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The Merseybeats


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Artist: The Merseybeats
Release date: 1964
Genre: Rock, Pop
Tracks: 8
Duration: 20:01
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No. Title Length
1. I Think of You (Re-Recorded Version) 2:21
2. It's Love That Really Counts (Re-Recorded Version) 2:02
3. Mr Moonlight (Re-Recorded Version) 2:29
4. Sorrow (Re-Recorded Version) 2:16
5. Wishin' and Hopin' (Re-Recorded Version) 2:36
6. You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover (Re-Recorded Version) 3:23
7. Don't Turn Around (Re-Recorded Version) 2:39
8. Fortune Teller (Re-Recorded Version) 2:15



The Merseybeats' only original album, recorded in mid-1964 with John Gustafson in their lineup in place of co-founder Billy Kinsley on bass, is a strange hybrid of originals that move between solid harmony-based Liverpool pop/rock ("Milkman," "Really Mystified") and Bo Diddley-influenced rockers ("Funny Face"), juxtaposed with an odd selection of covers, ranging from "Bring It On Home to Me" and "He Will Break Your Heart" (which do work) to an odd selection of show tunes. The better of the latter is a reasonably successful rendition of "Hello Young Lovers" done with rockabilly guitar and some way too busy percussion; much less successful is a soft a cappella rendition of "The Girl That I Marry." The ballad "Lavender Blue" offers a Gustafson arrangement that isn't terribly interesting, and Gustafson's "Jumpin' Jonah" is even more of a ripoff of "Long Tall Sally" (especially as done by the Beatles) than the Beatles' "I'm Down" was. The resulting album, with the Beatlesque single side included, was neither fish nor fowl, and insufficiently strong in any direction other than what their singles already pointed toward to gain the band a wider audience.