As they had done with the double-album 36 Super Gold Hits in 1976, K-tel issued another similarly titled album in 1977 that featured songs featured on previous K-tel albums. Pure Gold Collection was packed with "priceless original hits" by "36 glittering stars" from 1973-1977, according to the commercial above though both War and Paul Anka had two songs on the album, meaning there are only 34 stars.

Another repeat action from K-tel saw them split the Pure Gold Collection double-album in half and sell each record separately as Volume One and Volume Two. Each volume has 18 songs and runs about 57 minutes with the vinyl album's tracklist rearranged to balance out the four programs of each 8-track (above). HERC has nine 45s of songs contained on Pure Gold Collection, with the final two scans below from his collection:
There are ten Number One pop songs among the thirty-six tracks on Pure Gold Collection. Just eyeballin' the chart data, HERC is gonna guess this one scores in the mid-thirties on the K-tel Scale. 
Pure Gold Collection [1977]
K-tel Scale:
Billboard Top 40s
Right Back Where We Started FromMaxine Nightingale2512
Devil WomanCliff Richard63052
Torn Between Two LoversMary MacGregor1111
Year Of The CatAl Stewart8COU842
Let Your Love FlowBellamy Brothers121213
One Man Woman/One Woman ManPaul Anka with Odia Coates75710
Touch Me In The MorningDiana Ross15111
I'd Really Love To See You TonightEngland Dan & John Ford Coley2143
Slow Dancin’ Don’t Turn Me OnAddrisi Brothers20341831
The Things We Do For Love10cc51241
Don't Give Up On UsDavid Soul1112
She's GoneHall & Oates7669
So Into YouAtlanta Rhythm Section71158
Love Really Hurts Without YouBilly Ocean221638
ShannonHenry Gross61352
A Fifth Of BeethovenWalter Murphy & The Big Apple Band1101314
When Will I Be LovedLinda Ronstadt21314
I’m Your Boogie ManKC & the Sunshine Band13912
You Are The WomanFirefall9682
Let's Get It OnMarvin Gaye1111
Why Can't We Be FriendsWar6956
Love's ThemeLove Unlimited Orchestra110114
Lady (Put The Light On Me)Brownsville Station
Walk Away From LoveDavid Ruffin91810
Tryin’ To Love TwoWilliam Bell10125825
I Love MusicThe O'Jays511712
Magic ManHeart977
Get CloserSeals & Crofts6272
I Never CryAlice Cooper1224929
Couldn’t Get It RightClimax Blues Band374
Anything You WantJohn Valenti3710
Welcome BackJohn Sebastian1111
(You're) Having My BabyPaul Anka1511
Happy DaysPratt & McClain5763
Looks like HERC was close as Pure Gold Collection scored 34.06 with just one song failing to make the Top 40 and three songs missing the Top 20.
missing from Spotify:
"Anything You Want" - John Valenti

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