FAB GEAR draws heavily from the vaults of Pye Records and sister label Piccadilly, picking up where Castle Music’s Beat Beat Beat series left off many moons ago.

Instead of concentrating on Beat’s initial boom of 1963/64, Fab Gear is focussed instead on the scene’s later gems from 1965/66, which were often musically superior to those earlier works.

Other featured labels include independents such as Ember, President and Oak, as well as a smattering of choices from the majors (Decca, Parlophone, Columbia, Fontana, CBS et al).

From the same team which brought you Night Comes Down.

BRITISH BEAT was the term adopted to describe the exciting new sounds out of Liverpool and other cities in the wake of The Beatles’ explosion onto the world stage in 1963/64.

Named after the slang term forever associated with The Beatles, this mammoth 6-CD box set offers around 180 tracks in chronological order from the mid-1960s, many of which are new to CD and some of which are previously unissued.

FAB GEAR includes many of the era’s biggest names such as The Kinks, The Moody Blues, The Searchers and The Tremeloes and other hit acts such as The Marmalade, The Alan Price Set, The Rockin’ Berries, David & Jonathan, The Ivy League, Twinkle, Peter Jay & The Jaywalkers, Chad & Jeremy, The Tornados, Arthur Brown, Tony Jackson & The Vibrations, The Undertakers, Billie Davis, The Migil 5, The Truth, The Quiet Five and The Sorrows.

The hefty booklet boasts band-by-band histories and details of each recording, including early works by David Bowie, Status Quo, Clifford T. Ward, Manfred Mann’s Mike d’Abo, Lemmy and future members of Yes, The Move, Mott The Hoople, Jimi Hendrix Experience, Deep Purple, Fleetwood Mac, Traffic, Lindisfarne and Man.

The bonus disc 6 contains recordings which weren’t issued at the time, including many tracks which have never been heard before.

DISC ONE:

1. YESTERDAY’S GONE – Chad Stuart And Jeremy Clyde
2. SOMEBODY TOLD MY GIRL – Carter-Lewis & The Southerners
3. MY WHOLE LIFE THROUGH – The Nomads
4. THAT BOY JOHN – Billie Davis
5. ALL MY LOVING – Marilyn Powell
6. BYE BYE JOHNNY – The Regents
7. ME – A Band Of Angels
8. TELL ME NOW – Ray Singer
9. REELIN’ AND A’ROCKIN’ – Mickey Finn And The Blue Men
10. BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO – Le Group 5
11. BO STREET RUNNER – The Bo Street Runners
12. LOVE ME PLEASE – Mike Sarne & The LeRoys
13. LOSE YOUR MONEY (BUT DON’T LOSE YOUR MIND) – The Moody Blues
14. ROUND AND ROUND – The Mike Cotton Sound
15. I’M TAKING HER HOME – The Others
16. IF I EVER GET MY HANDS ON YOU – The Artwoods
17. YOUR FRIEND – Mal Ryder And The Spirits
18. I’M LEAVING YOU – Jimmy Royal And The Hawks
19. YOU CAN’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER – The Wild Oats
20. DON’TLIETOME-Four+One
21. BOOM BOOM – Tommy Bruce & The Bruisers
22. NEVER LET IT BE SAID – Grant Tracy
23. WISHING MY LIFE AWAY – Angelina
24. WHAT’S EASY FOR TWO IS HARD FOR ONE – Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers
25. SEVEN LONELY DAYS – Migil 5
26. YOU’RE FORGETTING – The Wackers
27. AIN’T NOBODY HOME BUT ME – Twinkle
28. SHE AIN’T NO GOOD – The Clique
29. BABY’S IN BLACK – The Hi-Fi’s
30. PLENTY OF LOVE – The Sheffields
31. DON’T COME ANY CLOSER – Just Four Men
32. LOVE IS STRANGE – Robb Storme And The Whispers

DISC TWO:

