The best of the albums put out by the Seekers
Lawrance M. Bernabo | The Zenith City, Duluth, Minnesota | 01/01/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
""Come the Day" was the third and best of the albums put out by the Seekers who were probably the most popular of the acoustic rock elements of the British Invasion (i.e., Peter & Gordon, Chad & Jeremy). The Seekers consisted of high school classmates Athol Guy on (upright) bass, Keith Potger on 12-string guitar, and Bruce Woodley on guitar, who were joined by singer Judith Durham, who was actually a jazz-singer with perfect pitch dabbling in singing folk songs. The other important figure in their story was Tom Springfield, the brother of singer Dusty Springfield, who wrote most of their top hits once the group got to England. "Come the Day" has the group's biggest hit, "Georgy Girl," which made it to #2 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart in 1967, and which was also the title of this album when it was released in the United States. That might explain why this CD release has all the album's dozen songs in both mono and stereo versions (I am deaf in one ear, so stereo is a concept that is lost on me and do not even ask about quadrophonic sound). There are covers of several recognizable pop songs ("Red Rubber Ball" by Krycle, "Yesterday" by the Beatles, "Turn Turn Turn" by the Byrds, and "California Dreaming" by the Mamas and the Papas), but the best track besides their hit has to be Tom Paxton's "The Last Thing on My Mind." Most of these tracks are available on the various Seekers hits collections, but for those who like the group's pleasing harmonies and the pitch perfect voice of Judith Durham, this would be the best choice for one of their actual albums to pick up in addition to the obligatory hits collection."