tisdag 11 oktober 2016

Gerry and The Pacemakers - Girl on A Swing (US 1966 + 20 Bonus Tracks) (SHM-CD)

250:- (SHM-CD Limited Remaster Edition. Ovanlig utgåva från USA 1966 med 20 extra låtar.)

This was the only Laurie album to be released in true stereo. The album was not a good seller, and is significantly rarer than any of the band's other 1960s American LPs. Corresponding to the Canadian Today LP, this US release has three songs ("Looking For My Life", "Big Bright Green..." and "Without You") which did not appear on that album, but lacks "Tonight" and "On a Wonderful Day Like Today", which the Canadian LP uniquely released. Within a few months of these albums' release, the band split up and Gerry Marsden began working on a stage career.

UK EP 1965
Gerry Marsden was born on Sept 24, 1942 in Liverpool, England. His brother, Freddie was born on October 23, 1940 in Liverpool, they formed a group called The Mars Bars (hoping to get backing from the candy company--instead, they were invited to a lawsuit and then changed their name to the Pacemakers). 

Les Chadwick (born John Leslie Chadwick) on May 11, 1943 in Liverpool, originally worked as a bank clerk before joining the band in 1959. He was their lead guitarist before moving to bass. Les Maguire (born Leslie Maguire on December 27, 1941 in Wallasey-Cheshire) joined the band in 1960 (?) after their original piano player, Arthur McMahon left the group.

They were the second group to be managed by Brian Epstein, who was also the Beatles' manager. Their first three singles went to number one (a feat that was unbeaten until recently). The band enjoyed great success between 1964-1966 even releasing a full length feature film, Ferry 'Cross the Mersey, in which Gerry Marsden wrote nine of the songs. In 1967 the group disbanded, Gerry found another love in acting and the band could not keep up with the musical changes of the late 1960s. To my knowledge, none of the original Pacemakers are involved in the music industry today, except Gerry himself.

01. Girl On A Swing (2,05)
02. The Way You Look Tonight (2,08)
03. Guantanamera (2,50)
04. Pretty Flamingo (2,15)
05. At The End Of The Rainbow (2,13)
06. Looking For My Life (2,43)
07. Big Bright Green Pleasure Machine (2,47)
08. See You In September (2,26)
09. Who Can I Turn You (1,51)
10. Without You (2,55)
11. Strangers In The Night (1,55)
12. La La La (2,38)

Bonus Tracks:
13. On a Wonderful Day Like Today (2,09)
14. Tonight (1,51)
15. It ll Be Me (2 18) *
16. Hello Little Girl (1,53) *
17. Give All Your Love To Me (2,37)
18. Fool To Myself (1,56)
19. Come Back To Me (2,39)*
20. When Oh When (2 20)*
21. Hallelujah I Love So (2,46)
22. Ferry Cross The Mersey (2,23) *
23. It's Gonna Be Alright (1,55) *
24. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying (2,33) *
25. GERRY MARSDEN Please Let Them Be (3,30) *
26. GERRY MARSDEN I'm Not Blue (2,21) *
27. GERRY MARSDEN In The Year Of April (3,12) *
28. GERRY MARSDEN Every Day (1,59) *
29. GERRY MARSDEN Gilbert Green (3,10) *
30. GERRY MARSDEN What Makes Me Love You (2,29) *
31. GERRY MARSDEN & DEREK NIMMO Liverpool (3,17) *
32. GERRY MARSDEN & DEREK NIMMO Charlie Girl (1.37) *

All tracks stereo except (*) mono