A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame and a Forgotten Classic from 1974.
Like the man’s first album, no one pays much attention to this music nowadays, but Better Records is trying to remedy that situation by making available to the audiophile public numerous copies of this album, every one of which is guaranteed to turn you into a fan. This is not new music, but it may be new music to you, so “discovering” it will be every bit as much fun for you in 2016 as it was for me in 1973.
This is not an “audiophile” record. It ain’t never going to make the TAS List or get a mention by anyone in the Audiophile Press Corps. This is a record for music lovers who care about good sound. If you’re reading this, that’s you. Us too, and proud of it.
From one audiophile to another, this is a great record that belongs in your collection.
We think this is a criminally underappreciated album, and perhaps that has to do with just how poor the average copy sounds. When you get a copy like this one, you can really start to appreciate how great these songs are. Drop the needle on the title track or Grave Concern to see what I mean!
Working Their Magic
The sound has the LIFE and ENERGY of rock and roll. This is Graham fronting a band, and on the best copies the recording and the music both work together to make them sound like they’ve been playing together forever. This is not the Big Production that Nash’s first album was. Been there done that; who needs the headache?
This is an album where top players got together and worked their magic on a bunch of good songs, playing for the most part live in the studio, which is practically the only way to communicate the feel of a real band.