2020 January 20 • Monday
For the 605th
Soundtrack of the Week we gave
Gerry & The Pacemakers' music for Ferry Cross the Mersey
Gerry & The Pacemakers come back for "Fall in Love", which has a "Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" sort of feel to it.
The last number on the A Side is "Think About Love", a slightly more primitive "beat" offering than what's come before.
Side B opens with "This Thing Called Love", in which love song lyrics lay back and float above a very fast driving musical landscape created by the band, mostly by briskly strummed guitar.
"Baby You're So Good to Me" another jaunty and Beatles-ish song. This is actually a great record if you want to listen to The Beatles but are tired of hearing the same Beatles songs.
Then comes "I'll Wait for You", which has a Johnny Kidd & The Pirates feel to it, but not, alas, that wonderful guitar sound.
The next song is "Shake a Tail Feather" performed by Earl Royce & The Olympics. It's a decent and admirably spare version of this familiar number.
Gerry & The Pacemakers return with "She's the Only Girl for Me", a startlingly atmospheric and dreamy-sounding lover's remorse type song and one of my favorites on this record.
The record closes with "Why Don't You Love Me" by The Blackwells, which sounds very similar to most of the other stuff on here, though it has harmonica and a different singing voice.
All in all, a great record! I wonder what the movie's like.