Sonic Grade: D
The best stereo copies are rich, sweet and Tubey Magical — three areas in which the Sundazed reissues are seriously lacking. (If anyone still cares; we can’t be bothered with mediocrities such as this.)
And none of the Columbia monos we’ve played did much for us either. Congested and compressed, with no real top, who in his right mind could possibly prefer that sound?
5D (Fifth Dimension)
Wild Mountain Thyme
I See You
I Come and Stand at Every Door
Eight Miles High
2-4-2 Fox Trot (The Lear Jet Song)
… its high points were as innovative as any rock music being recorded in 1966. Immaculate folk-rock was still present in their superb arrangements of the traditional songs “Wild Mountain Thyme” and “John Riley”.