Three full albums from Jonesy – plus some great bonus tracks too! First up is their classic No Alternative – really great work from Jonesy – one of the groups who got a chance to record for the legendary Dawn label – one of the most groundbreaking British imprints at the start of the 70s! The sound here definitely lives up to that legacy – a proggish mode, but with more hard rock touches around the edges – long tracks that certainly make good use of keyboards and mellotron, but which also feature heavier guitar and basslines – and some boldly soulful vocals at times from Jamie Kaleth. Titles include "1958", "Pollution", "No Alternative", "Mind Of The Century", and "Ricochet". Keeping Up is an incredibly fantastic album – one that really has the group putting their sound together even more – with sublime mellotron lines, wicked guitar work, and an overall sharpness to their sound that may well come from help on arrangements from guitar genius Ray Russell
! There's a fuller sound on the record than before, a stronger lyrical presence at the right moments, and the record even features some great electric trumpet work from Alan Bown – on titles that include "Critique", "Questions & Answers", "Masquerade", "Sunset & Evening Star", "Preview", "Children", and "Song". Last up is the album Growing – a record that's totally on the money on the more jamming tracks, and which also has some more spacious moments at all the right times – really at a level that has the group recording as if they were one of the giants of the British prog gene
ration – which, in truth, they really should have been. Titles include "Know Who Your Friends Are", "Growing", "Hard Road", "Jonesy", "Can You Get That Together", and "Waltz For Yesterday". Box set features detailed notes – and bonus tracks that include "Reprise", "Every Day's The Same", and "Ricochet (single version)" – plus a full album of material recorded in 1974, titled Sudden Prayers Make God Jump.