Since stumbling across this album ten years ago I have kept it a closely guarded secret...until now. Although not a fan of blues music this album manages to give the old formula a darker twist. It is late at night music, filled with tales of seduction, heroin addiction and regret. The first two tracks bring the horns to get your attention but then the pace settles down and in the best tradition of the blues the predominant sound is that of a soul in torment. The three stand out tracks are 'Needle and Spoon', 'A Little More Wine', and 'Stay While The Night Is Young' and it is worth owning this for them alone. I can only tell you that if you are willing to listen to something a bit different and you like a bit of musical one up-manship then your mates won't have heard of this but will want a copy.
I like this LP but it has dated rather badly. Smooth blues and Chris Youlden has a great voice. I saw them live once (Liverpool Poly) and they were great fun. Amazon needs to address it's tax thinking.