Epic CD Series

(2009-2013)
41(!) discs of neglected soul from the Sixties, Seventies, and Eighties


BEAR FAMILY
(197?-ongoing)
A German-based label that does exhaustively researched box sets and definitive series of pop, rock, country, and soul music

The following Bear Family collections have featured on The Hideaway:
DIM LIGHTS, THICK SMOKE & HILLBILLY MUSIC: Country & Western Hit Parade1945-1953 [2008-2009]
1954-1962 [2009-2011]
1963-1970 [2011-2013]

SWEET SOUL MUSIC

🆕1961-1965 [2008]
1966-1970 [2009]
1971-1975 [2014]
DISCO DISCHARGE
(2009-2012)
Sixteen double disc albums of authentic disco music that mostly failed to crossover



HAVE A NICE DAY: SUPER HITS OF THE SEVENTIES
(1990-1996)
25+ discs of sweet Seventies pop from the fine folks at Rhino




(1982-2018)
Contemporary pop hits and themed compilations from the UK, the USA, and Australia. (We stopped covering the series when Now 100 was released in July 2018.)





Five discs of soft pop from the early Eighties. Could have been Super Hits Of The Eighties. My friends and I imagined what the series would be like had it continued



(2000-ongoing)
Australian competitor to Now That's What I Call Music




TIME-LIFE
(1987-ongoing)
I've got more than a few thousand dollars invested in massive multi-disc music collections from Time-Life, spanning entire decades and genres. They've also issued unique collections in Australia, New Zealand, Germany, the UK, and Europe.

The Time-Life collections below have been featured on The Hideaway:
'70s Dance Party [1998/2001]
Another Lost Decade [2005-2006]
Body + Soul [1998/2000/2009/2013/2015]
Classic Drive [2004-2006]
Classic Soft Rock aka The Best Of Soft Rock [2006-2007]
Classic Soul Ballads [2005]
Contemporary Country [1991-1993]
Dick Clark's American Bandstand: 50th Anniversary [2007]
Dick Clark's Jukebox Gems [2012]
Dick Clark's Rock N Roll Era [1987]
Disco Fever aka We Love The Nightlife [2006]
Have A Fun Christmas [1995/2003/2004/2005]
Legends [2003-2004]
Modern Rock [1999-2005]
Quiet Storm [2012]
Smooth Soul [2012]
The Best Of Soft Rock aka Classic Soft Rock [2013]
The Heart Of Classic Rock [2011/2015]
TV Themes [1996-1997]
We Love The Nightlife aka Disco Fever [2012]