On the back cover, most of the space is taken up with photos of the ensemble, with a few words about each one. At the top left is Gerry Conway:
“One of the music papers ran a story in 1971 about the “friends” clique in British rock which resulted in a hard and small core of people guesting on other albums and turning out exemplary performances. Gerry Conway was invariably the drummer. Now working with Cat Stevens, the funky Mr. Conway proves his league placing on this record.”
Next along is Tony Cox:
“Producer , writer, arranger, none of which he does on this album. Here he is presented as a musician – as sometime pianist, in fact. He has also been known to fiddle with a VCS3(*) and other outrageous bits of machinery. He has never been married to Yoko Ono. But then that Tony Cox never played piano with The Bunch.”
* A VCS3 synthesiser was an electronic pre-amplifier which gave a sort of “motor cycle” effect to instruments. I had first come across it on the sleeve notes for the first Curved Air LP, where Darryl Way’s violin was said to have been played through one on “Vivaldi”.