Out-of-print for since the early 1990's, the newly remastered and repackaged "History of Rock" series is one of our bestselling and most often-requested collections. Each affordably priced compact disc in this ten volume series features 14 original hits by the original artists.
Full title: Collectables Presents The History Of Rock Vol. 8.
Liner Note Author: Al Fichera.
Collectables' ten-volume History of Rock series doesn't have the decades-spanning scope that the title implies; instead, it pretty much stops at the mid-'60s and covers rock's early years, with a few inclusions from the latter half of the '60s. While each disc contains 14 songs that are smartly chosen, it's the type of series that only truly appeals to two kinds of people: those who are looking to own these songs on CD for the first time, and the unfamiliar who want a decent introduction to the era. Highlights on the eighth volume include Deon Jackson's "Love Makes the World Go 'Round," the 1910 Fruitgum Company's "Simon Says," the Swingin' Medallions' "Double Shot (Of My Baby's Love)," the Lovin' Spoonful's "Do You Believe in Magic," and the Turtles' "She'd Rather Be With Me." ~ Andy Kellman