Pretty much all the interest here is in the instrumentation, the now-expected orchestration replaced by a fragile electric organ and a break played on what might be a cracked cornet. The production makes for an effective bit of slush, which as a bare song doesn’t hold the interest for longer than its premise (“With broken wings no bird can fly”). The plug on the organ is pretty much all that separates this from the earliest slow songs I’ve heard, dance ballads from the 20s or even before. The singles chart was now several months old but listening to this I get the – probably na’ve – idea that there was still a lot more luck than judgement in fashioning a hit.

Score: 4

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