Recorded in 1980, this Jack Bruce solo outing finds the legendary Cream bassist joined by drummer Billy Cobham, keys player David Sancious, and guitarist Clem Clemson. As one might expect, the musicianship throughout is superlative, yet those expecting the blues-rock of Cream will be in for a surprise. Bruce and company draw on jazz, rock, and art-pop elements throughout, so that I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO DO THIS fits nicely alongside other progressive pop fusion from the early ‘80s. “Hit and Run,” “Dancing on Air,” and “Bird Alone” are among the highlights.
Share this page
AllMusic Review by Anthony Tognazzini