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The Prodigal Returns!
on 25 October 2016
I purchased this album in vinyl format when it originally hit the streets back in '73 and always loved it for the superb version of SUPERSTITION.....however, back in those days, I used to troop around to friends houses and parties usually with an armful of albums to play and at some point, lost my copy and never did recover it! And what with the price of albums back then, I never did get around to buying a replacement
Many years later (2007 to be exact) I purchased the live BBA album which although very good is pretty poor in dynamics, so that it doesn't get played much...but then I saw the BBA studio album on Amazon and decided that £3 wasn't much of an outlay for a CD if only for the purpose of re-acquainting myself with the original version of THAT song...and yes, it's brought a big smile back to my face. Yes, the vocals are a little twee and JB doesn't get much chance to show us where his playing was going but, my goodness me, this can still hold it's own against many of the new pretenders!
If you like JB's playing this is a long way from where he was going as he doesn't really like being framed into tight song structures, but as an overview of what the man was doing at the time and indeed where he could possibly have been going, this is testament....and for three quid, well it just has to be in your collection!