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I Think of You: The Complete Recordings
     

I Think of You: The Complete Recordings

by The Merseybeats
 
All 31 songs the Merseybeats ever recorded manage to fit on this single-CD compilation. That includes the A-sides and B-sides of all eight of their 1963-1965 singles, all of the tracks from their sole album that weren't on 45s, the songs from their 1964 On Stage EP (none of which made it onto any other format at the time), and

Overview

All 31 songs the Merseybeats ever recorded manage to fit on this single-CD compilation. That includes the A-sides and B-sides of all eight of their 1963-1965 singles, all of the tracks from their sole album that weren't on 45s, the songs from their 1964 On Stage EP (none of which made it onto any other format at the time), and even German versions of "I Think of You" and "It's Love That Really Counts." That doesn't leave much to complain about. Nonetheless, it has to be said that if you have their Edsel best-of, Beat & Ballads, which concentrates on their best singles, you're not missing much, even if it's only half the length. Of the cuts here that aren't on Beat & Ballads, few are memorable, largely encompassing some mediocre group-penned B-sides and drab covers, some of inappropriately pop-oriented tunes. Among this material, really, the only song that's up to the standards of what was selected for Beat & Ballads is a lively rockabilly arrangement of Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Hello, Young Lovers." And the liner notes aren't as good as those for Beat & Ballads, though they do have some comments by Merseybeat-for-a-time John Gustafson. Still, this does have everything, at no more expense than you'll likely incur from a used copy of Beat & Ballads. And much of the best stuff, like "Don't Turn Around," "Milkman," "Don't Let It Happen to Us," "I Stand Accused," and "It's Love That Really Counts," rates among the better unknown (in the U.S., anyway) Merseybeat, with "Last Night" counting as one of the best obscure early British Invasion pop
ockers.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/07/2002
Label:
Bear Family
UPC:
4000127166043
catalogNumber:
16604
Rank:
142516

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Merseybeats   Primary Artist
John Banks   Drums
Tony Crane   Guitar,Vocals
Billy Kinsley   Bass,Vocals
Aaron Williams   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
George Gershwin   Composer
Irving Berlin   Composer
James Brown   Composer
Jerry Butler   Composer
Sam Cooke   Composer
Curtis Mayfield   Composer
Rahsaan Roland Kirk   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Norrie Paramor   Composer
Aphex Twin   Composer
Calvin Carter   Composer
Jack Clement   Composer
Tony Colton   Composer
Tony Crane   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Sherman Edwards & Donald Meyer   Composer
Ira Gershwin   Composer
Henry Glover   Composer
John Gustafson   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Roy Lee Johnson   Composer
Peter Lee Stirling   Composer
Jack Elliott   Composer
Richard Penniman   Composer
Richard Weize   Discographical Information
Bernd Matheja   Reissue Producer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
Enotris Johnson   Composer
Naomi Neville   Composer
Albert Shubert   Composer
Richard Tauber   Composer
Eliot Daniel   Composer
J. Karen Thomas   Composer
M. Maddux   Composer
Jack Baverstock   Producer
Wilfried Zinzow   Illustrations,Tape Comparison
Andreas Merck   Photo Scanning
Fritz Bauer   Illustrations
Chris Welch   Liner Notes

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