1. LOVE POTION NO. 9 – Tony Jackson with The Vibrations
2. ONLY TWO CAN PLAY – The Midnights
3. DON’T BREAK MY HEART AND RUN AWAY – Bobby Rio And The Revelles
4. PLEASE BELIEVE – The Beatmen
5. YOU DON’T CARE – The Blue Aces Showband
6. DANCE LITTLE LADY – The Chapters
7. LOOKING FOR HER – The First Impressions
8. WHO’LL BE THE NEXT IN LINE – The Kinks
9. DON’T CRY (MY LOVE) – The Limeys
10. WHIRLYBIRD – PART ONE – The Pros & Cons
11. THIS IS LOVE – Carl Wayne And The Vikings
12. MY LITTLE GIRL – The Epics
13. MY LITTLE GIRL – The Lemmings
14. SOMETHING’S HURTIN’ ME – The Monotones
15. FOLLOW ME – The Rockin’ Berries
16. TAKE AWAY – The Couriers
17. ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC – Dickie Rock, Miami & Strings
18. SHE LIED – The Buckinghams
19. FE FI FO FUM – The Eccentrics
20. NOT A GREAT TALKER – The Riot Squad
21. SHE’S ABOUT A MOVER – Buddy Britten And The Regents
22. IN THE CITY – Charles Dickens
23. JUST KEEP RIGHT ON – The Cops‘N Robbers
24. I’LL GO CRAZY – The Untamed
25. HONEYSUCKLE ROSE – The Quiet Five
26. DOWN HOME GIRL – Felders Orioles
27. I WANNA KNOW – Paddy Klaus & Gibson
28. I’VE FOUND HER – The Legends
29. HE’S GOT NO LOVE – The Searchers
30. SHOW ME AROUND – Mike Hurst
31. DO IT THE RIGHT WAY – Major Rowly
32. YOU GOTTA GIVE – Kenny Bernard And The Wranglers
33. PRETTY LITTLE FACE – Mal And The Primitives

DISC THREE:

1. TAKE A HEART – The Sorrows
2. IF I WERE THE ONLY ONE-The Imp-Acts
3. ANY DAY NOW – The Alan Price Set
4. HAVE YOU SEEN MY BABY? – The Washington DC’s
5. NEVER GONNA LOVE AGAIN – New Faces
6. I’M SO CLEAN – Ronnie Jones
7. COUNT THE STARS – Russ Loader with The Ladybirds
8. YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN – The In Crowd
9. ON THE HORIZON – The Syndicats
10. I’M THE ONE – The Alan Bown Set
11. TODAY, TONIGHT AND TOMORROW – The Chosen Few
12. THINK IT OVER – The Hellions
13. I CAN’T STAND THE PAIN – The Lancastrians
14. THAT’S MY STORY – The Nightshift
15. COME ON HOME – The Truth
16. STINGRAY – The Tornados
17. LAND OF ONE THOUSAND DANCES – The Action
18. GONNA GIVE HIM SOME LOVE – The Chantelles
19. BONE IDOL – Brian Diamond And The Cutters
20. MY LOVE WILL STAY – The Carnaby
21. FIND SOMEBODY TO LOVE – THE meddyEVILS
22. DON’T BE GONE TOO LONG – The Slade Brothers
23. A FRIEND – The Ugly’s
24. LAUGHING FIT TO CRY – David And Jonathan
25. SHE’LL GET NO LOVIN’ THAT WAY – The Kirkbys
26. PENA, PENITA, PENA – The Tomcats
27. WHERE DID ALL THE GOOD TIMES GO – Shades Of Blue
28. NOBODY BUT YOU (Live) – Earl Preston’s Realms
29. I CAN’T STAND IT (Live) – Michael Allen
30. THAT’S ALRIGHT (Live) – The Richmond Group

