What does it sound like?:
It’s many years since I last heard this album, so it was interesting to check out this reissue to confirm if my memory of it was correct. This was the debut album by this short-lived collaboration between those West Coast stalwarts JD Souther, Chris Hillman and Richie Furay, and is reissued as it was back in 1974, with no extra material on offer. On paper, it seemed a good idea, but the results were perhaps a tad disappointing overall. There are ten fairly radio friendly, pleasant but mostly unremarkable tunes in the country rock vein. There are glimmers of former glories from each member, with Furay’s contributions the strongest – see the Poco-ish opener Fallin’ In love and the beautiful Believe Me. In contrast, Souther and Hillman’s songs are fairly lightweight, perhaps with the exception of Border Town. Even Hillman’s Heavenly Fire, a tribute to the recently deceased Gram Parsons is rather a lacklustre effort in comparison to the Eagles My Man from the same year. Overall, although this is a perfectly ok sort of album in the West Coast vein of that period, it doesn’t live up to the high expectations the line » Continue Reading.