Now - Sire 1978
The reasons why "Now" does not quite reach the high levels of its predecessor is partly because the quality of the group's original songs is more uneven and only in songs like "Between the Lines", "Take Me Back", "Good Laugh Mun" and "Don't Put Me On" you feel some of the excitement that characterized "Shake Some Action" - these songs alone, though, are worth the album. Among cover the numbers, I sense only momentarily feel real inspiration. Without really adding anything new song, I think that the group's version of Gene Clark's "Feel a Whole Lot Better" stands out positively. Also their version of The Beatles ' "There's a Place" is solid, while the slightly punk interpretation of Paul Revere & the Raiders' "Ups and Downs" is quite refreshing.
My version is without the two Rolling Stones songs ”Blue Turns to Grey” and ”Paint it Black”, unfortunately, as these great songs probably would add positively to the overall impression of the album.