8.Right Back Where We Started From - Maxine Nightingale
9.You Don't Have to Be a Star (To Be in My Show) - Marilyn McCoo / Billy Davis, Jr./Billy Davis
10.My Angel Baby - Toby Beau
11.Fool (If You Think It's Over) - Chris Rea
12.Emotion - Samantha Sang
13.Right Time of the Night - Jennifer Warnes
14.After the Gold Rush - Prelude
15.Rivers of Babylon - Boney M.
16.Beautiful Sunday - Daniel Boone
17.Magic - Pilot
18.Ebony Eyes - Bob Welch
19.Driver's Seat - Sniff 'n' the Tears
20.Love Is in the Air - John Paul Young
Includes liner notes by Paul Grein.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Liner Note Author: Paul Grein.
Numerous hit-oriented collections have focused on various styles of '70s music from disco to classic rock, but Hard to Find 45's on CD, Vol. 8 is devoted to that decade's commercial pop in the broadest sense. Where else could you find Carl Douglas' "Kung Fu Fighting," Pilot's "Magic," and Hurricane Smith's "Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?" on one disc? A few songs are genuinely rare on CD, such as Boney M.'s "Rivers of Babylon" and Prelude's a cappella rendition of "After the Gold Rush." The remastering is excellent as usual for this label, with every track presented in true stereo and in the original single version. Considering how disposable this music is supposed to be (according to the conventional wisdom), it holds up very well 30 years later. ~ Greg Adams