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Easy Livin
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4 stars All present and correct

In brief, this is probably all the 10CC most people will ever need. Unlike most other bands listed on this site, 10CCs best songs are their most commercially successful ones. In broad terms, their album tracks tend (in my opinion!) to simply be potential singles which were not quite good enough to be let out on their own.

Here we have a fine collection of pretty much all the band's hits (yes "I'm not in love", "Rubber bullets", "I'm Mandy, fly me" etc. are all present and correct) plus a trio of Godley and Crème's singles successes and the pre-10CC Hotlegs classic "Neanderthal man". Interestingly, the Hotlegs song is placed last on what is otherwise a chronological collection.

The only track which was not a single is the three part classic "Une Nuit a Paris", from "The original soundtrack". Anyone who is at all familiar with the work of 10CC will however be entirely aware of the piece.

The 10CC name was of course continued by Gouldman and Stewart after the departure of Godley and Crème, and no less than four tracks by the post-split line up are included here. For me, these are the weakest of the entire set.

In all though, this is a fine collection of the best works of 10CC. If you are unfamiliar with the band, my recommendation would be to pick this album up, and stop there. On a technical note, all the tracks here have been remastered for the collection, offering a discernible improvement in sound quality.

Easy Livin | 4/5 |


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