amount of tracks:32 excellent:8 v.good:5 good:11 fair:8 poor:0
Didnt know anything about this band until i got this. of course, i was aware of the gurvitz brothers from their solo work, baker gurvitz army, and of course, the gun. but somehow this all passed me by at the time for some reason. anyway, i checked it out and boy...this rocks! - the playing is excellent throughout, especially the guitarwork, and the majority of the songs here, i guess,a compilation from all their albums, are very strong. bit of a mystery why they didnt break through but they wouldnt be the first good band to be bypassed by the industry. The music? ok, heres the weird thing. this band , through the course of these two albums, manage to sound like almost every american based classic rock band from the mid to late 70's you can think of. boston/kansas/bachman turner overdrive/journey/peter frampton etc - but the thing is - they pre-date them!(and theyre english!) if these tracks had come out in 1980 rather than 1971/72 youd think this lot were jumping on the bandwagon, but it seems they anticipated the sound 4 or 5 years before it arrived! other bands ,contempory to them, that they resemble, are the likes of cactus and the james gang. even e.l.o on some songs! All in all then , a very interesting mix. im just sorry it took me so long to discover them!
since reviewing this album ive been listening to it a lot and it just gets better and better. i would give it five stars if amazon would allow me to re-grade it. it has some truly great songs on here. there are songs herein that , if the likes of razorlight or snow patrol would release now, then they would have number one hits and the press would be gushing themselves (not that they, or any other pop band today, have the class to write songs like this) - what a waste. i cant believe this lot didnt break through. buy this anthology immediately!