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'70s: Gold

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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston

More than anything, the '70s opened up worlds of experimentation and exploration in music without the constraints of modern music rules. There was literally something that appealed to the ears of everyone, regardless of what style you were into, and it became the definitive soundtrack of a lifetime. This two-disc set covers disco, funk, new wave, folk, Southern rock, prog rock, blue-eyed soul, soft rock, quiet storm, arena rock, and everything else in between that made the music so wonderfully diverse. There's nary a trace of filler here, as every single one of the 40 songs was an important moment in the evolution of popular music in one respect or another. Gold is an excellent survey for anyone wanting to explore the breadth of the treasures that the decade had to offer.

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Earth, Wind & Fire 03:35 SpotifyAmazon
2 The Spinners 03:10 SpotifyAmazon
3 Billy Preston 04:28 SpotifyAmazon
4 Commodores 03:30 SpotifyAmazon
5 The Brothers Johnson 04:59 SpotifyAmazon
6 Marvin Gaye 03:53 SpotifyAmazon
7 Harold Melvin / The Blue Notes 03:40 SpotifyAmazon
8 Daryl Hall & John Oates 05:14 SpotifyAmazon
9 Pablo Cruise 04:09 SpotifyAmazon
10 Atlanta Rhythm Section 04:20 SpotifyAmazon
11 Ozark Mountain Daredevils 03:34 Amazon
12 Lynyrd Skynyrd 04:42 Amazon
13 Dobie Gray 03:56 SpotifyAmazon
14 Bill Withers 04:17 SpotifyAmazon
15 Johnny Nash 02:44 SpotifyAmazon
16 Joe Cocker 02:42 SpotifyAmazon
17 Gino Vannelli 03:38 SpotifyAmazon
18 Donna Summer 03:46
19 The Village People 03:45
20 Gloria Gaynor 03:15
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