Thread: BEST SONGS OF THE SEVENTIES

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    How could I forget Rush Xanadu

    Xanadu ---- Held within The Pleasure Dome
    Decreed by Kubla Khan
    To taste my bitter triumph
    As a mad immortal man
    Nevermore shall I return
    Escape these caves of ice
    For I have dined on honey dew
    And drunk the milk of Paradise

    They took part Samuel Taylor Coleridges "Kubla Khan" (which he wrote after an Opium induced dream) and turned it into gold.
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      Hey yeazell,

      What would you say if I posted in the "Best Songs of the Seventies" one of the most Underrated Songs of the Seventies?


      Well I'm gonna do it!


      Here's one of eddstarr's favorites from The Beach Boys,


      Sail on, Sailor - 1973:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdrN89Vxu6I

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        God I have not heard that song in 30 years! A song that everyone loves but no clue it's the Beach Boys.


        God Bless you Barry White!

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBlj9EZFWMs
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          That's actually a really good beach boys song! Another of my favourite bands is Yes, and my favourite song by them from this time period? well that would have to be And You and I

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuiI0kV4joQ
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            Quote by Wind_Adept
            That's actually a really good beach boys song! Another of my favourite bands is Yes, and my favourite song by them from this time period? well that would have to be And You and I





            WOW!Wind Adept that is Amazing, and not just the music but the incredible artwork featured in the video. Gonna save this one on my hard drive.

            Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!


            Well I can't believe it but the full 12 minute version of The Temptations singing "Papa Was A Rollin' Stone" is up on youtube.

            I haven't heard the full album version in a very long time. But it sure is unlike anything else that was released in 1972!

            Like I said, it's on youtube but for how long? Better listen while ya can:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJV2pWFyfn4

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              Xaanadu gets my vote. I want that fucking song played at my funeral.
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                Quote by elron
                Xaanadu gets my vote. I want that fucking song played at my funeral.



                Ahhh, you like the Title Soundtrack from the 1980 movie performed by the Electric Light Orchestra and Olivia Newton-John?

                Why wait? It's all just a mouse-click away:

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7m1UWSD-FaA

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                    Quote by Dyzfunk7ional
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                    Ohhh hell yeah


                    Now take a deeep breath everybody.
                    Welcome to the most improbable song of the decade.


                    For the opera diva in all of us, here's music that has it all! Overly dramatic musical passages, sappy lyrics, and an over-the-top concert chorus that practically begs for audience participation.

                    Radio stations of the early 70's were not prepared for the overwhelming public reaction that accompanied the song's original release. It was, quite frankly, a sensation at the time. Demand was strong enough to prompt the record label to issue a re-release of this song a year later as a "single", taken from the original album cut.

                    So please join me, while you crank up the volume, and together let's imagine an unforgettable evening at Avery Fisher Hall with Barry Manilow in tuxedo, the house orchestra in attendance, and a full choir as Barry's accompaniment.

                    Listen as the music builds to a crescendo, and take your cue as the house lights go up and the audience rises to join the chorus in the grand finale! So what's the song?

                    Barry Manilow - "Could It Be Magic" - 1973:


                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewUSXmv9VeE

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                      Dark Horse by George Harrison
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                        Sail on Sailor doesn't sound like the usual Beach Boys because it's from the brief period that Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar were brought into the band. Ricky and Blondie appeared on the albums Carl and the Passions: So Tough, Holland and The Beach Boys '74 live double album.

                        Holland is a great album, a lot of it sounds like the Beatles' Abbey Road.

                        Sail on Sailor was written by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks. Van Dark Parks had previously worked with Brian on the Beach Boys' abanonded Smile project. The Beach Boys released Smile session material in small amounts in the late 60's and early 70's and later a 30 minute version of Smile appeared on the Beach Boys' box set and a few years back Brian Wilson finally released a completed version as a solo album.

