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. A Year in the Life: 1972, Vol. 2 features the iconic Bill Withers song "Lean on Me," as well as Bobby Vinton's sweet-as-sugar ditty, "Sealed With a Kiss." Other highlights include the bright and cheery "I Can See Clearly Now" and the upbeat if bittersweet "Everybody Plays the Fool," as well as songs by the Stylistics, Harld Melvin & the Blue Notes, and Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show.
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AllMusic Review by Stacia Proefrock