Rick's 1967 & 1968 albums, actually recorded back-to-back, were an odd departure from anything he'd ever done before, and a questionable move after the success of his 2 country albums just before. The sound is definitely "1967"; I'm reminded a bit of the sound of THE BIRDS, THE BEES & THE MONKEES. Whether simply caught in the mood of the times, or perhaps inspired to do something for his kids, this material didn't go over well with his fans at all. Yet there are nice moments: "Dream Weaver", "Marshmallow Skies", "Don't Make Promises", and "Promenade In Green", on which Rick sings "Tracy, come out to play." (His daughter would have been 3-1/2 when he did this...!) Much is forgettable, and there are even serious misfires, such as "Georgia On My Mind", on which Rick's usual classy covering of a standard is ruined halfway thru by John Boylan's bizarre arrangement. It's a pity Rick didn't stop at one such album, because the 2nd one, PERSPECTIVE, is a definite nosedive. There's a few nice songs, like "I Think It's Gonna Rain Today", but most of it is a clear case of Rick just going thru the motions and doing what the producer wanted without bringing anything of himself to the material. When he returned with a live album in 1969, things would definitely be back on track.