Various Artists

K-Tel Presents: Back to the 70's

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As noted on the back, in very small print, "All selections are new stereo recordings by the original artists or one or more members of the original group." One track, First Choice's "Smarty Pants," has an asterisk next to it in the track listing, which denotes that it is included in its original form. Even if this disc did feature nothing but the original versions, it would be far too random to be recommendable, as it shifts from Sam & Dave's "Love the One You're With" to Andrea True's "More, More, More" to (a particularly inferior version of ) Freda Payne's "Band of Gold." Most of these re-recordings are downright bad, made on cheap equipment with only a fraction of the necessary passion (and sometimes skill).

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