Various Artists

This Is 1972

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This generous 20-track collection transports one back to 1972, and it's obvious the pop charts were surprisingly varied (as they usually always are, actually, no matter what the year) and full of little gems. This installment of this series has a decided British cast, featuring Deep Purple's immortal "Smoke on the Water," Electric Light Orchestra's Beatlesque "10538 Overture," and the Hollies' swaggering yet helpless "Long Cool Woman (In a Black Dress)," to name just a few of the delights included in this fun set that seems perfect for a long drive down memory lane.

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