Greatest 70's Rock'N'Roll Hits, Vol. 1 is a fairly entertaining sampler of familiar hits from the decade. The skimpy ten-track compilation does have a few classic moments, such as "Ride Captain Ride" (Blues Image), "Temptation Eyes" (Grass Roots), "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" (Edison Lighthouse), and "In the Summertime" (Mungo Jerry). Unfortunately, second-rate cover versions take the place of the originals. Do you really need to hear "Green Eyed Lady" by Jerry Corbetta or "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by R.B. Greaves? Rhino still has the market cornered on hits of the '70s with its excellent Super Hits of the '70s: Have a Nice Day series. Buy those instead.
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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell