Label: Time Life Music - TL SSW/07 • Series: Singers And Songwriters - Late 60s • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country •
Singers and Songwriters was a volume album series issued by Time-Life in the US, during the early s, spotlighting songs from the singer-songwriter era of the s. There was an identically-named 29 volume series available in the UK and Europe, with different track listings and different, but similar artwork. Songs on the series included music written and performed by an artist, Dont Let Go - Various - I Love To.
Boogie artists who covered a well-known songwriter's material; as such, a large majority of the music was stylistically similar to what was heard on soft rock and sometimes contemporary hit radio stations during the s and early s.
Much like Time-Life's other series chronicling popular music, volumes in the "Singers and Songwriters" series covered a specific time period, including two-year spans in some volumes and parts of a given decade in others. Each volume was issued on a compact disc or cassette. Individual volumes generally contained two albums of 12 tracks each 24 songs per volumeand represented the highlighted time period's most popular and noteworthy tracks. Also included was a booklet, Ayin Aleph - Ayin Aleph 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 Hot chart.
As was the case with Time-Life's other series, "Singers and Songwriters" was advertised in television and magazine advertisements. The series was available by subscription by calling a Comin Home - Various - Singers And Songwriters - Late 60s ; 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 continued to be issued throughthe final one being a volume titled Singers and Songwriters: Hard to Find Hits ; an additional single-disc volume Comin Home - Various - Singers And Songwriters - Late 60s included in the subscription series but available for sale was titled Singers and Songwriters: The Classics.
Time-Life continued to offer "Singers and Songwriters" through the latter half of the s. All told, the US series had tracks songs with three titles repeated on various volumes. However, due to licensing restrictions, some of the songs in the original series were replaced with other songs instead, Artists like Gilbert O'Sullivan, Bob Seger, Neil Young, and some of the familiar songs from James Taylor, including "You've Got A Friend", "Shower the People", and the more familiar songs from Joni Mitchell, including "Turn me on" "I'm a Radio", and "Help Me", and Paul Simon, including "50 Ways to Leave your Lover", and "Mother and Child Reunion", and "Loves me like a Rock" could not be included, due to the demands and high expenses imposed though the publishing companies The Gilbert O'Sullivan song "Alone Again Naturally"was omitted in the later collection due to the licensing restrictions issues.
In the original version Rea's voice was sped up. Rea was never happy with that recording and although a hit in the US wanted the original version buried. The re recording is Rea singing in his normal voice. The Stevie Nicks song, plus the songs that Nicks did with Fleetwood Mac, could not be used in this collection, due to the same licensing restrictions.
As with many of Time-Life Records' multi-volume releases, the volumes were not issued in a logical, Pohjanmaan Kautta - Kotiteollisuus - 7 order by date or era of the subject; that is, issuing volumes covering the s before progressing into the s.
In the track information section, the volumes will be listed sequentially by era; the following list is the order in which the volumes were released. Also, unlike their other compilation series, Candis Funk (Original Joe Louis 12 Mix) - Candido - Candis Funk and Songwriters includes the album versions of songs rather than the single or radio edits.
There were 28 titles in the series plus a Christmas album with a different catalogue number. They were all double CDs with 15 tracks on each disc, making a total of tracks, double the total number of the US series. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is an orphanas no other articles link to it. Please introduce links to this page from related articles ; try the Find link tool for suggestions. June Categories : Time—Life albums Rock compilation albums.
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