After the demise of Simon Dupree and the big sound, the Shulman brothers (Derek, Ray and Phil) along with Martin Smith added keyboard player Kerry Minnear and guitarist Gary Green to their ranks. This line up was responsible for the musical delights contained in this album. While later releases steered towards various forms of experimental sounds and time sequences, usually listed under "progressive rock" where did that name come from?, this first album, while intricate in places was also cohesive with some good melodies. Most tracks follow a pattern of driving riffs mixed with lighter passages, with the exception of "Isn't it quiet and cold" which has an acoustic feel leaning towards palm court orchestra style, not as much as Stackridge's more eccentric moments though. For anyone wishing to start a G.G. collection then this or Three friends would be a good starting point, before moving on to the more experimental music of "Octopus" and beyond.
This album lost a point for two reasons 1:- at 37 minutes I feel it is one song short 2:- Vertigo could have put a bit more effort into it's packaging, a bit of memorabelia wouldn't have gone amiss.