Another Long Lost K-Tel Album?


People have been hoping for a K-tel Komeback for years, many not knowing that the company still exists and owns a substantial library of re-recorded songs by the original vocalists.  Longtime supporter and friend of the Kollection, Mark first jokingly mentioned "a special 180 gram MFSL red vinyl re-release of "Block Buster" on Record Store Day (4/18/15). MSRP: $49.99" back in March 2015.  HERC seconded the motion in all sincerity with a comment of his own: 
"From your your lips to the ears of the record labels. Over-priced audiophile pressings of the original K-Tel records would be unfreakingbelievably awesome!"
Brandon Hixson picked up the ball and ran a different way with it the following month, creating three K-Tel albums that "should have been" and sharing them on his YouTube channel.  I wrote about them in a post which has since become the Number One Most Spammed and Botted Post here at the K-Tel Kollection.  Since then, he has posted two additional quasi-K-Tel albums: 
Most recently, in a post on his The Vinyl Voyage site about Columbia House happenings and developments, Bruce David Janu took it a step further and posited this question:
"If you could put together the best of K-Tel in one limited edition collector's vinyl, what would you include?"
Time Machine is his answer to his own question.  A "best of" featuring his fourteen favorite songs from 1970-1979 and featured on previous K-tel albums.  BDJ even created beautiful artwork for his dream album - dig those classic K-Tel logos blended into the background on the cover.  As a special courtesy to BDJ, we're featuring his album today, along with a custom Spotify playlist and running it through the K-Tel Scale™.

TIME MACHINE [2016]
31.21
Billboard Top 40s
PopCOUR&BDISCOACCBWLS
Sky HighJigsaw3454
Please Come To BostonDave Loggins517(46)
Stuck In The Middle With YouStealer's Wheel61334
Walking In RhythmThe Blackbyrds6457
Chevy VanSammy Johns555
Living Next Door to AliceSmokie252418
Give Me Just A Little More TimeChairmen Of The Board3894
Sweet City WomanStampeders8572
I'm Not In Love10cc21032
Jackie BlueOzark Mountain Daredevils311
RingsLobo(43)837
Please Don't GoKC & the Sunshine Band12735
Sylvia's MotherDr. Hook512
Here Comes The NightNick Gilder(44)39

2 comments:

  1. That's awesome, Herc. Thanks for putting it through the scale. Not a bad rating, eh? Most of those songs bring back childhood memories for me which is why I included them on this album. Love your site, by the way. Great hearing those songs, too!

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    1. First, thanks to you for all of your efforts in preserving K-Tel's wonderful musical heritage and history.

      Second, not a bad rating at all, Sir! Very respectable!

      Your song choice was very good on this one - I thought Nick Gilder's mama and I were the only ones who liked "Here Comes The Night" and you know I love me some "Sky High"

      Think you can come up with another long lost K-Tel compilation?
      Let me know and I'll feature it here, buddy.

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