Zepplin Yes, The Rolling Stones and Emerson, Lake And Palmer on one double album was an unbelievable coup and that their agreement was secured following a personal invitation from Freeman is attested to by copies of a number of hand-written replies on the inside cover. Nowadays, compilations are viewed as such a lucrative money spinner that even the biggest bands allow their material to be used but, in 1976, this was a veritable triumph.
Apart from its unique nature, the main reason I was looking forward to Pick Of The Pops becoming a regular series was the opportunities it offered to widen my musical boundaries. Not until over twenty years later, and the beginning of Uncut magazine's Unconditionally Guaranteed collection, would a compilation demand the same attention. So, here, contributions by The Pretty Things, PFM, Wally and Heavy Metal Kids are as important as anything by the big guns.
It may be a well worn phrase. but never more apt than here: they don't make them like this anymore.
1. Whole Lotta Love performed by Led Zeppelin - 5:31
2. It's Only Rock & Roll (But I Like It) performed by Rolling Stones - 5:08
3. Love the One You're With performed by Stephen Stills - 3:04
4. Pick Up the Pieces performed by Average White Band - 3:59
5. Expecting to Fly performed by Buffalo Springfield - 3:40
6. World Became the World performed by Marconi, Premiata Forneria - 4:43
7. Rock & Roll Man performed by Heavy Metal Kids - 4:52
8. Yours Is No Disgrace performed by Yes - 9:45
9. Nez Perce performed by Wally - 4:59
10. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face performed by Roberta Flack - 4:20
11. Karn Evil 9:1st Impression, Pt. 1 & 2 [Complete] (Emerson/Lake/Palmer) - 13:22
12. Sound Chaser performed by Yes - 9:45
13. The Immigrant Song performed by Led Zeppelin - 2:22
14. Angie performed by Rolling Stones - 4:32
15. Only You Know and I Know performed by Delaney & Bonnie - 4:23
16. Somewhere performed by Aretha Franklin - 6:16
17. Is It Only Love performed by Pretty Things, The - 5:06
Link Part 1 http://www.mediafire.com/?dodqxm0mkmq
part 2 http://www.mediafire.com/?kzdzzaz2nrn