Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 September
Earth, Wind & Fire 4.8 3:35
2 Lady Marmalade
LaBelle 3 3:56
3 Best of My Love
The Emotions 3.75 3:41
4 I Can Help
Billy Swan 5 4:02
5 Boogie Nights
Heatwave 5 3:35
6 I Love to Love
Tina Charles 5 3:02
7 Play That Funky Music
Wild Cherry 5 3:12
8 I'm on Fire
5000 Volts 2 2:39
9 Instant Replay
Dan Hartman 3:28
10 Love Train
The O’Jays 4 2:56
11 Dirty Ol' Man
The Three Degrees 4:36
12 Everybody Is a Star
Sly & The Family Stone 3 3:01
13 I Can See Clearly Now
Johnny Nash 5 2:42
14 I Want You to Want Me
Cheap Trick 3:40
15 Don't Bring Me Down
Electric Light Orchestra 4.75 4:04
16 I'm a Train
Albert Hammond 3:18
17 A Glass of Champagne
Sailor 5 2:38
18 Yellow River
Christie 2:42
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Hold the Line
Toto 3.75 3:57
2 The Free Electric Band
Albert Hammond 3:25
3 Rosetta
Georgie Fame 2:45
4 More Than a Feeling
Boston 4 4:42
5 Black Magic Woman
Santana 3:19
6 San Bernardino
Christie 3:11
7 Indian Reservation
Paul Revere and The Raiders 2:52
8 Too Much
Johnny Mathis 2:54
9 The Witch Quenn of New Orleans
Redbone 5 2:44
10 Girls, Girls, Girls
Sailor 3:02
11 Sylvia's Mother
Dr. Hook 3:48
12 Kiss and Say Goobbye
The Manhattans 4:27
13 Dust in the Wind
Kansas 4.65 3:26
14 Me and Mrs. Jones
Billy Paul 5 4:46
15 Show You the Way to Go
The Jacksons 5:31
16 The Most Beautiful Girl
Charlie Rich 2:38
17 Stand by Your Man
Tammy Wynette 4 2:40
18 Rose Garden
Lynn Anderson 4 2:51

