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Merseys

The Merseys had a big pop/rock hit in the U.K. in 1966 with "Sorrow," later covered by David Bowie (on Pin Ups), but never followed up on the promise of this successful debut. They were a spinoff group from the Merseybeats, who were one of the more popular Liverpool bands of the British Invasion although they never managed to land a hit in the United States. The Merseybeats split up in 1966, with lead guitarist Tony Crane and bassist Billy Kinsley forming the Merseys. Unlike the Merseybeats, a self-contained quartet, the Merseys were a duo, backed on-stage by the Fruit Eating Bears, who had two drummers and featured Joey Molland (later of Badfinger) as lead guitarist. The Merseys were managed by Who managers Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp, which seemed a solid indicator of their future growth, although Kinsley has said Lambert and Stamp naturally focused much more of their attention on the Who.

Their engaging, robustly produced cover of the McCoys' "Sorrow" went to number four in Britain in 1966, although it (like the Merseybeats' hits) made no impact on the other side of the Atlantic. Certainly it made a durable impression at home: in addition to Bowie's mid-'70s cover, its lyric "your long blond hair and your eyes so blue" was quoted by George Harrison in the Beatles' "It's All Too Much." For a follow-up, they secured the Pete Townshend-penned "So Sad About Us," which the Who would record on their second album. It was given an orchestral production by Kit Lambert, and failed to match the performance of its predecessor.

The Merseys did make a few more singles that also missed the hit parade. Tony Crane says they considered doing a cover of the Beatles' "I'll Be Back," which John Lennon had an arrangement in mind for and wanted to produce; that was not recorded, however. The Merseys never did make an album, and their singles have never been compiled for an archival reissue. The unfortunate difficulty in finding any of these, even "Sorrow," on compilation reissues indicates that there may be some sort of contractual or licensing problem obstructing this. ~ Richie Unterberger
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Selected Discography

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Track List: British Invasion Gold

Disc 1

1. Ain't She Sweet

2. Bad To Me

3. I'm Telling You Now

4. I Think Of You

5. Needles And Pins

7. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying

8. Wishin' & Hopin'

9. She's Not There

10. A Summer Song

11. Ferry Across The Mersey

12. Yeh Yeh

13. Game Of Love

14. It's Not Unusual

15. You've Got Your Troubles

16. You've Got To Hide Your Love Away

Disc 2

1. A Groovy Kind Of Love

2. The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine (Anymore)

3. Sorrow

4. Wild Thing

5. Bus Stop

6. Sunshine Superman

7. See See Rider

8. Gimme Some Lovin'

9. Happy Jack

10. Georgy Girl

11. Pamela, Pamela

12. Here Comes My Baby

13. A Whiter Shade Of Pale

14. To Sir With Love

15. Love Is All Around

16. The First Cut Is The Deepest

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Track List: Unearthed Merseybeat Volume 1

1. Sorrow (Alternate Version)

2. She's Got It

3. House Of Bamboo

4. Don't You Want Me No More

5. I'm A Lover, Not A Fighter

6. Good Golly Miss Molly

7. Trambone

8. What'd I Say

9. The Things I Want To Hear (Pretty Words)

10. Instrumental

11. Tutti Frutti

12. Tomorrow

13. I'm Gonna Love You Too

14. She

15. Mr Busdriver

16. Walk Don't Run

17. Dreaming

18. Fortune Teller

19. Keep Me Warm ('til The Sun Shines)

20. Rumble On Mersey Square South

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Track List: Unearthed Merseybeat Volume 3

1. Do Me A Favour

2. Come Go With Me

3. Soldier Of Love

4. Make Up Your Mind

5. Once In A While (Live At The Mardi Gras)

6. Betty Jean

7. Daydream

8. Shake Your Tail Feathers

9. That'll Be The Day

10. Pretend

12. I'm Lookin' Thru You

13. Sticks & Stones

14. You Won't Be Leaving

15. (Baby) You Don't Have To Tell Me

16. Nothing Can Change This Love

17. Ain't What You Do (Live)

18. The Last Bus Home

19. Sycamore Sid

20. Michaelangelo

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