This one tends to get overlooked in the Osborne discography. Imagine SOS without the John Surman's rather hippyish synthesizer plus Louis Moholo, plus the two bass team of Harry Miller and Earl Freeman, and the music is at least as exciting as it looks on paper. The ensembles have a vague resemblance to some of Albert Ayler's, and the all the players are in top form. Osborne is wailing possibly even harder than usual, all the other have solo spots and there's a sensitive interplay which is no doubt the result of the undertanding between the musicians that comes with long-term playing together. The album is well-paced too, the compositions (Osborne's? we have to assume so) are varied but have a unity of feeling about them, and it isn't an unrelenting bash by any means. I don't know how rare or available this CD is, but I think it would be a great pity if it was priced off the market.