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History of the Dave Clark Five [Import]

Dave Clark Five Audio CD
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Disc: 1
1. Glad All Over
2. Bits And Pieces
3. Do You Love Me
4. Can't You See That She's Mine
5. Because
6. Don't Let Me Down
7. Any Way You Want It
8. Everybody Knows (I Still Love You)
9. Any Time You Want Love
10. Thinking Of You Baby
See all 25 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Try Too Hard
2. All Night Long
3. Look Before You Leap
4. Please Tell Me Why
5. Somebody Find A New Love
6. Satisfied With You
7. At The Scene
8. I Miss You
9. Do You Still Love Me
10. Nineteen Days
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The Dave Clark Five have long been given short shrift by history, consigned to the "Merseybeat" category. But hits like "Glad All Over," "Bits and Pieces," and the gorgeous "Because" still stand out as classy pop records. On the other hand, the DC5's cover of the Contours' "Do You Love Me" stands out as one of the more unbridled, edgy English singles of the sixties. The band actually had a winning way with both more rocking material and softer, poppier sides. While this two-disc anthology is probably a little much for most, the serious pop collector will find a great deal here to celebrate. --Skip Heller

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Available in very limited quantities!!! This is the only legal Dave Clark 5 title available. 2 CD best of with 50 tracks!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Dr. Joseph Lee #1 HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
INTRODUCTION:

Dave Clark Five (also known as DC 5) consists of Dave Clark (drums), Mike Smith (lead vocal, keyboard; died in 2008 at age of 64), Lenny Davidson (guitar), Denny Payton (sax; died in 2006 at age of 63) and Rick Huxley (bass). They were part of the British Invasion. Interestingly, DC5 is more popular in US than UK. Dave Clark was a very astute business man, exerting control over every aspect of the band’s career. He negotiated contract with EMI, royalty rate far in excess of the Beatles, and more importantly, he had a reversion clause, meaning he would regain ownership of the group’s recordings at the end of the license period. (Another smart business man and singer, similar to Dave Clark, is our own Paul Anka). All the DC5 recordings were unavailable on CDs because Dave Clark refused to release them, until 1993. Two sets, under direct supervision by Dave Clark, consist of the current 2 CD set being reviewed, plus a single set called Glad All Over Again.

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This 2CD set consists of 50 songs, 25 in each disc. The sound was personally supervised by Dave Clark, from original master tapes. These two sets are the only official releases on DC5 up to now, and were taken off the market 3 years after release. The current price by seller for this set is $69!!

