THE MERSEYBEATS - "Don't Let It Happen To Us" / "It Would Take A Long, Long Time" (Fontana TF 568) May 1965
In some respects, The Merseybeats remind me of The Searchers - possibly because their harmonies are subdued and not overbearing. On Fontana, they offer a soothing rockaballad with a lilting beat and captivating guitar figure, "Don't Let It Happen To Us." More appealing than punchy, and could do better than their last.
"It Would Take A Long Time" is a happy-go-lucky jog trotter with a country feel, featuring the lead singer. (NME review - May, 1965)
Difficult one to predict right now.....but The Merseybeats certainly do a very good job on it. The old Shirelles' number, slightly strained after effect-wise here. Good beat. Certainly a good song. (Record Mirror review - May, 1965)
|Record Mirror - December, 1964|