2CD set containing the biggest, boldest, booming voices of the 60s & 70s with a mixture of international and Australian artists. It contains classic songs from legendary artists and bands like Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen, Small Faces, The Yardbirds, The Guess Who, Blood, Sweat & Tears and many more. It also features many Aussie rarities from SCRA, King Harvest, The Dave Miller Set, The Groop, Max Merritt & The Meteors, Jeff St. John, Jeff Duff and others - a total of 38 tracks. Compiled and annotated by Glenn A. Baker, noted Australian rock historian.
On this, their fourth studio album, you are treated to the unexpected missing link between James Taylor Quartet's early mod-cum-spy theme sound and the later polished acid jazz feel (which carried the band through to be the respected pioneer figures they are today) without sounding exactly like either of them. Having landed themselves with the big-budget U.K. label Polydor, James Taylor found he could indulge himself with the best in big jazz-funk sounds, employing what sounded suspiciously like more than a "quartet" to produce a collection of bold and brassy numbers that escalated the sounds of Johnny Hammond and Booker T into the late '80s. The album begins as it finishes, with a touching yet relentless jazz-rock instrumental groove combining clever chord structures and strong piano flourishes gliding over, of course, Taylor's trademark whirring Hammond organ.