This is the Searchers' first single with their new bass guitarist and singer, Frank Allen, who was formerly with Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers.It was the first line-up change in a major group from the Mersey Beat Boom. Some music papers prophesized the end of the group, not being aware that Tony Jackson's voice hadn't been the prominent vocal trademark for the group for more than seven months. But the future - right up to the present day - showed that the decision to recruit Frank and his acceptance was one of the best things that could have happened to the Searchers

Australia When You Walk In The Room  / (I値l Be) Missing You Astor AP 1073 1964
Canada When You Walk In The Room  / (I値l Be) Missing You Pye Records PYE 752 1964
Denmark When You Walk In The Room  / (I値l Be) Missing You Pye Records 7N 15694 1964
Germany When You Walk In The Room  / (I値l Be) Missing You Vogue DV 14211 1964
Ireland When You Walk In The Room  / (I値l Be) Missing You Pye Records   7N 15694    1964
Japan When You Walk In The Room  / (I値l Be) Missing You Pye Records LL - 694 - Y 1964
NL When You Walk In The Room  / (I値l Be) Missing You Pye Negram 7N 15694 1964
Norway When You Walk In The Room  / (I値l Be) Missing You Pye Records   7N 15694    1964
NZ When You Walk In The Room  / (I値l Be) Missing You Pye Records 7N 15694 1964
Philippes When You Walk In The Room  / (I値l Be) Missing You Pye Dyna Records PYE - 310 1964
SA When You Walk In The Room  / (I値l Be) Missing You Pye Teal Records PY   10 1964
Sweden When You Walk In The Room  / (I値l Be) Missing You Pye Records   7N 15694    1964
UK When You Walk In The Room  / (I値l Be) Missing You Pye Records 7N 15694  Sept 11th1964
USA When You Walk In The Room  / (I値l Be) Missing You Kapp Records K-618       Oct 1964
         
Italy Love Potion No.9 / When You Walk In The Room Pye Records 45 NP 5052 1964

The UK release date was September 1964. It came out on Pye 7N-15694, and it entered the charts on September 17th, went to number 3 and stayed in the charts for 12 weeks. The lead singer is Frank Allen, harmony vocal by Mike with back-up vocals by Chris. The flip side is "I'll Be Missing You", mainly sung by Mike supported by Chris. This is an original composition by Chris, who had already sung the lead vocal on a demo version in 1963.
Having a brand new member take lead vocals (which was not essential, the Searchers already having an trademark sound) was a daring experiment - which worked successfully.

above, on the right and below: different UK releases

典he song we chose between us was When You Walk In The Room, a powerful Jackie DeShannon piece chock full of ingredients that were the hallmarks of a Searchers hit. The simple but effective melody, embellished by the expected harmonies and one of the most memorable of all guitar riffs, could have been tailor-made for us (...)  Not only was I playing on my first single as a Searcher but I also found myself becoming a lead singer, not a natural position for me as someone having a voice that was adequate but without any great merits to speak of. It was at Chris's initial suggestion and with everyone else's agreement that we decided to try doubling the vocals' It was normal for most artistes to double-track, which is the process of having the singer repeat his performance on a separate take in order to give it a texture and body that would be lacking in one voice on its own. The difference this time was that Mike and I sang the lead line together and then proceeded to double both vocals thus giving it twice the power in theory. Because we were using this technique the sound was a tad different from the recordings that had gone before. Mike's voice matched my own very well and in fact throughout much of the record mine tended to cut through more.    Frank Allen: The Searchers And Me  Castle-upon-Alun 20099, page 157

 鄭s I recall, our mood at the recording session at Pye's Marble Arch studios was buoyant and happy. Chris and I were the main contributors on the recording. We decided to double-track my vocal and also double-track my l2-string Rick, adding Chris's harmony vocal.  Mike Pender: The Search For Myself, Malpas 2014, page 68

Musicpapers in 1964 also credited Frank as leadsingsinger together with Mike, but Frank's voice is more in front. Mike has a different memory. The easiest way to find out who is right, is to listen to the single. At least my ears hear Frank clearer than Mike.

above and on the right: Australian single and sheet music. The song reached no. 1 in the Australian charts
above: German single, 2nd pressing had a different cover backside. Wonder why it didn't chart here.
 

above: US promo, variant 1, below: variants 2 & 3   When You Walk... reached no. 35 in the USA

above and below: three different pressings
NL re

lease

still

with

Tony

on

the

cover

below: Record from Sweden, cover was printed in two different colours. The A-Side reached no. 20 in the Swedish charts

left: Norwegian cover, record was the same pressing as in Sweden.

 

above: Japanese release

 
above and

left:

two different

pressings from

New Zealand

 

above: Canadian record, reached no. 21, below South Africa, no. 4 in the charts

 

left: Philippines, below: Italy, When ... only b-side to Love Potion No. 9

The EP Section

UK A1 When You Walk In The Room Pye Records NEP 24204
Spain A2 (I値l Be) Missing You Pye Records PYEP 2064
NZ B1 Some Day We池e Gonna Love Again Pye Records NEP 24204
Australia B2 No One Else Could Love You Astor NEP 24204
Israel     Top Hits TO 17057
Israel     Piccadilly NEP 24204
         
         
France A1 Someday We're Gonna Love Again Vogue PNV 24123
  A2 No One Else Could Love Me    
  B1 When You Walk In The Room  
  B2 (I値l Be) Missing You    
released in the

UK in

November

1964, coupled

with the last

record with

Tony Jackson.

Entered the

charts in

March 1965,

reached no.

12 and

disappeared

after only two

weeks.

left: Spanish release. In South Africa the two songs of the single appeared together with the next single: What Have They Done To The Rain

 Israel, Australia and New Zealand used the same cover, slightley different colour in Australia, see below

 

above: French EP