Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Little River Band - All-Time Greatest Hits (1990)


Late '70s soft rock imported from Australia.

Tracks: Surprisingly, I remembered 8 of the 10 tracks here even though I had never owned a LRB album. That's a pretty good number for any greatest hits package. Their song 1977 Happy Anniversary was familiar to me, but I had forgotten how bad it is. I enjoy Help Is On Its Way, Take It Easy On Me, Cool Change, and Lonesome Loser, but the star of this compilation is the group's 1978 hit, Reminiscing. This song, with its exquisite vocal harmonies and beautiful instrumental arrangement, was hailed as a favorite by no less than Frank Sinatra and John Lennon. As you can probably tell, I'm a big fan. The 2 songs that were new to me, The Other Guy and Man On Your Mind, aren't bad but not memorable. But honestly, does anybody buy greatest hits CDs to hear new music anyway?

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: Music from this CD reminds me of my 7th and 8th grade years at McAllister School, which were my first years in a new school in a new city.

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