This five-song, 12-inch EP of rather mysterious origin was apparently recorded in 1968 after their mod-soul heyday (which is documented to perfection on the Edsel compilation Ultimate Action
). All of these five songs were written by one I. Whitman, who was not part of the group's lineup in their prime. Unsurprisingly, it doesn't sound much like the group at their peak. There's still a bit of a soul feel and an emphasis on harmonies, but the songs show a much stronger progressive rock influence and a more prominent keyboard base that recalls Traffic
at times. Pleasant, low-key late-'60s English rock with hazy harmonies, it's frankly eminently forgettable. Produced by the legendary Peter Jenner
, manager of the original Pink Floyd
and a key behind-the-scenes figure in British rock ever since.