Known more for his associations with other blues-rockers, namely Eric Clapton
and Delaney Bramlett
, Bobby Whitlock
was a talented songwriter in his own right, but this second LP loses the focus that his debut release had. To be quite honest, while not offensive or poorly arranged, most of the songs are rather uninspired, midtempo Southern rockers that sound all too much like Allman Brothers
outtakes. Jimmy Miller
's classic early-'70s production work is a joy to hear for aspiring roots rockers, and the Whitlock
-penned ballad "You Came Along" is a sweet love song on par with his best work in the Dominos. Also of note is the ridiculous cover art which shows a seemingly stoned Whitlock
dressed head to toe in velvet and looking regal inside the halls of an English manor. Clearly the stuff time capsules are made of.