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Rock -N- Roll's Greatest Hits of All Time, Vol. 6

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Platinum Disc's Rock -N- Roll's Greatest Hits of All Time series is housed in very cheesy packaging and the discs are all too brief at ten songs apiece, but the music has two important things going for it. First, unlike so many on-the-cheap collections like this, the songs are the original hits by the original artists. Secondly, the disc's compilers do a good job of selecting the prime songs from the era they are covering. Rock -N- Roll's Greatest Hits of All Time, Vol. 6 is devoted to the '60s and packs quite a few classics and a lot of diversity within the ten-song boundary. There's some tough garage sounds from the Music Explosion ("Little Bit of Soul"), dramatic AM pop from Glen Campbell ("Wichita Lineman"), novelty sounds from Ian Whitcomb ("You Turn Me On (The Turn On Song)"), and folk-rock from Dion ("Abraham, Martin and John"). It would have been nice to add more tracks, but given the price, this disc might be a nice addition to the collection of a casual '60s fan.

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