“American Tour” by The Dave Clark Five - album review

features in: Album Chart of 1964Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s

TJR says

“American Tour” (Epic LN 24117) was released in the USA in July 1964. They’re catching up with themselves now, with 12 brand new songs, all originals too. But still no release for Britain. What a snub. Leads with the huge Billboard # 3 hit “Because”, a bit of a drippy slab of mid-tempo pop. Yikes. Are they going boy band? Worse thing on the album. Rather than walloping the Wirral they seem to have joined Freddy’s Dreamers and Gerry’s Pacemakers for a bum-bum hum-a-long. Pah. The organ laden groover “Move On” restores some street cred a la Booker T. but all in all, this seems a bit of a hurried release… they were playing us cheap…

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A1 [02:24] 3.8.png The Dave Clark Five - Because (Dave Clark) Pop
A2 [01:58] 6.0.png The Dave Clark Five - Who Does He Think He Is (Dave Clark, Mike Smith) Pop
A3 [01:54] 6.0.png The Dave Clark Five - Move On (Dave Clark, Denis Payton) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
A4 [02:55] 4.1.png The Dave Clark Five - Whenever You’re Around (Dave Clark, Mike Smith) Pop Ballad
A5 [01:37] 6.1.png The Dave Clark Five - I Want You Still (Dave Clark, Denis Payton) Pop
A6 [02:14] 4.8.png The Dave Clark Five - Long Ago (Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson) Pop Ballad
B1 [02:13] 6.4.png The Dave Clark Five - Come On Over (Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson) Pop
B2 [02:57] 5.9.png The Dave Clark Five - Blue Monday (Dave Clark, Mike Smith) Blues / Rhythm n Blues
B3 [02:53] 3.8.png The Dave Clark Five - Sometimes (Dave Clark, Ron Ryan) Pop
B4 [02:13] 5.4.png The Dave Clark Five - Any Time You Want Love (Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson) Pop
B5 [02:29] 5.2.png The Dave Clark Five - I Cried Over You (Dave Clark, Lenny Davidson) Pop
B6 [02:02] 6.7.png The Dave Clark Five - Ol’ Sol (Dave Clark, Denis Payton) Blues / Rhythm n Blues

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