Herman's Hermits (album)

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Herman's Hermits
Hermanhermitsalbum.jpg
Studio album by Herman's Hermits
Released 13 February 1965 (US)
September 1965 (UK)
Studio Kingsway Recording Studio, London
Genre Beat, British rock
Length 30:13 (UK release)
Label MGM (US)
Columbia (UK)
Producer Mickie Most
Herman's Hermits British chronology
Hermania
(1965)Hermania1965
Herman's Hermits
(1965)
Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter
(1965)Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter1965
Herman's Hermits American chronology
Herman's Hermits
(1965) Herman's Hermits1965
Herman's Hermits on Tour
(1965) Herman's Hermits on Tour1965
Singles from Herman's Hermits (US only)
  1. "I'm Into Something Good"
    Released: September, 1964
  2. "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter"
    Released: April, 1965
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [1]

Herman's Hermits (sometimes called Introducing Herman's Hermits) is the debut album of the band Herman's Hermits, first issued in 1965. As was typical of the time, the album's contents were different on the UK and US releases. UK albums did not have any singles included.

Background[edit]

The success of Herman's Hermits first single, "I'm Into Something Good", #1 in the UK[2] and #13 on the US Billboard Hot 100,[3] led to a US release of their first album in February, 1965. After two other single releases which were eventually issued on their second US album Herman's Hermits on Tour, MGM released "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" in April, 1965. It immediately went to #1 on the US Billboard chart.[4] The album itself peaked on the Billboard 200 chart at #2, and remained on the chart for 40 weeks.[5]

The album was not released in the UK until September, 1965.[6] As was customary at the time, UK album releases did not have any singles on them. The UK version peaked at #16, and was only on the charts for two weeks.[7]

Album covers[edit]

There are three different covers for the US album. Original covers indicate "Including Their Hit Single 'I'm Into Something Good'". When "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" was issued as a single, a yellow sticker was added to the cover, incorrectly reading "Featuring 'Mrs. Brown You Have A Lovely Daughter'". Once the latter became a No. 1 hit, the sticker was eliminated and the cover was changed to read, with correct title, "Including 'Mrs. Brown, You've Got A Lovely Daughter".

Track listing[edit]

UK version[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Heartbeat" Bob Montgomery, Norman Petty 2:52
2. "Travellin' Light" Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett 2:36
3. "I'll Never Dance Again" Barry Mann, Mike Anthony 3:30
4. "Walkin' with My Angel" Gerry Goffin, Carole King 2:24
5. "Dream On" Gary Gordon 2:07
6. "I Wonder" Johnny Pearson 2:10
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "For Your Love" Graham Gouldman 2:28
2. "Don't Try to Hurt Me" Keith Hopwood 2:08
3. "Tell Me Baby" Derek Leckenby, Keith Hopwood 2:16
4. "I'm Henery VIII, I Am" Fred Murray, Robert Patrick Weston 1:53
5. "The End of the World" Arthur Kent, Sylvia Dee 3:05
6. "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" Trevor Peacock 2:48

US version[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I'm into Something Good" Gerry Goffin, Carole King 2:31
2. "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" Trevor Peacock 2:46
3. "Kansas City Loving" Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller 2:07
4. "I Wonder" Johnny Pearson 2:06
5. "Sea Cruise" Huey "Piano" Smith 2:08
6. "Walking with My Angel" Goffin, King 2:19
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Show Me Girl" Goffin, King 2:34
2. "I Understand (Just How You Feel)" Pat Best 2:58
3. "Mother-in-Law" Allen Toussaint 2:21
4. "Your Hand in Mine" Charles Silverman, Harvey Lisberg 2:00
5. "I Know Why" Charles Silverman, Derek Leckenby 2:03
6. "Thinking of You" Johnny Pearson 2:03

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Herman's Hermits[edit]

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