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Sounds of the Seventies: 1972 - Take Two

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Sounds of the Seventies: 1972 - Take Two is another fine entry in a fine series from Time-Life that picks up where Sounds of the Seventies: 1972 leaves off. It collects 21 songs that made the year what it was, while drawing from a wide range of styles and genres. It provides both a fine introduction to the year's music and a highly entertaining exercise in nostalgia, and either way it is a blast. Like the first disc from 1972, it is packed from beginning to end with classics like America's "Ventura Highway," Curtis Mayfield's "Freddie's Dead," Mott the Hoople's "All the Young Dudes," the Temptations' "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," and the Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose's "Too Late to Turn Back Now." Taken with the first volume, these two CDs paint a vibrant picture of the year and are near essential listening for '70s music fans.

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