What's life like to be young, homeless and struggling in a town where one in four households are on benefits? Panorama has spent four weeks filming with the young residents of the YMCA in Stoke, once home to some of the world's greatest potteries. The YMCA in England and Wales provides accommodation and support to just under 10,000 16-25 year olds but fears its services may be under threat by the government's proposed cuts to housing benefit.
With 68 tracks, most of which I thoroughly enjoy listening to, I had to buy this album as soon as I looked to see what new releases were in the shops. It was a particularly good day for me as I also bought three other new releases, so I've got a busy period of reviewing this week. Many of these tracks will be familiar to fans of 70s pop music, and not just in Britain where this compilation was released. Mainstream pop, rock, soul and disco music inevitably dominate, reflecting the tastes of record buyers at the time. I only started collecting records in 1977, but I listened to a lot of pop radio before then so I became very familiar with these songs. Along the way I had forgotten some, but in most cases I'm pleased to be reminded of them.