More brilliance from the inimitable Captain
David A. Crowell | Tucson AZ USA | 08/07/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Get this remaster and read the notes by Mike Barnes before listening. Then listen a few times, and read the notes again. It seems almost impossible that this was a different band from the core to which we were accustomed.
That said, I believe this is a good as it gets. The Captain was in exceptional voice for each track. He gives his full range of styles throughout the CD. The second cut "Same Old Blues" has some of his most powerful vocals ever. "Further Than We've Gone" is another incredibly heartfelt rendition. And musically, the title track is just beautiful (not a word usually associated with Vliet's output).
Years ago, when he released The Spotlight Kid/Clear Spot, everyone I knew said the Captain was trying to go commercial. Well, in a way, he always was. It's just that he couldn't be that which he was not. Some of his music is way out there on the edge. This particular release is more mainstream, but has the finest qualities that Vliet's talents allowed. This is a truly great album."