Best Of Gerry & The Pacemakers

The Best Of Gerry & The Pacemakers

by Gerry & the Pacemakers
     
 

There are already so many "best-of" collections of Gerry & the Pacemakers -- including previous releases from EMI, Capitol, and Collectables -- that this double-CD set from EMI's U.K. division probably won't seem very impressive or important. Actually, very little of the band's history is left out, at least in terms of the…  See more details below

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There are already so many "best-of" collections of Gerry & the Pacemakers -- including previous releases from EMI, Capitol, and Collectables -- that this double-CD set from EMI's U.K. division probably won't seem very impressive or important. Actually, very little of the band's history is left out, at least in terms of the various facets of their music -- the hits are all present, along with a brace of engaging B-sides and LP and EP tracks that greatly broaden the range of music at hand. The quartet's best-known songs are well-crafted pop
ock in a Merseybeat mode, but they had a harder side as well, and even traded in some R&B and country sounds, and those aspects are represented here in between the hits. Some listeners who like their more rocking sides, such as "Jambalaya," "Maybellene" or "Pretend," may not appreciate the presence of such string-laden pop as "Walk Hand in Hand" or "Girl on a Swing," but this is a valid representation of their sound. And the sound is optimal, to put it mildly, with lots of presence on all of the instruments. The state-of-the-art digital audio reveals the band -- for those not already aware -- as a first-rate British beat outfit, with a solid rhythm section behind Gerry Marsden's vocals. The 96-minute running time is more than enough immersion for all but the most rabid fan. The annotation by Dave McAleer gives a good account of the group's history and music, and the relatively low price makes this entire package competitive with any domestic CD release devoted to the group.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/02/2005
Label:
Emi Gold Imports
UPC:
0724347483929
catalogNumber:
4748392

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. How Do You Do It?
  2. I Like It
  3. Girl on a Swing
  4. Ferry Cross the Mersey
  5. Come Back to Me
  6. When Oh When
  7. Pretend
  8. Walk Hand in Hand
  9. Jambalaya
  10. Maybellene
  11. You're the Reason
  12. Slow Down
  13. Summertime
  14. Chills
  15. Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On
  16. Reelin' and Rockin'
  17. A Shot of Rhythm and Blues
  18. Why Oh Why
  19. She's the Only Girl for Me
  20. I'm the One
  21. [CD-ROM Track]

Disc 2

  1. You'll Never Walk Alone
  2. Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying
  3. It's All Right
  4. Give All Your Love to Me
  5. Hallelujah I Love Her So
  6. Away from You
  7. You've Got What I Like
  8. It's Gonna Be Alright
  9. You You You
  10. Baby You're So Good to Me
  11. Without You
  12. Dreams
  13. Think About Love
  14. La La La
  15. I'll Be There
  16. The Wrong Yoyo
  17. Don't You Ever
  18. Where Have You Been All My Life?
  19. Rip It Up
  20. You Win Again
  21. [CD-ROM Track]

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gerry & the Pacemakers   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Bobby Darin   Composer
Larry Williams   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Chadwick   Composer
Sunny David   Composer
DeLory   Composer
Lew Douglas   Composer
Terry Fell   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Jack Keller   Composer
Maguire   Composer
Gerry Marsden   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Cliff Parman   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
John Marascalco   Composer
Frank LaVere   Composer
Dave McAleer   Liner Notes
Bobby Edwards   Composer
Mitch Murray   Composer
Mildred Imes   Composer
Fred Henley   Composer
R.A. Blackwell   Composer
David "Curly" Williams   Composer
Marsden   Composer
Perryman   Composer
Maguire   Composer
Fred Marsden   Composer
C. Cowell   Composer
Terry Thompson   Composer
Ralph Murray   Composer

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