The Amen Corner managed to be on two different record labels, Deram and Immediate, during their brief existence and to score hits for both.
Thus, neither label has enough to fill out a complete hits collection.
This is Immediate’s version, which does contain the chart-topping ˝(If Paradise Is) Half as Nice˝ and the Top Ten ˝Hello Susie.˝ But the Deram hits, ˝Gin House Blues,˝ ˝Bend Me, Shape Me,˝ and ˝High in the Sky˝ are all represented here by live versions, and it’s there you really get to hear the evidence of the group’s teen appeal -- the screams run right through the performances.
The rest of the album contains the group’s covers of songs like the Beatles’ ˝Get Back˝ and the Band’s ˝The Weight,˝ and originals such as ˝Recess˝ that suggest their categorization as a kiddie band wasn’t entirely unearned.
The Amen Corner never made it in the U.S., but it’s hard to understand why, given the band’s chops and, especially, lead singer Andy Fairweather-Low’s distinctively gravelly wail.