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New Seekers' singles

The New Seekers released 29 singles in the UK. Lyn Paul sings on 16 of them, including all six of their Top 10 hits.

Most of the singles from the New Seekers' hey day were also released in the USA, Europe, the Far East and Australia. However, these singles appeared on different record labels from the UK releases: early US releases were on Elektra, later ones on MGM / Verve; European releases were on Philips. Some featured different tracks on the B-side and a few were not released in the UK at all. To find out more about the New Seekers' singles releases in different parts of the world, select one of the following options:

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The Fleetwoods

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Come Softly To Me

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Come Softly To Me


Songfacts:
Come Softly To Me
by The Fleetwoods
Come Softly To Me
 

Written by: Gary Troxel / Gretchen Christopher / Barbara Ellis
Produced by: David Mackay
Arranged by: David Mackay
Lead Vocal: Marty Kristian

Featured on the album: Peter, Paul & Marty
Available on the CDs: Beg, Steal Or Borrow, Greatest Hits (Mercury), Greatest Hits (Philips), Perfect Harmony, The Singles, Songbook 1970-74, Ultimate Collection, The Very Best of the New Seekers, The World of the New Seekers.

Billed as the New Seekers featuring Marty, Come Softly To Me was originally a Top 10 hit for the Fleetwoods in 1959. Marty explained how he got star billing in an interview with Gordon Coxhill: "I'm only featured on the single because MGM - our label in America - dreamed up the idea. They are having such fantastic success with the Osmonds and in particular Donny's and little Jimmy's solo records, they thought it might be worth putting each of us out and giving us a chance to shine individually." (Music Scene, March 1973, page 35) The New Seekers' manager David Joseph told the press: "This is the start of a deliberate plan to bring out and showcase individual stars in the group via both singles and separate albums, but the last thing anyone should read into the policy is any hint of a plan to disband the group."

Commenting on the song in a radio interview in 2009, Lyn pointed out that although Marty had star billing - "It was his single; he loved it" - the record "actually showcases the fact that Eve and I have the most wonderful belnd." (Ready Steady Sunday, Bay Radio, 7th June 2009)

B-side: Idaho

Written by: Paul Layton / Marty Kristian
Produced by: David Mackay
Arranged by: David Mackay
Lead Vocal: Paul Layton

Featured on the album: Circles
Available on the CD: Greatest Hits (Mercury).

Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 315
Released: 10th November 1972

Highest chart position: 20 (NME chart: 28)
Weeks on chart: 11 weeks


Come Softly To Me (sheet music).

New Seekers
Come Softly To Me (sheet music)

Pictured (left to right):
Marty Kristian, Lyn Paul, Paul Layton, Peter Doyle (standing)
and Eve Graham (sitting).

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Pete Townshend
and the Who

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Songfacts:
Pinball Wizard
by The Who


Songfacts:
See Me, Feel Me
by The Who


WhiteFang's Who Site
Pinball Wizard / See Me, Feel Me
 

Written by: Pete Townshend
Produced by: Michael Lloyd
Arranged by: Tommy Oliver
Lead Vocal: Marty Kristian and Peter Doyle

Featured on the album: New Seekers Now
Available on the CDs: Beg, Steal Or Borrow, Greatest Hits (Philips), Perfect Harmony, The Singles, Songbook 1970-74, Ultimate Collection, The Very Best of the New Seekers, The World of the New Seekers.

The New Seekers took two songs from Pete Townshend's rock opera Tommy and combined them as a medley. The group often included medleys in their stage act and on their albums but this was the only occasion on which a medley was released as a single. The single, which Paul Layton counts among his favourites ("because it allowed us to be more expressive with some of our 'rock & roll' roots"), attracted Pete Townshend's attention. As Paul recalls:

"We received a telegram from him at that time sincerely congratulating us for our medley version of the two songs from his show. We were delighted."

Interviewed by Michael Parkinson in 1981, Townshend described Tommy as:

"Something pompous, crazy, ridiculous; a deaf, dumb and blind boy who's given drugs by an acid queen, is raped by his own uncle, and then becomes the Messiah."
(Geoffrey Giuliano, Behind Blue Eyes: A Life of Pete Townshend, page 87)

Although Townshend had originally claimed that his inspiration for Tommy had come from the Herman Hesse novel Siddhartha, he later admitted that he had drawn upon his own life: The lyrics to See Me, Feel Me are "completely autobiographical". As a boy Townshend was sent by his parents to live for two years with his grandmother, whom he hated.

"'See me, feel me, touch me.' Where did that come from? It came from that little four-and-a-half year old boy ... in a house with a madwoman. That's where it came from."
(Geoffrey Giuliano, Behind Blue Eyes: A Life of Pete Townshend, pages 3-4)

Townshend was reportedly dissatisfied with the lyrics of See Me, Feel Me, particularly the lines "Listening to you I get the music, Gazing at you I get the heat."

