Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
1973: 20 Original Chart Hits
Genres: Pop, Rock
The best CD in the 20 Original Chart Hits series
patc71s | Stratford, CT USA | 05/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This was the first CD I picked up in this A Time to Remember series and it was so good I wound up getting every other disc in the series from 1970 to 1982. The best track on here is CCS-Band Played the Boogie (which has a glam sound to it and it's easy to imagine T Rex doing this tune). Like the other CCS songs on these CDs, this song is more instrumental then vocals. The vocals don't actually kick in nearly a minute into the song. Other great songs include The Hollies-The Day Curley Billy Shot Crazy Sam McGee(which actually sounds like a clone of Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress), Focus-Sylvia (a rock instrumental), Don McLean-Everyday, Cozy Powell-Dance with the Devil, (an instrumental that Right Said Fred later sampled in I'm Too Sexy), Suzi Quatro-Can the Can, Mud-Dyna-Mite (two glam classics, Can the Can and Dyna-Mite), Hot Chocolate-Brother Louie (which is the original version, Stories had a #1 US hit covering this tune), and Hawkwind-Urban Guerilla (Lemmy Kilminster's old band prior to Motorhead, this one's a hard rocker).
Only 3 of these songs on here charted in the US, Ike & Tina Turner-Nutbush City Limits, Bobby Goldsboro-Summer, and Timmy Thomas-Why Can't We Live Together, which was really the only big hit of these 3 tunes. However, these songs are all but forgotten today.
Most of the songs on here are great and it's North America's loss that these songs weren't huge hits on this side of the pond.
Not every song is a classic, but the truly great tunes like CCS-Band Played the Boogie, are so good, that this CD gets 5 stars from me. This song alone is worth the price of the CD
FYI-Heart of Stone is by Kenny and the Olivia Newton-John song is Take Me Home Country Road, a John Denver cover."