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Have a Nice Day 1
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: SUPER HITS OF THE 70'S Title: VOL. 1-HAVE A NICE DAY! Street Release Date: 01/23/1990
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Media Type: CD
Artist: SUPER HITS OF THE 70'S
Title: VOL. 1-HAVE A NICE DAY!
Street Release Date: 01/23/1990
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Outstanding start for a good series
John A. Kuczma | Marietta, GA USA | 07/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Volume 1 of the "Have a Nice Day" series showed great promise for a series that unfortunately only delivered in spotty fashion. However, this first disc is tremendous.The selection of music is an overview of the many disparate styles that would form the sound of the seventies. Starting with the decades first mega-hit, "NaNa HeyHey Kiss Him Goodbye", these dozen tracks cover a little bit of everything. Yes, this track and a few others here were released in late 1969, but hit their stride in the winter and spring of 1970.For middle-of-the-road pop, there is Vanity Fair's "Early in the Morning", the Spiral Staircase's "More Today than Yesterday" and Mark Lindsay's "Arizona." For those who prefer a softer sound, there is the Sandpiper's mellow and lovely "Come Saturday Morning" and The Flying Machine's "Smile a Little Smile for Me." Mountain gives a preview of the harder side of the decade with "Mississippi Queen" while Shocking Blue checks in with "Venus." There's even a bit of an oddity in Billy Joe Royal's only hit that wasn't squeaky clean, the transparently suggestive "Cherry Hill Park."As with all of the discs in this series, the mastering is magnificent and all songs are originals (some in the set could have been better edited, but that's nitpicking). Many later volumes had difficulty coming up with twelve strong entries, but not Volume 1. This is a truly excellent value; twelve tracks, twelve great songs. Highly recommended."
Have A Nice Day; Volume One IS # One But It's A Tie With Vol
My Opinion | U S | 09/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In my opinion: Twenty Three out of the Twenty Five versions of this, Super Hits Of The 70s; Have A Nice Day, series have their ups and downs and some are better than others and there are several one and two hit wonders on them but the bottom line is this.... Volume One IS Number One and Volume Two is right along beside it. In otherwords; if both volumes were playing against each other in a ballgame the game would most definitely end in a tie. From start to finish those two are solid and the quality of the music is nothing less than fabulous.
This Vol. One starts out with Spiral Staircase's, More Today Than Yesterday, and it most definitely will have you singing along with it.
The second song is, Baby It's You, from the excellent band Smith. Gayle McCormick's bluesy vocals sound fantastic on this tune, which was also a good song for The Beatles on their American LP called The Early Beatles from 1965 plus it was a huge hit for The Shirelles.
The third song is a very beautiful tune which made it to the top five in November 1969 and will melt your heart being, Smile A Little Smile For Me, by The Flying Machine. Folks;I think I remember a slightly different version of this song by The Flying Machine then what is on this disc. Correct me if I am wrong.
The fourth song is by the great Billy Joe Royal called, Cherry Hill Park. Billy Joe Royal a one or two hit wonder?.....No Way! .The fifth song is Steams immortal, Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye. This gem is an Anthem and reached # one in December 1969 and most all of us have sung it at one time or another. Especially at a ballgame. Bannarama had a hit with this song in the 80s.
The sixth song is, Venus, by The Shocking Blue which was a huge smash for this band. Bananarama also had a smash hit in 1986 with this one.
The seventh song is Vanity Fare's charming, Early In The Morning. Vanity Fare also has a timeless classic on Vol.Two.
The eighth song is by Mark Lindsay being, Arizona. That song was Mark's first solo hit. As several of you already know; Mark also sang lead vocals for Paul Revere And The Raiders.
The ninth song went all the way to # Two in March 1970 being, The Rapper, by The Jaggerz. A fantastic song by a great band from Pittsburgh.
The tenth song is a beautiful romantic ballad that was nominated for an Oscar called, Come Saturday Morning, by The Sandpipers. It was also featured on the Motion Picture The Sterile Cuckoo with Liza Minilli.
The eleventh song is a very nice bubblegummy like tune by The Cuff Links called, Tracy. This Gem was sung by Ron Dante who also sang lead for The Archies.
And last but definitely not least this disc also has the rockin, Mississippi Queen, by Mountain.
These songs hit their peak between June 1969 and July 1970 and this is definitely a five star disc. As an aging Babyboomer I can say that I still love the music and these twelve songs are twelve more reasons why I still do.
Do I have a favorite tune on this Volume One compilation?.....Yes.....All twelve of them! If you like music from this era this Volume is a must.
Buy it for The Spiral Staircase & Shocking Blue
L. S. Slaughter | Chapel Hill, NC | 01/09/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"As always with these compilations, there is dreck one has to wade through, but where else can you find Shocking Blue's kick-butt "Venus" and the Spiral Staircase's "More Today Than Yesterday" on the same disc, WITH Steam's classic high school chant "Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey"?! "More Today.." is one of those exquisitely crafted, joyous pop classics one wants to play over and over until the mood sticks. What happened to these one-hit wonders? The brass and percussion arrangement is choice, too. "Venus" was defiled in the 80s by Bananarama, but the Danish group here is almost proto-punk. I'm certain this song came out in the sixties, but perhaps it had a second life in the 70s. In any event, "Venus" is classic rock'n'roll, pure pop for now people as Nick Lowe sang."