This work continued ex-Byrd members, Gram Parsons' and Chris Hillman's, exploration into mixing country music with folk along with gospel, soul, and rock. This unique genre mix gave it a spot at #192 on Rolling Stones' Great Album of All Time list. Though this album was never a success, and still hasn't been certified gold, it has had a lot of impact on future artists such as, The Eagles, Vince Gill, Clint Black, Travis Tritt, Alan Jackson, and more.
I can see how these guys might have influenced artists like, Clint Black, or Travis Tritt, though they are a lot more enjoyable to listen to than the music I've heard from those guys. They have the twangy guitar that is pretty staple to a lot of the country I remember as a kid. I liked the mix of folk, and country though. It honestly didn't sound much different than Sweetheart of the Radio, though I'm sure if the remaining Byrd members weren't fond of that sound it explains the two leaving to make this album. Hopefully over time more people will realize the great sounds offered on this album since it never really turned into a huge success.
Rating 4 of 5.