The Best Of Gerry & The Pacemakers

The Best Of Gerry & The Pacemakers

by Gerry & the PacemakersGerry & the Pacemakers


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There are already so many "best-of" collections of Gerry & the Pacemakers -- including previous releases from EMI, Capitol, and Collectables -- that this double-CD set from EMI's U.K. division probably won't seem very impressive or important. Actually, very little of the band's history is left out, at least in terms of the various facets of their music -- the hits are all present, along with a brace of engaging B-sides and LP and EP tracks that greatly broaden the range of music at hand. The quartet's best-known songs are well-crafted pop
ock in a Merseybeat mode, but they had a harder side as well, and even traded in some R&B and country sounds, and those aspects are represented here in between the hits. Some listeners who like their more rocking sides, such as "Jambalaya," "Maybellene" or "Pretend," may not appreciate the presence of such string-laden pop as "Walk Hand in Hand" or "Girl on a Swing," but this is a valid representation of their sound. And the sound is optimal, to put it mildly, with lots of presence on all of the instruments. The state-of-the-art digital audio reveals the band -- for those not already aware -- as a first-rate British beat outfit, with a solid rhythm section behind Gerry Marsden's vocals. The 96-minute running time is more than enough immersion for all but the most rabid fan. The annotation by Dave McAleer gives a good account of the group's history and music, and the relatively low price makes this entire package competitive with any domestic CD release devoted to the group.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/02/2005
Label: Emi Gold Imports
UPC: 0724347483929
catalogNumber: 4748392
Rank: 4677

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gerry & the Pacemakers   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Bobby Darin   Composer
Larry Williams   Composer
Richard Rodgers   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Barry Mann   Composer
Chadwick   Composer
Sunny David   Composer
DeLory   Composer
Lew Douglas   Composer
Terry Fell   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Jack Keller   Composer
Maguire   Composer
Gerry Marsden   Composer
Cynthia Weil   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Cliff Parman   Composer
DuBose Heyward   Composer
Robert "Bumps" Blackwell   Composer
John Marascalco   Composer
Frank LaVere   Composer
Dave McAleer   Liner Notes
Bobby Edwards   Composer
Mitch Murray   Composer
Mildred Imes   Composer
Fred Henley   Composer
David "Curly" Williams   Composer
Marsden   Composer
Perryman   Composer
Maguire   Composer
Fred Marsden   Composer
C. Cowell   Composer
Terry Thompson   Composer
Ralph Murray   Composer

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