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Gold Collection: Memorable Radio Hits

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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman

It's one thing to recycle popular songs that have been compiled on dozens of other discs, but it's another thing entirely when inferior versions appear instead of the originals. Below the track listing on each volume of St. Clair's Gold Collection series, the consumer is informed -- in very small lettering -- that the songs are not the original versions. Instead, they are either live takes or "new stereo recordings." These comps should be hard to give away, let alone sell. Gold Collection: Memorable Radio Hits follows suit, with undesirable versions of Walter Egan's "Magnet and Steel," the Animals' "House of the Rising Sun," Rare Earth's "I Just Want to Celebrate," Leo Sayer's "When I Need You," and Tommy Roe's "Sheila."

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 New Vaudeville Band 02:33 Amazon
2 Leo Sayer 03:08 Amazon
3 Brian Connolly / Sweet 02:18 Amazon
4 Herman's Hermits 02:50 Amazon
5 Gary Lewis & the Playboys 03:01 Amazon
6 01:46 Amazon
7 Michael Brewer 02:46 Amazon
8 Walter Egan 03:08 Amazon
9 Ozark Mountain Daredevils 02:50 Amazon
10 The Animals 03:49 Amazon
11 The Shangri-Las 01:41 Amazon
12 Brian Connolly / Sweet 02:05 Amazon
13 The Grass Roots 02:31 Amazon
14
Melanie 03:30 Amazon
15 Herman's Hermits 03:06 Amazon
16 Rare Earth / Pete Rivera 03:27 Amazon
17 The Crystals 03:31 Amazon
18 Tommy Roe 02:05 Amazon
19 Gene Chandler 02:45 Amazon
20 The Tokens 02:14 Amazon
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