The Smoke

It's Smoke Time

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Besides "My Friend Jack," other highlights of the Smoke's only album (all but one of whose tracks were group originals) include the beautiful mid-tempo ballad "Waterfall" and the bee-humming guitars and lilting backup vocals on "You Can't Catch Me." This Repertoire reissue of the original LP adds 14 additional cuts, including non-LP singles, a single issued in 1965 by the Shots (an earlier version of the group), a single puzzlingly issued under the alias the Chords Five, and an interesting alternate take of "My Friend Jack." A lot of these tracks pale in comparison to the 12 from the original album, but "Have Some More Tea" is a great Who-ish number, and "Sydney Gill" is a good stab at a more progressive mood. [Originally released in 1967, It's Smoke Time was reissued on CD in 2006 and contains the first 12 tracks of the original LP.]

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 3:06
2 2:43
3 3:19
4 3:02
5 2:21
6
2:19
7 2:47
8 2:53
9 3:12
10 2:36
11 2:28
12 2:16
13 2:15
14 2:30
15 3:34
16 2:21
17
feat: Shotstar
2:08
18
feat: Shotstar
2:24
19 1:59
20 2:53
21
2:31
22
2:41
23 3:18
24 2:25
25 3:07
26 3:10
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