|Time to Rock 'n' Roll: The Anthology
|Compilation album by
|26 August 2016
|Trafalgar Studios, Leo Recorders, Earth Media Studios
|Ol' 55 chronology
Time to Rock 'n' Roll: The Anthology is a compilation album by Australian band Ol' 55, released in August 2016.
The album celebrates the 40th anniversary of their debut studio album, Take It Greasy .The 56-track anthology includes the entire Take It Greasy album, plus stand alone singles, album cuts, demos, live recordings and rarities.
|Australian Albums (ARIA)
|26 August 2016
|Festival Records, Warner Music Australia
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