Legendary group The Dave Clark Five announce ‘All The Hits – The 7” Collection’ – a brand new 7” vinyl box set collecting some of the band’s biggest selling records, available 28th October via BMG. Pre order here.
‘All The Hits’ – The 7” Collection’ is the definitive selection of their biggest selling singles including ‘Glad All Over’, ‘Bits & Pieces’ and ‘Do You Love Me’. This new release of ten double-sided vinyl singles in picture bag sleeves was remastered by Dave Clark at Abbey Road Studios in London, and stands as a testament to the enduring popularity of the group.
Dave Clark says of the reissue, “Everyone knows that the 1960s music explosion really happened on the seven-inch vinyl disc spinning at 45rpm. So, for me it felt right to go back into Abbey Road Studios and remaster the DC5’s biggest hits from music’s most thrilling decade onto the original vinyl discs – 20 individual hits on 10 double A-side singles in original picture sleeves. It all brings back the fun and excitement we had back then recording these tracks, and I hope you enjoy them too.”
Formed in the early 1960s, five working class lads from Tottenham, North London came together to become The Dave Clark Five (The DC5). Founded by one of the UK’s most prolific and celebrated musicians, songwriters and producers Dave Clark, the 5-piece consisted of Clark (drums), Mike Smith (vocals, keyboard), Lenny Davidson (guitar), Denis Payton (saxophone), and Rick Huxley (bass).
The Dave Clark Five’s own unique brand of music has sold in excess of 100million records during their career. Recognised as the band that spearheaded the British invasion of the US, they became the first UK band to tour there and scored a record-breaking fifteen consecutive Top Twenty hits within a two year period, more than the Rolling Stones, the Beach Boys, the Supremes, more than any other group or artist in the world save The Beatles. They also appeared on America’s iconic ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ a staggering 18 times more than other UK act with over 70 million viewers each week. Their legacy and contribution to music was further cemented when they were inducted into The American Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in March 2008 by Academy Award Winning actor, Tom Hanks, with other music legends paying tribute to the band.