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Bay City Rollers 12/28/1999

Review

A mid-price overview of the Bay City Rollers' German singles output -- which is not, in fairness, all that different to their output elsewhere around the world, but does throw up a few odd anomalies. Was "It's a Game" really their greatest hit in that country (number four in May 1977)? Did "Shang a Lang" truly bottom out at number 41? And did anybody seriously believe that "Strangers in the Wind" had a hope? A full account of the band's German hits is already available on the Starke Zeiten collection; sensibly, this set duplicates just seven of that album's highlights, heading off instead into the untapped pastures of the group's B-sides and the occasional album cut. A masterful version of Eric Carmen's "Let's Pretend" was a genuine highlight of Dedication, while "Marlena" was always far too delightful to truly merit an obscure berth on the back of "Saturday Night." David Bowie's "Rebel Rebel," wryly produced by Station to Station overseer Harry Maslin, is another welcome inclusion, but other souvenirs of the band's desperate dog days are less appealing. There are, indeed, a lot better ways of getting your Rollers fix than this. ~ Dave Thompson
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 I Only Want to Be With You Bay City Rollers 3:33
  3. 2 Give a Little Love Bay City Rollers 3:8
  4. 3 Dance, Dance, Dance Bay City Rollers 3:32
  5. 4 Saturday Night Bay City Rollers 2:54
  6. 5 Back on the Street Bay City Rollers 3:2
  7. 6 Shang a Lang Bay City Rollers 3:3
  8. 7 You Made Me Believe in Magic Bay City Rollers 2:41
  9. 8 Rebel Rebel Bay City Rollers 3:36
  10. 9 Be My Baby Bay City Rollers 3:23
  11. 10 It's a Game Bay City Rollers 2:56
  12. 11 Money Honey Bay City Rollers 3:16
  13. 12 Let's Pretend Bay City Rollers 3:25
  14. 13 Another Rainy Day in New York Bay City Rollers 4:22
  15. 14 Strangers in the Wind Bay City Rollers 3:41
  16. 15 The Way I Feel Tonight Bay City Rollers 3:53
  17. 16 Marlene Bay City Rollers 2:57

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