Anyone nostalgic for the period of music covered throughout Madacy's Rock N Roll Reunion series won't be alone. As the label thankfully indicates at the top of each edition, the songs included are not the original versions; instead, they are newly recorded takes by the original artists. Unsurprisingly, there is never an instance in which a new version tops the original, so the whole series should be avoided -- unless, of course, you are interested in new versions (and admittedly decent ones in some cases) of old songs. The 1970 edition features remakes of Badfinger's "Come and Get It," Vanity Fair's "Hitchin' a Ride," Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4," B.J. Thomas' "I Just Can't Help Believing," and the Jaggerz's "The Rapper."
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AllMusic Review by Andy Kellman