Various Artists

Rock On 1970: In the Summertime

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The first volume in Madacy's year-by-year overview of the biggest hits of the '70s and '80s gets the series of to a solid start -- its dozen tracks assemble some of 1970's best singles, including classics from Edwin Starr ("War"), the Five Stairsteps ("Ooh Child"), Eric Burdon and War ("Spill the Wine") and the Fifth Dimension ("One Less Bell to Answer"), while keeping the filler to a relative minimum.

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