like most kids in the 70's my first album was a K-TEL album. basically edited versions of AM songs lasting about 3 or 4 minutes. you'd get 5 songs on each side (yes we're talking vinyl if you're a young person reading this :)
it was a great way to get all the hits you heard on one album. seemed like K-TEL cranked one of these out every month or so.
In Canada the track listing tended to be better than the one's released in the U.S. I"m pretty sure that nobody in the states ever heard of Tinker's Moon.
I Shot The Sheriff - Eric Clapton
- this was the very first clapton i heard, i prefer the original reggae version
Shang-A-Lang - Tinker's Moon
- this never appeared on any album but was a big hit in Canada, Bay City Rollers did a version of this.
Piano Man - Billy Joel
- only Billy Joel song i can listen to
The Need To Be - Jim Weatherly
- i AWAYS skipped over this one.
The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
- i misheard the lyrics to this one but i was ok with that :)
Sugar Baby Love - The Rubettes
The Air That I Breathe - The Hollies
- feel like i'm out of breath every time i hear this song
Wild Thing - Fancy
Please Come To Boston - Dave Loggins
- this one is the shorter version of the song. seems less whiney then the full version
Crazy Talk - Chilliwack
Satuday Night's Alright For Fighting - Elton John
TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia) - MFSB featuring the Three Degrees
- i usually skipped over this one too
So You Are A Star - The Hudson Brothers
- no thanks i'm trying to cut back. in joke you had to watch the show
Let's Put It All Together - The Stylistics
Steppin' Out (Gonna Boogie Tonight) - Tony Orlando & Dawn
I Feel A Song (In My Heart)Gladys Knight & The Pips211
One Hell Of A Woman - Mac Davis
Star - Stealers Wheel
- my first intro to Gerry Rafferty and it turns out he didn't do the vocals
Rings - Lobo
- another first for me
Ramona - Stampeders
- probably the heaviest song on the album. had a chance to see them live a few years ago and they did a great version of this song.
I've probably heard this album a thousand times (if not more) I made a special point of converting this to one long mp3.
there's something to be said for taking a vinyl album and making it into an mp3 directly. you still get the vinyl "feel" but in a more convenient format.