There is something enticing about the soft rock of the seventies. Yes indeed, some of the most beautiful melodies carrying this label, fall under my favorite music styles.
This includes songs by the American band Player. As stated by the famous wikipedia:
"Player gained popularity as a live act during the heyday of the 1970s stadium rock era. They began to develop a distinctive, edgy and melodic rock style. Their biggest hit, "Baby Come Back", rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1978 and was a chart success in other countries. Their follow up single "This Time I'm In It For Love" also peaked at No. 10 the same year. Among several notable accolades, Player was named Billboard's Best New Singles Artist of 1978. Eric Clapton became so impressed with Player that he invited them to open for him during his 1978 North American tour."
I became aware of Player first in mid 80's, when I heard their compilations played by the various soft rock radio stations. What intrigued me even more was when I in the early nineties realized that Ronn Moss, who portrays Ridge Forrester on the long running soap opera "The Bold And The Beautiful" was/is actually an active member of the band. I was addicted to that show in the 80's and had a crush on Ridge. How amusing that seems to me now.
All this aside though, "Baby Come Back" is simply magnificent. Instead of describing the timeless appeal of this compilation, I let the music speak for it self.