The song listing (with chart position and year in US and UK) is as follows.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have! May 10 2004
By Robert Badgley TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The Dave Clark Five,the first British group to topple the Beatles out of the Number One spot and consistently go head to head with them through much of the 1960s.All the other groups that one associates with that time like the Rolling Stones,The Who,The Animals,etc.were virtually all minor players when the Beatles and DC5 were battling it out on the charts.But over time revisionist rock "historians" have diluted and twisted the truth so much that now few barely know who this great group was.
Well I'm here to tell you they were,in this writers humble oppinion,the best thing that came out of England in the 60s.They could put more excitement into a 2-3 minute song than ANY of their competitors,bar none.
The cuts on this 2 CD set span the DC5s' entire career.Dave Clark himself now owns his entire catalogue and unfortunately for fans like myself offers up MUCH TOO SPARINGLY issues like this one.In fact at the time THIS CD set was issued another one called "The DC5-Glad All Over Again" was released,that one being just a single CD set culled mostly from this one.If you can find that one or this one I advise you to get them because they are WORTH their weight in gold.
All of the DC5s' hits are included in this two CD set with copious liner notes which describe alot of the DC5s' achievements which are rarely highlighted and should be.
The only fault,if one can even use that term with this release,is that there are so many other songs just as good as the ones included on here that DIDN't make it that I would have like to have seen.In particlular the DC5 had some wonderful instrumental songs like Time,When,Pumping,Move On and so many more that didn 't make the cut that.Maybe that's on another release?I hope.....Mr.Clark??????
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gott have this one Sept. 27 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Anyone who listened to the original British Invasion knows that the DC5 were just below the Beatles in popularity. They had many more hits than other groups of the era (Animals, Peter & Gordon, Searchers, Hermans Hermits etc.).
The lead singer, Mike Smith has one of the best voices of the era. Everyone talks about Eric Burden, but when it came to singing a blues number, Smith was much better.
The sound on the CD is really great. Somebody has spent a lot of time making these 35 year old songs sound like they were recorded yesterday. The material covers all their major hits, plus some of their better b-sides.
Unfortunately, Mike Smith was seriously injured and it appears we will never see him or the Dave Clark Five on stage again. I seen Mike last year when he toured and he played all their great hits like nobody else could. So, since you may never hear them again, this CD is a must have if you want to have the best songs that they recorded.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wanted- 2 c.d.'s of history of dave clark five Nov. 10 2004
Format:Audio CD
When my sister and I were young we listened to this group many a nights while we lived in the country. It is a special request of my sister Sandra, for me to find this C.D. and make her happy.I have been looking every where. We live in a small community in Northern Ontario and access is limited. I would be happy to see an e-mail on the computer saying you have found 2 of these c.d.'s
Thank you, Barbara
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5.0 out of 5 stars History of the Dave Clark Five - OUT OF PRINT DOUBLE CD w/50 Tracks, 32 page booklet, and rare photos July 13 2006
By Mozart Scholar & Audiophile - Published on Amazon.com
DAVE CLARK 5's CLAIM TO ROCK `N ROLL FAME
The Dave Clark 5 were a British Invasion phenomenon and probably the loudest British Invasion act until the arrival of the Who. The Dave Clark 5's first major hit was 1964's 'Glad All Over' the first of 24 records in Billboard's Top 100 and 17 Top 40 hit records between 1964 and 1967. The Dave Clark 5 was the second British Invasion act to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show - the Beatle's were the first act to do so. Their 18 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show eclipsed both the Beatle's and the Rolling Stones.

The Dave Clark 5 band members were:
*Dave Clark - vocals, drums, percussion
*Mike Smith - vocals, piano, organ
*Lenny Davidson - vocals, acoustic & electric guitars
*Denis Payton - vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica, tenor & baritone saxophones
*Rick Huxley - vocals, acoustic guitar, bass

The Dave Clark Five's most popular Billboard Top 100 Hits were:
*Glad All Over - Jan. 1964
*Bits And Pieces - Feb.1964
*Do You Love Me - April 1964
*Can't You See That She's Mine - June 1964
*Because - July 1964
*Everybody Knows - Sept. 1964
*Any Way You Want It - Nov. 1964
*Come Home - Jan. 1965
*I Like It Like That - June 1965
*Catch Us If You Can - July 1965
*Over And Over - Oct. 1965
*Everybody Knows - Dec. 1967

50 TRACK LISTING for HISTORY OF THE DAVE CLARK 5 DOUBLE CD
DISC 1:
1. Glad All Over
2. Bits And Pieces
3. Do You Love Me
4. Can't You See That She's Mine
5. Because
6. Don't Let Me Down
7. Any Way You Want It
8. Everybody Knows (I Still Love You)
9. Any Time You Want Love
10. Thinking Of You Baby
11. Whenever You're Around
12. Little Bitty Pretty One
13. Crying Over You
14. Don't Be Taken In
15. When
16. Reelin' And Rockin'
17. Come Home
18. Mighty Good Loving
19. Hurting Inside
20. Having A Wild Weekend
21. Til The Right One Comes Along
22. Catch Us If You Can
23. I'll Be Yours My Love
24. I Am On My Own
25. I Need Love

DISC 2:
1. Try Too Hard
2. All Night Long
3. Look Before You Leap
4. Please Tell Me Why
5. Somebody Find A New Love
6. Satisfied With You
7. At The Scene
8. I Miss You
9. Do You Still Love Me
10. Nineteen Days
11. I've Got To Have A Reason
12. I Like It Like That
13. Over And Over
14. You Got What It Takes
15. Doctor Rhythm
16. Small Talk
17. Concentration Baby
18. Everybody Knows
19. Inside And Out
20. At The Place
21. Best Day's Work
22. Maze Of Love
23. Here Comes Summer
24. Live In The Sky
25. Everybody Get Together
51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dave Clark Five stars Feb. 16 2006
By thisisgibbie - Published on Amazon.com
Glad All Over is a good title to start off this collection.

