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Of course the set would not be complete, without the worldwide multi-million seller that is 'I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing' - from cola commercial to the biggest selling single of 7million copies shifted!
Now if we could get the same treatment for their American catalogue through Elektra and MGM Records, there'd be a lot more people singing. Hopefully you find this review helpful, and if so, let me know, as I was responsible for Theres A Light - The New Seekers - Songbook 1970-74 (CD) compilation!
Like Abba, the New Seekers were a mainstream seventies pop group featuring two female singers, one of whom was blonde. Also like Abba, they enhanced their reputation as a result of competing in the Eurovision song contest, but that's where the similarities end. While Abba relied almost exclusively on their female singers to provide the vocals, only occasionally featuring one of the men as a lead vocalist, the men in the New Seekers were good singers who got plenty of chances Theres A Light - The New Seekers - Songbook 1970-74 (CD) show it.
And while Abba wrote all their own material apart from one medley, the New Seekers were quite happy to record songs from a variety of sources although they also recorded original material including songs written by members of the group. Keith Potger, originally a member of the Seekers, formed the group but this time he was content to limit himself to being the manager.
Eve Graham and Marty Kristian were founder members and remained with the group throughout their hit-making days. Three other founder members Sally Graham, Chris Barrington and Laurie Hearh quit before the group had really established themselves although they actually participated in the recording of a few tracks.
Peter Doyle was the first to quit in being replaced by Peter Oliver. That line-up recorded two albums that between them included three minor UK hits I wanna go back, It's so nice to have you home, Anthem one day in every week. This music focuses exclusively on the music recorded up to but you can find most of their later music on a different compilation, Flashback: The Best of the New Seekers, that I've also reviewed.
Here you can find all their classic hits including I'd like to teach the world to sing, Beg steal or borrow their selected Eurovision entryNever ending song of love a Delaney and Bonnie songCircles a Harry Chapin songYou won't find another fool like me and I get a little sentimental over you.
The group recorded six songs as possible Eurovision entrires and they're all here, the five not selected being One by one, Songs of praise, Out on the edge of beyond, Sing out and Why can't we all get together?
The song Evergreen is, of course, not a cover of the Barbra Streisand classic, which came later in the seventies anyway, but a completely different song that you may know by its more familiar title, How I love them old songs. Apart from all those familiar songs, there are some other gems here, my favorite among the obscurities being Jean's little street cafe. With impeccable harmonies from five talented singers, this double CD shows what a brilliant group the New Seekers really were in their heyday.
Tracklist: CD1: It's A Beautiful Day Ain't Love Easy. Carol Hall. I'll Be Home. Randy Newman. Doggone My Soul. Something in the Way He Moves. No Man's Land. Move Me Lord. Dance, Dance, Dance. Neil Young. Beg Steal or Theres A Light - The New Seekers - Songbook 1970-74 (CD). Changes IV. Cat Stevens. One by One. I Can Say Theres A Light - The New Seekers - Songbook 1970-74 (CD) Beautiful.
Track Listing - Disc 2. Sing Out. Song Sung Blue. Neil Diamond. The World I Wish for You. Out on the Edge of Beyond. Mike Sammes. When I Was Small. Jean's Little Street Cafe. Captain Stormy. Dance, Dance, Dance 5. Doggone My Soul 6. Goin' Back 8. I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing 9. Morning Has Broken Never Ending Song of Love One Song Sung Blue Cheeeek that out dude. Lead RIFFs:. Bad selection.
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