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Saturday, October 16, 2010
THE MERSEYS - SORROW
This is one of those records where everything simply clicks; the vocals, musicians and the arrangement are simply spot on. No surprise that it was a hit in the UK, but sadly never made a dent in the US.
The Merseys rose from the ashes of The Merseybeats; a Liverpool band that shared the stage with the Beatles many times at the Cavern Club. The group had some big UK hits but never broke through in America. Tony Crane and Billy Kinsey, original Merseybeats, became the Merseys and it's that pair you hear on this disc laying down those incredible harmonies.
The original version of this song is by the US group The McCoys, and it was later famously covered by David Bowie on his "Pinups" LP. To my ears though, THIS version is unBEATable.