The Best of the Love Unlimited Orchestra collects 15 tracks by Barry White's groundbreaking instrumental support outfit. Their sound as assembled by White – thick layers of sweet strings, pulsing beats, chunky wah-wah guitars, plus tinkling piano and gently swelling horns – played a huge role in creating the blueprint for disco, not to mention countless porn soundtracks. In addition to backing White and his female protégées Love Unlimited, the Love Unlimited Orchestra also made their own recordings, naturally with White at the helm. Although they recorded up to 1983, their commercial heyday lasted from 1974-1977, when they charted regularly on the pop, R&B, and disco/club listings. They even scored a number one pop hit right out of the box with 1974's "Love's Theme," a watershed record in the history of disco. That's here, of course, plus the Orchestra's other chart hits: "Satin Soul," "Rhapsody in White," "Forever in Love," "My Sweet Summer Suite," "Bring It on Up," and their theme from the 1977 remake of King Kong.
Former member of Fleetwood Mac, guitarist and songwriter Rick Vito ticks all the boxes, making the blues accessible to all fans of contemporary music.
This 17-track set collects several of Phil Spector's Philles releases with Darlene Love (under her own name, as well as the Crystals and Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans featuring lead vocals by Love), including the classic “He’s a Rebel,” which did as much as any song or recording in the decade to establish a template for girl groups.
Love and Rockets' first career-spanning compilation is a treat for listeners who understand that the trio was yet another alternative artist of the '80s (in similar company with the Smiths, the Cure, and Echo & the Bunnymen) capable of impressing with both their LP and 12" output.
This was a great investement. Not only does the disc include the long out-of-print "Haunted Fish Tank" videos, it also features the videos released since that time, such as, the never officially released "R.I.P. 20 C." video. Some of these videos are very campy, but that should be expected from anything produced for Mtv in the mid 1980's. Overall I was impressed. The audio mix is great, the hidden video is great, the bubbleman E.P., comic book, and even David Lanfair (for those of you hardcore fans) is here. Even the Danial Ash and David J solo videos are good additions. If you like this band you need this DVD…
This is a collection of Roy Buchanan's most successful songs, such as "Five String Blues", "I'm A Lone Soul Fugitive" , "Secret Love", etc. 16 tracks, encompassing the period from 1972 to 1980.
Love of My Life: The Best of Dan Hill collection focuses on the singer's chart entries from the '70s and '80s along with superior album cuts. The highlights of the package include duets with Celine Dion "Wishful Thinking" Deborah Cox "The Healing Power of Love", Rique Franks "In Your Eyes" and Vonda Shepard "Can't We Try" and the original version of Hill's 1977 chart topping hit "Sometimes When We Touch".
Summer Breeze: The Best of the Isley Brothers, a two-disc release from Sony Australia's Camden Deluxe division, actually focuses on the group's T-Neck years, from 1969's It's Our Thing through 1979's Winner Take All…
2012 two CD collection from the British R&B band. Led by charismatic singer/songwriter, Errol Brown, Hot Chocolate are without doubt one of the UK s most successful and popular singles bands. The hits started in 1970 and continued right up until 1984 in a remarkable fourteen-year run that witnessed the chart-topping So You Win Again, and such memorable songs as You Sexy Thing (which was a Top 10 smash in three separate decades), Disco Queen, Emma, No Doubt About It and Every 1 s A Winner. This stunning 38-track retrospective features 29 chart hits, including 12 Top 10s!