Twenty songs recorded by the group between mid-1966 and 1969, including three early singles and seven songs off of the Without Reservations
album. "Kites" is by far the best known number, and some of the later psychedelic efforts, including the Derek
, and Ray Shulman
-composed "She Gave Me the Sun" and the Shulman
"Thinking About My Life," are entertaining period pieces. But the real meat here is the group's R&B material from 1966 and earlier in 1967 -- Derek Shulman
was a convincing shouter, and when the group slipped into the right groove, even on the edge of their leap into psychedelia ("Reservations"), they could rise to the occasion with good results. The group comes off as very similar to the Spencer Davis Group
. It offers a glimpse of the sound that made the group very successful on the club circuit, some enjoyable druggy trifles, and vague hints of things to come from its members.