This is the fifth studio album from the Keef Hartley Band. Following 1971's Overdog ~ Remastered and with Bonus Tracks
, Hartley and lead guitarist/vocalist Miller Anderson went (amicably) their separate ways, and Hartley was left to virtually rebuild the band from the ground up for this album, not easy given the number of other projects he was involved with at the time.
The complete change in personnel had an inevitable effect on the music. The sound is still long limbed blues with jazz overtones, almost but not quite in the prog rock genre. But there is now a funky/soul element, especially evident in the opener `Heartbreakin Woman'.
The new personnel manage to fill the shoes of their predecessors admirably, and another classic album of jazzy/soulful blues with that distinctly British flavour results. Perhaps the best musical comparison is the early `Blood Sweat and Tears' albums.
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.