I have to laugh when people always compare this version of the Electric Flag to the original. I was lucky enough to see them do this album at the Cape Cod Colosseum (a cement block hockey rink at the time) in 1974 when they were touring to promote it. I wasn't expecting them to create a memory for my lifetime when I took a seat about two-thirds of the way back. It was just a way to spend the evening with time and ticket money on my hands. As soon as they started, however, the music just reached through my chest, grabbed a hold of my heart and spine, and said, son, you are about to feel emotion -- buckle up your heart and hang on. Buddy Miles was singing stuff that would bring tears to a grown man's eyes, and Roger Troy's voice was doubling with him, literally squeezing out harmonies to both chill and uplift the heart at the same time. It was unreal. Their alternating lead vocals on Sudden Change worked so well, it was stupendous. Together with Bloomfield and Goldberg and Gravenites, this band was (every expletive imaginable and ever coined under the sun deleted) unimaginable. Their playing was so charged, I can still feel it when I go back to those moments. The build on Talkin' Won't Get It was magnificent. This band produced such a strong memory of fantastic music it has stayed with me always. I'd seen my share of shows (Who, Sabbath, Purple, etc.) before it and continued to do so afterward, but the night I saw these five guys playing truth and pain in music so strongly that it came through the air at you and physically took hold of you I will never forget. It was, simply, an experience. I can still feel the vibration in the air as two men the sizes of Miles and Troy strove as high as they could on parallel vocals, reached them, and took you for a ride. Roger Troy was no weak link in this version of the Electric Flag. His addition and abilities were well chosen. And The Band Played On. The mix and balance on the album (it needs a good remix) isn't as tight as their playing was that night, but it's still excellent. The CD has apparently gone from one that didn't strike much interest at one time to now being pricey, which also makes me laugh, but if you can afford it, and especially if you have a system where you can tweak your own balance, treble, and bass, it's well worth it. Even if you don't, you should probably get it. This thing is a classic.