It's hard to figure what the point of this compilation is, other than that it adds another title to the catalog of Jesse Colin Young's Ridgetop Music record label. The ten-track album culls six tracks from Young's 1993 album Makin' It Real, adding another three from the 1982 album The Perfect Stranger and a solo re-recording of the Youngbloods hit "Darkness, Darkness." A sleeve note reveals that the tracks "have been remastered and resequenced for superior tone and quality," but that doesn't explain why this sampler was assembled. The chosen tracks are for the most part in more of a rock vein than this eclectic artist usually sticks to, with plenty of electric guitar solos, so those who think of Jesse Colin Young as a rock & roll star now have their album.
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AllMusic Review by William Ruhlmann