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An archival reissue that patches together an entire album by presenting both sides of their two singles with three previously unreleased studio recordings and a couple of lengthy live songs. As interpreters, The Flash showed a great deal of skill, adapting compositions by Eric Anderson, Dylan, Ian Tyson, and Fred Neil to full-blown folk-rock arrangements with a touch of baroque pop. As songwriters, their capabilities were undemonstrated; only one of the seven studio recordings on Side Two is a group original ("Jack Of Diamonds" and Fred Neil's "Green Rocky Road" are erroneously credited to the band). Side Two is a bit of a waste, with a live 1967 cover of Herbie Hancock's "Canteloupe Island" and an okay live 1966 rendition of Dylan's "Queen Jane Approximately" (which they had covered on their first single).