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The Definitive Pye Collection [Box set]

Searchers Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (26 Feb 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B0001902EE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 91,557 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

3CD set. Extensive 75-track compilation of their Pye material including all their major hits plus liner notes.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value Midline collection 22 May 2013
By James B. Spink HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Sanctuary Records is now part of Universal Music Group and this version is a re-release by Universal of a collection originally released by Sanctuary in 2004. The front illustration remains the same but the reverse is now slightly different to reflect this change. Compiled and annotated by David Wells, with a bit of help from Sanctuary's well known expert John "the Mod" Reed, this is a comprehensive overview of the Searchers work for Pye Records and mainly from the sixties.

This is a very reasonably priced 3 CD set, in the Midline series, and has 75 tracks - 25 on each CD. The tracks are a mix of well-known singles and less well-known album and EP tracks and is a very fine body of work from one of the sixties most influential bands. If you just want one CD collection of Searchers music then this is probably the best value at less than a tenner currently. A little light on detail - there are minimal notes on each track, a few pictures and a short essay by David Wells - but not a badly produced package for the price.
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The Searchers debuted at around the same Time as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and a myriad of bands of varying talents and lifespans.
I have got a lot of time for The Searchers and if you want one box set this is very hard to beat.
The are many, many great songs here including, Where Have All The Flowers Gone, Don't Throw Your Love Away, When You Walk In The Room and I/ll Be Missing You.
Production standards are high and I think their music have passed the test of time, so if you want to be reminded of the 1960s or intrigued to know more about the band, this is a very good way to do so.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this yours! 6 Nov 2012
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Very good edition. I bought on Amazon. It is very happy with selection of songs. Magnificent collection. Quality surprises. Quality magnificent. Thanks for this edition.
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Just Too expensive to Consider anymore!!!

For South Africans who have to Pay Exorbitant Duties on the imported Good into SA + Our R to for the Goods -------
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fine folk-rock - a full year before the Byrds & Dylan 23 Jun 2004
By Phil Rogers - Published on Amazon.com
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Taking their name from the epic John Wayne western of the same title, the Searchers were the fourth of the British Invasion bands to chart in America, with the Sonny Bono/Jack Nitschke song "Needles and Pins", which went to #13 after first hitting in March of '64. [Only the Beatles, the Dave Clark 5, and the Swingin' Bluejeans beat them out of the gate.]
They have a sort of soft singing style, with gorgeous twanging guitars, and a lot of minor scale work in their melodies/harmonies. Their melodies are some of the most subtle in the history of pop music, often with a decidedly mournful edge; they sang and harmonized them beautifully, and with feeling. Their songs also have a very fine rhythmic sense to them.
I have heard more rock artists cite them as major influences than practically anyone else, though I can only specifically recall Tom Petty and Alanis Morissette. I believe it was Petty who [at the beginning of the 80's] produced an album for the recently re-formed group.
You'll find some of the best guitar riffs of all time used as introductions to these songs. Not only is their melody/rhythm impeccable, but the tone settings they use on their guitars are mostly, well, mouth-watering [not to mention ground-breaking]. And it doesn't matter if a particular song went high on the charts: they are all stellar efforts, and always great to listen to, especially lined up, one after the other.
Among the singles, be sure to also check out "Don't Throw Your Love Away", "Someday We're Going to Love Again, "Love Potion #9", "When You Walk in the Room", "What Have They Done to the Rain", "Bumblebee", "Take Me For What I'm Worth", "He's Got No Love", and "Goodbye My Love". There are many songs here that I have never heard (them not being singles). So this is the way to really traverse all the dimensions of the Searchers. Don't miss the opportunity.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Almost Definitive... 7 Sep 2008
By Mathew R. Buster - Published on Amazon.com
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Before reading, take in mind that this a thorough comparative review for both The Definitive Pye Collection and The Pye Anthology: 1963-1967.

This is a 3 disc compilation by one of the most popular bands of the Merseybeat sound of the `60s. Is it definitive? Yes and no. Many compilations have been issued for The Searchers: The Definitive Pye Collection, The Pye Anthology: 1963-1967, and The 40th Anniversary Collection, being the most thorough of the bunch. All of them having their high and low points. In this review, I'm comparing The Definitive Pye Collection and The Pye Anthology. The 40th Anniversary Collection features tracks that extend pass the bands Pye catalogue, and therefore will be left out.

Both collections feature singles, B-sides, and tracks pulled from their 5 Pye albums. Here are the major differences between the two.

The Definitive Pye Collection

My one complaint for this collection is the fact that the songs bounce from mono to stereo and back again. I've read in previous reviews for other `60s collections, and many individuals complain that songs are not in stereo. Take in mind that mono was the standard for almost all bands up to 1967, as stereo systems were rather expensive. Even The Beatles mixed all their singles and albums in mono up `til The White Album. Unfotunately the CD reissues of their albums feature stereo remixes. But enough about them, on to The Searchers.

Disc 1

Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, and 12 are in stereo, and can be found as bonus tracks on the Castle reissue of Meet The Searchers.

