I'd like to give it five stars because of the songs but I was a little disappointed by the sound quality. There's a little phasing in the higher pitches. I remember the sound quality of the records was much better. This here sounds like a Chinese bootleg (recorded from tape then burnt on cd). I suggest that you listen to this cd first before you buy it. Or look for a Best-of compilation where the songs have been remastered. Anyway, if you have a good stereo device, you can adjust the sound with your qualizer. Then this cd will still rock.
If you don't already know 'Keep on Running' Somebody Help Me' and 'Gimme Somma Loving', then you really ought to get out more! Stand out track for me though is 'I'm a Man'. The intro sounds remarkably like a sample (remember this was 1965 when such things didn't exist!) and Stevie Winwood's Hammond organ and vocals are sublime. The Spencer Davis Group's first incarnation was definitely one of the best blue-eyed soul groups of all time. Shame they weren't together a while longer, although you do have this tasty morsel to ease the pain of longing. Love Sam
Some great tracks on this, bringing back many happy memories of times that I saw the Group play in the Marquee club in London. They were rather under rated and did not achieve the global fame/success that they deserved as all in the Group were very good musicians.However, they had the benefit of Stevie Winwood as lead singer which no doubt contributed to their achievements. As their fan base was in the main located in London, I suppose this limited their appeal to a wider audience. Brian MK