wasn't actually sure where to classify this. Most tracks are in the
Northern Soul vein, yet personnel hails from other genres.
of Ritchie Blackmore would probably know this album. It was recorded in
1970 in De Lane Lea studios, London, and it allegedly began as a
session jam. Ritchie Blackmore, Albert Lee, Big Jim Sullivan & Tony
Ashton are among the musicians. It was produced by Derek Lawrence and
engineered by Martin Birch. The tracks are mostly in the Northern Soul
style, as I mention above, and production quality is fairly good. The
musicians are in a loose form and Blackmore doesn't really sound very
decent, since he manages to overindulge in those fast-and-tedious riffs
as well as tremolo bar abuse. I, personally, prefer soul music played
by musicians who have an actual understanding of the particular groove.
And the musicians in this album don't have it, in my opinion. Simply
because their actual genre is quite different.
I bought the
particular album in green vinyl (1991 reissue) and it contains some
extra tracks from the vaults. Rip is in 224kbps and I have also scanned
all the notes from the sleeve.