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VINE VOICEon 3 September 2006
When John Lennon described Gerry Marsden as the northern equivalent of Joe Brown, he had it just about right. Gerry was (and is) Liverpool's local lad and stand-up geezer, even more than Lennon himself. This excellent compilation also reminds us that he is a remarkably good singer and the Pacemakers remarkably good musicians.

Unusually, the group featured a pianist, and an excellent one at that, Les Maguire.

Gerry's decision to ignore advice and release a version of Rogers and Hamerstein's You'll Never Walk Alone shows his instinctive understanding of his audience. It became one of his best known songs.

Gerry & The Pacemakers were an early manifestation of the British groups of the sixties and, like most, found their inspiration in the Skiffle of Lonnie Donegan and others. They enjoyed phenomenal early success, which did not last because they failed to progress and innovate. They stayed firmly rooted in the American popular tradition, with smooth melodies and unadventurous lyrics. They remain an essential, and now underrated, major sixties band. Give them a listen.

You'll find a few compilations on the market, but this is definitely the one to go for. It contains all the essentials and offers the most tracks per pound.
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on 21 November 2016
Great.
The music was from one's teenage years.
Rock on the Mersey!
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on 3 August 2017
No problems here, arrived as described and in great time. Mum loves it
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on 23 April 2017
G.asplin thinks it is great.
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on 27 May 2017
Very good. All the hits here and good sound too
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on 29 March 2017
Great
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on 7 July 2017
Feel you are back in the 60s. Great nostalgia
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on 24 March 2013
I chose this because I wanted some of the songs for our golden wedding party and was not dissapointed. However it also reminded me that not everything was great about 6os music!
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on 8 March 2017
this cd is wonderful and I cannot stop playing it
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on 20 September 2015
Fab fab fab
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