Recolution - Columbia 1967
In addition to the two single hits "Him or Me" and "I Had a Dream" - both beautiful and relatively complex numbers – the album contains great songs like "Gone - Movin 'On," "Tighter" and the Hollies inspired "Mo'reen"; In fact, only the slightly annoying "Leslie" falls out.
Like most albums at this time the playing time is fairly short (about 30 minutes), so it is welcome that this version is supplemented with the single "Ups and Downs" and the fine autobiographical b-side "Legend of Paul Revere."
Seven numbers are also included in their stereo versions - sonically you can only be impressed – great production. Finally, there is an outtake from the album sessions, "Try Some, and Mine", which sounds finished, but which probably originally was weighed and found wanting.
In any case, this is an album which shows that the group was much more than a band that just would please and entertain – there were certainly creative ambitions, too.