Much like Time-Life's other series chronicling popular music, volumes in the "Classic Rock" series covered a specific time period, including single years in some volumes and stylistic trends in others.
Each volume was issued on a compact disc , cassette or on volumes issued through 2-LP vinyl record set. Individual volumes generally contained 22 tracks, and represented the highlighted time period's most popular and noteworthy tracks. Also included was a booklet, containing liner notes written by some of the most respected historians of the genre, photographs of the artists, and information on the songs writers, performers and peak position on Billboard magazine ' s Hot chart.
Like most compilation albums, songs by two of the era's most successful groups — The Beatles and The Rolling Stones — were not included due to licensing issues; however, several albums had cover art with drawings of male rock singers resembling The Beatles.
As was the case with Time-Life's other series, "Classic Rock" was advertised in television and magazine advertisements. The series was available by subscription by calling a number ; those who purchased the series in that fashion received a new volume roughly every other month on the format of their choice , and had the option of keeping the volumes they wanted.
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