‘The Best of Soft Rock’ from TimeLife

Category: Books and Music

You have probably seen those infomercials from TimeLife for the CD set “The Best of Soft Rock.” Well, if you are at all on the fence about purchasing it, don’t be. This is an amazing collection of songs from an array of singers that will bring back memories for anyone over the age of 40!

Ten CDs with 150 songs total make up this wonderful collection of mellow tunes that are perfect for these stressful days of self-isolation and social distancing. Pop in a CD and transport yourself back to a time before the world went crazy.

Bread, Stephen Bishop, Seals & Crofts, Firefall, Carly Simon, Christopher Cross, Boz Scaggs, Air Supply, Gino Vannelli, The Doobie Brothers, Linda Ronstadt, The Beach Boys, and many other singers and groups combine to make this a collection to treasure.

Some of the 150 songs include: “I Need You,” “On and On,” “The Air That I Breathe,” “Kokomo,” “Baby Come Back,” “California Dreamin’,” “Hurt So Bad,” “Summer Breeze,” “Whenever I Call You ‘Friend’,” “All By Myself,” “Please Come to Boston,” “Baby I’m a Want you,” “Sailing,” “All I need,” and “If.” There are 135 more great songs and as you can tell by this small list, they are all easy listening, soft rock. Don’t expect to be jumping up from your seat to fast dance around the house. These songs are melodic and mellow and simply put, they take away the stress of life today.

The folks at TimeLife always manage to create the perfect collections and they have definitely done it again with “The Best of Soft Rock.” With the accompanying booklet with facts and insight into the songs and the performers, the set is a nice way to return to an easier time of life. You know that time – before we all were wearing masks, when we could eat inside a restaurant and go to a movie, and when shopping at the mall was a pleasure.

“The Best of Soft Rock” collection lists for$134.95. You can upgrade to more discs at the site.

About the Author

Francine Brokaw has been covering all aspects of the entertainment industry for over 25 years. She also writes about products and travel. She has been published in national and international newspapers and magazines as well as Internet websites. She has written her own book, Beyond the Red Carpet The World of Entertainment Journalists, from Sourced Media Books, is the entertainment correspondent for Good Day Orange County, and has her own TV show, Beyond the Red Carpet, on Village Television in Orange County.