Compilations of music by other Liverpool groups appear at regular intervals but although the Fourmost had six UK hits including two that made the top ten, compilations of their music appear only rarely. The appearance of this one is therefore particularly welcome.
Their first two hits came from the Beatles songbook, these being Hello little girl (UK top ten) and I'm in love (UK top twenty). Their third and biggest hit, A little loving, peaked at number six in the UK, Their chart career was completed by three minor hits, these being How can I tell her, Baby I need your loving (originally recorded by the Four Tops) and Girls girls girls (originally recorded by the Coasters). That last hit showed the fun side of their music - it's the kind of song that Freddie and the Dreamers might have recorded. Nevertheless, although they liked to do fun songs (Auntie Maggie's remedy, which closes the set, is another example) most of their music is solid, sixties pop music of the highest quality.
Apart from their own hits, this compilation includes covers of Yakety yak, Why do fools fall in love, Some kind of wonderful, The in crowd and Here there and everywhere as well as many excellent but obscure songs.
If you enjoy music by such groups as Gerry and the Pacemakers, Herman's Hermits and Freddie and the Dreamers, you should add the Fourmost to your collection.