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Morning Song – She’s Coming Home

July 29, 2016

The Zombies were one of thousands (or so it seemed at the time) of boy bands that made up the British Invasion. They lasted longer (until 1967) than most groups and had a few big hits (e.g., “She’s Not There”, “Time Of The Season”). “She’s Coming Home” wasn’t one of them.

You can hear why. The tempo wobbles. The lyrics don’t scan, let alone rhyme well. The beat never settles into a solid groove for more than a couple of measures.

But on the fadeout as the chorus repeats, there’s a moment when the minor chord progression catches a groove, the backing harmonies blend and lift the song to a higher plane, and lead singer Colin Blunstone’s voice catches as he reaches for the high note on “She’s coming home to me” that just about makes the song all by itself.

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