Sunday, January 09, 2011

The Merseys: Sorrow

I remember "Sorrow" from David Bowie's version of the song on his LP Pin Ups. Released as a single in 1973, it reached number 3 in the UK singles chart.

Bowie used much the same arrangement as this Merseys version of the song, which has been a hit seven years previously. That was, in turn, a cover of a B side by the American group The McCoys, but the Merseys' version, featuring a bowed bass played by Jack Bruce (according to Wikipedia), is far more interesting.

More about The Merseys (and their earlier incarnation as The Merseybeats) on the official website.

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