Credits

CD 1

acoustic guitar:
Johnny Christopher (Guitarist) (track 4)
clarinet:
Richard Tandy (track 15)
drumset:
Bev Bevan (track 15)
bass guitar:
Kelly Groucutt (track 15)
strings arranger:
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
Richard Tandy (track 15)
Louis Clark (track 15)
drums:
Hayward Bishop (track 4)
synthesizer:
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
Richard Tandy (track 15)
bass:
Mike Leech (track 4)
electric piano:
Richard Tandy (track 15)
electric guitar:
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
Reggie Young (guitarist and songwriter) (track 4)
Chip Young (track 4)
percussion:
Bev Bevan (track 15)
piano:
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
Richard Tandy (track 15)
arranger:
Biddu (composer, songwriter, producer and musician) (track 6)
associate producer:
Rupert Holmes (track 17)
choir vocals:
Kelly Groucutt (track 15)
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
choir vocals arranger:
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
Richard Tandy (track 15)
Louis Clark (track 15)
composer:
James Bolden (track 6)
Kenneth Gamble (track 10)
Georg Kajanus (track 17)
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
Johnny Nash (track 13)
Rod Temperton (track 5)
Jeff Christie (track 18)
T. Eyers (track 8)
Rick Nielsen (track 14)
Robert Parissi (track 7)
Billy Swan (track 4)
conductor:
Louis Clark (track 15)
engineer:
Jeffrey Lesser (track 17)
Richard Dodd (mastering engineer, producer and engineer) (track 6)
Chip Young (track 4)
instruments:
Paul Richmond (engineer) (track 4)
lead vocals:
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
lyricist:
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 10)
Georg Kajanus (track 17)
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
Johnny Nash (track 13)
Rod Temperton (track 5)
Jeff Christie (track 18)
T. Eyers (track 8)
Rick Nielsen (track 14)
Robert Parissi (track 7)
Philo Jack Robinson (production music composer) (track 6)
Billy Swan (track 4)
mixer:
Jeffrey Lesser (track 17)
producer:
Barry Blue (singer, producer, and songwriter) (track 5)
Kenneth Gamble (tracks 10–11)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (tracks 10–11)
Jeffrey Lesser (track 17)
Jeff Lynne (track 15)
Johnny Nash (track 13)
Biddu (composer, songwriter, producer and musician) (track 6)
Billy Swan (track 4)
Chip Young (track 4)
vocals:
Sheila Ferguson (track 11)
Valerie Holiday (track 11)
Fayette Pinkney (track 11)
writer:
Bob Crewe (track 2)
Kenneth Gamble (track 11)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 11)
Al McKay (tracks 1, 3)
Kenny Nolan (track 2)
Maurice White (Earth, Wind & Fire) (tracks 1, 3)
Allee Willis (track 1)
phonographic copyright by:
Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd. (not for release label use! pre-Aug 2004 subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment Inc.) (1972) (track 13)
CBS, Inc. (US broadcasting company; file no releases here!) (1973) (track 11)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1974) (track 2)
GTO Records (1976) (track 5)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1976) (track 7)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1977) (track 3)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1978) (track 1)
Sony Music Entertainment Inc. (not for release label use! company owned by Sony Corporation of America from 1991–2004; operated worldwide except in JP) (1979) (track 15)
publisher:
EMI (EMI Records, since 1972) (track 2)
EMI Music (do not use as release label! this is a music publisher) (track 2)
EMI Songs Ltd. (tracks 1, 3, 15)
Mijac Music (track 10)
Rodsongs (track 5)
Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (tracks 1, 5, 13)
Tincabell Music (track 5)
Universal/MCA Music Ltd. (not for release label use!) (track 7)
recorded at:
CBS Studios (London, 1972–1989) in London, England, United Kingdom (1975-10) (track 17)
edits:
Dirty Ol’ Man (Ferguson, Holiday, Pinkney) by The Three Degrees (track 11)
Dirty Ol’ Man (Ferguson, Holiday, Pinkney) by The Three Degrees (track 11)
Lady Marmalade by LaBelle (track 2)
mash-ups:
Shit by Neil Cicierega (track 15)
remixes:
Dirty Ol’ Man (“A Tom Moulton Mix”) by The Three Degrees (track 11)
Love Train (Tom Moulton Mix) by The O’Jays (track 10)
sampled by:
Kobiety są gorące by Norbi (track 1)
Star/Pointro by The Roots (track 12)
Use Me by WUZ (track 11)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 479) (track 2)
cover recording of:
I Love to Love (track 6)
is the basis for:
Play That Funky Music (Vanilla Ice version) (track 7)
later parody versions:
Don't Bring Me Cows (track 15)
Lady Marmelade (track 2)
Play Funky (track 7)
Suck And Fuck Train (track 10)
later translated parody versions:
A Kapella (track 1)
later translated versions:
Best of My Love (Japanese Version) (track 3)
Lady Marmalade (French version) (track 2)
L’Amérique (track 18)
Ny dag på vej (track 13)
Toi et le soleil (track 13)
Vana jõgi (track 18)
Zmizely stíny (track 13)
熱辣辣 (track 2)
later versions:
recording of:
Best of My Love (track 3)
Boogie Nights (track 5)
Don't Bring Me Down (track 15)
Glass of Champagne (track 17)
I Can Help (track 4)
I’m on Fire (track 8)
Lady Marmalade (track 2)
Love Train (track 10)
September (track 1)
Yellow River (track 18)
Dirty Ol’ Man (1973) (track 11)
referred to in medleys:
Medley (Stars on 45) (track 5)
Stars on 45 (12" single) (track 5)

