Pleasant but rather ordinary
I’m afraid I can’t quite share the enthusiasm of some reviewers for Jimmie Spheeris’s music. It’s perfectly OK of its type but for me it doesn’t really stand out from the huge wash of dreamy psychy-folky stuff which was around in the late 60s and early 70s.
There are some nice songs here with decent music, good production and rather Moody Blues-y lyrics. I can imagine this being played in student rooms late at night while smoking non-proprietary cigarettes – indeed, I might have done just that myself if I’d come across Jimmie Spheeris during my mid-70s university days. Coming to it now, though, it doesn’t do much for me really; I find it a pleasant haze of rather generic-sounding stuff but not much more.
Plainly, Spheeris has a devoted following and others may get more from his music than me, but personally I can only give this 2-in-1 set a lukewarm recommendation.