A's B's & Ep's (can) CD (2007)

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Product Overview


Label EMI Aus/zoom
SKU 63986270
UPC 724359681528
UPC 14 00724359681528
Format CD
Release Date 9/25/2007
Author Gerry And The Pacema
Compilation Appearance Rock 'n' Roll at 50: A Galaxy of Hits from Rock's First Decade Box Set
Compilation Appearance Gold:british Invasion
Compilation Appearance Super Sixties Hits
Compilation Appearance 60'S Music Revolution
Compilation Appearance Romancing The 60S
Compilation Appearance Greatest Ever Party Album
Compilation Appearance British Invasion
Compilation Appearance Essential Radio Hits Of The 60s:vol 7
Associated Artist/Work Fortunes (The)
Associated Artist/Work Fortunes (UK) (The)
Associated Artist/Work Gerry & Ohio
Technical Info
CatalogID 5968152
Lable Name Special Import Service
Released 09/25/2007
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00724359681528
Album Notes and Credits
Gerry & The Pacemakers' 2004 collection features 24 tracks including "Chills" and "Jambalaya."
The Gerry & the Pacemakers volume of As Bs & EPs is as close as EMI has come to treading on the territory of its licensee, See for Miles Records, in terms of programming a compilation. Colin Miles has made much hay out of compilations like this, and it was only a matter of time before the owners of the sides got their own in. The sound is excellent, up to the latest standard (not that any of the competition was too lacking), and it is handy to hear the group's work this way, since they only ever issued one official LP (How Do You Like It), their work otherwise confined to singles and EPs, plus the soundtrack Ferry Cross the Mersey. It's pleasant, upbeat, melodic, Liverpool-style rock & roll, with a slightly greater emphasis on country music than the Beatles, and a leaner guitar sound that was balanced by a regular keyboard (courtesy of Les Maguire) -- between the A- and B-sides, one usually got a good dose of the range of popular sounds as they were perceived in 1963-65, and in this incarnation, one will hear the sound of Les Chadwick's bass. A much wiser way of doing a compilation on these guys might've been to assemble all of their EPs' contents in order, which would have delineated their history; as it is, things are pretty threadbare going into 1965, when the group released some of their hardest-rocking sides, and their only official live recording, Gerry in California. This disc is what it is, a cash-in around a vague concept, not profound -- nor was this music ever supposed to be -- but a whole lot of fun, as far as it goes, but superfluous. The biggest problem for most people will be the addition of yet another Gerry & the Pacemakers compilation to choose from, among the several out there. The notes are a little sparse and generic, saying little or nothing about the specific songs here. ~ Bruce Eder
Disc 1
1 How Do You Do It
2 Away From You
3 It's Happend To Me
4 You'll Never Walk Alone
5 Jambalaya
6 Chills
7 Shot Of Rythem And Blues, A
8 You've Got What I Like
9 You Cant Fool Me
10 Dont You Ever
11 Dont Let The Sun Catch You Crying
12 Show Me That You Care
13 Summertime
14 Where Have You Been All My Life
15 It's Gonna Be Alright
16 Maybellene
17 Ferry Cross The Mersey
18 You You You
19 I'll Be There
20 Baby You're So Good To Me
21 Walk Hand In Hand
22 Dreams
Product Attributes
Artist Gerry And The Pacema
Label Emi Gold
Music Format Compact Disc
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