An excellent little set from Jim "Lord Sitar" Sullivan – recorded on a straight electric guitar, and featuring instrumental versions of Gilbert O'Sullivan hits! For some odd reason, the "instrumental Gilbert O'Sullivan" album became something of a sub-genre during the early 70s – but we've never been ones to complain, because we love Gil's own work so much – and instrumental readings usually take off on the musical cues wonderfully! This album may well be the best of the bunch – even beating Roy Budd's Gilbert workout on the electric keys – because Sullivan plays up the funky undercurrents that always lurk in the vocal tunes, but never come to the forefront as strongly. Jim's guitar is often recorded with a fuzzy and compressed quality that fits the mood of the originals nicely, but cuts a lot more deeply – and the rhythms themselves snap with a nice electric edge, and sometimes feature cool vocoder bits with the guitar! There's some sly and subtle breaks on the set – and titles include "I'm Leaving", "Too Much Attention", "Save It", "We Will", "Doing The Best I Can", "Out Of The Question", "Clair", and "Independent Air". (Cover has a promo sticker, cutout hole, and small bit of tape with a rip on the spine.) © 1996-2014, Dusty Groove, Inc.