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3 stars This IF album was released with "Never Before Released Recordings" stated on cover. What is true only in part. In reality it contains four outtakes from band's fourth album (recorded live in studio) "Waterfall", and three extended tracks from their 1972 tour ( which gave enough recorded material for live album released before).

Songs even if has some additional energy, sounds not at the level of studio recordings (especially vocals). Album's songs even are placed in similar order, as on "Waterfall" . Possibly, most interesting composition on this album is final one, "What Did I Say About the Box, Jack,", which came from their debut album, but is extended till 20+ minutes there.

In all, album is softer, a bit more brass-pop oriented, than their debut, even if still have plenty of jazzy improvisations and brassy arrangements. Not a bad album for band fans, but far not necessary release for all others. In fact, doesn't add something new to band's existed recordings.

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