Various Artists

Essential Memories of Love

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AllMusic Review by Steve Leggett

One could debate whether every one of the 56 tracks included on this three-disc compilation is truly an essential memory, but there’s no denying that each one of them is a love song, and the range here is wide, from sides like Gladys Knight & the Pips’ “Midnight Train to Georgia” to the Lovin’ Spoonful’s “You Didn’t Have to Be so Nice,” Nilsson’s “Without You,” and the Guess Who’s “These Eyes.” Love never really goes out of style, and neither do collections like this -- love is what love is or isn't, and so are the songs we sing about it.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 Eric Carmen 04:28 Amazon
2 Air Supply 05:45 Amazon
3 Riccardo Cocciante 04:36 Amazon
4 Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes 03:28 Amazon
5 Dionne Warwick 03:33 Amazon
6 Albert Hammond 03:49 Amazon
7 Elvis Presley 03:02 Amazon
8 Lou Rawls 04:31 Amazon
9 Scott McKenzie 02:59 Amazon
10 Gladys Knight & the Pips 04:33 Amazon
11 The Lovin' Spoonful 02:31 Amazon
12 The Manhattans 04:26 Amazon
13 Hugo Montenegro, His Orchestra & Chorus 02:21 Amazon
14 Drupi 04:08 Amazon
15 The Guess Who 03:46 Amazon
16
The Main Ingredient 03:34 Amazon
17 Earth, Wind & Fire 04:27 Amazon
18 Michael Bolton 04:13 Amazon
19 Santana 05:05 Amazon
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