Something About The Beatles (CD single)
See also, Andy Davis
"The Kollection" (SJPCD204)
Released with the full
approval of the band, this hand-picked 'best of' rarely flags...
The Korgis had a brief chart success between 1979 and 1980 with two UK hit singles, ‘If I Had You’ and ‘Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime’ – both included on here. Both of these are certifiable pop classics with their lush arrangements and melodious vocals (the nearest comparison to the Korgis sound would be fellow Brits Sad Café). The band did a dance style version of ‘Everybody…’ with DNA in 1993 but this failed to chart (again it is here on this collection).
Only one slight drawback is that a few numbers tend to
merge into one another sound wise but at 19 tracks you are sure to find
This collection has the added bonus for fans of some newly recorded tracks, which carry on the bands core sound of gentle melodies plus extensive sleeve notes. There are some demos dating back from 1978 that have aged remarkably well.
Jason Ritchie, www.getreadytorock.com (April 2005)
...we get a significant portion of their latest release, 1992’s This World’s for Everyone (recorded after reforming as a trio), including a version of their hit "Everybody’s Got to Learn Sometime." There is also a bunch of new songs, recorded in the current millennium.
Avi Shaked, www.maelstrom.nu (May 2005)
...there are some lovely melodies floating around in there...
...includes five songs from a recording session that the band conducted in 2003...
...carefully crafted brand of highly melodic pop-rock was all the rage for a few years during the late seventies and early eighties...
Kevin Bryan, Belfast Telegraph
The hits are here with 'If I Had You' adapting well to the acoustic mode whereas 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime' lacks the big production values for me. 'That’s What Friends Are For' and 'Lines' would easily sit on daytime radio.
hits like Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime on three acoustic guitars (with a
hint of piano) takes them to a simple, beautiful level often not immediately
apparent in their earlier incarnation...A stylish songbook from two of
Britain's vastly underrated artists.
unplugging their guitars and creating sumptuous new arrangements, The Korgis
breathe such new life into these golden numbers that it's amazing how fresh
they all now sound...Although it may look like just another best-of package,
Unplugged actually walks The Korgis to brand new heights. A must for all fans
...the vocal harmonies on 'If I Had You' are wonderful and well worth hearing...Of course it will be to 'Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime' that most people will turn, and the version here is truly beautiful.
The acoustic versions of this simply structured, accessible songs, though a bit thin, make the songwriting shine with its bits of wittiness (such as those found on "Cold Tea," "Dumb Waiters" and "Perfect Hostess"). (5.5/10)
Avi Shaked, Maelstrom (May
...there are some excellent harmonies as a feature of the music, and the instruments are always impeccably played...
Classic Rock Society
"Something About The Beatles" (RAJPCD903)
...the song makes full use of great melodies and harmonies...this track stands out from many of the other new releases
Evening Echo (July 2006)
"The World's For Everyone" (SJPCD244)
From the title track,
through 'Show Me' and the magnificent 'No Love In the World' ... and 'Love
Turned Me Around' only the use of drum machine betrays the late-80s,
early-90s origins. Just when you thought it couldn't get much better, the
band roll out 'Wreckage Of A Broken Heart' and 'All The Love In The
The production throughout is phenomenal, the sound magnificent, and the arrangements dense, but with close attention to musical details. As always with the Korgis, the strong melodies and catchy choruses reign supreme, with every song emphasizing the band's exquisite vocals and ferocious musical talent.
Fifteen years on, this superb set finally received a British release, an event celebrated by the inclusion of a previously unreleased bonus track, a pair of alternate recordings, "This World"'s original demo, and a rollicking rock & roller recorded live in 1993. A must have for every Korgis' fan, an old album that in today's climes sounds surprisingly up to date.
All Music Guide (December
With a handful of bonus cuts, including the rarest of all rarities, THE KORGIS' live rendition of the "Mount Everest Sings The Blues" rockabilly from 1993, that's from the studio-only band, this CD will feel at home in every home.
www.dmme.net (December 2007)
One of the most
haunting and melodic of pop bands...
Something About The Korgis (SJPCD269)
be 'more commercial' than Stackridge, the songwriting of Davis and Warren
shows the same quirkiness and humour, but with a radio-friendly sound that
led to the hits 'If I Had You' (#13) and 'Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime'
to an astute archival label like Angel Air to take it upon itself to revive
a band like the Korgis, a deserving combo that was scarcely appreciated even
in their native Great Britain... Etched in the great British pop tradition -
one that relied on such esteemed forebears as the Kinks, the Hollies and
naturally, the Beatles - the band carved its template from lush, effusive
melodies, subtly shaded arrangements and the cooing vocals of chief
protagonists Andy Davis and James Warren, the Stackridge expatriates who
shaped the band's sound.
...filing under 'relevant' is an option
Mojo, November 2008
...raging emotions put into simple delivery, heartfelt words...A gem among gems.
www.dmme.net (November 2008)
...the band carved its template from lush, effusive melodies, subtly shaded arrangements and the cooing vocals of chief protagonists Andy Davis and James Warren, the Stackridge expatriates who shaped the band's sound...a must-have for that especially discerning collector who considers him or herself a Korgis completist.
Lee Zimmerman (December 2008)