A treasure trove of rare work from the great Roger Nichols – best known for his famous songwriting partnership with Paul Williams, and his Small Circle Of Friends album for A&M! Nichols is one of those guys who hardly recorded much under his own name, since he'd done so much to help other singers – and this set really corrects that lack of Nichols-related sides, by bringing together a range of different projects recorded over the span of the late 60s and the 70s – as well as some very cool commercials he did for companies that include Bank Of America, Kodak, Hertz, and Mastercard! Lots of this work is demo material, but recorded with a great sound – often with the warmth of all of Roger's early A&M sides, and the charm of Williams' earliest material – and the 2CD package features a stunning 69 titles in all – which is a huge addition to the too-small catalog of music by this genius. Titles include the instrumentals "Everything's Cool" and "Straight Ahead", the Nichols tunes "Just Beyond Your Smile", "The Brady Bunch
", "It's Hard To Say Goodbye", "Wait & See", "I'll Think About You", and "When All The Love Songs Have Been Written". Also features songs by others – including "The Pictures Of You" by Michael Dees, "I'm Coming Home" by Stan Farber, "Why'd You Wait So Long" by Murry MacLeod, "Love's A River Flowing" by John Bettis, "Just Being Alive" by John Bahler, "Looks Like It's You & Me" by Carol Chase", and lots by Paul Williams – including "Talk It Over In The Morning", "Out In The Country", "Let Him Be King", "Footprints On The Moon", "Mother Lode", and "Travelin Boy". There's loads of cool commercials, too – lots with that warm Nichols harmony style – for more companies that include Wells Fargo, Western Airlines, Mercedes, Hilton, Ford, and others.