"Beware an edited version of the #1 hit "Frankenstein." Most serious pop music collectors may already own these tracks on better collections. All originals."
Whaddya Gonna Do?
Eclectic Revisited | Arizona | 02/18/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rock and Roll is often a catchall phrase. Would it include "Show and Tell" by Al Wilson? John Lennon's "Mind Games"? Skylark's "Wildflower"? McCartney and Wings' "My Love"? Kris Kristofferson's "Why Me?"? How about "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon? Thise are just a few of the top selling songs of 1973. Why is Billboard so niggardly with their cheap 10-only selections? Look around before you buy. If ten's enough for the price for you, then you have ten good ones here."
The Soundtrack Of My Life
Eclectic Revisited | 12/08/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These songs all bring back memories of my senior year in high school. Back then, some songs on the radio were novelty songs or pure crap, but this collection only skims the surface of some of the better music of that era. Whether rock,soul or r&b, you had your pick on the radio and all on one station! Great fun and better than most of the stuff out nowadays."
I never knew me a better time and I guess I never will...
Matthew G. Sherwin | last seen screaming at Amazon customer service | 10/20/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Rhino Records released yet another great CD of rock and roll hits from the year 1973. This album proves that it was a very good year indeed!
This CD boasts two phenomenal hits from Sir Elton John: "Crocodile Rock" and "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." These songs are very strong with catchy melodies; the songs also address the universal theme of that awful pain when romance ends. Jim Croce rocks hard with his classic "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown." The Edgar Winter Group contributes "Frankenstein" which rocks very strong; this is the only instrumental on this album and it's a great choice.
Other songs on this album have a slower, more soulful feel to them: "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye and "Midnight Train To Georgia" by Gladys Knight & The Pips are beautiful ballads. There's a country feel to the rock hit "Ramblin Man" by The Allman Brothers Band which adds some diversity to the track selection.
The quality of the sound is excellent and the liner notes offer some great black and white photos of most of the artists who perform on this CD. The liner notes indicate the month during which the song was big and this is a nice plus.
Unfortunate news: I can only give this CD four stars. True, it brings back fond memories of when I was younger and life was simpler. True, the songs are great and the quality of the sound is excellent. Rhino Records makes a big mistake, sadly, when they decide to limit all the CDs in this series to exactly ten songs each. Not eleven, not eight, not twelve--ten songs and exactly ten songs. The CD weighs in at roughly 33 minutes so there's clearly more room for at least two or three more songs on this CD. I was disappointed.
Overall, however, this is still a great CD to bring back memories of rock in the early 1970s. It's also a great CD to choose if you want an affordable CD to see if you would like this kind of music. I highly recommend this for fans of classic rock and roll; fans of music from the early 1970s and for people who want to experience the amazing rock and roll music of the early 1970s for the very first time. SMILE "
Juanita Cordova | Silverdale, Washington | 12/03/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I thought that these were all great songs of 1973, they chose the perfect hits and put them all on one CD. Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road and Crocodile Rock are 2 of my favorite hits and they are both on this one CD. All I can say is this is a GREAT CD."