Buying the albums sampled on “You Can All Join In”.
The penultimate track on the LP is Track 4, Side 2, “Sweet Tooth” 4.43 (Rodgers). This is indeed the sweetest song on the record, and the least in keeping with the general doom and gloom of the album’s design and main theme. Nevertheless, it is a most enjoyable little ditty, and fits in very well in this position on the LP.
The final track, Track 5, Side 2, is “Over the Green Hills Pt II”, and is not given a time on the cover, though the record label reveals this to be 1.53, nearly twice as long as Pt I. It is of course a continuation of Track 1, Side 1, and as I said before, this came over as a nice touch.
The LP is therefore beautifully balanced, in much the same way as “Liege & Lief”. Track 1 = the catchy kick-off. Track 2 = let’s get down to business. Track 3 = doom, tons of sobs; moonshine could cast a shadow too. Track 4 = the light one. Track 5 = mirror allowing the long, miserable Chicago blues.