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  • Audio CD (Sept. 25 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: FAB DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B008LC8QYG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #7,605 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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For the first time, the "Hard To Find 45s on CD" series ventures into the 1980s with volume #14, brimming with 70 minutes of classic Top 20 hits, many of which are out-of-print on CD. As always, we present only the correct single versions in true stereo from the original master tapes (including the CD debut of the single version of Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band's "Cherchez La Femme"). Highlights include the terrific but rare "I Love You" by Climax Blues Band, "The Captain of Her Heart" by Swiss duo Double, and the '80s-flavored update of "Puttin' On The Ritz" by Taco. Six of these songs reached #1 or #2 on the charts, including the much sought-after hits "Undercover Angel," "Easy Lover" and "Baker Street." All in all, a terrific mix of thoroughly enjoyable pop gems! Expect the famous sound and packaging quality found on all the Eric "Hard To Find 45s on CD" volumes. We actually use three sound engineers on every track! Includes a 12-page booklet with detailed biographies of all the artists by Greg Adams. No real oldies collection is complete without these "Hard To Find 45s!"

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Joseph Lee #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Sept. 6 2013
Format: Audio CD
INTRODUCTION:

Eric Records is a very reputable reissue label. I still have 45 rpm singles on Eric Records. The 1st volume of Hard To Find 45s on CD was first released in 1996. If you have purchased that CD, congratulations! That CD is out of print, and currently selling at the Eric Records website for $95.00, plus you have to order at least 10 other CDs at the same time! Wow! Speaking of Hard To Get!

The most outstanding aspect of Hard To Find 45s on CD series is that quality is first class: (1) Source: from original master tapes, (2) original 45 rpm single versions (not album versions), (3) stereo, whenever available, and (4) first class remastering with the highest quality sound.

CONTENT:

This Volume 14 set contains 19 pop songs from the 70s and 80s, with quite a few rare gems that you instantly recognize once the song is played. Since Amazon.ca did not provide a track listing, I have compiled a detailed song listing (with chart position in both US and UK, year, and personal interesting comments and facts about artists), which is as follows:

