Forget "easy listening" prog. Vocalist Angus Cullen sings somewhat in the vein of Justin Hayward, but that's where the comparison to the Moody Blues ends. Cressida's debut from 1970 is full of swirling organ, jazzy percussion, great fuzz guitar, and lots of swing. The title track "Cressida" is superb, with its great organ riff and snappy drums. "To Play Your Little Game" and "Lights In My Mind" are in the same upbeat vein. There are also more melancholic moments such as "Depression" and "Down Down". Cressida were one of the early progressive groups to incorporate the mellotron, but they used it to much greater effect on their 2nd album "Asylum". In fact, "Asylum" is their best and most progressive. This debut tends to shorter, poppier, more driving songs with a touch of psychedelia. The main complaint may be that this kind of music will sound "dated" to some. It's still highly enjoyable and much overlooked. Fans of early UK prog in the vein of Spring, Gracious, Fantasy or Beggars Opera should really love this. And if you like prog rock with lots of organ, this could be for you.