Complete History, Vol. 6: Play Good Old Rock & Roll/Dave Clark & Friends

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The sixth volume of this unauthorized series of CD reissues of the Dave Clark Five catalog combines what are probably the most obscure of their albums onto one disc. The first, Play Good Old Rock & Roll, was actually issued as a budget LP in 1971 after the DC5 had broken up; the second, 1972's Dave Clark Five & Friends, consisted mostly of material Clark, principal lead DC5 vocalist Mike Smith, and other musicians recorded after the band broke up, though a few actual DC5 tracks snuck onto the platter. Neither of these U.K. LPs were issued in the U.S., so they'll be hard for American fans in particular to find in any format, though they're also among the worst...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
The sixth volume of this unauthorized series of CD reissues of the Dave Clark Five catalog combines what are probably the most obscure of their albums onto one disc. The first, Play Good Old Rock & Roll, was actually issued as a budget LP in 1971 after the DC5 had broken up; the second, 1972's Dave Clark Five & Friends, consisted mostly of material Clark, principal lead DC5 vocalist Mike Smith, and other musicians recorded after the band broke up, though a few actual DC5 tracks snuck onto the platter. Neither of these U.K. LPs were issued in the U.S., so they'll be hard for American fans in particular to find in any format, though they're also among the worst DC5 or DC5-related records. Play Good Old Rock & Roll is centered around the medleys of oldies covers the Dave Clark Five put on a couple of multi-part late-'60s singles, adding the 1965 hit "Reelin' and Rockin'." Though Mike Smith sings well on these, they're pretty undistinguished interpretations of classic songs by the likes of Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, and Little Richard, done in a more late-'60s style than the band used on their British Invasion-period records. Most of the tracks on Dave Clark Five & Friends actually first appeared on 1969-1972 singles, and generally reflect Clark's descent into pretty faceless mediocrity, albeit a kind that also reflects trends in mainstream British pop in the period in both the material and arrangements. Dave Clark Five & Friends also has too many unremarkable covers, including an unlikely one of Neil Young's "Southern Man," along with others of "Put a Little Love in Your Heart," "Bring It on Home to Me," and Tommy James' "Draggin' the Line." Though this disc does completist fans a favor by putting this material on CD in some form, it's the least interesting of the seven volumes of this unofficial series.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/14/2011
  • Label: Bits & Pieces
  • UPC: 082332760029
  • Catalog Number: 7600
  • Sales rank: 35,374

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The Dave Clark Five Primary Artist
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