Disco Barry Scott's THE LOST 45s OF THE '70s & '80s VOLUME TWO [2000]

Two years after the initial disc, Barry Scott returned with The Lost 45s Of The '70s & '80s Volume Two featuring eighteen more Top 40 singles that were hard to find on compact disc at the time.  Barry closes out his extensive liner notes with this prophecy:

Nearly fourteen years later and there still hasn't been a third volume in the series (more than likely due to changes within the industry than lack of effort) but that hasn't stopped fans from dreaming up tracklists for future volumes like this one posted last April Fool's Day:
  • "Old Fashioned Boy (You’re The One)" - Stallion #37/1977 
  • "Double Dutch Bus" [single edit] - Frankie Smith #30/1981
  • "I’m Not Gonna Let It Bother Me Tonight" [single edit] - Atlanta Rhythm Section #14/1978
  • "Turning Japanese" [single edit] - The Vapors #36/1980
  • "The Boys Are Back In Town" [single edit] - Thin Lizzy #12/1976
  • "Lights Out" [single edit] - Peter Wolf #12/1984
  • "Prisoner Of Your Love" [single edit] - Player #27/1978
  • "You’re My Girl" [single edit] - Franke & The Knockouts #27/1981
  • "Anything You Want" - John Valenti #37/1976
  • "The Night Owls" [single edit] - Little River Band #6/1981
  • "Don’t Want To Live Without It" [single edit] - Pablo Cruise #21/1978
  • "We Don’t Talk Anymore" [single edit] - Cliff Richard #7/1980
  • "Get It Right Next Time" [single edit] - Gerry Rafferty #21/1979
  • "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" [single edit] - Police #3/1981
  • "Don’t Hold Back" [single edit] - Chanson #21/1979
  • "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" [single edit] - Pat Benatar #9/1980
  • "I Can’t Stand The Rain" [single edit] - Eruption #18/1978
  • "Bruce" - Rick Springfield #27/1984
  • "Margaritaville" [single edit] - Jimmy Buffett #8/1977
  • "The First Day Of Summer" [single edit] - Tony Carey #33/1984
The consensus from various collectors forums seems to be that there are about a hundred songs that, while making the Top 40, have yet to be released on compact disc.  In all, 9,513 records made Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart between 1970-1989 with 4,589 of those rising into the Top 40 so we're looking at a pretty excellent 98% availability rate. HERC can live with that.  Still, those 2% would complete the collection and HERC feels your pain Barry Scott.  And these numbers don't even factor in those TRUE single versions, those unique to the 45 edits like practically every track listed above, which have yet to appear on compact disc.

HOT 100
1Sausalito SummernightDiesel19810:03:0325
2Ariel [single edit]Dean Friedman19770:03:2426
3Sea Of LoveDel Shannon19820:02:3533
4I BelieveChilliwack19820:03:4533
5I Will Still Love YouStonebolt19780:03:1129
6Hearts On FireRandy Meisner19810:02:4619
7I Couldn't Say NoRobert Ellis Orral with Carlene Carter19830:03:5132
8Only A Lonely Heart SeesFelix Cavaliere19800:03:5236
9Let's Live TogetherThe Road Apples19750:03:2535
10If The Love Fits Wear ItLeslie Pearl19820:03:4928
11Wham Bang Shang-A-LangSilver19760:03:3416
12Rock N' Roll (I Gave You The Best Years Of My Life)Mac Davis19740:03:2915
13We Can't Hide It AnymoreLarry Santos19760:03:4936
14Nobody Said It Was Easy (Lookin' For The Lights)LeRoux19820:03:3818
15I'm Gonna Take Care Of EverythingRubicon19780:03:4028
16Precious To MePhil Seymour19810:02:5322
17Paloma BlancaGeorge Baker Selection19760:03:3126
18If You Remember MeChris Thompson & Night19790:02:5417

Despite having four more tracks than it's predecessor, this is the weaker of the two discs for HERC.  He liked half of the songs on the first disc but only a third of the tracks (pictured above and below this paragraph) on Volume Two.  If you just want the songs on a CD-R with inkjet printed artwork and liner notes, go to Barry's site or select Collectible option on the disc's Amazon listing.

Only eleven of the eighteen tracks are available on Spotify and most of those are the album versions rather than the single edits found on this CD.  A little bit is better than nada, no?

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