ARTIST: The Dave Clark Five
TITLE: Glad All Over
YEAR RELEASED: 1964
CHART ACTION: #3
SINGLES: Do You Love Me (#11 US, #30 UK), Glad All Over (#6 US, #1 UK), Bits and Pieces (#4 US, #2 UK)
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Noooooo
LINEUP: Dave Clark, Mike Smith, Lenny Davidson, Rick Huxley, Denis Payton
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Taking advantage of their UK hits, Epic in the US releases and album with the hits, stray tracks and a couple from their UK first album.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: There’s some joy in Mudville – the Dave Clark Five has some albums streaming. Hooray!
What we have here is a typical 60’s UK / US smashup with some sub-par cuts, the singles which are gems, and a few decent album tracks. It’s a pick-and-choose kind of thing. The US record company waited to release their first UK album until after this one, which was pretty smart since this one got their momentum going in the US.
Their discography is kind of a mess since they didn’t release a lot of UK albums, but many UK singles. So reviewing the records will be interesting. However, unlike others in the 60’s I’ve heard a couple straight through so I know there’s at least two that are decent to keep as a whole.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: For years, Clark didn’t want his groups material released on CD and then not until this year digitally streaming. It’s not on Spotify, BTW. And yes, there are two covers, based on what pressing you bought.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: No
GRADE: C: There’s good, and there’s real bad here, but a few surprises that I like. Not saying their great, but I like ‘em at least.