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Subject: Where Were You? compilation CDs
Written By: Banks on 01/28/06 at 12:51 am
I have recently been buying a series of CDs called 'Where Were You?' There are 21 CDs in the collection all with 18 tracks each.
They begin with 'Where Were You? 1970' and have one CD for each subsequent year right up to, and including 'Where Were You? 1990'.
So far I have 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980 and 1981. I intend on getting the entire collection.
They were compiled by a guy named Bruce Ward and also feature information such as biggest movies, TV shows and events on the inside sleeve as well as information about some of the artists and songs which appear on the CD.
At JB Hi-Fi each DC costs $12.99 Australian. At Sanity theyre $14.99 Australian.
The series was released by EMI Australia in 2002.
Its a great series and features some classic old songs that arent heard that much any more.
Im not sure if they're available elsewhere in the world, but could posibly be imported if the series is only available in Australia.
Below are some songs taken from the CDs I already have in the series (NOT in any order):
Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress by The Hollies
The Promised Land by Dave Edmunds
Sealed With A Kiss by Bobby Vinton
Son Of My Father by Chickory Tip
Roll Over Bethoven by Electric Light Orchestra
I Am Pegasus by Ross Ryan
Smoke On The Water by Deep Purple
Delta Dawn by Helen Reddy
China Grove by The Doobie Brothers
Living Next Door To Alice by New World
Living Next Door To Alice by Smokie
You Aint Seen Nothing Yet by Bachman Turner Overdrive
Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede
Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas
La Grange by ZZ Top
The Air That U Breathe by The Hollies
Ramblin Man by The Allman Brothers Ban
Bonapartes Retreat by Glen Campbell
Emma by Hot Chocolate
Devil Woman by Cliff Richard
(Shake Shake Shake) Shake Your Booty by K.C and the Sunshine Band
S-s-s-single Bed by Fox
I Hate The Music by John Paul Young
Glass Of Champaign by Sailor
Lady Bump by Penny McLean
Daddy Cool by Boney M
April Sun In Cuba by Dragon
Hotline by The Sylvers
Dance Little Lady, Dance by Tina Charles
She Did It by Eric Carmen
In The Flesh by Blondie
Aint Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman) by Joe Tex
Rivers Of babylon by Boney M
Black Is Black by Belle Epoque
Yes Sir I Can Boogie by Baccara
Jack And Jill by Raydio
Are You Old Enough by Dragon
Neddles And Pins by Smokie
Ebony Eyes by Bob Welch
Lay Your Love On Me by Racey
Dream Police by Cheap Trick
Stumblin' In by Suzie Quatro and Chris Norman (of Smokie)
Baby Its You by Promises
Pop Muzic by M
Lucky Number by Lene Lovich
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick by Ian Dury
Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart
Some Girls by Racey
And thats NOT all of the songs from the 70's CDs of this collection (in fact its 48 songs of 180 that appear on the 70's CDs of this compilation) and considering EVERY song is from the Australian charts (and Aussie charts pretty much mimicked British and US charts), then more than likely you will know all the songs on each of the CDs.
If you get ALL of the CDs youll have 378 songs in this collection spanning 1970 to 1990 inclusive.
And while the guy who compiled them does get it wrong sometimes (such as putting The Jacksons' Blame It On The Boogie on the 1980 CD when it was a hit in 1978), at least you still get the songs youve missed.
I know this sounds like an ad for these CDs, but honestly, I LOVE them!!! There are songs I never thought Id find on CD, or never thought Id find on a compilation CD. They are great and are an excellent way to collect some great tunes.
Aparently EMI Australia are planning a second lot of CDs in the same style which feature other charted hits from 1970 to 1990. Also they are planning to expant the original collection to include 1960 to 1969 and 1991 to 2000. Im hoping they do get released.
Hope this is useful to someone.
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