MERSEYBEAT THE RISE & FALL OF THE LIVERPOOL SOUND (CMEDD1204)
Out via Sanctuary February 2006
The essential 2-CD set explores the music of the Merseybeat phenomenon, focusing on the major players – The Beatles, of course but also Gerry & The Peacemakers, The Big Three, The Searchers, The Undertakers, The Swinging Blue Jeans amongst many others. These are all brought together with a wellar of cult classics and intriguing oddities from such fiercely collected names as Jason Eddie & the Centremen and the 5A.M. Event. Incorporating all strands of the mods, the rockers, the girl groups and the balladeers to come up with the ultimate primer of a movement that effectively kick-started modern British music.
It didn’t really last very long but for a brief, explosive period across 1963 and 1964, Liverpool was the unlikely epicentre of the worldwide music scene. From Billy Fury’s authentic rockabilly gem My Advice to the Cryin ‘Shames’ mid-1966 valedictory lament Nobody Waved Goodbye this 2 –CD Merseybeat set shows why.
MERSEYBEAT – The Story of the 60s Liverpool Sound.
Available from all good record shops, including HMV or visit our friends at Sanctuary records for more information.