate song per disc and sometimes two. You'll see this collection of CDs also has lots of Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, Eddy Grant, Suzi Quatro, CCS, and The Stranglers among others yet it doesn't have any songs by Slade (possibly the biggest UK hitmakers of the 70's), Sweet, Bay City Rollers, Gary Glitter, and many other 70's hitmakers.
FYI-Tonight & Chinatown are both by The Move, Banks of the Ohio is by Olivia Newton-John, and Mozart 40 is by Sovereign Collection."