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Audio CD, Audiobook, CD, 8 July 2008
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 13 x 14.5 x 0.99 cm; 94.12 Grams
- Manufacturer : PARLOPHONE IMPORT
- Manufacturer reference : CDEMI26652
- Original Release Date : 2008
- Run time : 1 hour and 5 minutes
- Label : PARLOPHONE IMPORT
- ASIN : B0018CWWIW
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 13,699 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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This CD brings together all the 'A' sidesfrom Gerry's EMI singles from 1963 to 1966plus a selection of other recordings from the mid-Sixties and seven titles that showcaseGerry Marsden's talents as a songwriter. It's an infectious, good-humouredsound, a fitting reminder of one of Liverpool'sfinest talents and greatest bands.
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The music on the "The Very Best of Gerry and the Pacemakers (Repack)", is a compilation of all of the memorable music that this group has provided. Of particular note in exciting the hearing were some of the old favourite, e.g. "Ferry Across the Mersey", "You'll Never Walk Alone" (how could this one be forgotten?), "I'll Be There", and "I Like It". But there are also many others on the disc that were completely familiar, including "Girl On A Swing", "How Do You Do It", "Walk Hand In Hand", and "It's Alright". The music brings back a vision of the Sixties that is hard to forget in the field of popular music. This CD brings together all of the "Side A" songs from the groups Parlophone Records' singles from 1963 to 1966, plus a selection of the recordings from the mid-Sixties. Some of the songs showcase Gerry Marsden's talents as a songwriter, music that is described as "infectious and good-humoured".
It would be true to say that Gerry and the Pacemakers were never forgotten as one of the prime Liverpudlian pop groups, all the more so with the recent death of the lead singer, Gerry Marsden. They may not have gained the favouritism attained by that other Liverpool group, "The Beatles", but they retained their image and popularity, and the voice of Gerry Marsden was at least the equal, and better than most, of any that the Liverpool pop scene produced.
The quality of the singing on the CD is very good, especially the range and projection of Marsden's voice. The sound of the band is a little "boxsy" - perhaps to be expected of rock band sounds from the Sixties, even with re-mastering of the recordings. However, the depth and width of the orchestral accompaniment on a number of the songs is most acceptable and adds to the quality of the recordings. Remastering and repackaging of recordings by other popular soloists, e.g., Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Queen, are proving to be somewhat of a revelation.
There are a number of single and double CD's of the music of Gerry and the Pacemakers on the market. For numbers and range of songs, quality of the CD and its very low price, this makes this CD as good a record of the band as could be expected. Do not hesitate to buy as it is highly recommendable, and not just for the voice of the late Gerry Marsden.
The classics we all know and love are here/ Ferry cross the Mersey and Don`t let the sun catch you crying both bring a lump to my throat, and a tear to to my eye.
There are also" a "sides of singles that i have never heard before, some of them very catchy, and all containing Gerry`s distinctive tones.