Monday, August 13

Celebrating The Cavern Through The Physical Format

The city's very famous Cavern Club - it helped propel The Beatles derrr - is celebrating 50 years in Scouse Land by releasing a huge fat compilation album.

Titled 'The Cavern - The Most Famous Club In The World' - not that arguable to be fair - is out on August 20, and features three CD's filled to the brim with The Rolling Stones, Oasis, The Kinks, Queen, Arctic Monkeys, etc!

Oh yeah, The Beatles are on it too. Rather cool cover art as well.

Because I couldn't be bothered to write it all myself, the following tracklisting is pasted in from NME.com -

CD 1
1. The Beatles - 'Please Please Me'
2. Chuck Berry - 'No Particular Place To Go'
3. The Shadows- 'Apache'
4. The Spencer Davis Group - 'Keep On Running'
5. Johnny Kidd & The Pirates - 'Shakin' All Over'
6. Cilla Black - 'Anyone Who Had A Heart'
7. The Hollies - 'I'm Alive'
8. Gene Vincent - 'Be Bop A Lula'
9. Lonnie Donegan - 'Cumberland Gap'
10. The Fourmost - 'Hello Little Girl'
11. The Searchers - 'Sweets For My Sweet'
12. Manfred Mann - 'Do Wah Diddy Diddy'
13. Chris Farlowe - 'Out Of Time'
14. Wilson Pickett - 'In The Midnight Hour'
15. Ben E. King - 'Stand By Me'
16. Stevie Wonder - 'I Was Made To Love Her'

CD 2
1. Queen - 'Killer Queen'
2. Paul McCartney - 'All Shook Up' (Live at The Cavern)
3. The Kinks - 'You Really Got Me'
4. The Big Three - 'Some Other Guy'
5. The Animals - 'The House Of The Rising Sun'
6. Hermans Hermits - 'I'm Into Something Good'
7. The Moody Blues - 'Go Now'
8. Gerry & The Pacemakers - 'Ferry Cross The Mersey'
9. The Zombies - 'She's Not There'
10. The Swinging Blue Jeans - 'Hippy Hippy Shake'
11. Little Eva - 'The Locomotion'
12. Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers - 'Got To Get You Into My Life'
13. Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas - 'Little Children'
14. The Merseybeats - 'I Think Of You'
15. The Flowerpot Men - 'Let's Go To San Francisco'
16. Elton John - 'Border Song'

CD 3
1. The Rolling Stones - 'It's All Over Now'
2. The Who - 'My Generation'
3. Oasis - 'Part Of The Queue'
4. The Yardbirds - 'For Your Love'
5. Donovan - 'Sunshine Superman'
6. Wishbone Ash - 'Blowin' Free'
7. Georgie Fame - 'Yeh Yeh
8. Bo Diddley - 'Bo Diddley'
9. Status Quo - 'Down Down'
10. Tom Robinson - '2-4-6-8 Motorway'
11. Edwin Starr - 'War'
12. Thin Lizzy - 'Whiskey In The Jar'
13. Rod Stewart - 'Handbags And Gladrags'
14. Embrace - 'All You Good Good People'
15. Kt Tunstall - 'Black Horse & The Cherry Tree'
16. Travis - 'Why Does It Always Rain On Me'
17. The Coral - 'In The Morning'
18. Arctic Monkeys - 'The View From The Afternoon' (live - previously unreleased version)

If you wanna get your grubby hands on this little nugget go here

Also, The Cavern itself is on Mathew Street. The Mathew Street Music Festival was meant to be happening this summer, but has been cancelled. I was gonna do a whole feature on it, but due to what I figure is something to do with the amount of regeneration work going on in the city, it aint on this year, thus neither is my feature :(