History of the Dave Clark Five

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
For many years, the Dave Clark Five were one of the few major groups of the 1960s whose work was unavailable on compact disc. This two-disc, 50-track reissue not only rectifies that situation but arguably includes more than all but devoted fans will want to hear. All of the band's mammoth mid-'60s hits --"Glad All Over," "Bits and Pieces," "Because," "Catch Us If You Can," "Any Way You Want It," and others -- are included, and while they don't rival the work of British Invasion heavyweights like the Beatles, Stones, and Kinks, they still burst with exuberant melodies, harmonies, and dense production. This compilation also features worthy lesser-known hits like "Try ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
For many years, the Dave Clark Five were one of the few major groups of the 1960s whose work was unavailable on compact disc. This two-disc, 50-track reissue not only rectifies that situation but arguably includes more than all but devoted fans will want to hear. All of the band's mammoth mid-'60s hits --"Glad All Over," "Bits and Pieces," "Because," "Catch Us If You Can," "Any Way You Want It," and others -- are included, and while they don't rival the work of British Invasion heavyweights like the Beatles, Stones, and Kinks, they still burst with exuberant melodies, harmonies, and dense production. This compilation also features worthy lesser-known hits like "Try Too Hard" and "Everybody Knows," as well as obscure but commendable beat ballads and raveups from their B-sides and albums. Nonetheless, there is a fair amount of filler, and their post-1966 work is undistinguished by either artistic growth or the hooks and heavy beat of their early material. But at their peak, the DC5 captured the joie de vivre of the British Invasion with a lasting power that cannot be dismissed. This reissue includes a comprehensive booklet featuring recollections from Dave Clark himself.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/3/1993
  • Label: Hollywood Records
  • UPC: 720616148223
  • Catalog Number: 161482

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Dave Clark Five Primary Artist, Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Dave Clark Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Lenny Davidson Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals
Rick Huxley Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Vocals
Denis Payton Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals
Mike Smith Organ, Piano, Vocals
Technical Credits
The Dave Clark Five Producer, Liner Notes
Chick Webb Composer
Bill Gibson Composer
Ken Barnes Liner Notes
Roy Bennett Composer
Dave Clark Composer, Producer
Johnny Colla Composer
Lenny Davidson Composer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Chris Hayes Composer
Sean Hopper Composer
Huey Lewis Composer
Professor Longhair Composer
Denis Payton Composer
Aaron Schroeder Composer
Mike Smith Composer
Sid Tepper Composer
Robert Byrd Composer
Frank Johnson Composer
Leslie Reed Composer
Maurice Dollison Composer
Dave Clark Composer, Producer
Matt Csiszar Composer
Barry Mason Composer
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