Saturday, June 5, 2010

MIDDLE OF THE ROAD Warner Brothers Sampler 1972

This one dates from 1972 and is a 2 LP WB sampler spotlighting MOR artists, meaning “middle of the road,” meaning SAFE SOFT ROCK for aging hippies. But it’s compiled by Barry Hansen (aka Dr. Demento) who regardless makes interesting choices and puts Fleetwood Mac next to Frank Sinatra and Todd Rundgren makes another appearance along with the Beach Boys “Caroline No” (which is actually a sad story, the label decides to promote the FREE copy of "Pet Sounds" that was included with the latest effort by the Boys which was called “Carl And The Passions-So Tough”). And don’t forget “Life’s A Gas” from the “mostly” Electric Warrior album. Even though it might be a little ‘adult contemporary’ it’s a real fun listen.
In the Morning Jennifer
Sunshine Lady Dion
Friendly Sounds Rod McKuen
It's a Lovely Day Jesse Colin Young
Second Cup of Coffee; Ode to Big Blue Gordon Lightfoot
Hey Mister, That's Me up on the Jukebox James Taylor
Political Science Randy Newman
An Account of Haley's Comet John Stewart
Calico Silver; Write Me Down Kenny Rogers & the First Edition
Give Us a Break John Sebastian
World in Harmony Fleetwood Mac
Love's Been Good to Me Frank Sinatra
Paper Airplanes Seals & Crofts
Dust in the Wind Todd Rundgren
Caroline No Beach Boys
I Need You America
It Will Come to You Again Mary Travers
Life's a Gas T. Rex
Comin' Back to You Alex Taylor
When I Get Home Pentangle
Side Road Peter Yarrow
The Family Tony Joe White
If You Never Say Goodbye Dionne Warwick
Wedding Song (There Is Love) Paul Stookey

CD 1 (Sides 1 & 2)
CD 2 (Sides 3 & 4)

1 comment:

  1. Any LP with Brian Wilson,Frank n' T.Rex is OK with me!!