DISC FOUR

1. AND I SAY TO MYSELF – David Bowie with The Lower Third
2. THROW YOUR LOVE AWAY GIRL – The Undertakers
3. YOU DON’T KNOW – Arthur Brown & The Diamonds
4. THAT’S ALL I WANT – Episode Six
5. TAKE A BIT OF NOTICE – The Time
6. GIRL DON’T TELL ME – Tony Rivers & The Castaways
7. UPGRADED – The Boomerangs
8. STAY BY ME – The Rocking Vickers
9. GIVEN HALF A CHANCE – The Deputies
10. AFTER TONIGHT – The Clockwork Oranges
11. HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND – Tony Colton
12. IT’S A CRUEL WORLD – Luvin’ Kind
13. PEOPLE LIKE YOU – The Bats
14. I’M WITH YOU – The People
15. I’M GONNA PUT SOME HURT ON YOU – Philip Goodhand-Tait And The Stormsville Shakers
16. I KNOW A BOY – The Bluechips
17. WE’LL SEE IT THROUGH – The Moonlighters
18. LIES – The Spartans
19. I GO TO SLEEP – The Fingers
20. AGGRAVATION – Chris Curtis
21. ONE DAY – The Ivy League
22. TOP GIRL – The Cymbaline
23. THE MUSIC GOES ROUND – The Jeeps
24. YOU’LL FIND OUT – Paul’s Troubles
25. HAVE I OFFENDED THE GIRL – The Bystanders
26. IT’S MY PROBLEM – The Chevlons
27. ALOVEOFOUROWN-The Debonaires
28. SIMPLIFIED – The Majority
29. BACK SEA T DRIVER – The Ministry Of Sound
30. LOOK AWAY – The Appalachians
31. WHAT DOES SHE WANT? – Hayes And Wadey

DISC FIVE
1. GOOD DAY SUNSHINE – The Tremeloes
2. HIGH AND DRIFTING – Tuesday’s Children
3. LITTLE GIRL – The Rogers
4. IT’S ALL LEADING UP TO SATURDAY NIGHT – The Marmalade
5. LITTLE VENICE – Mick & Malcolm
6. I’LL GIVE YOU BETTER LOVE – The Kytes
7. CALIFORNIA JAZZ CLUB U.S.A. – Hat And Tie
8. WALKING DOWN THE STREET – The Renegades
9. ALL NIGHT STAND (UK Version) – The Thoughts
10. TOO MUCH ON MY MIND – Gates Of Eden
11. SAD SUBJECT – Sounds Around
12. TAKE YOUR LOVE – The Knack
13. THA T’S WHEN HAPPINESS BEGAN The Montanas
14. PLEASE MR. SUN – Gnomes Of Zurich
15. PARTY LINE – The Attraction
16. SESSION MAN – Five’s Company
17. I JUST CAN’T GO TO SLEEP – The Doc Thomas Group
18. HURDY GURDY MAN – The – Spectres
19. THE WORLD IS WRAPPED AROUND MY NECK – Steve Hammond
20. I CAN’T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE – The Factotums
21. CANADIAN SUNSET – The Symbols
22. SUCH A PITY – The Secrets
23. WE CAN MAKE IT, BABY – Marcus Tro
24. STEPPIN’ OUT – The Athenians
25. THE WORLD’S BEEN GOOD TO ME – The Peenuts
26. GIRL TROUBLE – The Exceptions
27. SA TURDA Y’S CHILD – The Spectrum
28. DO IT AGAIN A LITTLE BIT SLOWER – Bobby Johnson And The Atoms
29. MAKIN’ MY MIND UP – Katch-22

DISC SIX

1. I’M NOT READY FOR YOU – Five’s A Crowd *
2. POISON IVY – The Cherokees **
3. I’LL TRY – The Web **
4. LOUIE LOUIE – The Changing Times **
5. HELP ME – The Second Thoughts *
6. ALWAYS ON MY MIND – Count Downe & The Zeros *
7. LOVE POTION NO. 9 – The Baskervilles *
8. WANDERIN’ EYE – The Mighty Atoms *
9. HEARTBREAK LOVE OR PARADISE – Five Steps Beyond *
10. DOWN DOWN – The Silence *
11. SO FINE – Herbie’s People **
12. MAKE UP YOUR MIND – The Connoisseurs *
13. ONE MORE CHANCE – The Gremlins *
14. IT MUST BE LOVE (Demo) – Barney J Barnes & The Intro **
15. RUN TO ME – Glenda Collins (unissued) *
16. YOU’RE NOT THERE – The Uprooted **
17. YOU’RE NO USE – The Fadin’ Colours *
18. YOU’RE JUST ANOTHER GIRL – The Brood *
19. JUST WON’T DO – The Flies *
20. I CAN’T STAND THE PAIN – The Trendbender Band **
21. EVERYBODY LOVES A LOVER – Jeff Curtis & The Flames *
22. BETTY JEAN – Earl Preston & The TT’S *
23. FOLLOW ME – The Mike Stuart Span *
24. ANY DAY NOW – Outer Limits *
25. CARABELLA – The Cordes *
26. TOMORROW – The Newtowns *
27. I’M A LOVER NOT A FIGHTER – The Bo-Weevils
28. TIME WILL TELL ON YOU – The Xit (alias Consortium) **
29. SWEET LITTLE RHYTHM AND BLUES – Mike Forde & The Fortunes **
30. LEND ME YOUR COMB – Rory

