on 29 June 2012
..the CD description actually sums up this album really well. This was my favourite CBB album for a number of years although eventually it was edged out by Shine On and Real To Reel which took longer to get 'into my system' but that's the mark of great albums. I love this period in the Climax history - the live shows were awesome, with plenty of blues as ever, added to the best of each current album. If ever a song was born to be a live set opener it had to be Blackjack And Me - a full throttle rocker.. Gotta Have More Love was always terrific live as well, although the studio version on Flying The Flag has so much smooth style, Colin's vocals are marvellous, I love it, a Climax classic without doubt. Money Talkin' is an understated diamond, with a brilliantly phrased guitar solo from Pete Haycock. And - it was the song that broke the Climax Blues Band as they were, but I Love You still sounds good and of course the Yanks loved it and elevated it to the wedding song it became, bless 'em. Any one who moans about the absence of blues - which they have, over the years - just doesn't understand the Climax Blues Band.