Sire Sessions: The Rockfield Recordings

Sire Sessions: The Rockfield Recordings

by The Searchers
     
 
The 23 songs here comprise the band's 1979-1980 recordings for Seymour Stein's Sire label, originally spread among two LPs that appeared in different versions in England and America. The original tapes have been remastered using Sony's Super Bit Mapping system, which has resulted in crisp and detailed resolution -- the fact that the CD

Overview

The 23 songs here comprise the band's 1979-1980 recordings for Seymour Stein's Sire label, originally spread among two LPs that appeared in different versions in England and America. The original tapes have been remastered using Sony's Super Bit Mapping system, which has resulted in crisp and detailed resolution -- the fact that the CD producers weren't afraid to pump up the volume has helped also, giving these songs more of a punch than the original LPs (at least, in America) ever had. Some of the songs haven't withstood the test of time -- the Pender/McNally/Allen original "This Kind of Love Affair" is a little too repetitive -- while others, like Dave Edmunds bassist John David's beautiful "You Are the New Day," have taken on a life of their own (it was later covered by the King's Singers). "Love's Melody," "Hearts in Her Eyes," "Switchboard Susan," "It's Too Late," "Lost in Your Eyes," and "You Are the New Day" rate among the group's all-time best tracks. Additionally, this is overall the best-sounding of all the group's CDs, far more impressive than any of the Pye/PRT recordings from the early '60s, as well as the most sophisticated music in their history. (Beware of identically packaged sets with sound in only one channel.)

Product Details

Release Date:
10/23/1997
Label:
Raven [australia]
UPC:
0612657006429
catalogNumber:
64

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Searchers   Primary Artist
David Charles   Percussion
Frank Allen   Bass Guitar,Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Martin Hughes   Percussion
Mike Pender   Vocals,Guitar (12 String Electric),Vocal Harmony
Ed Stasium   Keyboards
Mick Weaver   Keyboards
Billy Adamson   Percussion,Drums
Frank Allan   Bass Guitar,Vocals
John McNally   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocal Harmony

Technical Credits

Sam Cooke   Composer
Pat Moran   Producer,Engineer
Ed Stasium   Producer,Engineer
Glenn A. Baker   Liner Notes,Concept
Alan Duffy   Artwork
Greg Klein   Artwork
Kevin Mueller   Concept
Peter Shillito   Concept
Daniel Segal   Mapping Engineer
Michael Houghton   Liner Notes

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