The accompanying release to The best of Georgie Fame 1967-1971 showing the up-beat side of his output during this period as opposed to the laid-back atmosphere of the former. Taking six of its songs from the rounded Seventh Son it throws in a couple of live recordings from Two Faces of Fame and Shorty each while otherwise mainly consisting of rare single and EP tracks it includes two instrumentals and a few ballads as well.
I'd hitherto thought of Georgie Fame as some sort of chicken-in-a-basket cabaret 'entertainer' from a long lost-dusty past. How wrong could I have been! The sheer pzazz of these songs literally hits you straight between the eyes. These tunes still groove today and if some border on the slightly camp that doesn't make them any less credible. It's a shame Fame didn't enjoy as much, er, fame with these songs as he deserved.
What a great album. This has over twenty great songs on it and is just perfect. It has some of my favourite tunes of his on, including my all time favourite, 'Peaceful'. It's laid back, it's funky, it's happening and it's all accompanied by his wonderful voice, soulful, dark and versatile. I love it.