Junco Partners sprang from the same Newcastle music scene that launched Eric Burden and the Animals. Formed in 1964 (the name came from a famous blues song), the original line-up featured singers John Anderson and Ronnie Baker, guitarist Charles Harcourt, bassist David Sproat, keyboardist Peter Wallis, and drummer John Woods. This is a good album of early 70's British rock, R & B based with some slight proggy touches. This reissue used a terrible cover (I don't know what a slingshot has to do with anything), and had only some brief production notes. No booklet, no liner notes, no photos. Disappointing because this band is still around and I'm sure the members would have loved for the label to have done a better job. I mean I had to search the net to get the player's names! Well anyway the music speaks for itself - very nice material, well produced, with great keyboards throughout and a singer whose voice perfectly suits the music. Not the greatest album ever but certainly not deserving of being so obscure all these years.
Tracks: 1. Minotaur 4:25 2. Fly Me High 4:49 3. Change In Louise (Joe Cocker, Chris Stainron) 3:52 4. Black Widow 4:08 5. Help Me (Charlie Harcourt) 3:49 6. Natural Thoughts 4:27 7. Am I Blue 4:27 8. Reprieve 3:44 9. In The Morning 4:16 10. Death By Fire (Peter Rowan) 5:36
Personnel: Bob Sargeant - lead vocals, organ, piano Charlie Harcourt - guitar, vocals David Sproat - bass John Woods - drums