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Take a Heart
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
UK compilation for one of the foremost beat outfits of the mid-1960s who hit with the cult classic, 'Take A Heart' (included here). This 2 CD set includes all their singles, A's and B's from 1965-67, previously unissued ma... more »
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UK compilation for one of the foremost beat outfits of the mid-1960s who hit with the cult classic, 'Take A Heart' (included here). This 2 CD set includes all their singles, A's and B's from 1965-67, previously unissued material, foreign only 45s and their 1965 album, 'Take a Heart' plus eight bonustracks, 'Gonna Find A Cave', 'I Take What I Want', 'Baby All The Time' and the previously unissued tracks, 'Hooky', 'You're Still Mine', 'Armchair King', 'Do You Call That Love' and 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes'. 2000 release. Double slimline jewel case.
dominic brian allen | brisbane, queensland Australia | 11/29/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album has some raucus mod stompers with the most obvious being their hit "Take a heart". While the rest of this album is not as strong as the title track it is definitely worth a listen. If the classic mod years of 65-67 are your thing I would advise purchasing The Birds ahead of this. However, no mod afficienado could have a complete collection without Take A Heart."
Outstanding, uncharted gems of the UK beat era
hyperbolium | Earth, USA | 04/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If it weren't for The Creation, The Sorrows might just claim the biggest gap between quality of catalog and dearth of fame. Unlike The Creation, who had a small measure of acclaim in their native UK (and bona fide stardom in Germany), the beat-era Sorrows barely even dented their home chart. In place of The Creation's brashness, The Sorrows were pure beat era, mixing the danceable modness of the Kinks with the R&B muscle of The Pretty Things and Who.
Tunes like "Come With Me" are the epitome of waltz-time Swinging England harmony pop. Think of Sidney Poitier dancing to The Mindbenders' "It's Getting Harder All the Time" in the film "To Sir With Love" and you'll have a good idea. The band's catalog is filled with great R&B-tinged stompers and ballads, with start/stop rhythms, riffing guitars, pounding drums, strong harmonies and Don Maughn's gritty vocals. Maughn would later change his name to Fardon and hit in the UK with "Indian Reservation" before The Raiders got to it.
This two disc set includes the band's one and only LP, "Take a Heart" (in both mono and stereo) along with bonus singles, previously unreleased tracks, alternate takes, and a handful of sides from their latter-day residency in Italy. The Italian tracks translate the lyrics of a few songs from the album, and stretch into heavier freakbeat/psych sounds. Several labels have reissued this material over the years, including a Sequel release of these same 42 tracks. Like The Creation, it's hard to imagine this band not having been major players at the time; luckily this CD set revisits the hits that should've been! [©2007 hyperbolium com]"
Raucous British Freakbeat
Roy L. Griffith | Indianapolis | 12/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Sorrows were the raunchiest, hard-edged, most agressive band in England in 1965. Their brand of thumping R & B/Blues/Garage-Rock at the time was groundbreaking and way ahead of it's time. Their music made The Stones sound like easy listening, which was no mean feat. The musicianship is excellent for the era, the lead guitar breaks by Pip Witcher are lightning fast and raw. The drumming of Bruce Finley is frantic yet still tight. The pounding, booming vocals by Don Maughn(Fardon) literally take your breath away. Formed in 1963, they were from the gloomy industrial city of Coventry, which is close to Birmingham and not all that far from where Ozzy Osbourne grew up, although by their sound, you could easily mistake them for being from NYC or Detroit. I was lucky enough to grow up listening to The Sorrows, my Father having purchased the album 'Take a Heart' back when it was originally released. I am led to believe that it is rather rare nowadays and can fetch a pretty penny. However, if you do manage to get hold of an original you will be surely in for a treat.
Highlights of the "Take a Heart" album are:No,No,No,No
Don't Wanna Be Free
How love used to be
Come With Me
Let Me in
CaralinAll songs rock with extreme intensity and literally beat away any other claims to the Freakbeat crown (including American bands). Buy it immediately and be thankful that you found out about The Sorrows."