Tony Orlando / Tony Orlando & Dawn

Knock Three Times: Encore Collection

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BMG's Knock Three Times: Encore Collection from 1999 is a solid and brief collection of light and fun tunes from '70's chart sensations Tony Orlando and Dawn. The ten songs include four of their biggest hits, the bubblegum pop hit "Knock Three Times," "Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose," and the sweet and corny "Tie a Yellow Ribbon "Round the Old Oak Tree," as well as the hit that launched their career, "Candida." The rest of the disc is made up of lesser songs like "Stepping Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight)," "Skybird," and covers of the Drifters' "Up on the Roof," Stephen Stills' "Love the One You're With," and two James Taylor songs, "Carolina in My Mind" and "Rainy Day Man." The disc is a pleasant if innocuous listen, but it fails as a collection because it leaves off one of the group's Number One hits: 1975's "He Don't Love You Like I Love You." If you are looking for the full view of Tony Orlando and Dawn's talents, look for a disc with that song on it. If all you need is a quick peek, this disc will do the trick.

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