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Colin Blunstone: Never Ever Thought (Rocket); Allan Clarke: I Wasn't Born Yesterday (Atlantic

Mitchell Cohen, Creem, October 1978

WHAT'S MISSING on these LPs is the quality of delight. Nobody would consider the early records of The Zombies or The Hollies particularly well-crafted, but in their raggedness they were often joyful, mesmerizing and endlessly listenable: songs like ‘Whenever You're Ready’, ‘Look Through Any Window’ and a dozen others still fascinate, largely because of the interplay between voice, material and arrangement. Colin Blunstone and Allan Clarke sang as though they were finding nuances on the spot, and the frisson of discovery was contagious.

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