"Simon Dupree and the Big Sound -Without Reservations -1967 UK":
Simon Dupree and the Big Sound's sole LP recorded and released prior to their one big British hit, the psychedelic pop single "Kites." It's in much more of a blue eyed soul vein than "Kites" , with hints of ska and pop, though it's brassy American styled soul with organ that carries the day.
This kind of blue eyed soul was just starting to pass out of fashion in the UK by the time it came out in 1967, though the LP did edge into the British Top Forty. Still, this has some pretty soulrock cuts, like their version of the Five Americans' "I See the Light", their cover of a young Albert Hammond's "Reservations" and "Love," a pretty cool exuberant number penned by Jackie Edwards, who'd written hits for the Spencer Davis Group.
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