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Eric Records Finds More "Hard to Find 45's" From the 70's

Ever feel like those standard hits-of-the-70's compilations don’t quite capture the 1970's that you remember? Like many of your personal favorites, even big hits, are rarely included? That’s why Eric Records created Hard To Find 45s On CD, Volume 18: 70s Essentials – to bring back those seldom-heard classics that other collections have forgotten. The new collection is due on October 27.

These 21 chart hits include two major stereo debuts, “Venus” by Shocking Blue and “Gypsy Woman” by Brian Hyland.

Some of these hits aren’t even available to download! Like the #1 hit “The Night Chicago Died” by Paper Lace, “Sometimes When We Touch” by Dan Hill and "Tired of Toein' The Line" by Rocky Burnette. If you want to hear the originals the way they ought to be heard – in sparkling, uncompressed audiophile quality – then this is the set you've been looking for.

Choice cuts include the rare single version of “Tubular Bells” by Mike Oldfield, the sweet country-pop favorite “Daisy A Day” by Jud Strunk, and Bobby Vinton’s rare & final Top 10 hit “My Melody of Love,” all sounding as if they could have been recorded yesterday.

The album includes a 12-page booklet with bios & notes by Greg Adams. Over 72 minutes of audiophile quality sound.

The track list:
  • Venus - Shocking Blue [STEREO DEBUT]
  • Fox On The Run - Sweet
  • Hocus Pocus - Focus
  • The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy [SINGLE VERSION DEBUT]
  • Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield [RARE SINGLE VERSION]
  • My Melody Of Love - Bobby Vinton [RARE ON CD]
  • Paloma Blanca - George Baker Selection [RARE ON CD]
  • The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace [RARE ON CD]
  • Tired Of Toein' The Line - Rocky Burnette [RARE ON CD]
  • Gypsy Woman - Brian Hyland [STEREO DEBUT]
  • Good Morning Starshine - Oliver
  • Words - F.R. David
  • I've Never Been To Me - Charlene
  • Sometimes When We Touch - Dan Hill
  • Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast - Wayne Newton [RARE ON CD]
  • Daisy A Day - Jud Strunk [RARE ON CD]
  • Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
  • Eighteen With A Bullet - Pete Wingfield [RARE ON CD]
  • She's A Bad Mama Jama (She's Built, She's Stacked) - Carl Carlton
  • Born To Be Alive - Patrick Hernandez
  • Music - John Miles [U.S. CD DEBUT]
Also being released that day is Hard To Find 45s on CD, Volume 19: MORE 70s Essentials.

This great addition to the Hard To Find 45s on CD series has 21 beautifully remastered songs -- rare hits like Kermit the Frog’s “Rainbow Connection” - the Muppet Movie theme that became a surprise Oscar nominee & Top 40 hit in 1979 – and Timmy Thomas’s one-of-a-kind Top 3 hit “Why Can’t We Live Together,” never in stereo until now.

After 45 years, finally making their CD debuts are The Neighborhood’s “Big Yellow Taxi” - the first hit version of the famous Joni Mitchell song – and the Sugar Bears’ “You Are The One,” a bright ray of sunshine pop that features a young Kim Carnes on background vocals.

The collection runs the rock-and-roll gamut, from the folk-rock of Joan Baez’s “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” and Arlo Guthrie’s “The City Of New Orleans” to the horn-driven rock of “Vehicle” by Ides Of March. And from the slinky glam-rock of T. Rex’s “Bang A Gong (Get It On)” to the lovers’ rock of Gerry Rafferty’s “Right Down The Line” and the Latin-rock of Malo's "Suavecito."

The track list:
  • The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down - Joan Baez [RARE ON CD]
  • The City Of New Orleans - Arlo Guthrie [RARE ON CD]
  • Dueling Banjos - Deliverance (Eric Weissberg & Steve Mandell) [STEREO SINGLE DEBUT]
  • Rainbow Connection - Kermit (Jim Henson) [RARE ON CD]
  • I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing (In Perfect Harmony) - The New Seekers
  • Big Yellow Taxi - The Neighborhood [CD DEBUT]
  • You Are The One - Sugar Bears [CD DEBUT]
  • Bang A Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex
  • Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band [RARE SINGLE VERSION]
  • Roundabout - Yes [SINGLE EDIT]
  • Vehicle - The Ides Of March
  • I've Got The Music In Me - The Kiki Dee Band [DJ EDIT CD DEBUT]
  • Every 1's A Winner - Hot Chocolate
  • Right Down The Line - Gerry Rafferty
  • Suavecito - Malo
  • Why Can't We Live Together - Timmy Thomas [STEREO DEBUT]
  • Just When I Needed You Most - Randy Vanwarmer
  • Goodbye Girl - David Gates
  • Love Is The Answer - England Dan & John Ford Coley
  • Love Don't Live Here Anymore - Rose Royce [SINGLE VERSION DEBUT]
  • The Hustle - Van Mccoy