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Beyond the Beatles 1964-1966 Import


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  • Audio CD (May 28, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Griffin Records
  • ASIN: B000001LK1
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #421,747 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. All Aboard
2. Why Did You Leave Me Baby?
3. Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
4. I Need Your Lovin'
5. I Can't Do Without You Now
6. Castin' My Spell
7. I'm Blue
8. She's Alright
9. Keys To My Heart
10. I'm Checkin' Out Now Baby
11. I'll Try Anyway
12. I Don't Know Why I Do
13. How Do You Get To Know Her Name?
14. She's Not The Only Girl In Town
15. If You Can't Get Her
16. More Than I Need Myself
17. I'll Have Everything Too
18. The Way I Feel About You
19. Don't Play With Me
20. Rock 'N' Roll Music
See all 28 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

After leaving the Beatles in 1962 to be replaced with Ringo Starr, Pete went on to re record over 40 songs in the 60's of which 20 are included here and 4 are bonus tracks.

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Format: Audio CD
3 1/2 stars

The Pete Best Combo clearly had talent but the sound quality on this CD is very disappointing; and that’s a shame. I can tell that they really were trying their best and the melodies have some great, classic rock and roll flavor to them, but just as several other reviewers say the way this album was produced the album is simply below what should be just basic expectations in the sound department.

The Pete Best Combo consisted of several talented men who didn’t always get proper credit given to them; when I hear them perform even despite the poor sound quality I can tell they did have a true gift for playing really good music. According to the liner notes by Andy Davis, the Pete Best Combo consisted of “Pete Best (of course) on drums; Tony Waddington on bass, and two saxophonists remembered only as Trevor and Bill. Tony and Wayne also handled the vocals.”

Some of the tracks I still can enjoy even with the poor quality sound would have to include “All Aboard;” “Shimmy like My Sister Kate;” “I Can’t Do Without You Now;” “I’m Blue;” “I’m Checkin’ Out Now Baby;” “I’ll Try Anyway;” “I Don’t Know Why I Do;” “She’s Not the Only Girl in Town;” “If You Can’t Get Her;” “Rock ‘N’ Roll Music” and “Off the Hook.” There are four bonus tracks as well: “Last Night;” Nobody but You;” “Wait and See” and “Some Other Guy.”

For die-hard Pete Best fans this CD is a must-have but they should be cautioned that the sound simply isn’t anything special and it doesn’t truly meet my expectations. Nevertheless, this album will make an interesting, colorful addition to anyone’s Pete Best collection.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By burritobrother VINE VOICE on September 19, 2008
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With the August 2008 Pete Best Band cd "Hayman's Green" currently in heavy rotation in my player, I decided to revisit his old recordings with the Pete Best Combo. It's been a while since I've listened to these.
Well, these don't sound any better, or any worse, than I remembered. I've always believed that this band had some good songs and really did show some promise, but they were sadly subjected to very chintsy studios and not given any time to polish the tracks up. These tracks sound extremely raw and low-budget; half the time you can barely make out what the instruments are doing and most of the time the entire band sounds tired, presumably from being rushed and pressured. There is something to be said for the lack of technology, though; the tracks possess a very dark atmosphere which does fit in with the sounds of some of their contemporaries like the Shadows Of Knight, the post-Errico Vejtables and the Seeds, to name a few American outfits laying down seminal garage-psych at roughly the same time as the Pete Best Combo were in New York doing their thing. Supposedly Pete's group were cut from the early British Invasion cloth, and that appears to be how they were being 'promoted', but I can't identify very much of that genre at play here. This stuff is catchy, a lot of it, but noone would mistake it for, say, Gerry and the Pacemakers or Herman's Hermits. Maybe it would sound that way if they'd had more than a fifty-dollar session (only a slight exaggeration I believe) at their disposal, but it sure doesn't as it is.
The very best of their material ('I Don't Know Why I Do', 'I'll Try Anyway' and the great 'She's Not The Only Girl In Town') is as good as just about anything being done in America at the time.
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By Smiddyboy on June 1, 2014
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None of this would have had John & Paul looking over their shoulders but it's good honest 60's fair with some interesting writing from Waddington & Bickerton. The production is sub par and most of the covers are terrible. The Stones 'Off The Hook' is the best - and that's not great. The playing is OK with nothing really standing out, vocals show no real distinctiveness (in fact you could say they were without a lead singer as most songs are two voices) and the arrangements are unimaginative. To my mind "I'll Try Anyway" - an interesting tough mesh of Animals and Stones which was very good for 1964, "If You Can't Get Her" and "Nobody But You" are the standouts. They should have fared better than what they actually did. There were plenty better but also plenty worse in the magical decade of the 1960's.
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By SPECIAL K on December 18, 2012
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PRODUCT IS HARD TO COME BY NOW, SO IT WAS NICE TO GET!! PRODUCT WAS MINT! CASE, PAPERWORK, AND CD MINT!
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7 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Aaron Goldberg (asg1122@yahoo.com) on August 12, 1999
Format: Audio CD
First off I would like to correct this snob David. To begin with Pete Best is an excellent drummer, and this shows on many tracks on this album such as "Keys To My Heart" and "I'm Blue". He could certainly have done a much better job on "Yellow Submarine" or *EVERY SINGLE SONG THE BEATLES EVER RECORDED* for that matter. Also before you call Pete Best a poor singer, I strongly suggest you *HEAR HIM SING FIRST, AS HE DOES NOT SING ON THIS ALBUM*. Many of these songs would be excellent but unfortunately they sound either unfinished or they are played too long. This is not Pete's fault. Some of those tracks would sound great edited.
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 19, 1999
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This is not Pete Best's greatest drumming .(For that I suggest you check out his excellent work with the Beatles and his even better work with his newest group the Pete Best Band.) But, for historical reasons I would reccomend this disc. Several songs are pretty good and it certainly beats some of Ringo's solo work.
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