THE MERSEYS - "Sorrow" / "Some Other Day" (Fontana TF 694) April 1966
The Merseys were two hip cats from Liverpool who formed out of the ashes of The Merseybeats when they disbanded in early 1966. Tony Crane and Billy Kinsley achieved a big hit with their first single 'Sorrow' which peaked at number 4 in England.
Pictures from this period show them in cool mod threads and even cooler haircuts.
'Sorrow' was originally recorded by American group The McCoys (and written by The Strangeloves) but with a sort of folk rock arrangement. Their version was hidden away on a B-side. Thankfully, The Merseys rescued the song and transformed it into mod pop genius with a groovy hip and new sound adding brass. An earlier take (without brass) and featuring Jack Bruce and Jimmy Page remained unreleased until recently.
The flip 'Some Other Day' is a Crane/Kinsley original and is more perfect mod pop. Both sides were produced by Kit Lambert.
"With your long blond hair and your eyes of blue,The only thing I ever get from you is sorrow"