This is a fine, fine, fine album, one that I kick myself for not hearing until very recently. I'm tempted to give it 5 stars, but I'm holding back for now, not fully convinced this quite lives up to being a classic. But it will certainly impress and please any fan of 60s & 70s soul, particularly the southern style. Most of the songs here were written by producer Jerry Ragovoy, except for a swell version of Dylan's "Girl of the North Country," and a great song that ends the album, "The Bitter End," written by Tate himself. Soul fans; don't pass up on this one.