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Alan Price: 'Jack' a Now or Never Hit

Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 19 August 1967

"IT WAS really a question of now or never," was how Alan Price referred to his composition 'The House That Jack Built', over lunch in a London pub recently. "I was very tempted to record another one of those great Randy Newman compositions, but there is so much more satisfaction in creating something of your own – not to mention the royalties!

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