The Seekers

Capitol Collectors Series

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The Seekers' folk-pop sound formed a bridge between the Kingston Trio and the Association, putting the Australian quartet in the same international quasi-folk neighborhood as the Sandpipers and Peter & Gordon. "Georgy Girl" and "I'll Never Find Another You" were the group's two big hits, but their repertoire included everything from traditional folk songs and spirituals to pure pop. With strummy acoustic guitars and intricate vocal arrangements, the Seekers paved the way for the folk-oriented pop vocal groups that followed, from the aforementioned Association to the 5th Dimension. Capitol Collectors Series is a 23-track anthology that presents their hits and more, with several excellent tracks among the obscurities. Seekers fanatics will want the Australian complete recordings box set, but this collection is more than adequate for everyone else. Keep listening after the last song for the unlisted bonus track: a vintage Seekers radio ad for Coca-Cola.

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