Various - The Very Best Of Legends
Capitol Gold's Legends is undoubtedly one for the dads this Christmas. As well as tapping into the psyche of every fifty-something bloke, it's a compilation that save for the odd exception, does exactly what it says on the tin.
Queen, Blondie, Simon and Garfunkel and Bowie are all bona fide legends, but M People? I don't think so. Apart from such a glaring error, "Legends" is an enjoyable romp through forty-odd years of music history, and is basically the Capital Gold playlist spread over 3 CDs.
It's chilling to think that Robbie Williams will no doubt feature on a similar compilation in 30 years time, and listening to such glorious songs as the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations", The Kinks' "You Really Got Me" and the best track on the compilation, Otis Redding's "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay", really does make you think that our parents really were spoiled with a golden era of music.