'Ram Jam City' consists of demo recordings for Danny's 'Second Chapter' album, and it doesn't purport to be a remastered version of 'Second Chapter'. These songs are complete demo recordings made (long) prior to final production of the album. It isn't 'Second Chapter' after someone has messed about with it. The final versions of these songs were over-produced with horns and strings everywhere and this took the edge off the music, particularly the guitars, which would presumably be the main attraction of Danny's work.
Having said that, the finished 'Second Chapter' album should be available on CD as well, so we could compare the two... It did surface on CD in 1993, but it's long-deleted - good luck if you try to find it. Danny's other two albums are criminally neglected, particularly his follow-up to 'Second Chapter', 'Midnight in San Juan' (or simply 'Danny Kirwan' in the USA). Danny's final effort 'Hello There Big Boy!' is perhaps best forgotten, since it shows Danny at the very end of his career when he was already heavily mired in the illness that has plagued him since then. He plays practically no guitar on his final album, his vocals had to be strengthened by cheesy backing vocalists, and most of the songs are co-written or covers. Very sad, although the album is not without merit.
"Ram Jam City" is above all interesting, and shows the direction Danny's solo career should have taken, with sharp-edged guitar work, and clear and concise arrangements. The songs stand up very well as demos, more so than most demos that you hear, and one member of Danny's band was quoted as saying that the demos could not have been improved upon.
People looking for more of the type of work Danny was doing with Fleetwood Mac will find some solace in the dreamy 'Cascades', 'Silver Streams' (these wouldn't have been out of place on Mac's "Future Games") and 'Second Chapter' (check out the brilliant guitar). Other material is more country-tinged, and bears some resemblance to Paul McCartney's solo work - but it's all very easy to listen to, and very pleasing to the ear. 'Odds and Ends' is bouncy and neat, 'Lovely Days' is peaceful and clear - these are masterful recordings.
Until that fine day when we see Danny's solo albums released on CD, we have to make do with vinyl - but this CD is absolutely just as good (if not better) - recorded during a happier time for Danny, and I am very happy to see it widely available.