Many of the tracks here are little more than a guitar riff or two fluffed up with horns and repetitive, shallow lyrics check out the banal "Make Peace with Jesus" for a prototypical example. Rosenbaum and James Johnson are both competent and occasionally very good guitarists, and Randy Cates who joined the band for their prior record is a decent but unexceptional bassist.
Everyone but drummer Bill Lordan delivers vocals at one time or another, and some of the harmonies are quite good for a band that by this point was more of a self-professed jam band than one with high vocal ambitions. And Walsh is a good keyboardist but this album is not one that takes as much advantage of his talents as any of the prior ones do.
In the end this is a mellow, decent record but a rather sad ending for a band that burst upon the progressive music scene in the wake of Woodstock with a San Francisco-inspired spicy sound that should have made them a much bigger thing than they turned out to be.
Such is the fickleness of contemporary music; the band suffered as much from poor promotion as they did their own lack of musical innovation, and in the end have been relegated to b-list status in the annals of progressive American rock. Two stars for fans but not really recommended for anyone else. This record is notable in its remarkable un-remarkableness if nothing else. Gone also are the long, elaborated arrangements of their earlier albums, replaced by bite-sized, radio-friendly mini-tunes that probably could have garnered the band a few hit singles, although as far as I know none of them were ever released as such.
The first couple of songs on this album remind me quite a bit of the early, less grandiose Steely Dan albums on many ways. The quality of the compositions and arrangements seems to wane as the album progresses though, and the last couple of tracks lack any distinguishing charactertistics.
The music on this record is much less adventurous than the debut, and in a productivity reversal the band went from a double-album first album to a sophomore release that was barely thirty-seven minutes long and featured only seven tracks. But unfortunately such would not be the case for the band, and despite the switch to a major label with RCA their next two albums drifted even further away from the creative sounds that made their first and best record so memorable.
This is an album by a band that still possesses a great deal of talent, but seems to have lacked the spark to reach for anything new or ambitious. They would drift apart shortly after releasing a fourth album in , the victims of changing times and waning commitment.
Gypsy were a briefly interesting band who may have done better had they started their career on a major label with better support instead of the terminally money-strapped Metromedia.
But these things happen, and as a result this goes down in history as a two-star effort. Only recommended for fans and the mildly curious.
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