Storm & The Hurricanes *
* = originally unissued ** = previously unissued

DISC ONE:

1. YESTERDAY’S GONE - Chad Stuart And Jeremy Clyde
2. SOMEBODY TOLD MY GIRL - Carter-Lewis & The Southerners
3. MY WHOLE LIFE THROUGH - The Nomads
4. THAT BOY JOHN - Billie Davis
5. ALL MY LOVING - Marilyn Powell
6. BYE BYE JOHNNY - The Regents
7. ME - A Band Of Angels
8. TELL ME NOW - Ray Singer
9. REELIN' AND A’ROCKIN' - Mickey Finn And The Blue Men
10. BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO - Le Group 5
11. BO STREET RUNNER - The Bo Street Runners
12. LOVE ME PLEASE - Mike Sarne & The LeRoys
13. LOSE YOUR MONEY (BUT DON'T LOSE YOUR MIND) - The Moody Blues
14. ROUND AND ROUND - The Mike Cotton Sound
15. I’M TAKING HER HOME - The Others
16. IF I EVER GET MY HANDS ON YOU - The Artwoods
17. YOUR FRIEND - Mal Ryder And The Spirits
18. I'M LEAVING YOU - Jimmy Royal And The Hawks
19. YOU CAN’T JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER - The Wild Oats
20. DON'TLIETOME-Four+One
21. BOOM BOOM - Tommy Bruce & The Bruisers
22. NEVER LET IT BE SAID - Grant Tracy
23. WISHING MY LIFE AWAY - Angelina
24. WHAT’S EASY FOR TWO IS HARD FOR ONE - Peter Jay And The Jaywalkers
25. SEVEN LONELY DAYS - Migil 5
26. YOU’RE FORGETTING - The Wackers
27. AIN’T NOBODY HOME BUT ME - Twinkle
28. SHE AIN’T NO GOOD - The Clique
29. BABY’S IN BLACK - The Hi-Fi’s
30. PLENTY OF LOVE - The Sheffields
31. DON’T COME ANY CLOSER - Just Four Men
32. LOVE IS STRANGE - Robb Storme And The Whispers

DISC TWO:

1. LOVE POTION NO. 9 - Tony Jackson with The Vibrations
2. ONLY TWO CAN PLAY - The Midnights
3. DON’T BREAK MY HEART AND RUN AWAY - Bobby Rio And The Revelles
4. PLEASE BELIEVE - The Beatmen
5. YOU DON’T CARE - The Blue Aces Showband
6. DANCE LITTLE LADY - The Chapters
7. LOOKING FOR HER - The First Impressions
8. WHO’LL BE THE NEXT IN LINE - The Kinks
9. DON’T CRY (MY LOVE) - The Limeys
10. WHIRLYBIRD - PART ONE - The Pros & Cons
11. THIS IS LOVE - Carl Wayne And The Vikings
12. MY LITTLE GIRL - The Epics
13. MY LITTLE GIRL - The Lemmings
14. SOMETHING’S HURTIN’ ME - The Monotones
15. FOLLOW ME - The Rockin’ Berries
16. TAKE AWAY - The Couriers
17. ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC - Dickie Rock, Miami & Strings
18. SHE LIED - The Buckinghams
19. FE FI FO FUM - The Eccentrics
20. NOT A GREAT TALKER - The Riot Squad
21. SHE’S ABOUT A MOVER - Buddy Britten And The Regents
22. IN THE CITY - Charles Dickens
23. JUST KEEP RIGHT ON - The Cops‘N Robbers
24. I’LL GO CRAZY - The Untamed
25. HONEYSUCKLE ROSE - The Quiet Five
26. DOWN HOME GIRL - Felders Orioles
27. I WANNA KNOW - Paddy Klaus & Gibson
28. I’VE FOUND HER - The Legends
29. HE’S GOT NO LOVE - The Searchers
30. SHOW ME AROUND - Mike Hurst
31. DO IT THE RIGHT WAY - Major Rowly
32. YOU GOTTA GIVE - Kenny Bernard And The Wranglers
33. PRETTY LITTLE FACE - Mal And The Primitives

