Various Artists

20 Best of 70s Rock 'N' Roll

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Madacy's 20 Best series can only be commended for the fact that it never tries to trick the consumer. Instead of providing the disclaimer in minute print on the back, like so many other like-minded sets, the label provides a full disclosure on the front: "New stereo recordings by the original artists." 20 Best of 70s Rock 'n' Roll features versions of the Sweet's "Fox on the Run," Paper Lace's "The Night Chicago Died," Leon Redbone's "Come and Get Your Love," and the Atlanta Rhythm Section's "So Into You." These are obviously not the original recordings that you might be familiar with. The performances range from decent to poor, but it doesn't matter; they're all inferior to the original versions and should be sought out only if your curiosity can't be contained.

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