"It's meant to be extremely serious and plaintive, but words fail so miserably to represent emotions unless you skirt around the outside, and I didn't do it enough there. This one fails because it actually comes out and says it"
(Geoffrey Giuliano, Behind Blue Eyes: A Life of Pete Townshend, page 91)

The Who began recording Tommy at London's IBC Studios in January 1969. Pinball Wizard was released as a single on 7th March. It entered the UK Singles Chart on 19th March and peaked at number 4. See Me, Feel Me was released as a single on 10th October 1970 but was not a hit.

Pinball Wizard has also been recorded by Petula Clark, David Essex, Elton John and Rod Stewart. See Me, Feel Me has been covered by Richie Havens. The two songs have also been recorded as a medley by the London Symphony Orchestra and the Shadows.

Pinball Wizard and Tommy have continued to fascinate journalists. Check out the following press articles:


B-side: Time Limit

Written by: Peter Doyle / Marty Kristian
Produced by: Michael Lloyd
Arranged by: Tommy Oliver
Lead Vocal: Marty Kristian

Featured on the album: New Seekers Now

Note: the B-side is billed as the New Seekers featuring Marty Kristian.

Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 338
Released: 9th February 1973

Highest chart position: 16 (NME chart: 12)
Weeks on chart (Top 50): 8 weeks


Pinball Wizard (sheet music).

New Seekers
Pinball Wizard / See Me, Feel Me (sheet music)

Pictured (left to right):
Paul Layton, Peter Doyle, Lyn Paul, Marty Kristian and Eve Graham.

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Polydor single cover.


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Bert Kalmar
and
Harry Ruby

The Guitar Guy's
Golden Classics: Nevertheless
(I'm In Love With You)
Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)
 

Written by: Harry Ruby / Bert Kalmar
Produced by: Michael Lloyd
Arranged by: Tommy Oliver
Lead Vocal: Eve Graham

Featured on the album: The New Seekers
Available on the CDs: Beg, Steal Or Borrow, Greatest Hits (Mercury), Greatest Hits (Philips), The Singles, Songbook 1970-74, Ultimate Collection, The Very Best of the New Seekers, The World of the New Seekers.

Billed as Eve Graham and New Seekers, Nevertheless was an old-time smoocher perfectly suited to Eve Graham's voice.

Lyricist Bert Kalmar (1884-1947) and composer Harry Ruby (1895-1974) wrote hit songs for Hollywood movies. They also contributed to several Broadway shows, including Helen Of Troy, The Ramblers and Animal Crackers. Their first big hit was Who's Sorry Now? (1923), which Lyn Paul recorded in 1974. This was followed by I Wanna Be Loved By You (a hit for Helen Kane in 1928), Three Little Words (a hit for Bing Crosby in 1930) and Nevertheless, which was first a hit for Jack Denny in 1931, then for Bing Crosby and Rudy Vallée.

Nevertheless became a favourite with the crooners and was covered by Fred Astaire, Frankie Laine, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra. Other notable recordings include versions by the Mills Brothers (1950), Liza Minnelli (1970), Anne Murray (1980), Harry Nilsson (1973), Mel Tormé (1962) and Frankie Vaughan (1968).

B-side: Alright My Love

Written by: Keith Potger / Groom
Produced by: David Mackay
Arranged by: Bill Shepherd
Lead Vocal: Eve Graham

Featured on the album: Keith Potger & the New Seekers
Available on the CD: Sentimental Seventies: The Best of the New Seekers, Songbook 1970-74, Ultimate Collection.

Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 340
Released: 2nd March 1973

Highest chart position: 34
Weeks on chart: 5 weeks


Nevertheless (sheet music).

Eve Graham and the New Seekers
Nevertheless (I'm In Love With You)
(sheet music).

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Polydor single cover.
Goodbye Is Just Another Word
 

Written by: Lobo
Produced by: Michael Lloyd
Arranged by: Tommy Oliver
Lead Vocal: Eve Graham

Featured on the album: The New Seekers
Available on the CDs: Beg, Steal Or Borrow, Greatest Hits (Philips), The Singles, Songbook 1970-74, Ultimate Collection, The Very Best of the New Seekers, The World of the New Seekers.

A single released as the news broke that Peter Doyle was leaving the New Seekers, the lyrics of this song provided a fitting farewell to one of the group's most talented members.

B-side: Me And My Guitar

Written by: Paul Layton / Mick Flinn
Produced by: David Mackay
Arranged by: David Mackay
Lead Vocal: Paul Layton

Featured on the album: Peter, Paul & Marty
Available on the CD: Sentimental Seventies: The Best of the New Seekers, Simply The Best.

Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 368
Released: June 1973

Highest chart position: 36
Weeks on chart: 5 weeks


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Polydor single cover.


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Keep
Britain Tidy

Keep
Britain Tidy



Roger Cook

Roger Cook
.com
We've Got To Do It Now
 

Written by: Roger Cook / Roger Greenaway
Produced by: Michael Lloyd
Arranged by: Tommy Oliver
Lead Vocal: Eve Graham

Featured on the album: The New Seekers
Available on the CD: The Singles.

Used as the theme song for the 1973 Keep Britain Tidy campaign, which saw the New Seekers on advertising hoardings across the UK.

