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Sounds of the Seventies was a volume series issued by Time-Life during the late s and early-to-mid s, spotlighting pop music of the s. Much like The Sacrament (Radio Edit) - HIM - XX other series chronicling popular music, volumes in the "Sounds of the Seventies" series covered a specific time period, including individual years in some volumes, and different parts of the decade for instance, the early s in others; in addition, some volumes covered specific trends, such as music popular on album-oriented rock stations on the FM band.
Each volume was issued on either compact disccassette or with volumes issued prior to vinyl record. Individual volumes generally contained anywhere between 18 and 22 tracks, and represented the highlighted time period's most popular and noteworthy tracks. Also included was a booklet, containing liner notes written by some of the most respected historians of the genre, photographs of the artists, and information on the songs writers, performers and peak position on Billboard magazine ' s Billboard Hot chart.
As was the case with Time-Life's other series, "Sounds of the Seventies" was advertised in television and magazine advertisements. The series was available by subscription by calling a number ; those who purchased the series in that fashion received a new volume roughly every other month on the format of their choiceand had the option of keeping the volumes they wanted. Each volume was also offered for individual sale. When the series was fully issued, a customer could purchase the entire series at once or a group of albums, as packaged by Time-Life as part of a promotionoften at a discounted price.
New volumes in the original series continued to be issued throughthe final one being a volume titled Sounds of the Seventies: Celebrationwhich included several tracks from the early s; that final volume was soon retitled and disconnected from the series. The series resumed in with at least 11 more volumes—including several dance- Dont Leave Me This Way - Various - Ultimate Seventies Collection Vol 2. disco-intensive albums—issued through In addition, a volume featuring television theme songs from the s was also released.
Time-Life continued to offer the complete "Sounds of the Seventies" through the earlys decadeafter which it was replaced by various other series. One of those series is titled "Sounds of the 70s," issued in as a single CD, song package and which remains available for purchase. The track lineup of the current series is identical to the original volumes of "Sounds of the Seventies.
InTime-Life issued a "budget" box set, Sounds of the Seventies: Greatest Hitscontaining three CDs or cassettes of 12 songs each, for retail sale. As with many of Time-Life Records' multi-volume releases, the volumes were not issued in a logical, The Blue Pearl - Tangerine Dream - The Seven Letters From Tibet order by date or era of the subject; that is, issuing volumes covering the s before progressing to the s.
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