Out of the two 1968-9 Electric Flag studio albums, the second, self titled one is the better. True, it does not have Mike Bloomfield, but the sound is far superior, the arrangements are tighter, and the band seems more sure of itself.
The album is less ambitous, but the execution is better, and there are creative flurishes: listen to the segue from Sonny into With Time There Is Change, using the flute for transition. It is all part of the dark, smokey vibe, which focuses the album more than Long Time Commin, which is great, but never quite acheives an overall mood.( I wonder what would have happened if they had started with a basic blues album like this, then tackled the more lofty work of Long Time Commin'0
It is a shame this band broke up so soon. Both records show they had plenty of potental. Buy this twofer, and you'll see the many ways they could have gone