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Hey,
I just got The Seekers: Ultimate Collection CD today :) One of the great bands to come out of the 60's IMO. :clap:
I like the version of World Of Our Own on the CD, lovely close harmonies (just bongo drums and a guitar it sounds like), has it always sounded like that? Moringtown Ride is a cute lullaby, the soulful Carnival is Over is so sad :(
Judith has a wonderful voice, obviously its her soprano voice that gets all the attention.

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Superb group :) You're right Grim, Judith had a great voice. The Carnival Is Over is a moving and dramatic pop song.

The Seekers don't get mentioned much, probably because the 60s were teeming with so many class acts.

I love their folk - pop sound :)




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Isn't it funny how some lovely bands are just forgotten. :confused:

(well I'd forgotten then anyway) :oops:

You're absolutely right grim ... they were very very good :thumb:




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I had a bit of a crush on Judith - she still looks great to me :)





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Hate to say this, but I like 'em as well, despite myself. Should be pointed out though we are talking about the originals and not Nu-Seekers. :)




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Ah.. Judith was a babe back then :D
I'm not sure when that clip was filmed but Judith is standing apart from the others.
The "close harmony" on World of Our Own is a fault of my poor CD player, I actually kind of like it like that though, it sounds like barbershop/doo-wop :D
Judith was only going to be with the group as a "temporary" thing (I think) but when she left it devastated the 3 guys in the group who were really sad to see her go (one presumes). So Judith wrote the moving, poignant "It's Hard To Leave" :cry:

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=IWPDIGUH86w

Judith still in fine voice here - apparently this was only a few years ago. Her voice hasnt degraded in 40 years.

How do I "insert" the video?

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No matter what I do
For I know
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grimtales1 wrote:How do I "insert" the video?

1 When you visit Youtube, copy the code for vid that's at the top of the screen.

But only copy what's in between the = signs.

For example =Bp21Xt4= ( just copy the code within the equal signs )

2 When you post, click on the Youtube box above the posting window.

3 Paste the copied code in betwen the Youtube brackets that have appeared :)




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Thanks for that! :) It is a beautiful song isn't it, almost moves me to tears :cry:

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I still need you there beside me
No matter what I do
For I know
I'll never find another you
- The Seekers

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grimtales1 wrote:Thanks for that! :) It is a beautiful song isn't it, almost moves me to tears :cry:

Her vocals sound just as good, too :)




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Yes, they are amazing considering its 40 years later.

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No matter what I do
For I know
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grimtales1 wrote:Yes, they are amazing considering its 40 years later.

I can't stand it when older artists plough on with lesser vocal ability.

Elton John is probably the worst example. He used to have an amazing range, both high and low. Now he has a constant bass croon; his vocals are so deep he lets backing singers tackle the high notes he can't reach on stage, as in Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.




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Maybe I'm mistaking Athols double bass for a drum on some tracks! On World of Our Own it really sounds like a drum.

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I still need you there beside me
No matter what I do
For I know
I'll never find another you
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I have always loved close harmony groups.Of course The Beatles and the Beach Boys were outstanding in this respect, as were The Seekers who as I have said on the other thread about them I have liked since the 1960s.Other favourites of mine include The Bachelors, The Symbols, Four Preps,Merseybeats, Swinging Blue Jeans, The Vogues, Harpers Bizarre, Spanky and our Gang and the group which has now been thrust back into the public consciousness for the saddest of all reasons, Peter Paul and Mary.Most of these do not get the coverage I think they deserve these days,yet The Bachelors stunned everyone,including themselves by landing a top 5 album in 2007! I saw Con and Dec The Bachelors in concert earlier this year and I can honestly say that they looked and sounded fantastic and performed with the energy of men half their age.And yet do we get to see them,or any of the others I mentioned, on TV or hear them on the radio?Not too often, which I think is a great shame,



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I have fond memories of the Seekers from the 70's :thumb:



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chinchin wrote:I have fond memories of the Seekers from the 70's :thumb:


I meant 60's :oops: :pp:



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chinchin wrote:I have fond memories of the Seekers from the 70's :thumb:



The New Seekers ?


I'll have to dig out a few 45's from my past, but the first one I sat up and listened to from a band would have been The Beatles, 'I feel Fine', late 1964.

A few others up to and after the moon landings. Simon and Garfunkle (too many singles to mention) The Righteous Brothers (You've lost that Loving Feeling), The Byrds (Eight Miles High), Pink Floyd (See Emily Play) and many more.


Mind you, nothing could have prepared the parents (and older Sister who was a Partidge Family / David Cassidy fan) for Alice Cooper in 1972, especially as we had a colour television.

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