Herman's Hermits - What isn't in Bear Family's terrific set

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  1. javilu77

    javilu77 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Hi Guys,

    There's been countless pages on this forum discussing the wonderful, amazing, dream-come-true Furmanek mixed Bear Family set from the Hermits.

    I truly adore it and play it to death but now I want more.
    Did anybody compile a list of the songs not on the set?
    Thanks,
    Javi
     
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  2. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Forum Resident

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    I'm not sure but there's the big box set that has just about everything on it. If you obtained that, then you'd have the original mixes as well.
     
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  3. javilu77

    javilu77 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Thank you, buddy!
    I've read that boxed set has appallingly bad sound quality, and to add fuel to the fire, they've added the same song twice without noticing -I think it was "Something's happening".
     
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  4. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Forum Resident

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    Well yeah. I wouldn't really call it appalling. It's a bit loud. I'm not sure how much NR was put into the box. I mainly just thought it was loud. If you can track down the old Best of EMI discs (two of them), those sound really good. You won't get everything, but you'd get a good chunk of stuff in great sound without noise reduction and loudness. Otherwise I'm not sure how to find all their stuff easily with the best sound.
     
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  5. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    I have the Japan mini LP CDs from about 10-15 years ago, in addition to the Most box set and The Bear Family box set, which is excellent, although Peter Noone had numerous post-Hermits solo recordings which need to be given their own reissue. As for the post-Noone Hermits, I've heard good things about their recordings from the 1970s, but never pursued them. To me, it's not really Herman's Hermits without Peter Noone.

    Here is a thread I wrote a couple years ago proposing a potential collection of Peter Noone's solo works.

    Poll: Which label could you see releasing a Peter Noone collection?* »
     
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  6. idleracer

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    :pineapple: I don't think this B-Side is on it:

     
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  7. javilu77

    javilu77 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Thing is most of those tracks are already on the Bear family set and I am looking for what is NOT on the Bear Family Set.
     
  8. Remy

    Remy Forum Resident

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    I'm sorry it didn't have No Milk Today which I only heard for the first time this past year and instantly became my favorite HH song.
     
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  9. JohnBR

    JohnBR Forum Resident

    "Wings of Love" isn't on it, that's another great track.
     
  10. HoundsOBurkittsville

    HoundsOBurkittsville Deep Wine List Sonic Equivalency

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    :confused:


    The Bear Family compilation does have it, in stunning fidelity (of course!).
     
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  11. JamesD1957

    JamesD1957 Forum Resident

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    Well, of course you would eventually hear it. It was your destiny....des-ti-ny...no es-caping that's for me......... Sorry. I like your avatar, and LOVED that movie!
     
  12. Remy

    Remy Forum Resident

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    HA! Thank you! And duh, I have the Bear Family collection and somehow managed not to transfer that song to my Mac. Thanks for the reminder! Awesome Song.
     
  13. tymespan

    tymespan Forum Resident

    I'd like to see their unreleased LP finally released:

     
  14. cwitt1980

    cwitt1980 Forum Resident

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    Get the box then. Keep in mind, these tracks are different mixes so technically they are not on the Bear Family set.
     
  15. javilu77

    javilu77 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Problem is as I said, the sound on the box is horrible.
    There is a song included twice in the same version my mistake... in the same disc.
    Dream On has a mastering error where it goes silent for a second in the middle.

    So I did the dirty work and these are the songs not included in the Bear Family set.
    Wouldn't it be neat to get all these also remixed to stereo along with the unreleased covers album?


    Heartbeat
    Travelin' Light
    I wonder
    I know why
    Take love Give Love
    The man with the cigar
    For Love
    Where were you when I needed you
    All the things I do for you baby
    Dial my number
    Oo-ee baby
    Je suis anglais
    George and the dragon
    Wild love
    Bidin' my time
    Got a Feeling
    Make me happy
    The future Mrs. Awkins
    Oh Mr. potter
    Two lovely black eyes
    My old dutch
    Marcels
    Nice to be out in the morning
    Holiday Inn
    Ooh she's done it again
    Lemon and lime
    The most beautiful thing in my life
    Daisy Chain pt 1 & Pt2
    The world is for the young
    One little packet of cigarettes
    Last bus home
    Ace king queen jack
    Nobody needs to know
    My lady
    Bet yer life I do -overdubbed-
    Searching for the southern sun
    Lady Barbara
    Don't just stand there
    Wings of Love
    Big man
    Wait for me
    Regardez moi
    Big ship
    Oh You Pretty Things
    Together Forever
    Right on Mother
    Walnut Whirl
    Shoo Be Doo Ah
    Because You're There
    Should I (Have Loved You)
    Each and Every Minute
    Green Green Rocky Road
    I Do Believe (In Music)
     
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  16. greelywinger

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  17. javilu77

    javilu77 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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  18. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    What isn't in this set? Easy. Audiophile sonics.
     
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  19. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

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    I like the sound better on the 2CD set (very Best Of) over the 4CD box (Mickie Most Years).

    Darryl
     
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  20. javilu77

    javilu77 Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Interesting!
    I will have to look that one up.
    I've read the 4 CD set is copied directly from Japanese CDs.
     
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  21. Rick Bartlett

    Rick Bartlett Forum Resident

    Bump!
    These guys need a better released collection, including the Peter Noone stuff.
    Other than a 'greatest hits' and a bunch of 45's, my collection is pretty dire.
    Peter's still 'something good' too...
     
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  22. BradOlson

    BradOlson Country/Christian Music Maven

    I found out that the road manager of Herman's Hermits back in the day was Randy Barlow, who would later become a country star in the 70s-80s.
     
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  23. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    If the HH material on the Mickie Most 4CD was taken from the 4 Japanese volumes, I'd be curious to know the source of the Peter Noone solo tracks. Unlike some unauthorized releases which contained PN solo tracks sourced from needledrops, the versions found on the Mickie Most 4CD are an improvement over those at least.
     
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  24. greelywinger

    greelywinger That T-Rex Guy

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    I would like to see Bear Family do one of their big boxes on HH.
    Not just 2 CDs, but 6-8 CDs (including some PN solo stuff).

    Darryl
     
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