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They're In Town Box set, Double CD


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Product details

  • Audio CD (3 Mar 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set, Double CD
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B000DXSC40
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,639 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. I Didn't Mean To Hurt You
2. You'd Better Come Home
3. He's In Town
4. Flashback
5. What In The World's Come Over You
6. You Don't Know What You Do
7. Let's Try Again
8. Ich Liebe Dich
9. Brother Bill
10. Without Your Love
See all 30 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Everything I Do Is For You
2. Harvest Of Love
3. The Way You Look Tonight
4. I Know An Old Lady
5. Happy To Be Blue
6. Iko Iko
7. When I'm Cleaning Windows
8. I Need You
9. The Laughing Policeman
10. My Little Red Book
See all 28 tracks on this disc

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Morten Vindberg on 27 Jun 2008
Format: Audio CD
I first noticed the Rocking Berries a couple of years ago while sitting in a pub in London. A tape of oldies was being played in the background, and suddenly a song came up which I hadn't heard before. It was a great melody played by a band that sounded a little like the Searchers or the Beach Boys. I assumed the song was called "He's in Town" as that line was sung several times. Later we went to the Amazon record store and I went looking for the song. I eventually found this CD and was very excited to bring it home, and hear it through. Was it the right version and were the other songs as good?

Though "He's in Town" ,along with a dozen similar tracks, is a standout, I was not at all disappointed. From the booklet I learned about the history of the band; that they had a handful of hits through 1964-66, and that they stopped recording around 1968.

The band was obviously very talented - the playing tight; great vocals ( harmonies and falsettos ) and a crisp guitar sound; quite similar to the Searchers', and for their time quite good production.

I assume that they reasons that they did not get their big breakthrough was the great variety in their choice of material. Spanning from pure beat-pop through ballads to cabaret and comedy. Another problem was that the band did not write much of their material, and thus were very dependent of being given the right material. A few fine B-sides indicate that they might have had the talent, but it seems it was not given time to being developed. Their own song "She's Not Like Any Girl" is as good as most of their A-sides.

The songs in the vein of "He's in Town" are for me the highlights.
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25 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Peter Durward Harris #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on 31 Aug 2006
Format: Audio CD
Please note that this is a re-issue of an earlier double CD with a similar title but different packaging.

The Rocking berries were, when they chose to be, a brilliant pop group. They could also sing great comic songs. Their problem was that their fans did not appreciate this mix. So maybe the group would have had more success if they had left the comedy to the Barron Knights, the specialists at that kind of music. They had one other problem - they didn't write their own material so all their hits (and misses) were covers.

The group built up a huge reputation as a live act and secured a contract with Decca. They recorded two singles for Decca, neither of which charted in Britain although one (Wah wah wah woo) did well in Germany, where they were also known as great live performers. Decca dropped them but they soon got a contract with Piccadilly and it is their Piccadilly recordings that make up this compilation.

They began with a minor hit - a cover of I didn't mean to hurt you (Shirelles) that spent just one week in the UK charts, at 43. It might have been a much bigger hit but an extraordinary thing happened - their second single was rush-released almost immediately. The Tokens, a successfully American group, had made little impact in Britain (one minor hit - The lion sleeps tonight - which lost out to a cover by Karl Denver) but were about to release He's in town, which would surely have been a big UK hit for them, but the Rocking berries had heard their demo and recorded their own cover, which made the top three. As to the Tokens, they never had another British hit, all their best songs being hits via British cover versions.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Orraman on 6 Feb 2011
Format: Audio CD
I love 60s music, I like the Rocking Berries and this was a good price. I have to say that it is a much better disc than I was expecting, so have no hesitation in recommending this. The low price wasa bonus
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Celia Domenech on 10 Jan 2011
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Bought for my mother for christmas. We have been friends with the Rockin Berries since the mid sixties. We sang along on christmas afternoon, though our harmonies didnt quite match those of Goeff, Clive, Pete, & Chuck !!!!!
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Very much I love the British groups of times of 1963 - 1968. It is my most favourite music. In the USSR we adored merseybeat.Could listen to this music for hours and hours. It was very difficult to find such records.
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It was no where as good as I hoped it would be gave the disc to charity. I would not buy anymore of their records.
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By Richard on 17 Oct 2013
Format: Audio CD
Thankfully the Rockin' Berries did nothing but cover versions but I should point out the original of You're My Girl was by the Rising Sons-though a versions was also made by the Tokens.
The success of these opportunistic covers was not that surprising seeing as they were here and already known through Thank Your Lucky Stars
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