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…the true star of this recording is none other than Mick Hutchinson’s guitar. In fact, the entire album is basically a guitar solo album in disguise. The other instruments might set the scene, but it’s the unstoppable guitar, delivered with a wide tonal range (and untouched by any studio effects!), which dominates throughout and creatively leads you as through imaginative roads.
The eight bonus tracks – which were rejected by the record company at the time due to their bluesy nature – are in fact fine blues rock numbers. Unlike the released album, these are all songs that feature vocals, and they echo the 1968 Super Session by Bloomfield, Kooper and Stills with their eager, lively and uplifting, blues rock and Hutchinson’s wailing electric guitar (“Make You” even benefits from a Hendrix feel). (9/10)
Maelstrom Zine (January 2014)
Fabulous stuff – and the well-packaged album features eight bonus tracks, mainly in more conventional Brit blues mode (and with Clark singing), which were intended as the duo’s debut album but were unreleased at the time.
Blues In Britain (February 2013)