3CD released: May 26, 2023

1. Lee Curtis ; The All Stars - Let's Stomp
2. The Searchers - Farmer John
3. Gerry ; The Pacemakers - Slow Down
4. The Swinging Blue Jeans - Hippy Hippy Shake
5. The Big Three - Some Other Guy
6. Johnny Sandon ; The Remo Four - Lies
7. The Chants - I Don't Care
8. Wailin' Howie Casey ; The Seniors - Double Twist
9. The Undertakers - Just A Little Bit
10. Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas
11. Bad To Me
12. The Fourmost - I'm In Love
13. Faron's Flamingos - Do You Love Me
14. Ian ; The Zodiacs - Beechwood 4-5789
15. Freddie Starr ; The Midnighters - Peter Gunn Locomotion (Alternative Mix)
16. The Vernons Girls - Lover Please
17. The Chants - Come Go With Me
18. The Searchers - Sweets For My Sweet
19. Jeannie ; The Big Guys - Sticks And Stones
20. The Dennisons - You Don't Know What Love Is
21. King Size Taylor - Somebody's Always Trying
22. Billy Fury - Nothing Shakin' (But The Leaves On The Trees)
23. Glenda Collins - I Feel So Good
24. Howie Casey ; The Seniors - I Ain't Mad At You
25. Danny Seyton ; The Sabres - House Of Bamboo
26. Cilla Black - Love Of The Loved
27. Lyn Cornell - Sally Go Round The Roses
28. The Merseybeats - Our Day Will Come
29. Wellington Wade (Ian ; The Zodiacs) - It Ain't Necessarily So
30. The Kinsleys - Do Me A Favour
31. The Big Three - What'd I Say (Live At The Cavern)
32. Earl Preston ; The Tts (Featuring Cy Tucker) - Bony Moronie
33. Rory Storm ; The Hurricanes - Lend Me Your Comb
34. Savva ; The Democrats - Shakin' All Over
35. Mike ; The Thunderbirds - Web Of Love
36. The Mojos - Everything's Al'right
37. Gerry ; The Pacemakers - Why Oh Why
38. The Liverbirds - Talking About You
39. The 'takers (The Undertakers) - If You Don't Come Back
40. Tony Jackson With The Vibrations - Bye Bye Baby
41. The Searchers - When You Walk In The Room
42. The Swinging Blue Jeans - Make Me Know You're Mine
43. The Black Knights - I Gotta Woman
44. Earl Royce ; The Olympics - Shake A Tail Feather
45. Beryl Marsden - Music Talk
46. The Fourmost - The In Crowd
47. The Trends - The Way You Do The Things You Do
48. The Breakaways - That's How It Goes
49. Four Just Men - Things Will Never Be The Same
50. Tommy Quickly ; The Remo Four - Wild Side Of Life
51. The Pathfinders - Lonely Room (Previously Unreleased)
52. Jason Eddie ; The Centremen - Come On Baby (Alternative Mix)
53. The Koobas - Somewhere In The Night
54. The Eyes - She
55. The Connoisseurs - Make Up Your Mind
56. Greta Ann - Sadness Hides The Sun
57. The Roadrunners - Cry, Cry, Cry
58. The Cryin' Shames - Please Stay (Alternative Mix)
59. Mark Peters - Don't Cry For Me
60. Earl Preston's Realms - Daddy Rolling Stone
61. The Richmond Group - Cops And Robbers
62. Michael Allen - I Can't Stand It
63. Them Calderstones - What'cha Gonna Do About It
64. The Four Originals - You Won't Be Leaving
65. The Newtowns - Tomorrow
66. Tony Jackson With The Vibrations - Fortune Teller
67. The Kirkbys - It's A Crime
68. The Koobas - A Place I Know
69. Paddy, Klaus ; Gibson - No Good Without You Baby
70. Paul ; Ritchie ; The Cryin' Shames - Come On Back (Alternative Mix)
71. Billy J Kramer With The Dakotas - We're Doing Fine
72. Johnny Gustafson - Take Me For A Little While
73. Eddie Cave ; The Fyx - Fresh Out Of Tears
74. Chris Curtis - Aggravation
75. The 5 A.M. Event - I Wash My Hands In Muddy Water
76. The Clayton Squares - Imagination
77. The Merseys - Sorrow (Alternative Version)
78. The Thoughts - All Night Stand (Us Version)
79. The Maracas - The Drummer (Previously Unreleased)
80. The Lomax Alliance - You Better Get Going Now
81. Wimple Winch - Rumble On Mersey Square South
82. The Seftons - I Can See Through You
83. Bill Kenwright ; The Runaways - I Want To Go Back There Again
84. The 23rd Turnoff - Michael Angelo
85. Focal Point - Girl On The Corner
86. The Swinging Blue Jeans - Keep Me Warm ('til The Sun Shines)
87. Samantha Jones - This Is The Real Thing (Previously Unreleased)
88. The Remo Four - Heart Beat
89. The Lomax Alliance - Give What You Take
90. The Perishers - Bye Bye Baby
91. The Merseys - So Sad About Us
92. The Quotations - Cool It
93. Satin Bells - I Stand Accused (Of Loving You)
94. Cilla Black - Step Inside Love
Barcode: 5013929431430
Packaging: 3CD Regular Box Set

3CD box set spotlighting the pioneering movement that brought the world The Beatles but has been overshadowed by their success. Hits include The Searchers' 'Sweets For My Sweet' (UK #1) and 'When You Walk In The Room' (UK #3), Billy J. Kramer With The Dakotas' 'Bad To Me' (UK #1), The Swinging Blue Jeans' 'Hippy Hippy Shake' (UK #2) and The Mojos' 'Everything's Al'right' (UK #9). Also featuring The Chants (featuring Eddy Amoo later of The Real Thing), The Undertakers and Lomax Alliance (both led by Jackie Lomax who later signed to Apple) and The Kirkbys and The 23rd Turnoff whose singer/guitarist was ace songwriter Jimmy Campbell. Five tracks are newly mastered from producer Joe Meek's 'Tea Chest Tapes' including The Cryin' Shames' magnificent tear jerker 'Please Stay' and the previously unreleased 'A Different Drummer' by The Maracas. Other rarities include an unreleased track by Birkenhead's The Pathfinders from producer Shel Talmy's vaults and a fab song by ex Vernons Girl, Samantha Jones found on a well- preserved acetate plus tracks by The Dennisons, The Seftons and The Perishers released on CD for the first time. Although The Beatles aren't present for licensing reasons there are four Lennon and McCartney compositions donated to other acts. Merseybeat was a brief phenomenon but hugely influential throughout the world. It blew up nationwide in 1963 before Merseybeat groups spearheaded the 'British Invasion' of the US charts. This box celebrates the scene on the first two discs, then on disc three presents some of the brilliant mod, freakbeat, psych and Mersey soul music that came from Liverpool when the Merseybeat bubble burst and press and public looked elsewhere. Inspired by US rock 'n' roll, R&B and Motown and the D. I. Y. attitude of skiffle, the Liverpool beat groups rocked clubs such as their hometown's The Cavern and the Star-Club in Hamburg and larger 'Big Beat' sessions at The Tower Ballroom in New Brighton. The Searchers and Gerry And The Pacemakers achieved success on the world stage, others never made it out of their local area, made a couple of 45s or even demos and disappeared.