Just An Old Fashioned Love Song Lyrics12. We heard the album track and immediately recognized that it should be a single. It could have been an album track for us, but it was decided to make it a single. You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me Lyrics11. Goodbye Is Just Another Word LyricsThe New Seekers Lyrics provided by SongLyrics. A haunting melody with Eve Graham singing the lead vocal.
I Get a Little Sentimental Over You Lyrics14. Never Ending Song of Love Lyrics6. Lyn Paul sings on 16 of them, including all six of their Top 10 hits. Both versions use a bar room 'plinkety plonk' piano but on the New Seekers' version the piano and Eve's vocal really let rip, giving the song a more joyful feel. He had a promotional copy and thought we should do it. The New Seekers are a British-based pop group, formed in 1969 by Keith Potger after the break-up of his group, the Seekers.
After a subdued opening featuring the velvet-smooth tones of soloist Eve Graham, the tempo and backing gradually intensify, and the remainder of the group chips in with the most delightful counter-harmonic blend you could wish to hear. Well, if the people are buying tears I'll be rich some day. As they had done when they recorded the New Seekers changed the basic song structure. Catalogue Number: Philips 6006 095 Released: New Seekers Nickel Song sheet music Pictured left to right : Paul Layton, Lyn Paul, Peter Doyle, Eve Graham and Marty Kristian. The idea was that the New Seekers would appeal to the same market as the original Seekers, but their music had rock as well as folk influences. Recorded before Lyn Paul joined the group, the New Seekers' first single featured on lead vocal Lyn's friend and fellow band member from The Nocturnes, Eve Graham.
What Have They Done to My Song Ma Lyrics9. Come Softly to Me Lyrics5. This is just a preview! The New Seekers' version begins with a subtler guitar intro, with the bass coming in half way through the first verse and building gradually to the introduction of the accordion at the start of the second verse. They achieved worldwide success in the early 1970s. . That was sent by Melanie to Philips, for us to hear.
It was the beginning of a long and successful partnership with the New Seekers. Gone are the ragged vocals and strumming guitar, replaced instead by more complex and disciplined harmonies and a guitar riff that injects more pace into the song. The New Seekers borrowed two other songs from Delaney and Bonnie, Get Ourselves Together and Someday, which they performed as a medley. Look what they've done to my song, ma. Get the embed code The New Seekers - Greatest Hits Album Lyrics1.
The second one 'Beautiful People' we made the B-side of the record in America, but the public made it the A-side and that side got in the charts. What Have They Done To My Song, Ma has been covered by Ray Charles; James Last, Nina Simone, Billie Jo Spears and by Melanie's daughter Leilah Safka. Beg Steal or Borrow Lyrics15. Thanks to the New Seekers, there was a time in 1970 when I had three compositions in the Top 100 simultaneously. Melanie's version opens with a simple bass and accordion backing. What Have They Done to My Song. What Have They Done To My Song Ma? The song quickly became a country favourite.
The song is one that audiences can't help but sing along to when the New Seekers perform it live. Eve Graham, who had sung the lead vocals on all the group's previous single releases, did not take the lead on this one and was allegedly unhappy about it being chosen as a single. Notable among the hits he went on to produce are: The Mixtures, The Pushbike Song; Frankie Miller, Darlin'; Bonnie Tyler, It's A Heartache. The song has since been covered by other artists including: Bobby Vinton Melodies Of Love, 1974 , Crystal Gayle, Daniel O'Donnell, The Osmonds, Patty Loveless Dreamin' My Dreams, 2005 and John Fogerty The Blue Ridge Rangers: Rides Again, 2009. Beg, Steal or Borrow Lyrics13. Now we have 'Nickel Song' out there and in Britain. The New Seekers' performance is more polished but retains the feel-good factor.
I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing Lyrics2. It's a wistful lyric with a slight religious touch. This followed cover versions released in 1972 by Lynn Anderson on her album Cry; by Ray Charles on his album Through The Eyes Of Love; by Earl Scruggs on the album I Saw The Light With Some Help From My Friends; and by Ray Stevens on his album Nashville. The song was sung in the style of the original Seekers, with a performance from Eve that was a close copy of Judith Durham. This single was a big hit for the New Seekers in the United States. .
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