Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
The LP is full of splendid stuff and has ten tracks, five on each side.
Side One opens with a cover version of “Society’s Child”, which certainly showcases the band admirably, and introduces us for the first time to Gary Wright’s remarkable falsetto voice. The song is fair enough, but not as good as the self-penned ones, of which Track Two is the first. This is the splendid “Love Really Changed Me”, a perfect example of the keyboards-driven “stately rock” which was the hallmark of the group. As ever with their own songs, this one has a lovely melody and well-fitting lyrics; wonderful.
Track 3 is “Here I Lived So Well”, another perfect example of this “stately rock”, but this one much slower than the last one, and positively dreamy.
Track 4 is “Too Much Of Nothing”, a Bob Dylan song which I had first come across in 1970 on “Fotheringay” the first, eponymous, and for many years the only album by Fotheringay. I still prefer that version, although the Spooky Tooth rendition here is perfectly acceptable. The main point is that with its extraordinary vocal and instrumental qualities, this band could do any song and make it more or less brilliant.