yellow river reviewed

One of the rare singles which received rave reviews from every paper when it was released in 1970.

Yellow River

jefflynneMelody Maker:
Stand by for a sizeable hit! Yellow River is great. Ideal for dancing, and one that goes down well in the clubs. I wish the group all the luck in the world.

New Musical Express:
Now, here's a disc I like very much indeed. It's straightforward, uncomplicated pop, and within this category, it fulfils its fuction admirably. The trio, led by soloist Jeff Christie, dispenses a solid, fast-paced beat, and the voal is personable and appealing. Above all, the tune is immediately catchy. With the right breaks, this could happen!

Disc and Music Echo:
Not exactly a subtle record, but I bet you'll be whistling it in a few days. Which means it's loaded with commercial appeal. Christie, a new three-piece group, wrote this number, which has a jolly thumping rhythm, tricky bits of guitar and some nice piano. The chorus will drive you mad.

Record Mirror:
Outsider with chances, full of appeal!

Music No 1:
If this gets the airplays, it will be very successful.

Music Business Weekly:
Whole thing moves nicely, like to see it do well.

Daily Mirror:
Chart-bound challenger.

Hereford Evening News:
One of the most enjoyable discs of the week!
The song is very fast paced, and VERY, VERY addictive. Be warned people, once you listen to this song, getting it out of your head is next to impossible. The song starts off with a bass guitar rift, which then turns into a tri-instrumental interlude (Which is the bass rhythm of the song), and fades into the background as Jeff Christie takes over the vocals (00:07).
   The feel of the song is really upbeat, and it puts a warm smile on one’s face. Before you know it, the first chorus begins at 00:37. The chorus is the most addictive part of the song. You just CAN’T get it off your head!
   The way the vocals and the rhythm change makes the chorus irresistible. There is hardly a gap between the chorus and the second stanza (2 seconds, to be precise!), so en garde! The chorus starts again (the gap between the two choruses seems like 10 seconds, bu it’s actually 30 seconds.    This is what happens when a song is fast paced – you completely lose track of time.
   We have a straight on winner here! A hands-down 10/10 for this must-listen-to, guys!

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