Thursday'only LP to feature jimmy page was seen at th'time as not as good as it coulda been but lookin' back its a real nice effort from th'changin' times when '67 sike was givin way to a more heavy blooz rock/early proggyness...there's some cool chamber sike with excellent guitar squeel on th'title trk followed by some groovy patented yardbird R&B, again with some pagey stringbendin' over th'top...third trk (white summer)sees page lookin forward, not to led zep 1 but th'third folky effort so he's already lookin' to inject london folk(bert jansch/davy graham) onto a group scenario...more hard pop follows with then more sike with exotic instrumentation/blooz rockin' 'n jimmy whips out th'violin bow a coupla times...dig trk5 with th'funky eastern groove just like eric burden was doin' with th'winds o' change LP...its th'name'n expectations that made this LP sound a failure to rock snobs but any layabouts who groove on th'late 60s anglo sike/blooz scene will find lots too enjoy, there was a way forward with this line up but they all wanted 'more' too quickly at th'time, cos with th'bonus cuts that come with this reissue added, they show some sorta happy medium coulda been found combinin' keith relfs renaissance'n some wigged out zeppo style shreekin', but hindsight does allow a wider vision so this must be seen as it is, a cat must make o' it what they will...


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