CD 2

recorded in:
Los Angeles, California, United States (1978-08) (track 1)
acoustic guitar:
Tom Scholz (track 4)
Kerry Livgren (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
Rich Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
violin [violins]:
Robby Steinhardt (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
drumset:
Jeff Porcaro (track 1)
bass guitar:
Dave Hope (track 13)
viola:
Robby Steinhardt (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
chimes:
Phil Ehart (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
drums:
Sib Hashian (track 4)
Phil Ehart (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
pedal steel guitar [pedals]:
Rich Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
synthesizer:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
synthesizer [synthesizers]:
Kerry Livgren (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
organ:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
Clavinet:
Kerry Livgren (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
guitar [lead guitar]:
Tom Scholz (track 4)
guitar [rhythm guitar]:
Tom Scholz (track 4)
bass:
David Hungate (track 1)
Tom Scholz (track 4)
Dave Hope (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
vibraphone:
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
timpani:
Phil Ehart (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
electric guitar:
Steve Lukather (track 1)
Kerry Livgren (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
Rich Williams (guitarist of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
percussion:
Lenny Castro (track 1)
Sib Hashian (track 4)
percussion [additional percussion]:
Phil Ehart (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
Kerry Livgren (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
keyboard:
Steve Porcaro (track 1)
piano:
David Paich (track 1)
Kerry Livgren (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
additional engineer:
Terry Diane Becker (engineer) (track 13)
arranger:
Kansas (US prog rock band) (track 13)
art direction:
Tom Drennon (track 13)
associate producer:
Rupert Holmes (track 10)
background vocals:
Steve Lukather (track 1)
Bobby Kimball (track 1)
David Paich (track 1)
Robby Steinhardt (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
composer:
Georg Kajanus (track 10)
Kerry Livgren (track 13)
Winfred Lovett (track 12)
Shel Silverstein (track 11)
Peter Green (former member of Fleetwood Mac) (track 5)
John D. Loudermilk (track 7)
David Paich (track 1)
Tom Scholz (track 4)
Michael Snow (songwriter of "Rosetta") (track 3)
Joe South (track 18)
engineer:
Jeffrey Lesser (track 10)
Terry Becker (engineer) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
Jeff Glixman (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
lead vocals:
Brad Delp (track 4)
Bobby Kimball (track 1)
Steve Walsh (original lead singer of Kansas) (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
lead vocals [Harmony]:
Brad Delp (track 4)
lyricist:
Georg Kajanus (track 10)
Kerry Livgren (track 13)
Winfred Lovett (track 12)
Shel Silverstein (track 11)
Peter Green (former member of Fleetwood Mac) (track 5)
John D. Loudermilk (track 7)
David Paich (track 1)
Tom Scholz (track 4)
Michael Snow (songwriter of "Rosetta") (track 3)
Joe South (track 18)
mixer:
Jeffrey Lesser (track 10)
producer:
Kenneth Gamble (track 14)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (track 14)
Billy Sherrill (US songwriter/producer/arranger) (track 17)
Mike Smith (60's & 70's UK Producer) (track 3)
Toto (American rock group) (track 1)
Jeffrey Lesser (track 10)
Jeff Glixman (1977-06) (track 13)
vocals:
Tammy Wynette (track 17)
writer:
Rory Michael Bourke (track 16)
Kenneth Gamble (tracks 14–15)
Cary Gilbert (track 14)
Leon Huff (Philly soul producer, of Gamble & Huff) (tracks 14–15)
Billy Sherrill (US songwriter/producer/arranger) (tracks 16–17)
Lolly Vegas (track 9)
Pat Vegas (track 9)
Tammy Wynette (track 17)
phonographic copyright by:
CBS Records (manufacturer/distributor) (1971) (track 3)
publisher:
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (tracks 16–17)
EMI Songs Ltd. (track 12)
Sony/ATV Songs LLC (track 18)
Warner Chappell Music Ltd. (tracks 4, 14–15)
mixed at:
The Village in Los Angeles, California, United States (1977-08) (track 13)
recorded at:
CBS Studios (London, 1972–1989) in London, England, United Kingdom (1975-10) (track 10)
Studio in the Country in Bogalusa, Louisiana, United States (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
Woodland Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (1977-06 – 1977-07) (track 13)
earliest release:
sampled by:
Come Again by The Kleptones (track 4)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 500) (track 4)
cover recording of:
Black Magic Woman (track 5)
Rose Garden (1970) (track 18)
later parody versions:
Lust on the Bridge (track 13)
Obadiah (track 1)
later translated versions:
Jardín de rosas (track 18)
Leb' dei Leben (track 13)
Sylvian äiti (track 11)
Wer Liebe sucht (track 17)
later versions:
Du tillhör mig (track 17)
En dans på rosor (track 18)
Naiset (track 10)
Pensando en ti (track 13)
recording of:
Dust in the Wind (track 13)
Girls, Girls, Girls (track 10)
Hold the Line (track 1)
Me and Mrs. Jones (track 14)
Rosetta (track 3)
Sylvia’s Mother (track 11)
The Witch Queen of New Orleans (1971 song) (track 9)
Stand by Your Man (1968) (track 17)
referred to in medleys:
version of:
Hey Mister (track 16)

Release Group

part of: Very Best of the 70's (number: 1)