The only album ever issued by Open Road – a really great band who were Donovan
's backing group on his album of the same name – and who went on to record this album with an equally wonderful vibe! As with Donovan
at the start of the 70s, the sound of Open Road is a bit hard to peg – certainly rooted in 60s folk expressions, but taken in all these other directions – hair let down, jazzy influences allowed in, and acoustic instruments mixed with electric in this playful blend of percussion, guitars, keyboards, 12-string, and all sorts of other elements – handled in ways that have a vibe that's similar to Donovan
's way of making things sound casual, almost accidental – but brilliant in this really subtle style. Titles include "Mother Earth", "Secret Of Life", "She's My Sister", "Shimmers Of Sound", "Waterwheel", and "Sweet Liquor Woman". 2CD set features the group's never-issued second album, plus other bonus tracks – titles that include "Going For A Quick One", "Children Of The Sun", "Control Interferes With The Flow", "Express Train", "Lost & Found", "Swamp Fever", and "Leading Me On".