A surprisingly great batch of kick ass tunes from Captain Beyond
– 1972's self-titled set and '73's Sufficiently Breathless – back-to-back on a single CD! The Captain Beyond
LP is southern fried but with a cosmic undercurrent that makes for a weird approach – and odd, but walloping mix of proggy dexterity underneath hard charging rhythm and searing guitars! Bobby Caldwell is in the group on percussion, piano, vibes, and bells – and he also co-wrote most of the songs on the album. The drums get nice and heavy at the best parts – and tracks include "Dancing Madly Backwards", "Myopic Void", "Frozen Over", "Thousand Days Of Yesterdays", "As The Moon Speaks", and "Astral Lady". Sufficiently Breathless has a less driving sound with more acoustic based grooves, with some personal changes bring a different vibe – some spacier bluesy bits, some Latin percussion, and more acoustic elements overall! Titles include "Sufficiently Breathless", "Bright, Blue Tango", "Drifting In Space", "Evil Men", "Distant Sun", "Everything's A Circle" and more.