I've recently been compiling a top 30 all time favourite albums and for some reason 'Check' (Track 2) popped into my head so I revisited my vinyl copy of this once fav of mine. The result? it's a very serious contender for my top 30 and put a big smile on my face in the process.
As the previous reviewer has said it sounds really fresh and it was nicely recorded/engineered. I bought it originally back in 1980 on the strength of the Rush duet 'Battlescar' but to be honest whilst that track is a belter it's not the most polished of them (I believe it was recorded 'live' ie a single take) with 3 out of the other 4 tracks on side 1 standing solidly against it (and 2 of those are definitely better). After buying UJ, I subsequently worked through their back catalogue (only recently getting hold of their eponymously titled debut) but whilst there are a few superb tracks amongst their earlier works - 'Gravity', 'Hangover', The Party', 'Oh War', and 'Research At Beach Resorts' - no one album matches this one.
And I've just bought a CD copy via Amazon, something I rarely do if I've got the vinyl.