For a very brief time in 1964, it seemed that the biggest challenger to the Beatles' phenomenon was the Dave Clark Five. From the Tottenham area of London, the quintet had the fortune to knock "I Want to Hold Your Hand" off the top of the British charts with "Glad All Over," and were championed (for about 15 minutes) by the British press as the Beatles' most serious threat. They were the first British Invasion band to break in a big way in the States after the Beatles, though the Rolling Stones and others quickly supplanted the DC5 as the Fab Four's most serious rivals. The Dave Clark Five reached the Top 40 17 times between 1964 and 1967 with memorable hits like "Glad All Over," "Bits and Pieces," "Because," and a remake of ... Read More...
History of the Dave Clark Five
For many years, the Dave Clark Five were one of the few major groups of the 1960s whose work was unavailable on compact disc. This two-disc, 50-track reissue not only rectifies that situation but arguably includes more than all but devoted fans will want to hear. All of the band's mammoth mid-'60s hits —"Glad All Over," "Bits and Pieces," "Because," "Catch Us If You Can," "Any Way You Want It," and others — are included, and while they don't rival the work of British Invasion heavyweights like the Beatles, Stones, and Kinks, they still burst with exuberant melodies, harmonies, and dense production. This compilation also features worthy lesser-known hits like "Try Too Hard" and "Everybody Knows," as well as obscure but commendable beat ballads and raveups from their B-sides and albums. Nonetheless, there is a fair amount of filler, and their post-1966 work is undistinguished by either artistic growth or the hooks and heavy beat of their early material. But at their peak, the DC5 captured the joie de vivre of the British Invasion with a lasting power that cannot be dismissed. This reissue includes a comprehensive booklet featuring recollections from Dave Clark himself.
01 - Glad All Over.02 - Bits And Pieces.03 - Do You Love Me.mp304 - Can't You See That She's Mine.05 - Because.06 - Don't Let Me Down.07 - Any Way You Want It.08 - Everybody Knows (I Still Love You).09 - Any Time You Want Love.10 - Thinking Of You Baby.11 - Whenever You're Around.12 - Little Bitty Pretty One.13 - Crying Over You.14 - Don't Be Taken In.15 - When.16 - Reelin' And Rockin'.17 - Come Home.18 - Mighty Good Loving.19 - Hurting Inside.20 - Having A Wild Weekend.21 - 'Til The Right One Comes Along.22 - Catch Us If You Can.23 - I'll Be Yours My Love.24 - I Am On My Own.25 - I Need Love.
01 - Try Too Hard.02 - All Night Long.03 - Look Before You Leap.04 - Please Tell Me Why.05 - Somebody Find A New Love.06 - Satisfied With You.07 - At The Scene.08 - I Miss You.09 - Do You Still Love Me.10 - Nineteen Days.11 - I've Got To Have A Reason.12 - I Like It Like That.13 - Over And Over.14 - You Got What It Takes.15 - Doctor Rhythm.16 - Small Talk.17 - Concentration Baby.18 - Everybody Knows.19 - Inside And Out.20 - At The Place.21 - Best Day's Work.22 - Maze Of Love.23 - Here Comes Summer.24 - Live In The Sky.25 - Everybody Get Together.