01 It Never Rains In Southern California – Albert Hammond (US 5/1972) *singer/songwriter from England: Leapy Lee’s Little Arrow & the Pipkins; Gimme Dat Ding; this popular song did not chart in UK; he later wrote To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before for Willie Nelson, and Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now for Starship!
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I like the idea behind this series. There are many one-hit-wonder songs that I wish I had but can never find. This CD from the series contains hits from the 1970's & 80's. It's a good CD with 19 songs and good sound quality. I picked it up for the following songs: "Break My Stride" by Matthew Wilder, "Torn Between Two Lovers' by Mary McGregor, "How 'Bout Us" by Champaign, "The Captain of Her Heart" by Double, "You'e Only Lonely" by JD Souther, "Cool Night" by Paul Davis, *"Key Largo" by Bertie Higgins (very hard to find), *"I Love You" by Climax Blues Band (also very hard to find), and "The Promise" by When In Rome. I do like all other songs (except one), but the others I've seen elsewhere (that was my reason for deducting one star). Enjoy!
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By D. Ranger on Feb. 27 2014
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It's a good mix of the oldies, and it makes me remember the kinder, gentler day of my youth. It's just plain fun!
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By Gilles Qc. on Aug. 28 2014
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Je suis très satisfait de ce produit et je le recommande à tout les bons collectionneurs de musiques souvenirs
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
HTF 45s Vol. 14 Sept. 21 2012
By Mr. O.B.G.(Oldies But Goodies) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
What a great collection of songs! As much as I loved Vol. 13, I like this one as much or more. It Never Rains In So. Cal. has been around for quite a while but has never sounded as good as this. Imagine my surprise when I saw one of my favorite motivational songs: Break My Stride. I haven't heard this since I listened to it on my 45 when it first came out. Great song. Taco's Puttin' On The Ritz is a very unusual song and stands up on it's own when compared to Fred Astaire's version. Champaign's How About Us probably should have been included on Vol.13 but I'm just as happy it's here. The Captain Of Her Heart is one of the songs that was at the beginning of the Smooth Jazz movement and sounds just great. And how about one of my all time favorites, Cool Night by the late Paul Davis. Great sound and probably could have been a great fit on Vol. 13. It's available on his greatest hits CD but sounds much better here, more bass. Key Largo has always been one of my favorites and makes you want to cuddle up with your favorite one. I Love You is a song I haven't heard in quite a while and thoroughly enjoy. And what about that great Sax on Baker Street? Wow! One of those songs that stays in your head a long time. Easy Lover is another great song from the 80's. I'm basically a 50's, 60's 70's guy but the songs here are pure enjoyment. The sound is phenomenal. I very highly recommend both Vol. 13 & 14. Great job Bill and Co.
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Compilation Covering 1972-1988 Sept. 18 2012
By S. Paradoa - Published on Amazon.com
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Another terrific set of 19 stereo songs this time covering 1972-1988 including for the first time anywhere the single edits of "The Captain Of Her Heart" by Double and "Whispering/Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon" by Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. Over ten pages of informative liner notes and great sound with some songs that are hard to find on CD these days like "I Love You" by the Climax Blues Band and "Living Next Door To Alice" by Smokie. The appeal of these CD releases by Eric Records is they feature the correct versions (edits, mixes, lengths) of the hit 45s as originally released and heard on the radio (and from the master tapes). So even "Torn Between Two Lovers" by Mary MacGregor sounds better on this disc than any other prior releases (some of which sound like used vinyl instead). I'm glad I got my copy for my collection.
10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
High marks all the way around on this one! Sept. 20 2012
By Paul Tognetti - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Now this is more like it! In September 2012 Eric Records issued two more volumes of its extremely popular "Hard To Find 45's on CD" series. "Volume 14: 70's and 80's Pop Classics" offers up a total of 19 tantalizing tunes for your listening pleasure. It is an eclectic mix of some the biggest and brightest pop songs of that era. The song selection is simply outstanding and the sound quality second to none. I have to tell you that I thoroughly enjoyed each and every tune on this disc.

The collection kicks off with singer/songwriter Albert Hammond's bouncy 1972 Top Ten hit "It Never Rains In Southern California". Frankly I had not heard this one for quite some time and now I cannot seem to get it out of my head. A true pop classic! A couple of years later Alan O'Day came out of nowhere to score a #1 hit with "Undercover Angel". This tune is extremely hard to come by and I was happy to see it included in "Volume 14: 70's and 80's Pop Classics". Fan of 1970's pop music will also be pleased to discover that this collection includes a number of other terrific singles including J.D. Souther's "You're Only Lonely", Mary McGregor's #1 hit recording of "Torn Between Two Lovers" and Gerry Rafferty's signature tune "Baker Street" which went all the way to #2 back in 1978. That one features one of most memorable saxophone riffs in the history of rock and roll! Meanwhile, I was thrilled to see that one of most bizarre singles of this or any other decade for that matter was also included in this collection. According to the liner notes "combining the 1930's big band music of artists like Cab Calloway with slick disco beats, Latin percussion, and a carefully cultivated retro image, Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band struck gold with the dance hit 'Whispering/Cherchez La Femme/Se Si Bon'". Very unusual but extremely intoxicating......I love it!

