The Searchers - Second Take: The Complete RCA/UK Recordings (1999)
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Bio Excerpt from All Music:
Founded in 1957 by John McNally (guitar/vocals), the Searchers were originally one of thousands of skiffle groups formed in the wake of Lonnie Donegan's success with "Rock Island Line." The Searchers' immediate competitors included bands such as the Wreckers and the Confederates, both led by Michael Pender (guitar, vocals), and the Martinis, led by Tony Jackson (guitar/vocals). By 1959, McNally and Pender were working together as a duet; later in the year, Jackson joined as the lead vocalist. After drummer Norman McGarry left the Searchers he was replaced by Chris Crummy, who quickly renamed himself Chris Curtis. Other changes were in the works as Jackson built and learned to play a customized bass guitar. Learning his new job on the four-stringed instrument proved too difficult to permit him to continue singing lead, and McNally and Pender brought in a fifth member, Johnny Sandon (born Billy Beck). Johnny Sandon & the Searchers lasted from 1960 through February of 1962, and were extremely popular on the dance hall and club circuit in Liverpool. Sandon cut out for a career on his own, with another band called the Remo Four in early 1962.
Meanwhile, the Searchers, now a quartet with Jackson once again lead singer, became one of the top acts on the Liverpool band scene, playing textured renditions of American R&B, rock & roll, country, soul, and rockabilly. ...
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All Music Album Review of 1972 Version:
If you actually find this record, consider yourself lucky. Cut by the band with their longest-standing lineup (drummer Billy Adamson replacing Chris Curtis), the material still sings, though the remakes of the early hits lacks the crispness and punch of the originals. And it features their early-'70s bid for chart success, "Desdemona."
01. Sugar And Spice
02. Don't Throw Your Love Away
03. Farmer John
04. Come On Back To Me
05. When You Walk In The Room
06. Needles And Pins
08. Goodbye My Love
09. Love Potion Number Nine
10. Sweets For My Sweet
11. Take Me For What I'm Worth
12. What Have They Done To The Rain?
13. The World Is Waiting For Tomorrow
14. Love Is Everywhere
15. And A Button
16. Sing Singer Sing
20. Spicks And Specks
21. Bite It Deep
22. Indigo Spring
23. I Really Don't Have The Time
24. Think Of My Life
25. Don't Shut Me Out
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