DISC THREE:

1. TAKE A HEART - The Sorrows
2. IF I WERE THE ONLY ONE-The Imp-Acts
3. ANY DAY NOW - The Alan Price Set
4. HAVE YOU SEEN MY BABY? - The Washington DC's
5. NEVER GONNA LOVE AGAIN - New Faces
6. I’M SO CLEAN - Ronnie Jones
7. COUNT THE STARS - Russ Loader with The Ladybirds
8. YOU’RE ON YOUR OWN - The In Crowd
9. ON THE HORIZON - The Syndicats
10. I’M THE ONE - The Alan Bown Set
11. TODAY, TONIGHT AND TOMORROW - The Chosen Few
12. THINK IT OVER - The Hellions
13. I CAN'T STAND THE PAIN - The Lancastrians
14. THAT’S MY STORY - The Nightshift
15. COME ON HOME - The Truth
16. STINGRAY - The Tornados
17. LAND OF ONE THOUSAND DANCES - The Action
18. GONNA GIVE HIM SOME LOVE - The Chantelles
19. BONE IDOL - Brian Diamond And The Cutters
20. MY LOVE WILL STAY - The Carnaby
21. FIND SOMEBODY TO LOVE - THE meddyEVILS
22. DON’T BE GONE TOO LONG - The Slade Brothers
23. A FRIEND - The Ugly’s
24. LAUGHING FIT TO CRY - David And Jonathan
25. SHE’LL GET NO LOVIN’ THAT WAY - The Kirkbys
26. PENA, PENITA, PENA - The Tomcats
27. WHERE DID ALL THE GOOD TIMES GO - Shades Of Blue
28. NOBODY BUT YOU (Live) - Earl Preston's Realms
29. I CAN’T STAND IT (Live) - Michael Allen
30. THAT’S ALRIGHT (Live) - The Richmond Group

DISC FOUR

1. AND I SAY TO MYSELF - David Bowie with The Lower Third
2. THROW YOUR LOVE AWAY GIRL - The Undertakers
3. YOU DON'T KNOW - Arthur Brown & The Diamonds
4. THAT’S ALL I WANT - Episode Six
5. TAKE A BIT OF NOTICE - The Time
6. GIRL DON’T TELL ME - Tony Rivers & The Castaways
7. UPGRADED - The Boomerangs
8. STAY BY ME - The Rocking Vickers
9. GIVEN HALF A CHANCE - The Deputies
10. AFTER TONIGHT - The Clockwork Oranges
11. HAVE YOU LOST YOUR MIND - Tony Colton
12. IT’S A CRUEL WORLD - Luvin' Kind
13. PEOPLE LIKE YOU - The Bats
14. I’M WITH YOU - The People
15. I'M GONNA PUT SOME HURT ON YOU - Philip Goodhand-Tait And The Stormsville Shakers
16. I KNOW A BOY - The Bluechips
17. WE’LL SEE IT THROUGH - The Moonlighters
18. LIES - The Spartans
19. I GO TO SLEEP - The Fingers
20. AGGRAVATION - Chris Curtis
21. ONE DAY - The Ivy League
22. TOP GIRL - The Cymbaline
23. THE MUSIC GOES ROUND - The Jeeps
24. YOU’LL FIND OUT – Paul’s Troubles
25. HAVE I OFFENDED THE GIRL - The Bystanders
26. IT’S MY PROBLEM - The Chevlons
27. ALOVEOFOUROWN-The Debonaires
28. SIMPLIFIED - The Majority
29. BACK SEA T DRIVER - The Ministry Of Sound
30. LOOK AWAY - The Appalachians
31. WHAT DOES SHE WANT? - Hayes And Wadey

