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David Mackay

Alan Tarney & Trevor Spencer
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ME AND MY GUITAR

NEW SEEKERS

Composed by Paul Layton
& Mick Flinn
Produced & Arranged by
David Mackay

1st Released 1973

CD
Sentimental Seventies
Simply the Best


LP & Tape
Best of the New Seekers (Readers' Digest)
Peter, Paul and Marty 

Single
B Side to
Goodbye is Just Another Word

Polydor 2058 368

Paul Layton sings the lead on this appropriate B side for Goodbye is Just Another Word which was released to co-incide with Peter's departure from the group.

 

 

MONA LISA

PETER DOYLE

Composed by Jay Livingston
& Ray Evans

Remastered for Rarities by
Neil Gray

CD
Rarities

1st Released 29th May, 2004

Written for the1950 film Captain Carey, Mona Lisa won the first oscar for music in a non-musical film.  It was offered to Nat King Cole who was reluctant to record it at first and it was eventually released as a B side.  In spite of Nat King Cole's reluctance over the song, it achieved immense popularity and remains an enduring favourite.  Nine years later, Conway Twitty produced an up-beat version.  Mona Lisa had a new lease of life and Conway Twitty had a big hit on his hands.  It is this later version which Peter Doyle performed along with John Cartwright in the 1990's and was included on the recent Rarities CD.

From the Rarities liner notes: This is one of two songs on the CD recorded in 1990 as demos for Peter's duo days with John Cartwright.  First as The Phantoms , then a name change to The Leo Brothers.  The backing track was recorded at John's studio at home, and the vocal and guitar work by Peter at Gisborne.

 

 

 

MORNING HAS BROKEN

NEW SEEKERS

Composed by
Eleanor Farjeon
& Cat Stevens

Produced & Arranged by
David Mackay


1st Released 1972

CDs
Greatest Hits
The Greatest Hits
Songbook 1970-1974
Ultimate Collection

LPs & Tapes
Best of the New Seekers (Readers' Digest)
Circles (Polydor/Philips)
Come Softly to Me
In Perfect Harmony

Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma,

The New Seekers

Around 40 years after Eleanor Farjeon's hymn was first published, Cat Stevens scored an international hit in 1972 with his arrangement.  Set to a Gaelic melody, Morning Has Broken has proved an enduring favourite as both a hymn and a pop song.  Eve Graham sings the lead on the New Seekers version.

 

 

MOVE ME LORD

NEW SEEKERS

Composer Peter Doyle
Produced & Arranged by
David Mackay

Single
B side to
Oh Ich Will Betteln, Ich Will Stehlen

Philips 6006 207

CD
Songbook 1970-1974
Ultimate Collection

LPs & Tapes
Best of the New Seekers (Readers' Digest)
New Colours (Elektra)
New Colours (Polydor/Philips)
Beg, Steal or Borrow
(Philips)

1st Released 1971

Whilst other Songs for Europe were chosen to be the B side to the English Language release, one of Peter's own compositions was selected to back the German language version of the British 1972 Eurovision entry, Beg Steal or Borrow

 

 

MR GOODTIME

PETER DOYLE

Composer James Duncan
Produced by Pat Aulton

Single
B side to Tweedlee Dee
Sunshine QK-1531


LP & Tape
Festival Files: Speechless

1st Released 1966

 

 

MRS ROBINSON

NEW SEEKERS

Composer Paul Simon
Producer David Mackay

LPs
Best of the New Seekers (Readers' Digest)
Grand Gala
Keith Potger and the New Seekers
Never Ending Song of Love (Philips)
We'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (Japan)

1st Released 1970

Originally written for the film The Graduate, Mrs Robinson provided Simon and Garfunkel with a massive hit, which was covered by the New Seekers in their early days.

 

 

MY FRIEND

JOHN CARTWRIGHT

Composer John Cartwright
Remastered for Rarities by
Neil Gray

CD
Rarities

1st Released 29th May, 2004

From the Rarities liner notes: This was written by John twelve months before Peter died.  At the time Peter was putting a band together to record an album of his favourite songs.  He loved this song and included it in the selection, but unfortunately he became too ill, and the project had to be canceled.  This is John's demo.

Composer: John Cartwright, long time friend and colleague of Peter Doyle, John continues to work to keep Peter's memory alive through his music whilst keeping busy with his own career playing mostly with other performers whose careers started back in the 50s and 60s.

 

 

MY SHANGRI-LA

PETER DOYLE

Composed by Tarney & Spencer
Produced by Alan Tarney
& Trevor Spencer

LP
Skin Deep

1st Released 1977

 

 

MYSTIC QUEEN

NEW SEEKERS

Composer Marty Kristian
Produced & Arranged by
David Mackay

Single Releases
B Side to Circles
Polydor 2058 242
Philips 6000 058

B Side to
Beg, Steal or Borrow

Elektra 45780

CD
The New Seekers - 2 LPs on 1 CD

Picture Sleeve for Circles/Mystic Queen in Spain

EP
Circles

LPs & Tapes
Best of the New Seekers (Readers' Digest)
We'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (Japan)
We'd Like to Teach the World to Sing (Polydor)
Circles
(Elektra)

1st Released 1972

The Spanish picture sleeve for Circles/Mystic Queen.

 

 

 

 

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