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The Searchers / “Hearts In Their Eyes” 4CD Box Set coming in June

The Searchers / Hearts In Their Eyes / 4CD Box SetUniversal/Sanctuary records release a four-disc box set of material from The Searchers on 25 June 2012.

The Searchers are best known for their jangling guitar sound and strong harmonies and were key players in the Merseybeat scene in the UK during the early sixties, along with bands like The Beatles and Gerry And The Pacemakers. They even played in Hamburg (captured here from the German LP At The Star Club) before Tony Hatch signed them to the Pye label and helped mastermind a hit-laden three year period which included Sweets For My Sweets (a remake of The Drifters’ 1961 hit), Sugar And Spice and Needles and Pins (a very early example of a non-Beatles US chart hit).

The box set will include all these and much more, alongside selections from their five Pye albums, EPs, radio sessions, even their original Pye demo tape.

By 1967 The Searchers were let go by Pye, although the group carried on and released several singles, first for Liberty, then for RCA in the early ’70s and then later in that decade enjoyed a brief career renaissance courtesy of Sire in the US.

In the 21st century, founder members Mike Pender and John McNally, along with bassist Frank Allen who joined in 1964, continue to play under variants of The Searchers’ name. Original drummer Chris Curtis and bass player Tony Jackson are no longer with us, having passed away in 2005 and 2003 respectively.

Full box set track listing below:

CD1

  • 1. Sweets For My Sweet – Recorded Live at The Iron Door Club, 1963
  • 2. Rosalie – Recorded Live at The Iron Door Club, 1963
  • 3. Sho’ Know A Lot About Love – Recorded Live at The Iron Door Club, 1963
  • 4. Let’s Stomp – Recorded Live at The Iron Door Club, 1963
  • 5. Sweet Nothin’s – Live at The Star Club, 1963
  • 6. Learning The Game – Live at The Star Club, 1963
  • 7. Hey Joe – Live at The Star Club, 1963
  • 8. Sweet Little Sixteen – Live at The Star Club, 1963
  • 9. Sweets For My Sweet
  • 10. It’s All Been A Dream
  • 11. Alright
  • 12. Love Potion No.9
  • 13. Farmer John
  • 14. Money (That’s What I Want)
  • 15. Ain’t Gonna Kiss Ya
  • 16. Since You Broke My Heart
  • 17. Tricky Dicky
  • 18. Where Have All The Flowers Gone
  • 19. Sugar And Spice
  • 20. Saints and Searchers
  • 21. Don’t Cha Know
  • 22. Some Other Guy
  • 23. Listen To Me
  • 24. Unhappy Girls
  • 25. (Ain’t That) Just Like Me
  • 26. Cherry Stones
  • 27. All My Sorrows
  • 28. Hungry For Love
  • 29. Once Upon A Time
  • 30. Needles & Pins
  • 31. Saturday Night Out
  • 32. Don’t Throw Your Love Away
  • 33. I Pretend I’m With You

CD2

  • 1. This Empty Place
  • 2. Where Have You Been?
  • 3. It’s In Her Kiss (The Shoop Shoop Song)
  • 4. Sea Of Heartbreak
  • 5. I Count The Tears
  • 6. Hi-Heel Sneakers
  • 7. Can’t Help Forgiving You
  • 8. I (Who Have Nothing)
  • 9. Someday We’re Gonna Love Again
  • 10. No One Else Could Love Me
  • 11. Someday We’re Gonna Love Again – Alternative Take
  • 12. Bye Bye Baby
  • 13. Watch Your Step
  • 14. When You Walk In The Room
  • 15. (I’ll Be) Missing You
  • 16. What Have They Done To The Rain
  • 17. This Feeling Inside
  • 18. You Beat Me To The Punch
  • 19. The System
  • 20. Love Potion No.9
  • 21. Fortune Teller
  • 22. Chris Curtis Interview – BBC Radio Broadcast (Part 1)
  • 23. Goodbye My Love
  • 24. Till I Met You
  • 25. Everybody Come Clap Your Hands
  • 26. If I Could Find Someone
  • 27. Magic Potion
  • 28. Bumble Bee
  • 29. Till You Say You’ll Be Mine
  • 30. I Don’t Want To Go On Without You – Version 1
  • 31. I’ll Be Doggone – Alternative Version
  • 32. Stage Door

CD3

  • 1. He’s Got No Love
  • 2. So Far Away
  • 3. Chris Curtis Interview – BBC Radio Broadcast (Part 2)
  • 4. When I Get Home
  • 5. I’m Never Coming Back
  • 6. Take Me For What I’m Worth
  • 7. Too Many Miles
  • 8. Does She Really Care For Me
  • 9. It’s Time
  • 10. You Can’t Lie To A Liar
  • 11. Don’t You Know Why
  • 12. Each Time
  • 13. Four Strong Winds
  • 14. Mike Pender Interview – BBC Radio Broadcast
  • 15. Take It Or Leave It
  • 16. Don’t Hide It Away
  • 17. Aggravation
  • 18. Have I Done Something Wrong?
  • 19. Have You Ever Loved Somebody
  • 20. It’s Just The Way (Love Will Come And Go)
  • 21. Frank Allen Interview – BBC Radio Broadcast
  • 22. Popcorn Double Feature
  • 23. I’ll Be Loving You – BBC Radio Broadcast (Live Version)
  • 24. Western Union
  • 25. I’ll Cry Tomorrow
  • 26. Second Hand Dealer
  • 27. Crazy Dreams
  • 28. Umbrella Man
  • 29. Over The Weekend
  • 30. Pussy Willow Dream
  • 31. Shoot ‘Em Up Baby
  • 32. Suzanna

CD4

  • 1. Desdemona
  • 2. Love Is Everywhere
  • 3. Sing Singer Sing
  • 4. Vahevela
  • 5. Solitaire
  • 6. Spicks And Specks
  • 7. Don’t Shut Me Out
  • 8. Hearts In Her Eyes
  • 9. Switchboard Susan
  • 10. It’s Too Late
  • 11. Love’s Gonna Be Strong
  • 12. Love’s Melody
  • 13. Changing
  • 14. Silver
  • 15. Everything But A Heartbeat
  • 16. Radio Romance
  • 17. Another Night
  • 18. I Don’t Want To Be The One
  • 19. In The Heat Of The Night
  • 20. Somebody Told Me You Were Crying
  • 21. This Boy’s In Love
  • 22. Every River – Live Version
  • 23. Seven Nights To Rock – Live Version

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