This is the original release, plus 4 tracks that are available elsewhere.
The album was a change of direction for Mayall, to a more jazz-based sound in many areas. However, there is plenty for the blues fan to enjoy as well, particularly in the playing of Mick Taylor, who plays with a maturity well beyond his years (he was 19 when it was recorded!). Every member of the band is a seasoned pro, and that much is obvious by listening to all their contributions. The Bare Wires Suite, although slightly self-indulgent in places, generally works well, and the remainder of the album contains some very strong songs, all written by Mayall himself.
This is another must-have album for all fans of British blues-based music at it's best.