Cavern The Most Famous Club
in the World[album]
through the Sixties will
want the fab three-disc
anniversary edition CD, The Cavern: The Most
Famous Club in the
World, which celebrates
the important historical
landmark in music of
The Caverns 50th
anniversary this year...
BUT IT ISN'T JUST THE 'YOUNG GENERATION' OF THE SIXTIES
to whom this magnificent tribute will appeal music that shook up The
Cavern through the decades pounds from every disc, transporting you back through
the years and forward again as you listen to the talent of artistes from The
Beatles and The Rolling Stones through to The Who, The Kinks, Queen, Elton John,
Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, and Chuck Berry. Paul McCartney performed the classic
track All Shook Up live at The Cavern.
The Beatles and the Rolling Stones are together for the first time ever on a
commercial album, with Arctic Monkeys bringing the track list bang up to date
with a previously unreleased live version of The View From The Afternoon.
A brilliant addition for CD collectors of any age, this one is destined for
'favourites', with 50 tracks from artists who have all appeared at the club
over the years. The track list reads like a Who's Who of British popular music
over the decades and superbly highlights the pivotal importance and influence
the club has extended over the years since
it first opened on 16 January 1957.
With tremendous presence, The Cavern: The Most Famous Club In
The World is laden with the spirit of yesterday a triumph of singers
and songwriters that will be played well into the future breaking all
The album release date was 20 August (2007), ahead of the inter-nationally acclaimed
Mathew Street Festival that runs over the Bank Holiday weekend every year and
is typically visited by over three hundred thousand people.
Disc One: The Beatles Please Please Me | Chuck Berry
No Particular Place To Go | The Shadows Apache | The Spencer
Davis Group Keep On Running | Johnny Kidd & The Pirates
Shakin' All Over | Cilla Black Anyone Who Had A Heart |
The Hollies I'm
Alive | Gene Vincent Be Bop A Lula | Lonnie Donegan
Cumberland Gap | The Fourmost Hello Little Girl | The Searchers
Sweets For My Sweet | Manfred Mann Do Wah Diddy Diddy
| Chris Farlowe Out Of Time | Wilson Pickett In The
Midnight Hour | Ben E King Stand By Me | Stevie Wonder
I Was Made To Love Her.
Disc Two: Queen Killer Queen | Paul McCartney All
Shook Up (Live at the Cavern) | The Kinks You Really Got Me
| The Big Three Some Other Guy | The Animals The House
Of The Rising Sun | Hermans Hermits I'm Into Something Good |
The Moody Blues Go Now | Gerry & The Pacemakers Ferry
Cross The Mersey | The Zombies She's Not There | The Swinging
Blue Jeans Hippy Hippy Shake | Little Eva The Locomotive
| Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers Got To Get You Into My Life
| Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas Little Children | The Merseybeats
I think Of You | The Flowerpot Men Let's Go To San Francisco
| Elton John Border Song.
Disc Three: The Rolling Stones It's All Over Now | The
Who My Generation | Oasis Part Of The Queue | The
Yardbirds For Your Love | Donovan Sunshine Superman
| Wishbone Ash Blowin'
Free | Georgie Fame Yeh Yeh | Bo Diddley Bo Diddley
| Status Quo Down Down | Tom Robinson 2-4-6-8 Motorway
| Edwin Starr War | Thin Lizzy Whiskey In The Jar
| Rod Stewart Handbags And Gladrags | Embrace Are You
Good People | KT Tunstall Black Horse & The Cherry Tree |
Travis Why Does It Always Rain On Me | The Coral In
The Morning | Arctic Monkeys The View From The Afternoon (Live
previously unreleased version).
The Cavern: the Most Famous Club is
the World from EMI/ Universal Music TV, was released on 20 August.
The following is a transcript from Paul Du Noyer, author of Liverpool: Wondrous
Place, May 2007:
"Fifty years ago, a few jazz-loving Liverpudlians had the most exotic notion
you could imagine. They dreamt of bringing the Parisian Left Bank to their hometown.
Into this unfashionable Northern sea port they would import the chic ambience
of a smokey 'caveau, the sort of dive where femmes fatale and French philosophers
might meet to escape the straight world upstairs. So they found a pokey basement
under an old fruit warehouse and they called it The Cavern.
"Well, the Jazz plan faltered when Britain succumbed to American Rock 'n' Roll
| nowhere fell as violently in love with the new sound as Liverpool. Incredibly,
in less than a decade The Cavern became a shrine of global youth culture and
a magnet for musicians everywhere. The Cavern became, in fact, what it remains
today: the best known rock club in the world.
"It goes without saying that The Beatles were the biggest noise in all this.
They played at The Cavern nearly 300 times. So the Fabs take pride of place
in this collection with a number Please Please Me, first perfected there, amid
the sweaty confines of this legendary dungeon at 10 Mathew Street. Here as well
are their peers on the Merseybeat scene that quickly colonised British pop,
like Cilla Black and Gerry & The Pacemakers. Here, too, are the great acts who
followed The Beatles to America and reshaped the very meaning of rock music
bands like The Rolling Stones, The Animals and The Who. They all played
The Cavern, as did many American legends, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley among them,
whose own music had inspired those British groups in the first place.
"Somehow The Cavern story never stopped being eventful. In spite of its fame
it went bust in 1966. The closure caused such an outcry that the Prime Minister
Harold Wilson had to rush up to Liverpool to reopen it. By the early 1970s,
even though it attracted hot new bands like Queen, it was back on the skids.
They closed it down, the warehouse was demolished and Brian Epstein's beloved
"Cellarful of Noise" was filled with rubble instead. Yet a New Cavern opened
across the street, was renamed Eric's and spawned as many world-famous acts
as the original Cavern (Elvis Costello, Echo & The Bunnymen and Frankie Goes
to Hollywood were but a few).
"But Liverpool without The Cavern Club? It just didn't seem right. So they rebuilt
it, brick-by-brick, back in 10 Mathew Street. It re-opened in 1984 and, marvellously,
it's there to this day. Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, The Coral, Travis, Embrace and
KT Tunstall and, in 1999, a certain Paul McCartney are the calibre of acts who
have taken The cavern into a new era. It's more than a club, this place. On
one level, the Cavern's story is a microcosm of the city in which it stands
a classic Liverpool tale of drama, disaster, romance and rebirth. And
on another, it has a credible claim to be the cradle of British pop. The Beatles
believed their Cavern years were their best as live performers.
"In the fractured final days they tried, poignantly, to rediscover their
lost solidarity as a tough young Liverpool combo. The spirit that informed Get
Back was really the spirit of the Cavern. There is a long-held school of thought
which holds that Mathew Street is a place of mystic energy Bill Drummond
of the KLF believed a ley-line ran along it. Opposite today's club, a life-sized
bronze John Lennon lounges against the wall. Beneath his hooded gaze, the music
fans still troop downstairs for an experience they will never forget. Let these
songs stand in tribute to a little hole in the ground that really changed our