One thing that DC5 were very good at was entertainment. A very tight group in the 60s that were at the fore of the British Invasion. While often mixed in with Merseybeat groups, they actually hailed from north London.

It is too bad that this collection is no longer being made. The collection is one of the best of groups from this era.

The earliest songs are the strongest from high octane "Glad All Over," "Any Way You Want It" and "Catch Us If You Can" to excellent soft melodies like "Because" and "Whenever Your Around." Lesser known "Do You Still Love Me" and Don't Be Taken In" present Mike Smith's superlative vocals and Dave Clark's clever drumming.

The latter songs are a drop off from the earlier collection, but then again, the music scene changed drastically between 1966 and 1967 and so ended the period with what they called "Acid music" back then. DC5 were probably smart to move on, which is what Dave Clark mentions in the liner notes. Although, it is forgotten that their hits rivalled all the others, including the Beatles, they toured in their own plane and Clark turned the music into a lucrative business, still a problem for pop musicians, despite what you see in the pop press.

If you want THE collection for DC5, this is it. It includes an extensive liner note booklet.
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DO YOU LOVE ME! Nov. 20 1999
By IJEFF - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio Cassette
Until, if ever the full DC5 collection is released on CD this will have to suffice. Listening to this collection in the context of mid 1960's, it is easy to see why the DC5 rivaled the Beatles for best Rock/Pop band. Unfortunately, their time was brief in retrospect. Their hard driving "mono" recordings were unique at the time. I still get the adrenaline rush listening to "Any way you want it", "Try too hard", "Nineteen Days", "Bits and Pieces", "Catch us if you can", "You've got what it takes", "Do you love me", etc. One listen to "Do you love me" and you will realize why the DC5 version of this song is the definitive one.
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Overlooked British Invasion May 7 2006
By "Rocky Raccoon" - Published on Amazon.com
The Dave Clark Five still can be heard on the oldies stations, and rightly so. Although they don't have the prestige of other British Invasion bands (The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Kinks, and The Who), they have some songs with the greatest trajectory of any thumping, groovy band. This collection is uneven, but the first tape is superb. The selection includes such propulsive classics as "Glad All Over," "Anyway You Want It," and a great remake of "Do You Love Me". The ballads shouldn't be dismissed, either, but they're not as accomplished as their fast songs.

The second C.D./tape has some worthy pieces, including "I Like It Like That," "Over and Over," and "You've Got What It Takes". The last portion sags, somewhat. (Although "Doctor Rhythm" and "Here Comes Summer" are virtually unknown gems.) "Live in the Sky" is interesting for its bitter sarcasm, taking aim at Psychedelia, the movement that left the band behind. In the liner notes, it is aptly stated that Mike Smith is one of the most underrated singers in rock history. The same could be said of the band.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The DC5 finally gets recognized Feb. 12 2006
By Disciple - Published on Amazon.com
They were often compared to The Beatles. Even unfairly called "copy cats" and that is a shame because they were much more than that and much better than many give them credit for. When you start reading off and listening to the songs they made, you will realize that they had much more going for them than the critics gave them credit for. I personally liked them better than The Beatles at the time. The playlist includes:Glad All Over, Bits and Pieces, Any Way You Want It, Little Bitty Pretty One, Catch Us If You Can, Try To Hard, All Night Long, Nineteen Days and many more. Fifty classic tracks from a classic 60s band.

UPDATE: In December, 2007 it was announced that the DC5 will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2008. This has been way overdue!! This 2 disc set should be re-issued right away!!!
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