Category Archives: Time-Life

Wall Street Journal Wonders if “The Wonder Years” Will Be a Big Hit on DVD

The  Wonder Years complete TV series is now available on DVD from Time Life, and The Wall Street Journal wonders if fans of the 80s show will shell out big bucks to own the complete series on DVD. Continue reading

Soul of the 70s: Original Radio Hits or Album Versions?

I’m a compulsive reader of the comments at the bottom of the page. Some people can’t look away from a bad wreck, and I can’t help scrolling down to see what the trolls and shills have to say (in the spirit of full disclosure, I admit that I read the juiciest ones aloud in the voice of Comic Book Guy from The Simpsons: “Worst. Comment. Evar.”). With that admission out of the way, I can tell you that a post on Time Life’s Soul of the 70s 10 CD Box Set page set me to thinking.

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George Jones, Golden Voice of the Golden Age of Country

10% Off and FREE Shipping for The Golden Age of Country CD Collection from Time Life

George Jones may have passed away this year, but he left behind a legacy of unparalleled country music performances. Even Frank Sinatra referred to George Jones as “the second greatest singer in America”. That’s why Time Life featured many of his best songs on their comprehensive country music CD collection Golden Age of Country. Classic hits like:

  • White Lightning
  • Tender Years
  • Walk through This World with Me
  • The Race Is On
  • She Thinks I Still Care
  • A Girl I Used To Know
  • The Window Up Above
  • And more!

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Getting Mellow with The Best of Soft Rock

10% Off and FREE Shipping for The Best of Soft Rock CD Collection from Time Life Remember those soft rock songs that made you feel so good? Mellow, laid-back rock music that was the soundtrack of your life? Now you can hear them again when you buy Time Life’s CD Music Collection The Best of Soft Rock. Continue reading

The Folk Years Captures Legendary Music of the ’50s and ’60s

10% Off and FREE Shipping for The Folk Years CD Collection from Time Life In 1965, The Mamas & The Papas’ fantastic harmonies got us all “California Dreamin'”, and John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads” made us yearn for the Blue Ridge Mountains. Capture those beautiful songs again with Time-Life’s 8-CD Box Set Collection, The Folk Years. 120 all-original hit folk and folk rock recordings along with a free bonus DVD, “Legends of Folk” featuring full-length performances by artists including Simon & Garfunkel, Peter, Paul and Mary, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan.

These are not re-recordings or later versions, they are the original recordings that you loved back in the 50s and 60s. Remember these great hits: Continue reading

Gentle on My Mind, Glen Campbell’s Boomer Anthem

Music of Your Life CD Collection from Time Life

If you remember “Gentle on My Mind,” the flowing banjo-propelled ballad written by John Hartford and made famous by music legend Glen Campbell, you might be a boomer (or even older). If you’re not familiar with this pop-country-folk-bluegrass standard, then thank me for the introduction. Happy Monday!

Do you enjoy “Gentle on My Mind?” and other easy-listening favorites? You might enjoy Time-Life’s 10-CD Box Set Collection, Music of Your Life. Here’s a sample list of some of the classic songs in this carefully-compiled collection. These are all the original hit recordings – no re-records. Continue reading

Stayin’ Alive, Disco Anthem of the Nightlife

Who can forget the Bee Gees fantastic soaring falsettos singing “Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk, I’m a woman’s man, no time to talk”? It was 1977, John Travolta was strutting his bad self on the disco floor and everyone was catching Saturday Night Fever. Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb wrote, produced and performed the movie soundtrack, and “Stayin’ Alive” told the story of survival in the big city — any big city — but especially New York.

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Dancing in the Street, Anthem of the 60s Music Revolution

This sizzling single hit the airwaves and record stores the first week of August back in 1964. Propelled by insistent drumming from co-writer Marvin Gaye, instrumental backing by Motown’s legendary Funk Brothers, vocal backing by the Vandellas, and Martha Reeve’s soaring lead vocal, “Dancing in the Street” seemed to be playing everywhere on portable transistor AM radios, 45 rpm record players and dance parties all over the country. Continue reading

New Product Tuesday with Time Life Box Sets

Free shipping on all orders from Time LifeToday’s post is aimed at young people who can’t seem to find the perfect gift for older relatives like parents and grandparents. Here’s a tip: the olds like music and TV shows from when they were young like you. It’s called nostalgia. And the most part, they’re not technologically savvy. They don’t get their music from Spotify or Pandora. They don’t stream video from Netflix or Hulu. They think a torrent is heavy rainstorm.

Yes, boomers and seniors like CDs and DVDs. It’s technology they understand and can hold in their hands. These are people who still cling to landlines, own VCRs and buy cars with CD changers. Give them something they’ll find comfortably familiar: a CD or DVD box set from Time Life. For a limited time, there’s free shipping on all orders.

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