This Chicken Shack compilation of mainly unreleased live and studio outtakes is taken from the vaults of guitarist and band founder Stan Webb. The sound quality isn't great, but it does provide a historic glimpse of the band performing in its earliest incarnation. Highlights include vocalist Christine Perfect (aka McVie) on "When the Train Comes Back," Webb's Freddie King influence on "San Ho Zay," and several cover versions of songs from Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Wilson Pickett, B.B. King, and (oddly enough) the Box Tops! From the Vaults provides fans the opportunity to hear this seminal British blues group in its 1968-1974 prime.
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AllMusic Review by Al Campbell