1. EGYPTIAN TOMB
2. A FRIEND YOU KNOW BUT NEVER SEE
3. I'VE BEEN DOWN SO LONG IT LOOKS UP TO ME
4. SAME WAY FROM THE SUN
1. HOUSE WITHOUT WINDOWS
2. TRIALS OF A CITY
3. I'M FROM THE COUNTRY
4. AT A POINT BETWEEN FATE AND DESTINY
Mighty Baby evolved out of the Action, club favourites who released a number of poor-selling singles. Dropped by Parlophone, musical chairs saw Ian Whiteman (keyboards/flute) and Martin Stone (guitar) join and music now blended progressive psychedelia with longer pieces dominated by instrumental prowess rather than Reggie King’s soulful vocals. King departed and guitarist Alan King and Whiteman began to share vocal duties on newly penned material like ‘Egyptian Tomb’ and ‘House Without Windows’ that, in retrospect, can be seen as reflecting light from the dark star of the Grateful Dead.
“Mighty Baby” was first released on the Head label 7th November 1969 in a superb gatefold sleeve with artist Martin Sharp serving up the arresting front cover that looked like a lion being showered in blood. The album received positive reviews in with International Times stating “The music has a hundred characters… Eastern, Oriental, country, folk, rock, blues, pop etc. etc… At this moment in time Mighty Baby’s record is simply THE best thing in its class.”
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, not 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
“Mighty Baby” is a must-have purchase not only for fans of the band but those who want to discover this classic progressive rock album for the first time.