domingo, 31 de mayo de 2009

· "You'll Never Walk Alone" - Gerry & The Pacemakers

Gerry & The Pacemakers were a British rock and roll group during the 1960s. In common with The Beatles, they came from Liverpool and were managed by Brian Epstein. They are most remembered for being the first act to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart with their first three single releases. It was a record that was not equalled for 20 years, until the mid-80s success of fellow Liverpool band Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Gerry Marsden formed the group in 1959 with his brother, Fred, Les Chadwick and Arthur McMahon. They rivalled the Beatles early in their career, playing in the same areas of Hamburg, Germany and Liverpool, England. McMahon (known as Arthur Mack) was replaced on piano by Les Maguire around 1961. They are known to have rehearsed at Cammell Laird shipping yard at Birkenhead. The band was the second to sign with Brian Epstein, who later signed them with Columbia Records (a sister label to The Beatles label Parlophone under EMI). They began recording in early 1963 with "How Do You Do It?", a song written by Mitch Murray that Adam Faith had turned down and one that The Beatles chose not to release (they did record the song but insisted on releasing their own song "[Love Me Do]"). The song was produced by George Martin and became a number one hit in the UK, until being replaced at the top by "From Me to You", The Beatles' third single. Gerry & The Pacemakers' next two singles, Murray's "I Like It" and Rodgers and Hammerstein's "You'll Never Walk Alone", both also reached number one in the UK Singles Chart. "You'll Never Walk Alone" had been a favourite of Gerry Marsden's since seeing Carousel growing up (he turned down the Beatles' "Hello Little Girl" for this slot, which then became the first hit for The Fourmost). It soon became the signature tune of Liverpool Football Club. To this day, the song remains a football anthem, there and elsewhere, a phenomenon due to Gerry Marsden, rather than its Broadway composers. Despite this early success, Gerry & The Pacemakers never had another number one single in the UK. By late 1965, their popularity was rapidly declining on both sides of the Atlantic. They disbanded in October 1966, with much of their latter recorded material never released in the UK.

Photobucket Cross The Mersey - Gerry & The Pacemakers.rar

01- You'll Never Walk Alone
02- How Do You Do It?
03- Away Fom You
04- I Like It (includes false start)
05- It's Happened to Me
06- Pretend
07- You're The Reason [I Don't Sleep at Night]
08- Chills
09- I'm The One
10- You've Got What I Like
11- Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
12- Show Me That You Care
13- It's Gonna Be All Right
14- Ferry Cross The Mersey
15- I'll Be There
16- Hello Little Girl (previously unreleased)

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