I have always been of the opinion that the 1980's was a much better decade for music than the rather lackluster 1970's. The proof is in the pudding and of the 19 tunes featured on "Hard To Find 45's on CD, Vol 14: 70's and 80's Pop Classics" a total of 11 are from the 1980's. Now if I had to cast a vote for the best single of the decade I would without hesitation choose Philip Bailey's rousing duet with Phil Collins "Easy Lover" from 1984. This was not only one of the top radio hits of the decade but also one of the most popular videos in the early days of MTV. I never tire of this tune and I was thrilled to see it included here. Also high on my list for best songs of the decade are Matthew Wilder's "Break My Stride", Bertie Higgins "Key Largo" and Bruce Hornsby and the Range's #1 smash "The Way It is" from 1986. Each of these songs sound every bit as fresh and exciting today as they did a quarter century ago and all are featured in this collection. And a big thumbs up for the decision to include Champaign's smooth and mellow 1981 hit "How 'Bout Us". This is another song that is extremely difficult to come by on compact disc. Also, I would be remiss if I failed to mention the inclusion of Taco's fabulous 1983 version of Irving Berlin's "Puttin' On The Ritz". Once again, this is one of my favorite singles of the decade.

"Hard To Find 45's on CD, Vol 14: 70's and 80's Pop Classics" offers a robust 72 minutes of music. I was extremely impressed with the song selection and I thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of the 19 tracks. This is a disc I will enjoy for many years to come. Once again the sound quality was fabulous and as always I appreciate the 12 page booklet that features extensive liner notes and photos. This collection is top drawer in every respect and underscores the fact that Eric has become one of the best reissue labels in the world. Kudos to everyone who put this one together. Very highly recommended!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Hard To Find 45s On CD, Vol. 14: 19 fabulous songs (stereo single versions from original master tapes; with great sound! Feb. 16 2015
By Dr. Joseph Lee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
INTRODUCTION:

Eric Records is a very reputable reissue label. I still have 45 rpm singles on Eric Records. The 1st volume of Hard To Find 45s on CD was first released in 1996. If you have purchased that CD, congratulations! That CD is out of print, and currently selling at the Eric Records website for $95.00, plus you have to order at least 10 other CDs at the same time! Wow! Speaking of Hard To Get!

The most outstanding aspect of Hard To Find 45s on CD series is that quality is first class: 1) Source: from original master tapes, 2) original 45 rpm single versions (not album versions), 3) stereo, whenever available, and 4) first class remastering with the highest quality sound.

CONTENT:

This Volume 14 set contains 19 pop songs from the 70s and 80s, with quite a few rare gems that you instantly recognize once the song is played. I have compiled a detailed song listing (with chart position in both US and UK, year, and personal comments and facts about artists), which is as follows:

