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Super 70s, Vol. 1

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1993's Super 70s, Vol. 1 is a disappointing '70s collection with a decent track listing that, unfortunately, features just two original recordings out of its 12 tracks. The originals -- Climax's "Precious and Few" and Al Wilson's "Show and Tell" -- are two of the decade's bigger singles and still sound good, especially compared to the weak re-recordings that surround them. Flat, glossy versions of Maria Muldaur's "Midnight at the Oasis," the Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose's "Treat Her Like a Lady," and the Grass Roots' "Sooner or Later" lack the impact and nostalgia of the original renditions of these songs. This collection really can't be recommended to anyone, especially since far better '70s pop compilations have come out since its release.

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