Though they didn't make as much of an impact in the US as some other bands, The Searchers had quite a number of hits in the UK and they are just about all collected here. Over the next couple of years they had a succession of UK hits and even the departure of bass guitarist and singer on their first couple of singles Tony Jackson didn't interrupt their success. Their music was jangly pop, perhaps closest to The Byrds in style, though The Searchers pre-dated the Byrds in terms of chart appearance.
The knock against them always was that they didn't write their own hits; their big records were covers of American songs. Still, they were a good live band I saw them live in and chose their songs well. For anyone who wants a single-record collection of The Searchers big s hits, this is the one to get.
I've been playing this CD to death since it arrived and I was happy with the song selection. Good condition, good performance, blah, and blah, with blah, for blah. Old tunes for old people. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries.
Translate all reviews to English. Translate review to English. Prompt delivery and solid packaging. A CD worth purchasing. Good sound. Report abuse. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products. They became an archetypal, classic mid-sixties band. Though they were influences on others, The Byrds, perhaps the Beau Brummels as well, they had a distinctive sound you really can't mistake for anyone else.
It just took a while to get there. Sorry for the rant. The third lp, though, is great. I think it was included on the MFSL two-fer release some years back. Location: Delta, BC, Canada. Blair G. Location: Utah. Location: Chicago, IL. Anyone know about this one? Zazabb , Aug 6, Has any of the Searchers material ever been played on the radio? Wasn't "Love Potion No. Location: Mudwest, CA. Location: Nashville. Jamie Tate , Aug 6, Location: Overland Park, Kansas.
Bob Lovely , Aug 6, Location: The OC. Doug Sclar , Aug 6, Front cover has lots of wear and a price sticker top right. Back cover has age marks and wear. Also a piece of tape with 'j. See photos. John Lennon - Unfinished Music, No. For The Searchers, it would also be a challenge to follow the new trends, and to not end up being unhip.
Actually a handful of the album's songs on the border to being out of date for a album. Chris Curtis is the only Searcher who contributes original material, and among these songs, one is a highlight of the album; of course the great "If I Could Find Someone".
In fact there is greater homogeneity among the bonus tracks, taken from singles released during Three top twenty hits speak, of course, their own language, but these three are also among the group's most significant. Very sad that The Searchers were not more allowed to write songs for their albums.
All in all, a nice release with the original album in both stereo and mono versions; also fine notes about the group and the music. The Searchers were one of my very favorite groups when I was a teen in the s during the British Invasion.
Great music! See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. Translate all reviews to English. Strangely the best tracks are among eight bonus songs. Report abuse Translate review to English. There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Back to top. Get to Know Us. Amazon Payment Products.Description Record: Very Good (VG) Cover: Good Plus (G+) All records are visually graded. If you would like to see pictures of the actual album, please let us know. The records both contains several surface scratches and a few scuffs. The record sleeve contains seamwear throughout, multiple creases, some of the plastic stripped away on the front cover artwork, a pricing sticker .