65 minutes in length approximately. The remastered sound is clean, warm and spacious sounding. The booklet contains a short overview of Troy and the album, including quotes from George Harrison regarding the recording of this album. there are several color and b&w photos included. This edition contains a total of 6 bonus tracks (5 which have been released previously)-including a new unreleased track, "All That I've Got (I'm Gonna Give It To You"), which hasn't appeared previously. This is perhaps closer to a 3 1/2 star rating.
This is the one and only album Troy recorded, in 1970, for THE BEATLES Apple Records company. Known for her lone hit "Just One Look" from the 60's, Troy was more popular in England, where she moved in the 60's. This album (thanks to George Harrison), is full of tough soul/r&b (try "Give Me Back My Dynamite" or "You Tore Me Up Inside"), and includes an assortment of well known musicians. With players like Harrison, Billy Preston (who recorded for Apple), Stephen Stills, Klaus Voorman, Peter Frampton, Eric Clapton Leon Russell, Jackie Lomax (who also recorded for Apple), and Delaney and Bonnie,this album is a treasure chest of great musicians. The songs, some written by Troy, with the help of Harrison, Stills, Lomax and Preston, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, among others is somewhat variable. The slower tempo songs ("So Far", "Exactly Like You" for example) are where Troy's voice really shines-on the up tempo songs Troy sounds a bit overwhelmed at times by all the heavy talent present.
But don't let that deter you from hearing some fine soul music, music that's a good example of an era when well known musicians would drop in and play on each others records. The chance to hear all this talent together on one album is to good to pass up. Troy is in fine voice, and the arrangements, which are, at times, a bit heavy handed, move these songs along nicely. And with the chance of hearing Clapton or Harrison or Preston solo in this context is a real treat. This album deserves to be re-released-not only for Troy's great voice, but for all the talent surrounding her.