As a long-time, big-time Pentagram fan, I've been eagerly awaiting this release for awhile, so here's my take on this compilation of 70's recordings by this killer band.
First off, the packaging is great, with very informative liner notes addressing everything from recording locations to the Kiss and Judas Priest myths associated with this band. Good stuff! Moving onto the discs, the first thing you'll notice is that this is more like a 1.5 cd set, as Disc 1 has only 7 tracks on it. Nevertheless, Disc 1 is the reason to get this release. Tracks 1 & 2 are from one of the band's demos/rehearsals recorded in 1974, while the remaining tracks are from their Underground Sound session in 1976 (when Iverson was in the band). To my knowledge, 5 of these 7 songs are not on any previous legit release, and they're some of the band's strongest, tightest tunes. The sound quality is also quite good, considering the age of the recordings. The one misfire is the cover of `Little Games', which is by far the worse thing in the Pentagram catalog, but the other 6 songs are essential for any fan of the Ram. As for Disc 2, all 15 songs come from rehearsal tapes recorded between 1972 and 1974. Most of these tracks have also never been on a legit release, and a few aren't even on the bootlegs or demo tapes that I know of. In my opinion, the songs on Disc 2 are not the band's best material- they're not bad, but not as strong as the tracks on Disc 1 and those included on the first First Daze Here collection. Thus, I'm giving it only 4 of 5 stars. Still, any true fan will want this collection The liner notes make reference to more tracks still sitting on tapes awaiting release, so a volume 3 might eventually come to pass