The obscure British prog band Mighty Baby evolved from an earlier group called The Action, a London Mod act that signed to Parlophone after building a strong live reputation, with guitarist Alan King, bassist Mike Evans and drummer Roger Powell, later expanded to include former Savoy Brown guitarist Martin Stone and keyboardist/sax player, Ian Whiteman.
Moving heavily into experimental psychedelia in 1969, they cut this incredible debut album for the Head label, which is rightly hailed as one of the greatest psychedelic records of all time. With jazz, blues and improvisational references abounding, tracks like Egyptian Tomb and House Without Windows, the latter with its dramatic stereo drum panning, demonstrate why this disc is such a lost classic.
The album is now seen as a progressive rock classic, cohesive, with no low spots the inventiveness and musical prowess on a par with the equally revered, albeit jazzier, progressive rock band Cressida. This latest edition from Ace Records, replicates the high-end art gatefold sleeve of the original and contains an inner sleeve replete with memorabilia from the collection of Richard Morton-Jack
- Egyptian Tomb
- A Friend You Know But Never See
- I've Been Down So Long
- Same Way From The Sun
- House Without Windows
- Trials Of A City
- I'm From The Country
- At A Point Between Fate And Destiny