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MOST WILL BE FAMILIAR WITH THE HUGE CHART SUCCESS OF I'D LIKE TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING,NEVER ENDING SONG OF LOVE,YOU WON'T FIND ANOTHER FOOL LIKE ME,CIRCLES AND THE UK'S 1972 EUROVISION ENTRY JUST PIPPED AT THE POST, BEG STEAL OR BORROW.HOWEVER THERE ARE ALSO TRACKS TO BE FOUND WHICH ARE PERHAPS NOT SO WELL KNOWN BUT ARE AS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GROUP AS THEIR BIGGER HITS.WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO MY SONG MA( A SUCCESS IN THE STATES ),PINBALL WIZARD,I GET A LITTLE SENTIMENTAL OVER YOU AND NEVERTHELESS DEMONSTRATE THE VAST VOCAL RANGE AND TALENTS OF THIS FINE GROUP.EVE GRAHAM'S SUPERB VOCALS TAKE LEAD ON THE MAJORITY OF THE TRACKS,ASSISTED BY LYN PAUL'S WONDERFUL HARMONISING,THOUGH LYN COMES INTO HER OWN ON SOME OF THE LATTER TRACKS.PETER DOYLE AS ALWAYS DISPLAYS HIS VERSATILE RANGE BOTH ON LEAD AND HARMONY AS DO MARTY KRISTIAN, PAUL LAYTON AND REPLACING PETER DOYLE FROM 1973 PETER OLIVER.A WONDERFUL COLLECTION OF 22 GEMS FOR ALL.
Their name is misleading as the original Seekers had their roots in traditional folk music while the New Seekers were a simple pop group. Their earliest recordings included three songs written by Melanie, of which one (What have they done to my song Ma) provided them with a top twenty USA hit and a minor UK hit. The other two (Beautiful people, Nickel song) were minor American hits. Beautiful people was originally the B-side to When there's no love left, but the public forced the record to be flipped.
Their UK breakthrough came with Never ending song of love, which made number two in the UK. This was followed by the song for which they are best remembered, I'd like to teach the world to sing, which was adapted from an advertising jingle. It topped the UK charts and made the American top ten. Their subsequent singles met with limited success in America, but they had four other UK top five hits, these being Beg steal or borrow, Circles, You won't find another fool like me (their second and last UK number one) and I get a little sentimental over you. In between those hits, they had lesser UK hits with Come softly to me, Pinball wizard / See me feel me, Nevertheless and Goodbye is just another word.
All of these songs can be found on this excellent compilation. They switched record labels and had three further minor UK hits, not included here, these being It's so nice (to have you home), I wanna go back and Anthem (one day in every week).Read more ›
The CD proves that The New Seekers could perform a wide variety of songs mostly within the arena of "light music" and still move their audiences with memorable harmonizing and mountains of energy and spirit. If you like songs with religious references, check out their first really big hit entitled "Meet My Lord;" this is the first track on this CD. This theme is also evident in the beautiful "When There's No Love Left," too.
Of course, love ballads celebrating the joy of love pepper this album of their hits. "Good Old-Fashioned Music" deals with tight family bonding as a family gathers together on a Saturday night to play music; this is their time to celebrate their love for each other. "I Get A Little Sentimental Over You" lets The New Seekers sings about a love that doesn't die even though the years pass and circumstances in life change. "Never Ending Song Of Love" also expresses the joy of finding your own one true love without whom life just couldn't be the same. In addition, The New Seekers do a great rendition of "Come Softly To Me;" and "Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)" is very romantic. Excellent!
For those of us who enjoy numbers that have more of a rock and roll flavor to them, look on this CD for their awesome cover of Pete Townsend's "Pinball Wizard/See Me Feel Me" from the rock opera Tommy; and "We've Got To Do It Now" has an aggressive beat that rocks great without the slightest flaw.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
nice to hear so many songs from the past. All of them bring back memories from that time.Published 29 days ago by michael ortell
The songs that I just couldn't get out of my head are stuck in there again...and that's not a bad thing.Published 2 months ago by Michael McClain
Great moldy oldies. I recommend this CD to anyone who loves the 60' and 70's music. It has great sound quality.Published 6 months ago by Wanda T
Arrived on time, and has all the songs I was looking for that I grew up with.Published 11 months ago by Catherine Ann Krebs
Great collection of the hits by the New Seekers and other songs done by them!Published 12 months ago by Dale Gaertner
As good as it gets for this group. Brings back memories. Anyone who wants to remember their songs should have this recording.Published 16 months ago by J.