The first album from Shawn Phillips – featuring Phillips recording in London with members of Traffic backing him up – in a style that's a great extra
polation of folksy and bluesy roots with some of the hipper styles going down in England at the end of the 60s. Phillips does a great job of expanding his bag way past simple acoustic folk for the record – and manages to do so with a simple, personal quality that's quite different than most of his contemporaries – a sound that should have made him as big as labelmate Cat Stevens, but which has also held up a fair bit better over the years, thanks to Shawn's somewhat obscure status. Titles include "Not Quite Nonsense", "Screamer For Phlyses", "For JFK RFK & MLK", "Lovely
Lady", "Withered Roses", "L Ballade", and "No Question".
(White label promo, including the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear and promo stickers.)