A wonderful little set – and one with a sound that's as striking as its cover! This Locomotive shouldn't be confused with the Hungarian group of a similar name – as they've got all the rich complex
ity of the British scene right at the end of the 60s – an enigmatic style that's pretty progressive and jamming, but which brings in bits of jazz and bits of strings to work out some much higher ideas. Yet throughout the set, things never lose focus – and never get too self-indulgent – as the core trio have a way of shifting easily between their instruments on shorter songs, then letting in some bolder passages from a hip horn group that includes Dick Heckstall Smith on tenor and Mick Taylor and Henry Lowther on trumpets. Titles include "Mr
Armadeddon", "Day In Shining Armour", "Lay Me Down Gently", "The Loves Of Augustus Abbey", and "Rain". CD features 6 bonus tracks – including "Movin Down The Line", "Roll Over Mary", "There's Got To Be A Way", "I'm Never Going To Let You Go", and mono single versions of "Mr
Armageddon" and "You Must Be Joking".