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Then: Totally Oldies 70's, Vol. 6


  • 1. More Than a Feeling - Boston
    2. Hocus Pocus - Focus
    3. Groove Me - King Floyd
    4. How Long - Ace
    5. Here Comes the Sun - Richie Havens
    6. Do You Know What I Mean - Lee Michaels
    7. Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce
    8. Starting All Over Again - Mel & Tim
    9. It's a Heartache - Bonnie Tyler
    10. Smoke Gets in Yours Eyes - Blue Haze
    11. Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band
    12. Reflections of My Life - Marmalade
    13. Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
    14. Walking in Rhythm - The Blackbyrds
    15. Shannon - Henry Gross
    16. What You Won't Do For Love - Bobby Caldwell
    17. Pinball Wizard / See Me Feel Me - The New Seekers
    18. Bad Blood - Neil Sedaka/Elton John
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 066 493

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    Then: Totally Oldies, Vol. 6 carries on in the tradition of the first five volumes of the Then series by compiling a seemingly random selection of hits from an era, in this case the '70s, linked only by their popularity. This volume also carries on the tradition of providing a good deal for the money (lots of tracks, superior sound quality, decent liner notes) and being a lot of fun. The selections vary from the AOR of Boston's "More Than a Feeling" to the nasty funk of King Floyd's "Groove Me" and the folk/pop of Richie Havens' "Here Comes the Sun" to the drama pop of Bonnie Tyler's "It's a Heartache," the dorky psych-pop of Norman Greenbaum's "Spirit in the Sky," and the soft rock of Henry Gross' "Shannon." The collection also throws in a few odd choices to keep listeners on their toes. Blue Haze's bubblegum reggae meets vaudeville take on the pop chestnut "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" wasn't a big hit, but it certainly deserves to be taken out of mothballs. As does the New Seekers hilariously earnest and over-orchestrated version of the Who's "Pinball Wizard (See Me Feel Me)," the Blackbyrds' soft-disco "Walking in Rhythm," and Neil Sedaka's duet with Elton John on the funky "Bad Blood." Fans of '70s music will be glad to have a collection that mixes up the obvious hits with some well-placed rarities. It is just like listening to a good radio station minus the commercials for Tab and the Buick LaSabre. ~ Tim Sendra

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