                        Marcella is another great Brian Wilson written track from the Beach Boys' early 70's years with Blondie and Ricky;

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YwGHsaPeO8
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                          Quote by One_Louder
                          Sail on Sailor doesn't sound like the usual Beach Boys because it's from the brief period that Blondie Chaplin and Ricky Fataar were brought into the band. Ricky and Blondie appeared on the albums Carl and the Passions: So Tough, Holland and The Beach Boys '74 live double album.

                          Holland is a great album, a lot of it sounds like the Beatles' Abbey Road.

                          Sail on Sailor was written by Brian Wilson and Van Dyke Parks. Van Dark Parks had previously worked with Brian on the Beach Boys' abanonded Smile project. The Beach Boys released Smile session material in small amounts in the late 60's and early 70's and later a 30 minute version of Smile appeared on the Beach Boys' box set and a few years back Brian Wilson finally released a completed version as a solo album.

                          Marcella is another great Brian Wilson written track from the Beach Boys' early 70's years with Blondie and Ricky;





                          WOW, it's so cool to hear "Marcella" again! Thank you One Louder.


                          Kudos to you One Louder. You've confirmed the stories I've heard over the years with regards to the Beach Boys' "Holland" album. I remember Brian Wilson commenting on the "American Masters" series on PBS that the group was under pressure to create another mega-hit song by the record company at the time. While that's nothing new, Brian dosen't respond well to pressure and he let the record executives know it!

                          Just for fun, I remember the early 70's as a very romantic period in music. And I mean romantic on the verge of being sappy.

                          As an example,
                          who remembers this hit by RogerWhittaker called "The Last Farewell"?

                          You have to go all the way back to 1971 to find this tune:

                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHrsOKzr2zo
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                            Thanks. Sail on Sailor was written and demoed during the sessions for their '71 album Surf's Up.

                            When the '73 Holland sessions were nearing completion Warner Reprise said the Holland album had potential but then unloaded the typical record label cliche, "but we don't hear a single." The other Beach Boys trawled through Brian's recent demos and when they came across Sail on Sailor and they persauded Brian and Van Dyke to finish it.

                            I'm glad you enjoyd Marcella, I think it's a really underrated Beach Boys song.

                            There's a few good Beach Boys compilations that cover the group's underrated later material. I think the best one is Ten Years of Harmony, a double album best of from 1981 covering most of the best of the group's 70's output. I wish it had two of Brian's excellent ballads from the Beach Boys Love You, I'll Bet He's Nice and The Night Was So Young on it but otherwise it's a good compilation with some rare tracks. It was briefly out as a 2 cd set and used vinyls of it are easy to find.

                            Easier to find on cd are the Beach Boys Greatest Hits volume 3 which covers their 70's and 80's work and Classics Selected by Brian Wilson. Classics is largely 60's material but the last half of the cd includes Sail on Sailor and Marcella and pleasantly avoids the group's shlocky 80's material and I think it's the greatest single disc Beach Boys best of you can get, much better than Endless Summer or Sounds of Summer imo; http://www.amazon.com/Classics-Selections-Wilson-Beach-Boys/dp/B0000682VW
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                              "The Locomotion" (original version) by Little Eva.
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                                Quote by raph89
                                "The Locomotion" (original version) by Little Eva.



                                I see raph89 is trying to slip a little 60's into the 70's thread.

                                Nice try my friend, but it's time to clear the decks and make room for one of the 70's most romantic mega-hits!

                                Hamilton, Joe Frank, & Reynolds - "Fallin' in Love" - 1975:

                                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hNNX73TrJM


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                                  Here's a fun song that always puts a smile on my face, from a very lovely and talented singer from the UK, (popular music owes a lot to the British, imho).


                                  Maxine Nightingale - "Get Right Back Where We Started From" - 1975:


                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqxqyU31ays

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                                    Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds

                                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTYg2Q-vDJ0&feature=related

                                    Anyone who doesn't like Elvis can just die.
                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpmILPAcRQo

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                                      This great song by Space: Magic Fly

                                      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kG8589R0_ZE
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                                        Hold on everybody, it's a Monty Python News Flash.


                                        "And Now for Something Completely Different . . ."




                                        "Year Of The Cat" - 1976:


                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2FrrzLUkoU

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