's 2010 two-fer combines 's final two albums for : 1977's and 1978's , both co-productions with .
Two of 's 1974 albums, and , are combined onto one CD on this release, with the addition of historical liner notes and a couple of tracks from her 1978 album . was near the peak of her popularity in 1974, but although each album has a couple of hit singles, they're erratic works in which the singer flits uncomfortably between rock-influenced styles and more middle-of-the-road vocals.
All-Time Greatest Hits is a budget-priced, 10-track selection of Helen Reddy's best-known material from the '70s, and while there are some essential items missing, it still functions as a good, affordable sampler featuring such hits as "I Am Woman," "Delta Dawn," "You and Me Against the World," "Angie Baby," "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady," "You're My World," "Leave Me Alone (Ruby Red Dress)" and "I Don't Know How to Love Him."
Helen Reddy is an Australian-born singer and actress. In the 1970s, she enjoyed international success, especially in the United States, where she placed fifteen singles in the Top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100. Three of those fifteen songs reached #1, including her signature hit "I Am Woman."(wikipedia)
Vocalist Chris Thompson's last album with Manfred Mann's Earth Band is dressed up in Mann's beautiful keyboards. Angel Station has some key moments – "You Angel You," a Bob Dylan tune that sounds nothing like Dylan, and not the way their Top Ten version of "Quinn the Eskimo"/"The Mighty Quinn" was reinvented. "You Angel You" has a strong hook with topnotch Anthony Moore production work, and it melts into the title track of Harriet Schock's landmark Hollywood Town album, the source of Helen Reddy's "Ain't No Way to Treat a Lady." The Manfred Mann version is interesting, and explores the possibilities of the composition, though Schock's version is perfect country-pop and hard to top. It is nice to see a rock band with such good taste…