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Atlantic Records: 50 Years [2-CD SET]
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Atlantic Records: 50 Years [2-CD SET]
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Blues, Folk, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #2


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Surprisingly Satisfying
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have to be honest and acknowledge that I ordered this dual CD set originally for the sole curiosity of hearing Yes' "Roundabout" & Phil Collin's "In the Air Tonight" in HDCD format. Well I was not disappointed with these two songs. I wish only that more titles could be released in HDCD - THEY ARE UNEQUIVOCALLY WORTH IT ON BOTH HDCD & CONVENTIONAL CD PLAYERS. Anyway, I was surprised with how I enjoyed many of the other titles too. Covering 50 years in a compilation is pretty risky since it requires a breadth of taste or at least curiosity on the auditor's part beyond their usual "sweet spot" and always leaves out some noteworthy absent (eg: ELP's "Fanfare for the Common Man"). All these songs were familiar, but I would not have purchased a CD for them; I am glad to have an intro to Ray Charles' "What'd I Say", Ben King's "Stand by Me" or Otis Redding's "The Dock of the Bay" to name just a few. Enjoy this HDCD experience - you will rediscover these songs even if you heard them a thousand times before. By the way, if you like this you must get the "Monster Jazz"' HDCD - it is breath-taking in a different genre!"
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Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 02/20/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Certainly most serious collectors will already have a large percentage of the extremely popular titles on ATLANTIC RECORDS * FIFTY YEARS among their holdings. The advantage of this great two-CD set is the opportunity to enjoy a parade of individual career highlights in chronological order. So there's nothing at all wrong with duplication, provided some thought has gone into the programming. This is why "Best Of" albums traditionally sell very well.

The songs here span the years 1958 to '96. ATLANTIC's first decade, as well as many artists, have been neglected-- perhaps unnecessarily. Properly done, an additional 43 minutes of programming could easily have been provided-- thus the 4 star rating. Includes a two-page company bio, and all recording dates.

DISC ONE -- 52:00
DISC TWO -- 59:06"