The Bachelors - The Very Best Of The Bachelors (2002)
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Bio from All Music:
The Bachelors were an Irish pop band of the 1960s consisting of brothers Conleth (b.1941 03 18) and Declan Clusky (b.1942 12 12) and John Stokes (b.1940 08 13). They began as an instrumental act playing harmonicas and called The Harmonichords or Harmony Chords in 1958, but turned to singing after a tour of England in 1959. They signed to Decca Records in the U.K. and changed their name in 1962, then scored their first hit, "Charmaine" (#6, 1963). Their biggest hit was "Diane" which went to number one in England and number ten in America in 1964; they continued to chart with new records through 1967 and maintained the original group on the cabaret circuit until a messy split between Stokes and the Cluskys in 1984.
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All Music Album Review:
Considering that a two-CD, 54-song Bachelors compilation, The Decca Years: 1962-1972, was released just a year before this, the 12-song running time on this anthology might seem a bit cheap. On the other hand, it could be argued that 12 songs are enough to get the gist of this minor band, sometimes thought of as a British Invasion act although there were far more country and Tin Pan Alley pop vocal components to their sound than there were rock ones. This CD has most of their 1960s British hits, among them their handful of American Top 40 entries: "Diane," "Marie," "In the Chapel in the Moonlight," "No Arms Could Ever Hold You (Like These Arms of Mine)," and "Love Me With All of Your Heart (Cuando Caliente el Sol)." Fellow British Invader Ian Whitcomb's liner notes are useful in their details of sources for some of the songs, revealing that several of them dated from way before the rock era; both "Diane" and "Marie" (by far their best-known American hits), for example, were written for movies in the late '20s. The Bachelors' sound has not dated well, with its corny country-pop harmonies and arrangements of sentimental pop material. But this disc is a good representation of their most commercial moments, also including their notorious clean-cut 1966 cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence," which actually became the hit in Britain rather than the original version, to Paul Simon's displeasure.
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03. Diane (I'm In Heaven When I see You Smile)
04. I Believe
06. I Wouldn't Trade You For The World
07. No Arms Could Ever Hold You (Like These Arms Of Mine)
09. In The Chapel In The Moonlight
10. The Sound Of Silence
11. Love Me With All Of Your Heart (Cuando Caliente El Sol)
12. Walk With Faith In Your Heart
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