Rod Argent formed Argent in 1969, following the breakup of the Zombies. The lineup consisted of his cousin Jim Rodford and former Roulettes members Russ Ballard and Bob Henrit. The debut album, Argent, was very much in the same style as the Zombies, but subsequent albums veered more toward a heavier, progressive sound. In Deep, the band's fourth album, was originally released on Epic Records in 1973. While not as strong as its predecessors, it did produce the excellent single (and one of the best tracks on the album), "God Gave Rock and Roll to You," which made the Top 20 in England and charted well in North America. The original album contained eight songs, with half written by Ballard and the other half by Argent and White. This Collectables reissue contains the bonus track "Hold Your Head Up," originally from the band's third album. When the band split in 1976, Argent went on to pursue a solo career. Henrit opened a drum shop in London's West End and played in a band called Phoenix with Rodford, before they both joined the Kinks.
AllMusic Review by Keith Pettipas