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At the Star-Club
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
Founded in the late '50s to back the now forgotten Johnny Sandon, this Liverpool foursome first played the Star-Club in July 1962, and made their 19 Philips recordings on March 1, 1963. Soon after they signed with Pye in... more »
Founded in the late '50s to back the now forgotten Johnny Sandon, this Liverpool foursome first played the Star-Club in July 1962, and made their 19 Philips recordings on March 1, 1963. Soon after they signed with Pye in England and went on to score many pop and folk-rock hits. This, though, is the raw side of the Searchers. Hard, pounding beat music. Here are all early classics like 'Sweets for my Sweet', 'Ain't That Just Like Me', 'Sweet Nothin's', 'Beautiful Dreamer' and many others. 2002.
Great Live Searchers - Pre Needles & Pins
Edward Nutter | Sarasota, FL United States | 06/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is an update of an LP from Mercury released about 1964; there are several more tunes on the CD. The LP was issued with a weak lead guitar volume level; unfortunately this has not been changed on the CD. One would assume it was on the master. But the music is great. Many bands rush through songs when playing live, but the Searchers have great live arrangements played with perfect pace. These are the Tony Jackson (bass) Searchers before their sound was sedated in the studio, so there are no sweet, gentle moments. I like this lineup which produced their first two U.S. studio albums including material like Some Other Guy, Sea of Heartbreak, and Saturday Night Out. Each British invasion group had its own favorite American influences; you will hear the C&W and R&B favored by the Searchers as well as the Buddy Holly favorites plus Stephen Foster's Beautiful Dreamer. Brenda Lee's Sweet Nothings has a clever vocal arrangement. Play it often; it sounds better each time."