A value-priced collection of compilations which feature the music of the '50s through the '80s, Definitive Records' A Year in Your Life series presents a fun and eclectic mix of the sounds that defined the babyhood of the baby boomers through the adulthood of the "me" generation. Ranging across a variety of pop and R&B influenced styles, each CD in the series highlights the music of a single year. Historical tidbits and a musical trivia quiz are also included in the liner notes. The gentle mood set on A Year in Your Life: 1970, Vol. 2 by songs like the Jackson Five's "I'll Be There" and "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" is balanced by stylish numbers like the Spinners' "Its a Shame." Other highlights include "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" as well as songs by the Hollies, Mark Lindsay, and the Five Stairsteps.
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AllMusic Review by Stacia Proefrock