After re-releasing the official "Reg King" album and "Missing in Action" E.P., several years ago, Circle Records had every intention of releasing another complete album of the former Action vocalist's original material soon afterwards. However, time passes and things often don't go as planned: It was only by late 2010 that all official permissions were granted, and a further six months before restoration and editing was complete.
Recorded between Reggie leaving The Action in 1968 and the end of 1969, these songs feature his former bandmates throughout (still trading as The Action without him). With just one exception, the tracks are full-band, not just 'acoustic sketches' as many demo. recordings are. Aside from three tracks rescued from unlikely tape sources and an acetate, the majority are in perfect 'finished master' quality. For some reason, all of this material was left aside when the time came for Reggie's 1971 album. In comparison, they are brighter and more uplifting than that record, not hampered by a similar busy / heavy production. The music ranges from the soulful pop of his Action days, shows influences of jazz and just hints at the 'progressions' yet to come. Nothing is overlong and all tracks show just what a tremendous songwriter the man was. This record bridge's the gap between The Action's "Rolled Gold" and Mr. King's 'official' solo record perfectly. If it had been released as a last Action record, or as a 'first' solo album, maybe Reggie's career and our and respect for him would have been even bigger.