B-side: Look Look

Written by: Marty Kristian
Produced by: David Mackay
Lead Vocal: Marty Kristian

Featured on the album: New Seekers Now
Available on the CD: Sentimental Seventies: The Best of the New Seekers, Simply The Best.

Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 397
Released: September 1973


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Polydor single cover.


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Tony Macaulay

Tony Macaulay's
Song List



Geoff Stephens

Geoff Stephens
Composer,
Songwriter



Gary and Marys
UK No1 Lyrics Page:
New Seekers
lyrics
You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me
 

Written by: Tony Macaulay / Geoff Stephens
Produced by: Tommy Oliver
Arranged by: Gerry Shury
Lead Vocal: Lyn Paul

Featured on the album: Together
Available on the CDs: Beg, Steal Or Borrow, Greatest Hits (Mercury), Greatest Hits (Philips), Perfect Harmony, Sentimental Seventies: The Best of the New Seekers, Simply The Best, The Singles, Songbook 1970-74, Ultimate Collection, The Very Best of the New Seekers, The World of the New Seekers.

A huge hit at the end of 1973, You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me knocked Slade's Merry Xmas Everybody off the number 1 spot in January 1974 and became the New Seekers' second single to top the UK charts (their third if you read the NME charts). It was also the second of their singles to win an Ivor Novello Award.

At the time it was recorded, Lyn Paul wanted to leave the New Seekers. The group's Management hoped that by giving her this song they could persuade her to stay. In that respect at least, the song failed. As Paul Layton told it on the BBC's programme I Love 1972: "Lyn then got her break with a song called 'You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me' which she delivered impeccably and it went to number 1 ... We were disappointed at the time but the girls wanted to get on and be stars, perhaps we all did ... It was a winning formula broken up, and it was a great shame."

B-side: Song For You And Me

Written by: Cotton / Kipner / Lloyd
Produced by: Michael Lloyd
Arranged by: Tommy Oliver

Featured on the album: The New Seekers
Available on the CD: The Singles.

Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 421
Released: 16th November 1973

Highest chart position: 1 (NME chart: 1)
Weeks on chart: 16 weeks


You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me (sheet music).

New Seekers
You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me (sheet music)

Pictured (left to right): Lyn Paul and Eve Graham (standing),
Peter Oliver, Marty Kristian and Paul Layton (front).

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Polydor single cover.


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Tony Macaulay

Tony Macaulay's
Song List



Geoff Stephens

Geoff Stephens
Composer,
Songwriter
I Get A Little Sentimental Over You
 

Written by: Tony Macaulay / Geoff Stephens
Produced by: Tommy Oliver / Tony Macaulay
Lead Vocal: Lyn Paul

Featured on the album: Together
Available on the CDs: Beg, Steal Or Borrow, Greatest Hits (Mercury), Greatest Hits (Philips), Perfect Harmony, Sentimental Seventies: The Best of the New Seekers, Simply The Best, The Singles, Songbook 1970-74, Ultimate Collection, The Very Best of the New Seekers, The World of the New Seekers.

Following the success of You Won't Find Another Fool Like Me the New Seekers released another single written by Tony Macaulay and Geoff Stephens, again with Lyn Paul on lead vocal. Described by one reviewer as "pop with a good-natured glint in its eye", the single was a "chart cert". It became the New Seekers' last Top 10 hit.

B-side: Ride A Horse

Written by: Paul Layton
Produced by: Michael Lloyd
Lead Vocal: Paul Layton

Featured on the album: Peter, Paul & Marty

Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 439
Released: March 1974

Highest chart position: 5 (NME chart: 4)
Weeks on chart: 9 weeks


I Get A Little Sentimental Over You (sheet music).

New Seekers
I Get A Little Sentimental Over You (sheet music)

Pictured (left to right):
Marty Kristian, Eve Graham, Paul Layton, Lyn Paul and Peter Oliver.

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Polydor single cover.


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Tony Macaulay

Tony Macaulay's
Song List
Sing Hallelujah
 

Written by: Tony Macaulay / Keith Potger
Produced by: Tony Macaulay / Tommy Oliver
Lead Vocal: Lyn Paul

Featured on the album: Farewell Album
Available on the CDs: Perfect Harmony, The Singles.

Released in 1974 as the New Seekers went their separate ways, Sing Hallelujah was the group's last single for the Polydor label.

B-side: Unwithered Rose

Written by: Peter Doyle
Produced by: David Mackay
Arranged by: David Mackay
Lead Vocal: Peter Doyle

Featured on the album: Circles
Available on the CD: Perfect Harmony.

Catalogue Number: Polydor 2058 484
Released: 1974

Highest chart position: 65
Weeks on chart: 1 week (27/07/1974)

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Biographies

Vivien Banks
Chris Barrington
Peter Doyle
Brian Engel
Danny Finn
Mick Flinn
Eve Graham
Sally Graham
Mark Hankins
Laurie Heath

Vikki James
Donna Jones
Nicola Kerr
Marty Kristian
Paul Layton
Peter Oliver
Keith Potger
Kathy Ann Rae
Francine Rees
Caitriona Walsh



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