Top positive review
Time will show the wiser!
on 9 October 2017
Great album - but as other reviewers point out, it is both a different style to that of Later Fairport years and shows the rustiness of late 60s recording techniques, accorded to new bands with limited studio time. I love the album's West Coast-ish feel, drawing on great songwriters and recall paying more for my import vinyl original than this CD now. When I wore that one out, it's budget version UK replacement was still this price. And now you get four bonus tracks from Cohen, Singer,Hardin and Farina (just love the development of this 'Reno, Nevada' song over the last 50 years - cf. Cropredy 2017). What is there not to like?
If you want to build a CD history of Fairport, then this CD and the 3CD 'Who knows where the time goes' set, followed by 'The Woodworm Years' and 50:50 gives you a pretty good start. More to like, enjoy and play again.