Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
Track 5 on the CD, and thus Track 5 on Side 1 of the LP, is “Back Into My Life Again”. This is a lively, tuneful, melodic pop song, with backing vocals supplied by the whole group.
Track 6 is an instrumental called “Waltz For Lumumba”, and it is indeed in 3/4 time. It is slightly funky and organ based, and to my ears nothing special at all.
Track 7 on the CD would have ended Side 1 of the LP. It is a laid back, deeply soulful classic pop song called “Together Till The End Of Time”.
Side 2 of the LP opens very sensibly with what is Track 8 on the CD, the band’s biggest hit single “Keep On Running”. This was certainly the track I associated with the group from the age of 9, when it was released. It is a truly excellent pop song, right from the distinctive bass/drums/fuzz lead guitar intro. If my memory serves me correctly, it got to Number One in the UK singles charts, knocking the Beatles off from that position.
Track 9 is another somewhat inconsequential instrumental called “Trampoline”, but this one is less funky, and has a piano on level pegging with the organ here.
Track 10 is “When I Come Home”. This is a catchy, blues-based pop song, with Stevie Winwood on top form. Again the group supply backing vocals, but here only on the refrain, which is an absolutely classic one.
Next time we should finish with the music on the album, but not necessarily quite with the band.