on 26 August 2010
This is the first UK album for Them.
And for me, the best of Van are the early Them recordings.
I know most people don't agree, saying this is apprenticeship stuff, the real genius was around the corner.
Mystic Eyes is the perfect album opener, and the rest that follows is terrific.
You Just Can't Win is a classic, and should be better known.
Two tracks, Little Girl, and I Gave My Love a Diamond, are available in two different versions, the album versions here I prefer to the versions on The Story of Them compilation, also known as Them Gold (double album).
Single hits like Here Comes the Night, and Baby Please Don't Go, don't appear here. But Gloria does.
The album that followed , Them Again, is also impressive.