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Poptastic: 60s Musical Classics

Friday 8th June 2007

As of 4th June 2007, Optimum Releasing released three Poptastic 60s Musical Classics; John Boorman's Catch Us If You Can, the Sixties version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Gonks Go Beat and the long-lost pop gem Pop Gear.
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As of 4th June 2007, Optimum Releasing released three Poptastic 60s Musical Classics; John Boorman's Catch Us If You Can, the Sixties version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet Gonks Go Beat and the long-lost pop gem Pop Gear.

Catch Us If You Can (1965)

John Boorman makes his directorial debut with this 1960s cult classic in which Dave Clark stars as a stuntman who gives up the rat-race to see the real world, along with his four friends (played by the Dave Clark Five Band).

On his travels he picks up a pretty model who's also sick of the humdrum, money driven world of advertising and decides to come along for the ride. On a sunny island they mix with beatniks and society hipsters while singing classics beat hits during a wild weekend, as agents, ad men and the national press try to catch them... if they can. A UK DVD Premiere.

Track Listing - All songs are written and performed by Dave Clark and the Dave Clark 5

  • Catch Us If You Can
  • Time
  • When
  • I Can't Stand It
  • Sweet Memories
  • On The Move
  • Move On
  • Ol' Sol
  • Having A Wild Weekend

Gonks Go Beat (1965)

A Sixties version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that you never expected. The Montagues and Capulets are here rival musical communities, divided by whether they love ballads or rock. Forbidden love between a couple from either side brings hope for peace.

Featuring a host of 60s Beat groups including Elaine and Derek, Lulu and the Luvvers, The Long and the Short, The Nashville Teens, Ray Lewis and the Trekkers, The Graham Bond Organisation, Bobby Graham, Alan David, Ginger Baker, Ronnie Verral, The Trolls, The Vaquieros and, erm, some furry puppets called the Gonks. A UK premiere.

Track Listing

  • Choc Ice - Lulu And The Luvers
  • Harmonica - The Graham Bond Organisation
  • Broken Pieces - Elaine And Derek
  • Burn Up - The Vacqueros, The Trolls Love Is A Dream - Alan David As Young As You Are - Ray Lewis And The Trekkers
  • Drum Battle - Ginger Baker, Bobby Graham, Alan Grinley, John Kearns, Bobby Richards, Ronnie Verrell, Andy White
  • Love Is A Funny Thing - The Long And The Short
  • In Love With You Today - Iain Gregory
  • Penny For Your Thoughts - Barbara Brown
  • Battle Music - The Trekkers, The Trolls, The Long And The Short, The Vacqueros
  • Gonks - Go Beat Studio Orchestra
  • The Only One - Lulu And The Luvers
  • Poor Boy - The Nashville Teens
  • Takes Two To Make Love - Ian Gregory And Barbara Brown With All The Groups

Pop Gear (1965)

This long-lost pop gem features many of the bands that made up the British Invasion in 1964, book-ended by the Beatles and hosted by the ultimate 60s pop icon himself, Sir Jimmy Savile. A UK Premiere.

Track Listing

  • Pre-credits: She Loves You - The Beatles
  • Little Children - Billy J. Kramer & The Dakotas
  • Make Him Mine - Susan Maughan
  • Juliet - The Four Pennies
  • The House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
  • A Little Loving - The Fourmost
  • He's In Town - Rockin' Berries
  • Have I The Right - The Honeycombs
  • Rinky Dink - Sounds Incorporated
  • World Without Love - Peter And Gordon
  • Walk Away - Matt Monroe
  • I'm Into Something Good - Herman's Hermits
  • Tommy Quickly And The Remo Four - Humpty Dumpty
  • Watcha Gonna Do - Billie Davis
  • My Babe - The Spencer Davis Group
  • Tabacco Road - The Nashville Teens
  • What In The World's Come Over You - The Rockin' Berries
  • For Mama - Matt Monroe
  • Black Girl - The Four Pennies
  • William Tell - Sounds Incorporated
  • Google Eyes - The Nashville Teens
  • Eyes - The Honeycombs
  • Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals
  • Pop Gear - Matt Monroe
  • End credits: Twist and Shoud - The Beatles
  • None or TBC

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