Had this as a vinyl record with a somewhat scratchy version of Summer Rain, one of the best tracks on the album. When CDs came along, tried to get it but was always told it was unavailable, never released on CD. The years went by and all hope had vanished until now. How brilliant to see this was at last available and some attention had been paid to an album of raw brilliance, offering a mix of upbeat rhythm, ballads and bluesy rock, with a high standard of musicianship throughout.
The sound on the CD is superb - crystal clear and affording the highest homage to a bunch of musicians at their best. Saxophone, drums, keyboards, harmonizing vocals - it's all there. As the title of the album indicates, these guys, Climax Blues Band, were for Real on this album and they delivered. It's a pity there are only eight songs and total playing time is under 40 minutes but that's enough time to be in heaven before staying above the clouds by hitting the repeat button. This music is more than 30 years old, yet it's still magic. That's the sign of a bunch of true musicians who brought their talent to the fore.
This is a CD to enjoy over and over. Give it an extended run in the car, in the sound system indoors. It's manna for the ears and a lasting legacy to one of rock/blues's unsung bands.
Introduce yourself to Climax Blues Band with this CD.
Thanks to Amazon for prompt posting and the CD is well presented, with a booklet and notes highlighting the album, its songs and the band. Five stars without hesitation.