Various Artists

Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame, Vol. 18: Hold on (I'm Coming)

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Rock 'N' Roll Hall of Fame, Vol. 18: Hold On (I'm Coming) is a short (ten songs) collection of hit songs from the '60s and '70s. The mix of songs is interesting -- not many collections would place the Platters' refined "The Great Pretender" next to the Kingsmen's raucous "Long Green," but ultimately the disc is quite non-essential. This is due in part to its brevity but mostly because a number of the songs are represented not by the original versions but by re-recordings made some time after the artists' peak years.

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