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Sounds of the Seventies: 1976 - Take Two

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Sounds of the Seventies: 1976 - Take Two is another fine entry in a fine series from Time-Life that fills in some of the holes that the soft rock-centric Sounds of the Seventies: 1976 left. The 21 songs here delve into hard rock with Blue Öyster Cult ("Don't Fear (The Reaper)") and Thin Lizzy ("The Boys Are Back in Town"), disco and funk with Rufus ("Tell Me Something Good"), Maxine Nightingale ("Right Back Where We Started From"), and Johnnie Taylor ("Disco Lady"), and even go a tiny bit off the beaten track with Roxy Music's "Love Is the Drug." It also includes some soft rock and easy AOR but provides a more diverse and interesting view of the year. Taken with the first volume, these two CDs paint a limited but still vibrant picture of the year and are near essential listening for '70s music fans.

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