10cc ruled the popworld in the 70´s from the first hit single "Donna" in 72 to their final no.1 song "Dreadlock holiday" in 78, theywere to the 70´s what The Beach Boys were in the 60´s.
This English artpop band was formed by Kevin Godley, Lol Creme, Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman where the line up lasted for 4 albums, when Godley and Creme left the band in 1976, Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman decided to prove they could survive without them on the 1977 album Deceptive Bends. Which is also the first album I heard with 10cc.
This box set contains their 5 most successful albums between 1975-1978, The original soundtrack, How dare you?, Deceptive Bends, Bloody tourists and Live and let live.The only song I feel is missing in this box set, is the 1973 hit "Rubber bullets" from their 2nd album Sheet music (that is Graham Gouldman´s personal favorite).
They released five more albums from 1980 to 1995 but with less popularity and Eric Stewart left due to tensions between the pair, Gouldman is the only original member left in the band today together with long time members Rick Fenn - Guitar and Paul Burgess - Drums.
This "Classic album selection" box is a great reminder of how brilliant they once were, with songs that has influenced artists like Alan Parsons Project, City Boy, Bleu and The Feeling.
I´m not in love, The second sitting for the last supper (The original soundtrack)
Art for arts sake, I´m Mandy fly me (How dare you?)
The things we do for love, Honeymoon with B troop (Deceptive Bends)
Wall street shuffle, Good morning judge (Live and let live)
Take these chains, Shock on the tube (Bloody tourists)