“Such A Night” stands out because it gets its content over via beat and flow rather than melody. The backing singers kick the song off on a do-be-do-be pattern with a drum kick at the end and this hardly varies through the whole track. Ray creates the interest by the way he moves his vocal around the beat, sometimes riding it for emphasis (“Now she’s gone! Gone! Gone!”), sometimes wandering off into morning-after reverie (lots of knowing “ooh”s and “oh”s, and a marvellously taken “I – I reminisce..”). It’s charming, fruity, sophisticated pop – probably the track that’s grown on me the most of everything I’ve heard so far.

Score: 7

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