28 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 1964, Dave Clark Five's raucous beat-driven pop was the only rival to the Beatles' nascent British Invasion. Over the course of their short career (they disbanded in 1970), they created songs that would go on to sell over one hundred million copies. Driven by Dave Clark's front-and-center drumming and Mike Smith's gravelly unhinged vocals, the group knocked out hits like "Bits and Pieces", Glad All Over" and "Because" - hitting the American top 40 over a dozen other times in a three year period. The influence of this hard-working, no-frills, beat-tastic five-piece group can be heard in anyone who espouses a love of pure, energetic rock 'n' roll. This superb collection also boasts a digital booklet which does a great job of putting the band in the context they deserve.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In 1964, Dave Clark Five's raucous beat-driven pop was the only rival to the Beatles' nascent British Invasion. Over the course of their short career (they disbanded in 1970), they created songs that would go on to sell over one hundred million copies. Driven by Dave Clark's front-and-center drumming and Mike Smith's gravelly unhinged vocals, the group knocked out hits like "Bits and Pieces", Glad All Over" and "Because" - hitting the American top 40 over a dozen other times in a three year period. The influence of this hard-working, no-frills, beat-tastic five-piece group can be heard in anyone who espouses a love of pure, energetic rock 'n' roll. This superb collection also boasts a digital booklet which does a great job of putting the band in the context they deserve.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
235 Ratings
235 Ratings

DC5: Members of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame

Greg O.

Any album with the pounding" Try Too Hard", "Catch Us If You Can" and "Any Way You Want It" automatically earns a minimum 3 stars. Think of the swinging '60s, think of The Dave Clark Five: rivals to The Beatles, in the vanguard of the British Invasion. This collection isn't as supersonic as Dave Clark's 50-track, double CD set from a decade ago, now sadly out of print. But it's got the hits ("Glad All Over", "Bits and Pieces"), rave-ups ("All Night Long"), luverly ballads ("I'll Be Yours My Love") and screaming RNB ("Nineteen Days"). So, I'll take it. But I need the whole of 1966's "Try Too Hard" LP out, too. C'mon, Dave!

FINALLY!!!!

cat704

How wonderful to finally have these songs available to hear again!!! And how wonderful to hear the FANTASTIC, incredibly UNDERRATED Mike Smith in all his glory!!! One of the best singers ever!!! Now Dave, How about releasing Having A Wild Weekend on DVD?????? "Meat For Go!!"

A must have for any oldies collector

gatorgal

A must from a by gone generation. Welcome to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. DC5, The Passing of Mike Smith before the induction is sad. But his music and drum beat will live on forever. Take a listen and enjoy some great music. The British sound from a great group.Its about time ITunes!

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