THE ZOMBIES -"Whenever You're Ready" / "I Love You" (Decca F.12225) September 1965
It's about time The Zombies had another hit, and "Whenever You're Ready" could give them a touch. Piano and cymbals support the soloist at the outset then it breaks into a unison-vocal mid shaker.
What I like about these boys is their inherent R&B feel plus the leaders honest approach, without resorting to nasal drawls or the unnecessary shouting. Another pleasing feature of the disc is the exciting thumping piano break.
The flipside is a mid-shaker tempo for the un-originally titled "I Love You"
More forthright approach here with organ and harmony support. A most competent B-Side.
(NME review, September 1965)