This album is a good example of why Dick Wagner is on my top-ten list of all-time favorite guitarists. He proved he could jam with the first Frost album, and with this one, he brings out the riff monster.
This is another album I bought at a garage sale in Turkey in the mid 80's and only listened to it a couple of times. When I bought it, I had never heard of it, but saw his name on there and grabbed it. I was glad I did, though at the time, other priorities shelved it from regular play on my turntable.
I finally burned it to CD and have been playing it in the car on the way to work. The music has grown on me with each listen. There are some great tracks, and it shows his flair for composing.
There are no guitar pyrotechnics on here, and the lead isn't as prevalent as the first Frost album, but the riffs and the way he plays are what make this such a great guitar album. Standout tracks are Lay Me Down and Darkest Hour. Silverspoon is a live track, from where, I don't know, but it shows how they could rock before a live crowd.
For a power trio, Ursa Major was a step above many of their contemporaries for complexity, style, and song quality. Too bad they never got past this one album (as far as I know). Highly recommended.