By late 1964 The Searchers had lost Tony Jackson and were consolidating their position as Britain's leading folk-influenced rock group. 'What Have They Done To The Rain' had been another hit, as had 'When You Walk In The Room'. Yet live in Sweden in December 1964, they were still closing their set with 'What I'd Say' and showcasing John McNally on 'Let The Four Winds Blow'. It sounds as though The Searchers couldn't quite decide on their forte: blasting rock 'n' roll or introspective folk rock. Chuck Berry's 'Memphis Tennessee' is followed by 'Needles And Pins'. The December 1964 "Needles And Pins' is smoother and more delicately played than the March version. Frank Allen's melodic bass playing doesn't have the attack of Jackson's simpler rhythm-based style.                                           The undoubted highlight of  the December 1964 set is 'What Have They Done To The Rain'. It's an understated performance, wherein Chris Curtis' bongos?underpin some beautiful ensemble vocals. The version of ‘When You Walk In The Room' isn't far behind, with its melding of the power of their rock'n'roll delivery to the folk rock of the arrangement and vocals.

taken from the booklet Swedish Radio Sessions



11. Red Sails In The Sunset 1.34
(Williams, Kennedy) Redwood Music Ltd / Peter Maurice Music Co Lt)
12. Memphis Tennessee 2.09
(Berry) Jewel Music Pub. Co. Ltd
13. Needles And Pins 2.77
(Bono, Nitzsche) EMI United Partnership Ltd
14. Hi-Heel Sneakers 2.40
(Higginbotham) Jewel Music Pub. Co. Ltd
15. What Have They Done To The Rain? 2.46
(Reynolds) Trio Essex Music Ltd
16. Glad All Over 1.58
(Schroeder, Tepper, Bennett) Minder Music Ltd / 
 Carlin Music Corp
17. Let The Four Winds Blow 1.44
(Domino, Bartholomew) EMI United Partnership Ltd
18. When You Walk In The Room 3.10
(DeShannon) EMI United Partnership Ltd
19. What'd I Say 3.22
(Charles) Carlin Music Corp

This period shows the Searchers as a real group, all members sing, especially compared to Sessions 1 (Jackson) and 3 (Pender).