Merseybeats / Merseys: I Stand Accused: Complete Merseybeats & Merseys Sixties Recordings

Merseybeats / Merseys SKU: 41631751
Merseybeats / Merseys: I Stand Accused: Complete Merseybeats & Merseys Sixties Recordings

Merseybeats / Merseys: I Stand Accused: Complete Merseybeats & Merseys Sixties Recordings

Merseybeats / Merseys SKU: 41631751

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Title: I Stand Accused: Complete Merseybeats & Merseys Sixties Recordings
Artist: Merseybeats / Merseys
Label: Grapefruit
UPC: 5013929189225
Genre: Rock

Two CDs. Emerging from the Liverpool group scene during the goldrush years, The Merseybeats' combination of Everly Brothers-style vocal harmonies and adroitly-chosen beat boom ballads saw them record several hit singles (including 'I Think Of You', which reached the Top Five), a brace of very popular EPs and a self-titled album that spent a couple of months in the LP charts. After their superb version of 'I Stand Accused' (a big favourite of local teenager Elvis Costello, later to cover the song) failed to become the huge success that it deserved to be, group leaders Tony Crane and Billy Kinsley reinvented themselves as vocal duo The Merseys, who recorded one of the classic mid-Sixties pop hits in 'Sorrow', subsequently quoted in Beatles track 'It's All Too Much' and taken back into the charts a few years later by David Bowie. I Stand Accused: The Complete Merseybeats and Merseys Sixties Recordings features everything known to have been recorded by both acts, including demos, out-takes, alternative versions and home recordings. The set also incorporates the various splinter projects that took place during the same time-frame, with a pseudonymous single as Crackers joined by some highly sought-after 45s involving Merseybeats drummer John Banks and former Big Three bassist Johnny Gustafson, who had briefly replaced Kinsley in The Merseybeats.

1.1 It's Love That Really Counts
1.2 The Fortune Teller
1.3 I Think of You
1.4 Mister Moonlight
1.5 Long Tall Sally
1.6 I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Cry
1.7 Shame
1.8 You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover
1.9 Don't Turn Around
1.10 Really Mystified
1.11 Milkman
1.12 Hello Young Lovers
1.13 He Will Break Your Heart
1.14 Funny Face
1.15 The Girl That I Marry
1.16 Fools Like Me
1.17 My Heart and I
1.18 Bring It on Home to Me
1.19 Lavender Blue
1.20 Jumping Jonah
1.21 The Things I Want to Hear (Pretty Words)
1.22 Wishin' and Hopin'
1.23 Last Night (I Made a Little Girl Cry)
1.24 See Me Back
1.25 Don't Let It Happen to Us
1.26 It Would Take a Long, Long Time
1.27 I Love You, Yes I Do
1.28 Good, Good Lovin'
1.29 Soldier of Love
1.30 I Stand Accused
1.31 All My Life
1.32 Our Day Will Come
1.33 Nur Unsere Liebe Zahlt (It's Love That Really Counts)
1.34 Nur de Allein (I Think of You)
2.1 Sorrow
2.2 Some Other Day
2.3 So Sad About Us
2.4 Love Will Continue
2.5 Rhythm of Love
2.6 Is It Love?
2.7 The Cat
2.8 Change of Heart
2.9 Penny in My Pocket
2.10 I Hope You're Happy
2.11 Lovely Loretta
2.12 Dreaming
2.13 Honey Do
2.14 It Happens All the Time
2.15 Sorrow (Alternative Version)
2.16 Nothing Can Change This Love
2.17 Do Me a Favour
2.18 Just to Be with You
2.19 Sweet Day
2.20 Take Me for a Little While
2.21 Make Me Your Number One
2.22 Bumper to Bumper
2.23 Scrape My Boot
2.24 Cool It
2.25 Mark of Her Head
2.26 Hello Memories
2.27 Pretend
2.28 So How Come (No-One Loves Me)
2.29 All I Have to Do Is Dream
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