Sire Sessions: The Rockfield Recordings

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/23/1997
  • Label: Raven [australia]
  • UPC: 612657006429
  • Catalog Number: 64
  • Sales rank: 2,062

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The 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
Carole King Composer
Wilson Pickett Composer
Django Reinhardt Composer
Pat Moran Producer, Engineer
Ed Stasium Producer, Engineer
Glenn A. Baker Liner Notes, Concept
Warren Barnett Mastering
Alan Duffy Artwork
Greg Klein Artwork
Kevin Mueller Concept
Peter Shillito Concept
Toni Stern Composer
Daniel Segal Mapping Engineer
Michael Houghton Liner Notes
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