|Tracks:||Written By:||Lead Singer:||Time|
|1:Just A Chance||(Ham)||Pete||2.58|
|2:You're So Fine||(Gibbins)||Pete and Joey||3.03|
|3:Got To Get Out Of Here||(Molland)||Joey||3.30|
|4:Know One Knows||(Ham)||Pete||3.17|
|6:In The Meantime||(Gibbins)||Mike||3.08|
|7:Some Other Time||(Molland)||Joey||3.37|
|9:King Of The Load||(Evans)||Tom||3.31|
|10:Meanwhile Back At The Ranch||(Ham)||Pete||2.39|
|11:Should I Smoke||(Molland)||Joey||2.38|
|12:Queen of Darkness*||(Evans)||Tom||2.38|
Badfinger had grown into an albums-band, and this album really works as a whole, especially the original side 2 which features two very succesful medleys. The album opens with Pete's very powerful Just A Chance and with Mike's light and catchy You're So Fine song by Joey and Pete - once again Mike proves himself as a competent songwriter. Joey's Got To Get Out Of Here really shows how Joey felt about about the music business and being in the band ( as we know he left shortly after the album's release) a very strong song by Joey. Know One Knows is another powerful melodic rocker by Pete - I love the Japanese voice that meddles with leadguitar part. The first side closes with another grand production which characterizes most of the album; Pete's Dennis written to his step-son. Besides the two medleys side two features Tom Evans' King Of The Load ( one of my favourite Tom Evans songs) and Joey's quiet Love Time. No singles were released from the album; this was a period when hit-singles didn't matter much to the progressive/ambitious bands. Just a Chance or Know One Knows might have been able to make the charts with the right promotion, though none of them have immediate hit-potential.
My favourites: You're So Fine, Know One Knows, Dennis, King Of The Load
Other very good songs: Just A Chance, Got To Get Out Of Here, In The Meantime/Some Other Time, Love Time, Meanwhile Back At The Ranch/Should I Smoke
Of 10 possible stars I would give this album: 10
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