Track 2 is in mono and is a bonus track on of the Castle reissue of Meet The Searchers.

Tracks 7 and 11 are in mono (no stereo masters exist for these two songs), and can be found on the Castle reissue of Meet The Searchers.

Tracks 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 are in stereo, and can be found as bonus tracks on the Castle reissue of Sugar & Spice.

Track 23 is in stereo, and can be found as a bonus track on the Castle reissue of Sugar & Spice.

Track 25 is in mono, and can be found as a bonus track on the Castle reissue of Sugar & Spice.

Track 24 is in stereo, and can be found as a bonus track on the Castle reissue of It's The Searchers.

Disc 2

Track 1 is in stereo, and can be found as a bonus track on the Castle reissue of It's The Searchers.

Track 2 is in mono, and can be found as a bonus track on the Castle reissue of It's The Searchers.

Tracks 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 are in stereo, and can be found as bonus tracks on the Castle reissue of It's The Searchers.

Tracks 11 and 12 are in mono, and can be found as bonus tracks on the Castle reissue of It's The Searchers.

Tracks 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19 are in mono, and can be found as bonus tracks on the Castle reissue of Sounds Like Searchers.

Tracks 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 are in stereo, and can be found as bonus tracks on the Castle reissue of Sounds Like Searchers.

Disc 3

Tracks 1, 2, and 3 are in mono, and can be found as bonus tracks on the Castle reissue of Take Me For What I'm Worth.

Tracks 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13 are in stereo, and can be found as bonus tracks on the Castle reissue of Take Me For What I'm Worth.

Tracks 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 are in mono.

Tracks 23, 24, and 25 are in stereo.

The Pye Anthology: 1963-1967

What makes this compilation stand out above the rest is that it contains all of The Searchers A/B-sides for all their Pye singles. Tracks 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, and 28 are repeats from The Definitive Pye Collection.

All tracks are in mono

Disc 1

Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 can be found on the Castle reissue of Meet the Searchers.

Track 2 can be found as a bonus track on the Castle reissue of Meet The Searchers.

Tracks 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 can be found on the Castle reissue of Sugar & Spice.

Track 16 can be found as a bonus track on the Castle reissue of Sugar & Spice.

Tracks 15, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23 can be found on the Castle reissue of It's The Searchers.

Tracks 18, 24, and 25 can be found as a bonus track on the Castle reissue of It's The Searchers.
Tracks 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, and 32 can be found as bonus tracks on the Castle reissue of Sounds Like Searchers.

Disc 2

Tracks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 can be found on the Castle reissue of Sounds Like Searchers.

Tracks 8, 9, 10, and 11 can be found as bonus tracks on the Castle reissue of Take Me For What I'm Worth.

Tracks 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 can be found on the Castle reissue of Take Me For What I'm Worth.

Both collections have tracks exclusive to themselves that can't be found on the regular album reissues mentioned above:

The Definitive Pye Collection

Disc 3

Tracks 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 were released as singles between 1966-1967 on Pye Records.

Tracks 23 and 24 were released as a single in 1982 on PRT Records (Technically Pye Records under a new title).

Track 25 (Unfortunately I have yet to figure out where this track originates from).

The Pye Anthology:1963-1967

Disc 2

Track 24 was the B-side to Popcorn Double Feature (found on both collections) and to my knowledge this is the only place to find this song.

There are other songs that both collections have that the other lacks, but can be found on the Castle album reissues.

The Definitive Pye Collection is in fact almost definitive. For the casual `60s music listener it may be more than necessary, but for a decent career overview, this one holds up, and for a 3 disc collection that is under $30, you can't beat it. With The Searchers Castle catalogue rapidly disappearing, including The Pye Anthology, this may be your best bet.

For completists though, The Pye Anthology is important due to the fact that it is the only collection that contains Lovers (B-side to Popcorn Double Feature).
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds like it was recorded yesterday!! Original Recordings!! 6 Mar 2009
By Gator Mark - Published on Amazon.com
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THE Searchers Collection to own! Definitely worth upgrading to!! The sound quality is awesome-----as good or better than the pristine Buddy Holly remastered collection that just came out. A million times better than my early 90's-vintage collection (and it sounded pretty good). You are in for a treat!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Searchers are the best merseybeat band ever 21 Feb 2005
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Even thjough this is a 3 cd set, it is a great introductory to The Searchers from Liverpool. It has all the singles, and all the great Lp tracks(disc 2 has Where Have You Been and that song is usually not on any compillation. All my favorites are on this cd and you will not need to buy another Searchers Cd unless you want to hear them live(get the Swedish Radio Sessions cd)....but dont waste your money on any other Searchers cd(especially BBC Sessions)
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Truly Definitive 26 Aug 2004
By S. L. Compton - Published on Amazon.com
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This collection is certainly the most complete to have been released. It just makes you darn happy. Also it makes you realise just how innovative this much overlooked band was. Without their enduring legacy music today might have been completely different. John McNally and Frank Allen still take the show on the road and can rock with the best and then some. Congratulations on an excellent release. Grab a copy and rediscover this fabulous band.
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