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5 stars This is a lost gem in prog-folk rock history.

Starting with Mason's "You can all join in", a folky track with good guitar, although I think here is one of the few dull moments in the LP, because after this... ¡what a beautiful song! "Pearly Queen" has everything you can desire in a song: nice lyrics by Winwood, hard bluesy/rocker interludes with fine solos by Mason, and overall: wonderful opening and closing. Almost the same structure in "No Time to Live" (great piano/organ work by the superb Steve Winwood), "40.000 Headmen" (maybe the highlight of the LP) and "Crying to be Heard" (the best song that Mason ever made, I think), where the harpsichord is beautiful and the combination of two lead voices (Mason/Winwood) is fantastic. Other great songs are "Vagabond Virgin" and "Who knows what tomorrow may bring".

Not of this earth. Highly, highly recommended. A must-have in your prog-folk catalog.

sircosick | 5/5 |


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