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American Classics [Import]

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American Classics is a perplexing double disc, released by the Australian Shock label, that combines several diverse pop genres that have no cohesive structure. The disoriented track listing includes Boston ("More Than a Feeling"), Marvin Gaye ("I Heard It Through the Grapevine"), the Allman Brothers ("Whipping Post"), Kim Carnes ("Bette Davis Eyes"), Don McLean ("Castles in the Air"), Roy Buchanan ("Hey Joe"), the Pointer Sisters ("Slowhand"), and Steppenwolf ("The Pusher"). Yes, these 36 songs are the original recordings, but can't be recommended slapped together in this grab-bag fashion.

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