DISC FIVE
1. GOOD DAY SUNSHINE - The Tremeloes
2. HIGH AND DRIFTING - Tuesday's Children
3. LITTLE GIRL - The Rogers
4. IT'S ALL LEADING UP TO SATURDAY NIGHT - The Marmalade
5. LITTLE VENICE - Mick & Malcolm
6. I’LL GIVE YOU BETTER LOVE - The Kytes
7. CALIFORNIA JAZZ CLUB U.S.A. - Hat And Tie
8. WALKING DOWN THE STREET - The Renegades
9. ALL NIGHT STAND (UK Version) - The Thoughts
10. TOO MUCH ON MY MIND - Gates Of Eden
11. SAD SUBJECT - Sounds Around
12. TAKE YOUR LOVE - The Knack
13. THA T'S WHEN HAPPINESS BEGAN The Montanas
14. PLEASE MR. SUN - Gnomes Of Zurich
15. PARTY LINE - The Attraction
16. SESSION MAN - Five’s Company
17. I JUST CAN’T GO TO SLEEP - The Doc Thomas Group
18. HURDY GURDY MAN - The - Spectres
19. THE WORLD IS WRAPPED AROUND MY NECK - Steve Hammond
20. I CAN'T GIVE YOU ANYTHING BUT LOVE - The Factotums
21. CANADIAN SUNSET - The Symbols
22. SUCH A PITY - The Secrets
23. WE CAN MAKE IT, BABY - Marcus Tro
24. STEPPIN’ OUT - The Athenians
25. THE WORLD’S BEEN GOOD TO ME - The Peenuts
26. GIRL TROUBLE - The Exceptions
27. SA TURDA Y’S CHILD - The Spectrum
28. DO IT AGAIN A LITTLE BIT SLOWER - Bobby Johnson And The Atoms
29. MAKIN' MY MIND UP - Katch-22

DISC SIX

1. I'M NOT READY FOR YOU - Five’s A Crowd *
2. POISON IVY – The Cherokees **
3. I’LL TRY - The Web **
4. LOUIE LOUIE - The Changing Times **
5. HELP ME - The Second Thoughts *
6. ALWAYS ON MY MIND - Count Downe & The Zeros *
7. LOVE POTION NO. 9 - The Baskervilles *
8. WANDERIN’ EYE - The Mighty Atoms *
9. HEARTBREAK LOVE OR PARADISE - Five Steps Beyond *
10. DOWN DOWN - The Silence *
11. SO FINE - Herbie’s People **
12. MAKE UP YOUR MIND - The Connoisseurs *
13. ONE MORE CHANCE - The Gremlins *
14. IT MUST BE LOVE (Demo) - Barney J Barnes & The Intro **
15. RUN TO ME - Glenda Collins (unissued) *
16. YOU’RE NOT THERE - The Uprooted **
17. YOU’RE NO USE - The Fadin' Colours *
18. YOU'RE JUST ANOTHER GIRL - The Brood *
19. JUST WON'T DO - The Flies *
20. I CAN'T STAND THE PAIN - The Trendbender Band **
21. EVERYBODY LOVES A LOVER - Jeff Curtis & The Flames *
22. BETTY JEAN - Earl Preston & The TT’S *
23. FOLLOW ME - The Mike Stuart Span *
24. ANY DAY NOW - Outer Limits *
25. CARABELLA - The Cordes *
26. TOMORROW - The Newtowns *
27. I’M A LOVER NOT A FIGHTER - The Bo-Weevils
28. TIME WILL TELL ON YOU – The Xit (alias Consortium) **
29. SWEET LITTLE RHYTHM AND BLUES - Mike Forde & The Fortunes **
30. LEND ME YOUR COMB - Rory


Storm & The Hurricanes *
* = originally unissued ** = previously unissued
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