Various Artists

Seventies Feelings

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As its title implies, the TV and mail-order collection Seventies Feelings contains emotive pop ballads from the 1970s. It is a generous set, with each of two 20-track CDs running over 70 minutes. Though assembled by Warner Special Products, it features recordings licensed from all of the major labels, plus some independents. With three exceptions, the tracks were Top 40 pop singles during the '70s. The exceptions are a version of "Solitaire," a Top 20 hit for the Carpenters in 1975, performed by its co-author, Neil Sedaka; "Hobo's Lullaby," the title track of Arlo Guthrie's 1972 album; and Harry Chapin's "Remember When the Music," which is not a '70s track at all, having been released on the fall 1980 album Sequel. The set has no annotations, and there doesn't seem to have been any particular selection criterion or sequencing pattern, though the tracks go together well, as if programmed on a soft rock radio station. Listeners of a certain age are likely to enjoy re-hearing old favorites, and they are also likely to make a few discoveries among the forgotten or never-heard lesser hits.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:16
2 3:31
3 2:59
4 4:11
5 2:19
6 3:54
7 4:21
8 2:27
9 3:41
10 4:46
11 4:15
12 3:29
13 3:12
14 3:36
15 5:00
16 2:18
17 3:10
18 3:20
19 2:35
20 4:17
21 2:24
22 3:36
23 3:38
24 4:02
25 2:56
26 3:48
27 4:21
28 3:18
29 3:57
30 3:26
31 3:55
32 2:59
33 2:45
34 2:57
35 2:42
36 4:44
37 3:50
38 3:13
39 3:47
40 4:37
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