Well, it was bound to happen eventually, but I ended up buying two copies of this record. Both were $1. I did a blog on the Seekers last year. If you remember, I have tried real hard to like them and in all fairness, they do have some really good numbers, but overall, I like my folk music with rough edges. So it is kind of strange that this would be the band I ended up doubling up.
Link to Earlier Seeker’s Post
This was the seventh album of the Seekers and apparently, in the US, it was an abridged version by Capitol Records of EMI’s Come the Day, both released in 1966. One source lists it as 1967. I am too busy to split hairs on this point. Anyway, it contains their big hit, “the title track “Georgy Girl” from the 1966 British movie of the same name. If you read this blog, at the very least in the last week, you know that this song as well as the movie is one of my favorites. This is pretty much why I bought the album. I realize I posted this clip on my last Seeker’s post, but Damn it, I like it.
This album is ok. There are some pretty good moments. Aside from my obvious love of the title track, I really liked their versions of “Red Rubber Ball” and “California Dreamin”. It also has decent enough versions of “Yesterday”, “Last Thing On My Mind”, “Come The Day”, and “Turn, Turn, Turn”. I still reserve my original point, that I , personally, prefer a less fine tuned folk music product, but having said this, this album is not too bad and is probably my favorite of theirs.
For a sample, I was drawn to Doug Kershaw’s “Louisiana Man”. I think it is kind of perverse having these fine Australian singers from the UK sing a nice, clean ditty about swamp life. It also underscores the influence of Kershaw (who I posted last week) beyond his home state, especially in an age before internet.
I like this album and it is probably the reason I keep buying Seeker’s albums despite my objections. Satisfactory