Saturday, April 07, 2018

The Rockin' Berries - They're in Town: The Pye Anthology


Chuck Botfield lead guitar
Terry Bond drums
Clive Lea lead vocal (left 1967)
Geoff Turton lead vocal, guitar
Roy Austin bass guitar (left 1965)
Bobby Thompson bass guitar (joined 1965)
Rod Clarke bass guitar (joined 1967)
Despite a couple of British Top Ten hits in 1964-65, the Rockin' Berries made no dent in the U.S. market at the height of the British Invasion. Much of the Berries' output reflected the lighter pop-rock face of the British beat boom, emphasizing catchy, carefully constructed tunes supplied by British and American songwriters, with high harmonies indebted to the Four Seasons and the Beach Boys. The Berries wrote little of their own material, and this, combined with the wimpiness of some of their recordings, doomed them to little recognition, and little critical respect, even among British Invasion aficionados. For what they were, however, their best pop-rock outings were pretty respectable. A career strategy that put an eye on the "all-around entertainer" niche, ... Read More...

The Rockin' Berries - They're in Town: The Pye Anthology (2006)

Disc: 1 1. I Didn't Mean to Hurt You
2. You'd Better Come Home
3. He's in Town
4. Flashback
5. What in the World's Come Over You
6. You Don't Know What You Do
7. Let's Try Again
8. Ich Liebe Dich [Ecstasy]
9. Brother Bill (The Last Clean Shirt)
10. Without Your Love
11. All of Me
12. Crazy Country Hop
13. All I Want Is My Baby
14. Lonely Avenue
15. Shades of Blue
16. Follow Me
17. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
18. Funny How Love Can Be
19. Poor Man's Son
20. You're My Girl
21. If You Find Somebody to Love
22. From One Who Knows
23. What Can I Do
24. Across the Street
25. Water Is Over My Head
26. Doesn't Time Fly
27. Take a Giant Step
28. Barterers and Their Wives
29. Without the One [Backing Track]
30. That Lucky Old Sun
Disc: 2 
1. Everything I Do Is for You
2. Harvest of Love
3. Way You Look Tonight
4. I Know an Old Lady
5. Happy to Blue
6. Iko Iko
7. When I'm Cleaning Windows
8. I Need You
9. Laughing Policeman
10. My Little Red Book
11. I Could Make You Fall in Love
12. Land of Love
13. Midnight Mary
14. Money Grows on Trees
15. Sometimes
16. Needs to Be
17. Smile
18. Breakfast at Sam's
19. Dawn (Go Away)
20. She's Not Like Any Girl
21. When I Reach the Top
22. Pain
23. Mr. Blue
24. Yellow Rainbow
25. Miss Fortune [Backing Track]
26. Oh Gosh
27. Joe Barla
28. Goodnight

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