Set for release on January 24th is All The Hits from British Invasion legends the Dave Clark Five (DC5). The 28-song set, which will be available as a single CD and double-album set, features newly remastered sound by Dave Clark himself and London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios.
Among the highlights on the collection are the DC5’s most timeless tracks, including the band’s signature hit “Glad All Over,” “Bits And Pieces,” “Because,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Catch Us If You Can,” “I Like It Like That,” “You Got What It Takes,” and their sole chart-topper, “Over and Over.”
Dave Clark told us that the band’s secret weapon was their lead singer, songwriter, and keyboardist — the late, great Mike Smith: [“He didn’t realize how good he was. I think I say that in the film. He had an amazing talent, Mike. I mean, he studied classical piano originally, so he was a musician. His dad got very disillusioned when he got his first job in a pub (laughs), y’know? But, it, it worked. He had a great voice, and he had a great look, y’know?] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . great look y’know)
In 2008, longtime fan Tom Hanks inducted the DC5 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In his speech, he explained that a few things which separated the band from the pack: [“The Dave Clark Five were sensations in particular ways, not the least of which was their eschewing of animals or minerals in their choice of name. The Dave Clark Five were one of the few British bands of the day that never replaced their drummer.”] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC: . . replaced their drummer)
The group broke up in 1970, with Clark becoming a multi-millionaire music mogul. Although the band’s material never made the switch from Top 40 to album oriented rock in the latter half of the 1960’s, Clark explained that the DC5 actually influenced the harder-edged bands that followed in their wake: [“All the bands that were actually influenced by us — I mean, (Bruce) Springsteen and Kiss and all, all heavy metal — the Ramones. Y’know, I mean, the last song they ever played was ‘Any Way You Want It.’ It’s a totally different audience, I suppose, looking back, that it appealed to the Beatles or even the (Rolling) Stones.”] SOUNDCUE (:18 OC: . . . even the (Rolling) Stones)
The tracklisting to The Dave Clark Five’s All The Hits is:
“Do You Love Me”
“Glad All Over”
“Bits And Pieces”
“Can’t You See That She’s Mine”
“Everybody Knows (I Still Love You)”
“Don’t Let Me Down”
“Any Way You Want It”
“Catch Us If You Can”
“I Like It Like That”
“Reelin’ And Rockin’”
“Over And Over”
“You Got What It Takes”
“Try Too Hard”
“I’ll Be Yours My Love”
“Look Before You Leap”
“Til The Right One Comes Along”
“All Night Long”
“Good Old Rock N’ Roll (Medley)”
“Sha-Na-Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”
“Here Comes Summer”
“Put A Little Love In Your Heart”
“Everybody Get Together”
SOURCE: Press release
- Set for release on January 24th is All The Hits from British Invasion legends the Dave Clark Five (DC5). The 28-song set, which will be a available as a single CD and double-album set, features newly remastered sound by Dave Clark himself and London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios.
- Among the highlights on the collection are the DC5’s most timeless tracks, including the band’s signature hit “Glad All Over,” “Bits And Pieces,” “Because,” “Any Way You Want It,” “Catch Us If You Can,” “I Like It Like That,” “You Got What It Takes,” and their sole chart-topper, “Over and Over.”
DID YOU KNOW???
- All told, the Dave Clark Five racked up a total of 18 appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show — more than any other musical act
- In 2003, the group’s lead singer, keyboardist, and main songwriter, Mike Smith, was paralyzed after falling off his roof in Cadiz, Spain.
- In 2005, a fundraiser for Smith’s medical bills was held in New York City, featuring the reunion of Peter & Gordon, Billy J. Kramer, the Zombies, and former Moody Blues and Wings member Denny Laine.
- Smith died just weeks before the band’s 2008 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
- The previous December, the group’s saxophonist Denis Payton died of cancer at age 63.
- On February 11th, 2013, bassist Rick Huxley died after a long battle with emphysema. Huxley, who grew up in Dartford, England — the same town as Mick Jagger and Keith Richards — went on to work for Vox amplifiers before moving on to his own music equipment and electrical wholesale businesses.
- Out on DVD is PBS’ Great Performances: The Dave Clark Five And Beyond – Glad All Over. The documentary focuses on the Brit-pop path created by the DC5 and the Beatles, featuring filmed appearances by Paul McCartney, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Van Zandt, Stevie Wonder, Dionne Warwick, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Gene Simmons, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, ’60s fashion icon Twiggy, among others.