20 FANTASTIC HITS - By The Original Artists
(Vol. Three) - Various Artists - Arcade Records - 1973

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The ARCADE company started in Holland in 1972 as a record manufacturer. Over the decades it has grown into a multimedia operation with offices in at least eight European countries. ARCADE's 1973 various artists collection entitled 20 FANTASTIC HITS BY THE ORIGINAL ARTISTS Volume 3 (ADE P5) may be their third LP. Although there's some U.S. hits here, this set is clearly intended for the UK market. Because there's ten cuts per side, output levels and frequency range may not be comparable to LPs of shorter running time. Includes release dates, plus peak Billboard Hot 100 and UK chart positions (where applicable).

Tracks:

SIDE ONE

Gudbuy t' Jane - Slade (11/72 - #68; #2)
Blockbuster - The Sweet (1/73 - #73; #1)
New Orleans - Harley Quinne (10/72 - n/a; #19)
The Jean Genie - David Bowie (11/72 - #71; #2)
Superfly - Curtis Mayfield (11/72 - #8; #52)
My Man, A Sweet Man - Millie Jackson (8/72 - #42; n/a)
You Came, You Saw, You Conquered - The Pearls (9/72 - n/a; #32)
If It Wasn't For the Reason That I Love You - Miki Anthony (2/73 - n/a; #27)
Come Softly to Me - The New Seekers (12/72 - #95; #20)
Theme from "Shaft" - Isaac Hayes (10/71 - #1; #4)

SIDE TWO

Gonna Make You an Offer You Can't Refuse - Jimmy Helms (2/73 - n/a; #8)
I Didn't Know I Loved You (Till I Saw Rock and Roll) - Gary Glitter (9/72 - #35; #4)
In a Broken Dream - Python Lee Jackson (3/72 - #56; #3)
Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love) - The Delfonics (12/68 - #35; n/a)
All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople (8/72 - #37; #3)
That's When the Music Takes Me - Neil Sedaka (2/73 - n/a; #18)
Hocus Pocus - Focus (1/73 - #9; #20)
Long-Haired Lover from Liverpool - Little Jimmy Osmond (4/72 - #38; #1)
Day By Day (Godspell Medley) - Holly Sherwood (9/71 - #104 Bubbling Under; #29)
Nice One Cyril - The Cockerel Chorus (2/73 - n/a; #14)


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