01 IT NEVER RAINS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA – Albert Hammond (US 5/1972) *singer/songwriter from England: Leapy Lee’s Little Arrow & the Pipkins; Gimme Dat Ding; this popular song did not chart in UK; he later wrote To All The Girls I’ve Loved Before for Willie Nelson, and Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now for Starship!
02 LIVING NEXT DOOR TO ALICE – Smokie (US 25/1976; UK 5/1976)*English band, once Peter Noone’s backing group; had to change spellings from Smokey to Smokie when Smokey Robinson threatened to sue;
03 UNDERCOVER ANGEL – Alan O’Day (US 1/1977; UK 43/1977)*singer/songwriter; Helen Reddy’s Angie Baby & Righteous Brothers’ Rock And Roll Heaven; died of brain cancer in 2013 (age 72)
04 BREAK MY STRIDE – Matthew Wilder (US 5/1983; UK 4/1984)*born in Manhattan, New York; session singer for Rickie Lee Jones & Bette Midler; later produced for No Doubt, Christina Aquilera and Miley Cyrus, plus composing score for Disney’s Mulan.
05 PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ – Taco (US 4/1983)*born Taco Ockerse in Jakarta, Indonesia; German-based techno-pop singer; I liked the song so much that I even bought the vinyl Extended Versions; for some unknown reason, when this song is played in my audio room, it gives a weird surround sound effect with just 2 speakers!
06 WHISPERING/CHRECHEZ LA FEMME/SE SI BON – Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band (US 27/1976)*married the old and new to surprising effect; Dr. Buzzard name was a nickname the group gave a former manager
07 NEVER ENDING STORY – Limahl (US 17/1985; UK 4/1984)*born Christopher Hamill in England; former lead singer of Kajagoogoo; written by Giorgio Moroder for the film of the same name
08 TORN BETWEEN TWO LOVERS – Mary MacGregor (US 1(2)/1976)*disliked the song because she was happily married at the time; the single’s #1 success and the demanding tour caused so much stress that they eventually broke up – what an irony!
09 FRIENDS AND LOVERS – Carl Anderson & Gloria Loring (US 2/1986)*popularized due to exposure on TV’s Days Of Our Lives; Gloria Loring married to Alan Thicke (1970-1983); for our younger folks, yes, she is the mother of Robin Thicke (Blurred Lines, #1 on Billboard 100 for 12 weeks in 2013).
10 HOW ‘BOUT US – Champaign (US 12/1981; UK 5/1981)*named after the band’s hometown of Champaign, Illinois.
11 THE CAPTAIN OF HER HEART – Double (US 16/1986; UK 8/1986)*pop duo from Switzerland; the name Double is pronounced “doo-blay”
12 THE WAY IT IS – Bruce Hornsby & The Range (US 1/1986; UK 15/1986)*many mainstream radio listeners responded to the melody and mood of the song, without contemplating the lyrics, which overtly address racial and class issues.
13 YOU’RE ONLY LONELY – J.D. Souther (US 7/1979)*was Linda Ronstadt’s live-in boyfriend at one time; cowrote with Eagles their hits New Kid In Town, Best Of My Love; duet with James Taylor Her Town Too (11/1981); wrote How Long for Eagles comeback in 2007; multi-talented singer/songwriter!
14 COOL NIGHT – Paul Davis (US 11/1981)*at one time his song I Go Crazy held the Billboard Hot 100 longevity crown, but hence been surpassed by many others; current longevity champion: I’m Yours by Jason Mraz (76 weeks!); Davis died of heart attack in 2008 (age 60)
15 KEY LARGO – Bertie Higgins (US 8/1981; UK 60/1982)*former drummer for Tommy Roe’s Roemans; song used in TV’s General Hospital; Higgins fixated on Humphrey Bogart’s film; his song Casablanca was a huge hit in Far East only
16 I LOVE YOU – Climax Blues Band (US 12/1981)*blues-rock band formed in Stafford, Staffordshire, England; biggest hit: Couldn’t Get It Right (3/1977)
17 BAKER STREET – Gerry Rafferty (US 2/1978; UK 3/1978)*born in Paisley, Scotland; co-leader of Stealers Wheel; died of liver failure 2011 (age 63)
18 THE PROMISE – When In Rome (US 11/1988; UK 58/1988)*electro-dance trio from England; great dance song!
19 EASY LOVER – Philip Bailey (duet with Phil Collins)(US 2/1984; UK 1/1985)*co-lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire; recorded Christian music from 1984-1990.

The sound is simply superb – vibrant, clean, crisp with no hiss. They are all original stereo 45 rpm single versions. The 12-page booklet is also excellent with lots of interest facts about each artist. The inclusion of chart position is also appreciated.

ERIC RECORDS:

Eric Records has released many other great CDs, simply great compilations, plus The Complete Hits of Linda Scott and Vic Dana. There are also 4 great volumes of Complete Instrumental Hits, containing every charted instrumental hits for 1959, 1960, 1961 and 1962 (3 CDs each, and my reviews can be found elsewhere). From the song listing, source of songs (original master tapes), stereo original single versions, one can tell that Eric Records truly respect our listeners by giving us the very best.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

The entire set is totally enjoyable. As noted above, every song was a charted hit. You may not have many of the songs because to get them, you may have to buy the entire album of that artist. What a wonderful collection. What a fantastic sound. All the songs have become my new reference standards. This set is very highly recommended.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
hard to Find 45s on cd Volume 14 March 29 2014
By Rick Cunningham - Published on Amazon.com
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Many very good familiar songs on this CD for people of my era. Music is crisp and well done by original artists. I welcome this CD into my collection. Well worth the cost. Rick C.

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