Absolute Rollers: Best of [Import]
(Germany - Import)
The first half of the album is unsurpassed commercial brilliance, a straightforward rendering of all the vital hits - including the surprisingly seldom-documented 'Keep on Dancing'. The second half cherry picks albums and B-sides to highlight the phenomenal strengths that the Scottish lads kept in reserve. Absolute Rollers delivers a powerful package, and the most convincing proof yet that, beneath the tartan, beneath the gimmickry, and beneath the pretensions that ultimately crushed them, the Bay City Rollers might well have been the perfect mid-'70s pop group. They certainly made some of the best mid-'70s records. 21 total tracks. Arista. 2005.