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Herman's Hermits/Both Sides Of.../There's a Kind of Hush All Over the World/Mrs. Brown

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
BGO's 2014 set rounds up four full albums Herman's Hermits released in the mid-'60s: 1965's Herman's Hermits, 1966's Both Sides of Herman's Hermits, 1967's There's a Kind of Hush, and 1968's Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter, which doubles as a soundtrack for the film for the same name. Essentially, this amounts to the four full-length albums the group released in the UK during the '60s (there was also the 1966 soundtrack When the Boys Meet the Girls, but Herman's Hermits only had a handful of cuts there, so it doesn't really count as a full album) and, generally, this will be more than enough for most listeners because Herman's Hermits were not much of an...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
BGO's 2014 set rounds up four full albums Herman's Hermits released in the mid-'60s: 1965's Herman's Hermits, 1966's Both Sides of Herman's Hermits, 1967's There's a Kind of Hush, and 1968's Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter, which doubles as a soundtrack for the film for the same name. Essentially, this amounts to the four full-length albums the group released in the UK during the '60s (there was also the 1966 soundtrack When the Boys Meet the Girls, but Herman's Hermits only had a handful of cuts there, so it doesn't really count as a full album) and, generally, this will be more than enough for most listeners because Herman's Hermits were not much of an album act. The first album is pretty slow and heavy on ballads, much to its detriment; it's a drowsy affair. Both Sides is a little livelier and therefore has more memorable album cuts: "Little Boy Sad" has a nice little bit of swagger and "My Reservation's Been Confirmed" is a rollicking piece of Merseybeat. There's a Kind of Hush has more color still, as evidenced by its hits "Dandy" and "No Milk Today," and these relatively Baroque arrangements suit the band best; not only is there more aural variety, but the floridness suits the twee Peter Noone. The soundtrack also has this color -- a bit of psychedelia's pep and dash -- but the songs aren't as good as Kind of Hush. Then again, on each of these records the singles are far and away the best moments on the album. This is for those who want to dig deep, either for nostalgia or archaeological reasons.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/27/2014
  • Label: Imports
  • EAN: 5017261211453
  • Catalog Number: 2518978
  • Sales rank: 38,914

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Herman's Hermits Primary Artist
Peter Noone Vocals, Group Member
Karl Green Bass, Group Member
Keith Hopwood Rhythm Guitar, Group Member
Derek Leckenby Guitar, Group Member
Barry Whitwam Bass, Group Member
Technical Credits
Burt Bacharach Composer
Gerry Goffin Composer
Peter Noone Composer
John Paul Jones Arranger
Hal David Composer
Derek Leckenby Composer
Mickie Most Producer
Val Valentin Engineer
John Tobler Liner Notes
Acy Lehman Cover Design
David Krieger Art Direction
Harvey Lisberg Composer
Ken Whitmore Cover Photo
Andrew Thompson Remastering
Tepper Composer
Leslie Rubinstein Original Liner Notes
Burt Kleeger Cover Design
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