Following 1972's Seventy Second Brave
Keef Hartley found himself much in demand, and was working on so many projects that he just did not have time to manage his band. As a result things drifted apart, and Keef's next release was officially a solo album. Sadly it was to be Keef's last release under his own name for some time, as other projects got in the way.
Though billed as a solo album, Keef surrounded himself with a crack group of musicians, without whom the record would be impossible. Whereas Keef's previous albums had been getting progressively jazzier/funkier in tone, this seems to be a step back to his roots, with more of an emphasis on blues. There are still the jazzy arrangements, complete with horns and for the first and last time on a Hartley album, strings, which add layers to the raw blues sound.
This is another great release from Esoteric. The album has been nicely remastered, and the sound is really good and clear. There are extensive liner notes from Keef Hartley regarding the new band and the recording, which make for interesting reading.
A great release of some great music.