Album of the Day
Ferry Cross The Mersey (Mono And Stereo Version)
After the success of A Hard Day's Night, Beatles manager Brian Epstein wasted no time creating a big-screen vehicle for another one of his clients, Gerry and the Pacemakers. You might not have seen the resulting slice-of-Liverpool life FERRY CROSS THE MERSEY, but you've surely heard the film's title number, a Top 10 single in both the U.S. and the U.K. It's one of nine irresistible Pacemakers songs on the soundtrack to the 1965 musical, which also includes the beat group's minor hit “It's Gonna Be Alright” as well as contributions from Cilla Black, The Fourmost and producer George Martin's orchestra. In honor of Pacemakers bassist Les Chadwick's birthday, we'll take another ride on the FERRY CROSS THE MERSEY today!