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Rock Artifacts 1
Various Artists
Rock Artifacts 1
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Rock Artifacts 1
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 2/2/1991
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Oldies, By Decade, 1960s, Funk, Album-Oriented Rock (AOR)
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 074644616026

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Strong compilation of hard to find classics
Eric V. Moye | 12/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Sometimes, we can find a album to purchase in order to get one song. There are a handful of these songs on this one underpriced disc.K.Barbour's "Echo Park" is a great song from my youth, and would be satisfied with this song alone. I am not 100% sure about all levels of its meaning, but I recall hearing it, and feeling sorry for older people. It still moves me to hear it after more than two decades."Are You Ready" by Pacific Gas & Electric just makes one move to a great backbeat. Argent, Chi Coltraine and Sly help round out one of the best values Amazon has to offer!"
Great fusion rock you thought you forgot, classics you miss | New York | 05/18/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Bam! The third cut GET IT ON by Chase blasts off from the strasophere sounding very much like Blood, Sweat & Tears on speed. Then it's on to ARE YOU READY, a gospel/rock song along the lines of SPIRIT IN THE SKY. MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY continues in the horn backed guitar genre, while the clever WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS by Redbone, those wild guys who dressed Native American garb, bring a cosmic coda to this "album." Other songs include the classic HOLD YOUR HEAD UP by Argent, and you get the full length version of WHO'S THAT LADY by the Isley Bros. The CD gets 5 stars not only for it's quality but for including the above songs in one compilation. Crank this baby on the laser player and prepare to be blown away."
Lost Classics, Volume 1
Joe Kenney | Dallas, TX USA | 01/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I lucked out and discovered this CD series in the discount bin of a used CD store. Four volumes in total, they were each released in 1991, and feature lost nuggets from the Epic/Columbia vaults, from the `60s to the `70s.Volume 1 focuses on the `70s, and it's my favorite of the bunch because it's so eclectic. There's a great mix of `70s rock ("Hallelujah"), funky, screaming soul ("Get It On"), groove-heavy gospel (the shoulda-been-a-huge-hit "Are You Ready"), and the gentle, "singer-songwriter" stuff that was so big in that decade ("Echo Park"). Not all of the groups on here are unheard of; the Looking Glass contributes the opening track (their biggest hit, "Brandy," is on volume 2), and we also get a few songs from the infamous Redbone. The Isley Brothers also show up, giving the best track on the whole album: the uncut, 5 minute version of "That Lady," which sounds like nothing heard in soul before or sense. Imagine Jimi Hendrix playing guitar over a more traditional soul/pop song, before exploding into a fuzzed-out frenzy. Turns out the CDs can be bought new for about the same price I paid for them used! So don't hesitate: if you're looking for some good, forgotten rock, you can't go wrong with this series."