The Searchers

30th Anniversary Collection

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Although it's missing one or two fairly strong tracks, this three-CD, 84-song set is a pretty definitive collection of the group's best '60s material for those who want to go beyond the greatest hits. Besides including all of their key A- and B-sides, it has an entire disc of their best '60s album tracks. The rarities disc includes foreign-language versions, outtakes, mid-'60s BBC performances, and solo discs by Tony Jackson and Chris Curtis. Highlights here include an alternate take of "Someday We're Gonna Love Again," a BBC version of "Blowin' in the Wind," and the previously unreleased "Once Upon a Time" (recorded by Dusty Springfield). The package includes liner notes, discography, and a family tree.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:30
2 1:51
3 2:18
4 2:15
5 1:47
6 2:19
7 2:01
8
2:01
9 2:16
10 2:24
11 2:06
12 2:36
13 1:47
14
2:58
15 3:00
16 2:38
17 2:04
18 2:13
19 2:03
20 2:43
21 2:12
22 2:50
23 2:44
24
2:42
25 2:42
26
2:58
27 2:30
28 3:49
29 3:45
30 2:35

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:06
2 2:07
3 2:33
4 2:15
5 3:00
6 2:11
7 2:00
8 2:51
9 2:09
10 2:13
11
2:24
12 2:25
13 2:03
14
3:27
15 2:16
16 2:26
17 2:04
18 2:09
19 2:06
20
2:24
21 2:36
22 2:19
23 3:01
24 3:02
25 2:12
26 2:38
27 2:55
28 2:49
29 2:24
30 3:07

Track Listing - Disc 3

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:14
2 2:17
3 2:47
4 3:26
5 2:48
6 2:42
7
2:06
8
2:55
9 3:02
10 2:08
11 1:58
12 2:12
13 2:33
14 2:06
15 2:51
16 2:32
17
feat: Tony Jackson
2:25
18
feat: Tony Jackson
2:45
19
feat: Chris Curtis
2:01
20
4:01
21 2:57
22
3:52
23
3:53
24 3:50
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