Freeway Madmess - Warner Brothers 1972
Whereas "Parachute" had been greatly inspired by the Beatles, "Freeway Madness" is much more a progressive 1970`s album - a change they persecuted with the next two albums "Silk Torpedo" and "Savage Eye"
The album sets off quietly with "Love is Good". With "Havana Bound" they enter the main-stream hard-rocking sound of the seventies. Both opening tracks have been added in fine live performances as bonus-tracks. Peter Tolson`s autobiographical "Peter" is a fine acoustic song, which has been put together with "Rip Off Train". "Over the Moon" is for me the outstanding track; fine melody and great vocals. Also a minor highlight is the uplifting "Country Road" .
The four live-tracks are great additions to a solid album.