|Tracks:||Written By:||Lead Singer:||Time|
|2:Beautiful and Blue||(Evans)||Tom||2.38|
|4:Think About The Good Times||(Gibbins)||Mike and Tom||2.21|
|5:Yesterday Ain't Coming Back||(Ham/Evans)||Pete||2.57|
|10:I'm in Love||(Ham)||Tom||2.25|
|11:They're Knocking Down Our Home||(Ham)||Pete||3.41|
|12:I've Been Waiting||(Ham)||Pete||5.15|
|13:No Escaping Our Love||(Evans)||Tom||2.12|
|15:And Her Daddy a Millionaire||(Ham/Evans)||Tom||2.08|
|16:Looking For My Baby||(Ham)||Pete||2.08|
I can't deny that I was very disappionted when I first received my copy of this album around 1993. Not that I expected a record superior to the Badfinger albums I knew at that time (in fact most of them!) - but I had hoped to discover at least one or two "new" good Pete Ham songs. Some of the songs I knew already from "The Magic Christian" and among them I really like/liked Tom's Beautiful and Blue and Pete's They're Knocking Down Our Home.
My first impression of the album was that it very lightweight and actually 2-3 years behind its time. I still regard this album as a beginner's experiments; most of it pure sixties pop - not much pointing towards the great songs to come in the 70's. Of course as a true fan you give any Badfinger/related album several chances before you give them up - and naturally you always discover some great moments. For me these are Sali Bloo and I've Been Waiting along with the two already mentioned. I think one of the problems with this album is that it's much too nice - very few rough ends - especially the vocals are often too cute. Another problem is the great variety in styles which gives an inconsistant impression of the album. The 4 bonus tracks don't help the general impression of the album - they fit nicely into it. It is obvious that Pete's and Tom's songwriting abilities have not fully developed at this point - but we know from "7 Park Avenue" that Pete had written several songs much superior to most of the material on this album.
My favourites: Beautiful and Blue, Sali Bloo, They're Knocking Down Our Home and I've Been Waiting
Other good songs: Maybe Tomorrow and See-Saw Granpa
Of 10 possible stars I would give this album: 3
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